As individuals living and working in various parts of the world, we were inspired by the lifestyle different communities were leading. This lifestyle of stretching yourself to experience more while also achieving a healthy balance is taking off across Ireland now too. Once you recognise this trend, it’s amazing to see all of the ways this comes to life and we have been incredibly motivated by so many people.
We were determined to start something which encouraged this trend too because we absolutely believe in its positivity. Its inherent balance is not just something that resonated with us personally but professionally too. We have all enjoyed our careers to date and have been lucky to gain such experience but there is always a desire to do your own thing and really test yourself. Why now? Why this? We’re not sure. There are always reasons not to do something but we trusted the excitement we felt to jump into something new.
Unusually, our brand came before knowing what we wanted our products to be. We knew our brand had to be about a new approach to life. One that focuses on stretching yourself to live a richer life. We also knew we wanted to build a community around our brand so we can meet people, be inspired by people, inspire people and just generally enjoy spending time with people.
Two things which epitomise this new lifestyle are the surge in exercising and the passionate coffee community. People are flocking to these because they represent a balanced, healthy lifestyle and time spent with friends and family. So, we thought, hey why don’t we focus on that? Yup, no more complicated than that.
And so, Gym+Coffee was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2016. We are launching with athleisure wear products and we plan to stretch ourselves into other areas very soon. Thank you very much for your support and please reach out to us online if you have any feedback.