Irish gym chain FLYEfit is set to open four new gyms in Dublin, creating 120 jobs.

The company said it will invest €10 million in the expansion, following increased demand from customers.

The first of the four new 20,000 sq ft gyms will open at Dublin's Northside Shopping Centre later this month, as FLYEfit marks ten years in business.

The other three gyms will also be in Dublin, with their location in the city centre, northside and southside of the city to be revealed over the coming months.

The company is also set to expand the size of its flagship gym in Blanchardstown from 20,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft, just two years after it first opened.

The new look gym will be the biggest in the FLYEfit chain and is also set to open in the coming weeks.

A spokesperson for the company said their rapid expansion is being driven by unprecedented demand from customers who have taken up exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic and by the new era of hybrid working.

"Thousands of people used the lockdowns to take up exercise and to get fit - and the switch to hybrid working has helped workers to free up more time for exercise and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

"Members are not restricted to one gym and can chose to fit their workout into their daily hybrid working routine by visiting whichever gym is convenient to their place of work, whether they’re working from home or the office," he said.

This latest expansion will bring to 20 the number of FLYEfit gyms in operation across the country.