The Underground was founded in 2011 by personal trainer Patrick Mackeogh, and has since earned an identity as one of the most rugged and effective workouts in Ireland. We have found it is possible to keep a tough exterior, of gruelling workouts and hard music, while developing and maintaining a friendly and approachable atmosphere. What the Underground really prides itself on, is its members. After 7 years of service, we know our members are expecting a challenge every time they come through those doors.
Our passion at Underground Fitness is to deliver a solid service that leads you to your goals, while having a great time along the way. We believe if its not fun, if its not challenging, if it doesn’t excite you and if it doesn’t keep you guessing, then whats the point? But that doesn’t mean we lay off, quite the opposite. We have become the industry leaders in exciting workouts because what really drives us is the look on peoples faces when we set up some new sort of tortuous infliction in a workout. The day we stop seeing those faces is the day we throw in the towel, and that ain’t happening any time soon.
The Underground actually began as small group workouts held in our personal training studio, Yourfitness, in 2010. These classes were put together to accommodate our personal training clients who have reached the end of their programs. We just found they weren’t able to continue their progress without us, they were having trouble creating the necessary workouts by themselves in commercial gyms. So we put these small groups together, which became big groups, which led us to take on the basement area, and in 2011 The Underground was born. We have since moved to our location on Kill Avenue to better accommodate the services required by our members.
Since then we thrive to excite, to assist, to educate, and yes on some level to entertain our members. We want to look back at what we did and know we left our mark, that we were the first to really do something different. It goes far beyond the rewarding feeling we get when we help people live healthier lives, this is something we can all be proud of. Thats what gets us up at 5.30am to kick those classes off.