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Awards

CMB Gym takes pride in our commitment to fitness excellence and transformative personal training experiences.

We're proud to showcase our recent awards and accolades, which reflect our dedication to setting the standard in the Irish fitness industry and our continuous effort to excel in helping our members achieve their health and wellness goals.
Personal Training Service Award 2024
Prestige Awards Service Excellence 2024
Most Outstanding Personal Trainer 2023
2best Result Oriented Gym Dublin Fifth
Irish Enterprise Results Orientated Award
Personal Training Service Award 2024
Prestige Awards Service Excellence 2024
Most Outstanding Personal Trainer 2023
2best Result Oriented Gym Dublin Fifth
Irish Enterprise Results Orientated Award
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Latest Client Transformation

Vincent Onderdelinden

Loss: 13% Body Fat
The CMB Gym delivers the best possible fitness and personal training experience. Apart from visible results, Darragh and his team focus on continuous improvement of technique and knowledge.

Not only is Darragh and his team true experts in their field, but they are also truly great guys who care about their client's success. I would highly recommend this gym to anyone who is serious about training and changing their lives for the better!
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Kevin McAuley

Kevin McAuley

Kevin McAuley, originally from Co. Down and a former resident of Dublin and Australia, embarked on his fitness journe...

Mark Hinds

Mark Hinds

Mark, like many before him, had dedicated years to training without experiencing tangible results. Despite the signif...

Ronan Nolan

Ronan Nolan

Ronan's transformative journey with CMB Gym began in the shadow of a looming global pandemic in 2020, a pivotal momen...

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Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett, a Senior Producer at a leading Irish studio, has been at the forefront of bringing the allure of Hol...

Mark Carmody

Mark Carmody

Mark's fitness journey is a testament to the transformative power of personalized training and the right guidance. Wi...

Séan Donnelly

Séan Donnelly

Séan's journey to self-improvement began with a pivotal moment in his life, captured during our initial meeting in t...

Eric McInerney

Eric McInerney

Eric was meticulous in his search for a gym/personal trainer. He spent over three months in his quest to find the rig...

Kieron Cullen

Kieron Cullen

Kieron Cullen, a viral Scottish TikTok influencer residing in Dublin, embarked on a life-changing journey with CMB Gy...

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The CMB Gym Cookbook

Darragh’s favourite recipes for keeping in shape
Discover the power of nutrition with the CMB Gym Cookbook, your source for 30 days of straightforward, fat loss-focused recipes. Tailored for those with a busy lifestyle, each recipe is a blend of simplicity and health, aimed at helping you achieve your weight loss goals without compromising on taste or time.

Whether it's a nutritious breakfast or a quick healthy dinner, this cookbook is your hassle-free guide to a leaner physique.
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The CMB Vegetarian Cookbook

Darragh’s favourite vegetarian recipes for keeping in shape
Discover the power of a plant-based diet with the CMB Gym Vegetarian Cookbook, your essential companion for fat loss. This concise collection of 30 days worth of meticulously designed recipes is tailored to complement your fitness regimen and support your weight management goals.

Each dish, rich in nutrients and flavour, is easy to prepare, ensuring you stay on track with your health objectives without compromising on taste or variety.

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Vagus Nerve Protocol

Engaging the body's natural relaxation pathway
The Vagus Nerve Protocol booklet by Firefly Therapy provides a pragmatic approach to engaging the body's natural relaxation pathway. This guide offers a way to stimulate the vagus nerve, which plays a crucial role in regulating stress responses and promoting a sense of calm.

Through step-by-step instructions, users can learn to activate their parasympathetic nervous system, fostering resilience against the pressures of daily life. The booklet serves as a practical tool for those seeking to enhance their wellbeing through scientifically grounded methods.
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Why Choose Us?

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WHY DO PEOPLE TRAIN WITH US?
Why choose us instead of any other gym (or working out by yourself)? After all, there are no shortage of gyms in Dublin!

“Going to the gym” shouldn’t be confusing, but it is. Come to CMB, and you’ll see how simple it can be to get the results you’ve been wanting all this time. We cut through all the overwhelming confusion and rubbish that’s out there. What you’ll get from us is what really works.
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  • Have you tried to get in shape but been left disappointed?

  • Are you tired of making progress then falling off track?

  • Fallen out of love with training but want to get the fire back?

  • Nervous and unsure about going into a big chain gym?

  • Want the best trainers, kit, and gym environment?

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DEDICATED TO YOUR RESULTS
You don’t come to the gym to stay the same. Everyone who trains here wants a change. Leaner, bigger, fitter, stronger, healthier.

CMB is designed around results. You’ll get a lot more than just results when you train here. But it’s what you’ll notice most. (And you won’t be the only one - be prepared for lots of “how did you do that”, and “what’s your secret”!)
  • Elite-level coaching

  • Up-to-date knowledge

  • Training, nutrition, healthy lifestyle

  • Great equipment

  • Motivating environment

  • Camaraderie and rapport

  • Smash your goals

Fill in the form below for a free, no-obligation consultation. Come and see the gym and discover how we can help you smash your goal - faster than you might think!

