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Exercise classes take to the great outdoors as fitness fanatics can finally work out together again

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Working out: Agape Deng (left) from Rathmines and Claire Arnold (back) from Ranelagh, exercising with Ronan Mahon of Movement Fitness (centre) and co-owner Mark Ward (right) at Leinster Cricket Club. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Working out: Agape Deng (left) from Rathmines and Claire Arnold (back) from Ranelagh, exercising with Ronan Mahon of Movement Fitness (centre) and co-owner Mark Ward (right) at Leinster Cricket Club. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Working out: Agape Deng (left) from Rathmines and Claire Arnold (back) from Ranelagh, exercising with Ronan Mahon of Movement Fitness (centre) and co-owner Mark Ward (right) at Leinster Cricket Club. Photo: Steve Humphreys

A host of exercise classes are taking place in the great outdoors in parks and green spaces, as the country embraces getting fit once again.

Though online fitness classes have been one of the hits of the lockdown, for many nothing could replace the social and real- life experience of group exercise.

And a growing number of fitness experts are getting back to hitting the mat, heavy lifting and fighting to make their businesses a success.