Gym chain FLYEfit is stepping up its expansion with the opening of three new gyms as well as a move into the Cork market in an investment worth €6m.

The new gyms at Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City and at Sallynoggin and Liffey Valley in Dublin are currently being fitted out ahead of their scheduled opening in early January.

They range in size between 20,000 and 25,000 square feet.

FLYEfit currently operates 11 gyms in Dublin and these include three it opened this year at CHQ Vaults in the city centre, Stillorgan and Tallaght.

The company said its members include students, business executives, busy mums and dads and elite athletes. 

It said was expanding into the Dublin suburbs and Cork city in response to customer demand.