About CMB Gym

Darragh Hayes started CMB as a Personal Training business in 2007. He opened CMB Gym in Dublin in 2012 after visiting some of the best fitness facilities around the world and discovering the elements they all shared. He soon realised these factors were at the heart of every good results-based gym.

CMB quickly got a word-of-mouth reputation for being cutting-edge, not just in facilities and equipment, but in the remarkable results it was getting for clients.

There’s nothing average about CMB, which is why we don’t attract average people who want “just” average results. Everyone who trains here - men and women of all ages from teens to 60s - wants something more. More muscle mass, better condition, improved health, more strength. (They end up getting more confidence and happiness, too!)

The CMB Blog

Barbell Pull

Barbell High Pulls

December 7, 2023

As a personal trainer I always get asked how can I burn fat and build muscle? One of my favourite exercises we use in the personal training studio in Dublin is the barbell high pull 🙂 I use this as part of a muscle building, metabolic fat burning workout.. 🙂 When I was in the […]

Six Pack

Six Pack ABS Home Workout

December 7, 2023

Hey guys, If you know me you know how much I LOVE  educating myself, I love learning, love reading and I love creating new workouts so nobody has an excuse not to train whether at home or on holiday 🙂 As a personal trainer for over twelve years now I have spent thousands of €€€ […]

Perplexed Gorilla

How to choose your Personal Trainer

December 8, 2023

Ok so you have decided to lose some weight, gain some muscle or maybe both lose weight and gain some muscle or just to feel all round healthier. Either way whatever your goals are, employing a PERSONAL TRAINER is most definitely a step onto the right track to a better and much healthier lifestyle! There […]

Darragh Hayes

CMB OWNER
Darragh might be known for his physique (he was a fitness model after all) but clients come to him because of his incredible depth of knowledge about training and nutrition for body transformations.

That’s not to say he only trains “transformation” clients. Darragh’s clients include men and women of all ages with all kinds of goals. He is always happy to pass on his passion for training and healthy living in a way that is relevant to you.

Darragh’s areas of expertise include fat loss, muscle gain, and strength & conditioning (he has a Certified PT qualification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association in the USA). He has trained with some of the top athletes in the world, and learned from some of the most credible coaches and educators.
“I love what I do and enjoy nothing more than helping others achieve their goals. I know the motivation and focus it takes, and I am proud to have built an environment which is welcoming and encouraging. Clients come here because of our reputation, but they stay because they have never trained in a place like it. What gets me fired up is knowing that we have the expertise and knowledge to help anyone achieve more than they thought possible.”

Darragh’s fitness journey includes professional soccer in Ireland, Spain, and the USA, fitness modelling, and physique competitions. But he is happiest at home here at Dublin’s CMB Gym, helping clients make progress and achieve their potential. He regularly attends seminars and education opportunities around the world to bring the best knowledge back to Ireland.

Check out Darragh’s client results here or get in touch with him through our Contact page.

