Facility – Hercules Gym
Location – 9 Lurgan Street Dublin City Center
What Equipment Do You Have?
We are fully equipped for full competitive Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and Wrestling, We are on three levels with the ground floor having two power platforms for weightlifting and heavy deadlifting and heavy dumbells. Ground floor also has our Squat monolift and power benches. dumbells on this floor go up to 70k. Ground floor has gents changing rooms showers and sauna. Second floor is split into three areas with full greco wrestling training area, with fully covered competition matting. The Hercs wrestlers are coached and looked after by Irish sports council recognized qualified coaches with international standing. The next area is covered with a multitude of heavy duty machinery from leg press, hacks ,extensions, calf machines standing and seated. hammer incline chest press, Cable crossover, lat-pull of various angles and a host of other pieces of kit. Third area on the second floor is taken up with another set of heavy dumbbells and benches, smith machines and power racks. Top floor is dedicated to cardio with a full range of modern full cross bikes, rowing machine, cross trainers and treadmills, on this floor we also have punch and kick bags, ab and hyper machines. The Hercules is always updating our machinery and kit to keep with new training styles and methods. with the eye on heavy duty. Our weightlifter are not to be out done either with full eleiko competition plates and male and female Olympic bars. We have again Irish Sports Council accredited coaches in Weightlifting to keep an eye on our competitive lifters.
How Long Have You Been Open ?
The Hercules was eighty years old last year having first opened its doors on Ormond Quay in Dublin in 1935<br />
We moved to our current location in Lurgan St Dublin in 1985. The Hercs has a very rich history in the strongman Weightlifting and wrestling game here in Ireland and cannot be surpassed with 80 plus years of Irish National, Celtic Nations,European and World Champions in many fields of strength power and endurance. Our wrestlers and powerlifters past and present are highly regarded and respected across the world.
The Hercules is a stand alone club run by a committee of elected volunteers taken from the rank of its members. These members are up for election annually and are non paid volunteers.
We have members that have been in the club for over half a century and still training and competing. We are a community based member based club that thrives on competition in all aspects of the strength and fitness game.
When you join the Hercs you are not just a member , you become part of the fabric of the club, not all do but the ones that stay the long haul do.
We have have generations of families from grandfathers to grandsons that train together We have a policy of looking after our young lifters and young wrestlers,We have both male and female in all our sporting category’s and a serious competitive but friendly atmosphere to train in. Our members come from a wide cross section of the community and in age from 9 to 90. From Powerlifting, wrestling, bodybuilding and weightlifting and everything strength wise inbetween, We The Hercules Club have it in abundance.
What At Your General Opening Times / Training Times?
Club opening times are as follows Monday to Friday 9 to 9. Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 9 to 2
What Is You General Level Of Lifters?
We have Irish National ,European and World class past and present lifters all training together and with the same goal, and welcome new lifters all the time.
Tell Us Why Someone Should Train At Your Facility!
Our history and world class experience speaks for itself, We have the a great training atmosphere and a great facility. We don’t charge you for any additional pt instruction as you will be if you decide to go down the competition route be training with the best of the best, and in turn be introduced into the powerlifting community through becoming part of Team Hercules.