Here at Heavy Metal Gym we believe the community aspect of strength & fitness is as vital as the training itself. Exercise is one of the most powerful natural anti-depressants that exists and that power is multiplied when combined with the energy of a group of like-minded people working together to achieve positive, life changing results.
Co-owner & Head Coach
I first started training at the age of 14 with my brother Pete, doing mostly bodybuilding to give me some strength and to gain a basic knowledge of weight training. It was once I started to see results, not just in my appearance but in my strength and endurance levels, that my addiction to exercise began.
A few years later I decided to go travelling around Asia and Australia for two years. Upon my return to England I had decided to try getting into fitness as a profession, and enrolled in a gym instructor and personal trainer course.
Since completing my courses I've branched out into various different types of exercise as well as weight lifting, including much more cardio than I was used to, interval training and Crossfit.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all at Heavy Metal to help and support you in reaching your personal goals!
Co-owner & Elite Powerlifter
I first stepped into a gym at the age of 13. At 5’9” and only 8 stone I could not have looked more out of place. I was surrounded by huge bodybuilders & powerlifters training with weights I couldn’t even pick up. Fortunately for me that gym was a true old school bodybuilding gym, where as long as you trained hard, total strangers encouraged you and applauded your efforts regardless of what level you were at. By the end of my first workout I was hooked! By the time that summer was over I had already uttered the words “One day I’ll have my own gym”. 20 years, 2 kids & multiple jobs later it’s finally happened!
So, why after all this time have I finally done something about my teenage dream? Well, sadly performance training is discouraged by most of the large chain fitness centres. Even more upsetting than that is the loss of the great lifting community spirit I grew up with. I'm delighted to say that we've brought that back with Heavy Metal Gym!