Our Reviews

kris iyengar
kris iyengar
26/02/2024
After years dedicated to sports and athletics, I sought out Darragh Hayes for personal training, but found myself drawn to the energy, values, and mission of the gym. This led me to join CMB, specializing as a physical therapy and injury prevention specialist. With over 15 years of experience in sports performance coaching, particularly in elite-level athlete injury prevention and recovery, I offer expertise in fitness and sports performance. My focus includes body composition, strength development, pain management, biomechanics improvement, and reducing injury risks. Contact us at CMB for your physical development needs
Patrick Conway
Patrick Conway
23/02/2024
I joined CMB back in October last year and I couldn’t recommend them enough. James has been my PT and along with the support of the other coaches I have made incredible progress. I have smashed goals that I have been struggling to achieve for years.In addition the warm welcoming and fun environment makes training a joy.Darragh is always available for support in relation to any aspect of nutrition sleep or general wellbeing.I look forward to seeing what the next few months will do for me as the last few have been sensational.Patrick
Chuck LeGros
Chuck LeGros
18/01/2024
Before joining CMB Gym, I honestly thought getting into shape was a distant dream, especially with my hectic schedule. Working for an American company, my life was a whirlwind of endless work commitments and frequent travels, leaving little room for personal health and fitness.However, CMB Gym's 1:1 personal training program has been nothing short of transformative. What really sets this gym apart is the tailored approach they take. Darragh, with his vast (and super credentialed!) expertise, crafted an exceptional fitness and nutritional strategy that seamlessly integrated into my busy lifestyle. His understanding of the complexities of balancing a demanding job with personal health goals is unparalleled.Then there's James – a personal trainer who can only be described as brilliant and committed. His expertise, enthusiasm, and supportive nature have been pivotal in my fitness journey. Under his guidance, and Darragh's strategy, every session is not just a step towards better health, but also a learning experience in maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.What amazed me the most was the level of personal attention and genuine care for my progress. The team at CMB Gym isn't just about routine workouts; they're about crafting a sustainable lifestyle change. And the results? They speak for themselves. I'm in the best shape of my life, feeling energized, and more productive in my professional and personal life.For anyone who thinks a busy schedule and fitness goals are incompatible, CMB Gym is the place to go. It's literally the best Dublin has to offer. It's more than just a gym; it's a community of dedicated professionals who make your goals their mission. A heartfelt thank you to Darragh, James, and the entire team at CMB Gym for making the impossible, possible.
Callum Black
Callum Black
04/10/2023
Having let career get in the way of keeping strong and healthy for some time, I wanted to find a trainer in Dublin that would hold me accountable and help me build strength. Having little experience in lifting weights, I spent some time looking for a trainer that I was confident would teach me proper techniques. After the consultation with Darragh, I knew CMB's holistic approach to training was perfect for me. I really enjoyed training with James and Darragh for 3 months. Their knowledge, guidance and positive encouragement helped me build a stronger body and build habits that I will continue to use to maintain a healthier life.
Fionnuala Lyons
Fionnuala Lyons
24/08/2023
I spent 6 months training at CMB gym and it was one of my best decisions. It’s not just personal training, but a complete holistic lifestyle change. Everything is individualised and there is incredible support from everyone in the gym. CMB is an investment in yourself and one I am very grateful I made. I completely changed my habits and mentality with the help of Darragh and really enjoyed training with James. The results speak for themselves. The facilities are fantastic and overall I had a ball training with the guys and getting to meet so many amazing people. 10/10
Michael Barrett
Michael Barrett
19/08/2023
Truly and honestly the greatest gym in Dublin, if not Ireland. I struggled with my weight for so long and had been to so many other PT’s and gyms over the years and then I came across CMB. I knew from looking at previous clients that this gym was different and I took the leap and reached out to inquire about personal training. That was 6 weeks ago now and honestly it’s the greatest decision I have ever made.Darragh does something that nobody else can do. He gives you the tools and expert knowledge to change your body and build yourself into the person you want to be, but he also changes everything about the way you think, live & be - emotionally, physically and mentally. This gym is not just to go in pump some iron and go home - it’s to change your entire life and the way you see it going forward.I’ve never seen results like I’ve gotten with Darragh (and I’ve done multiple PT’s over the years). I’m 6 weeks in to a 12 week stint and between the compliments of looking great from people I know and fitting into looser clothing (went from a Large down to a Medium) I’m amazed at the results and I know it’s down to Darragh and the guys expert guidance and training.If you’re that person who’s stuck in a rut, sick of how they look and don’t know what to do about it cause you feel like everything else you’ve tried to this point has failed - join this gym. You will never look back and I can confidently say you will never get results anywhere else like you will with Darragh and CMB 💪
Katie Mc D
Katie Mc D
15/07/2023
I joined CMB in February and I was quite nervous as I had never lifted a weight before. The difference it has made to me both physically and mentally is incredible. With my job and consequent travel, I need someone to hold me accountable, which is exactly what Darragh does. I feel stronger and can see my body changing. I have noticed a huge improvement in my mood along with managing my stress levels and sleep. Poor sleep is something I have struggled with for years. I enjoy going into the gym and there is a great motivational, warm atmosphere in there. Ronan really pushes me during training, progressing up in weights and adapting workouts when needed. After the past few months he knows my capabilities better than I do! I have really enjoyed my journey with CMB gym so far and look forward to continuing it. Well done to Darragh, Ronan and James on a running a great operation. Highly recommend and really appreciate all they have done for me thus far.
Kieron Cullen
Kieron Cullen
18/06/2023
Highly recommend CMB Gym. I booked a consultation and I decided to sign up. I started with no previous experience of being in a gym or doing workout routines. In 3 months I’ve lost weight and I’m feeling better than I have in a long time. What’s amazing is that within a few sessions I could already get a sense of changes beginning to happen both physically and emotionally. What Darragh and his colleagues James and Ronan have to offer, you won’t find it anywhere else. They’re all lovely guys, really approachable, friendly and invested in what they do. It’s a really positive environment and experience they’ve created. It’s what all gyms should be like!
Paul Kilfeather
Paul Kilfeather
02/04/2023
Excellent gym and trainer! Training with Darragh has been a game changer, training is challenging with great results and guidance on using the right muscle groups. Aside from working hard and progressing while training in the gym there’s as much focus and support on getting balanced outside training if with diet, sleep, and mindfulness.
Colm O'Rourke
Colm O'Rourke
27/02/2023
I'm a couple of months into my programme with the CMB Gym, and it's been a fantastic journey. I started as someone with zero gym knowledge, wanting to train, but I feared taking the first step. So before taking that step, I took a lot of time to explore the gym/training options available in Dublin, and when I met Darragh for a consultation, I knew that CMB would be the gym for me to get proper results. Already, I am sleeping better, eating healthy, getting fitter and stronger, and feeling great, and it's been fun doing so, seeing and feeling the progress. I’ve also lost 15kg in weight in less than two months thanks to the guidance of Darragh.I always look forward to going to the CMB gym. It's well-equipped and a place with great people on a similar journey. Darragh and James have been fantastic in guiding me, and thanks to them, I've made much progress in such a short time. I'm so excited to continue the programme and couldn't recommend the CMB Gym enough. I’m very grateful!

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