Origin of Strength & Conditioning

Strength and conditioning has been around for thousands of years, first recorded in Sparta (Greece) as early as 10 BC, ) where they were seen to ‘warm up’ before battle. Their training was specific to the needs of the soldier, not just tactical like many other armies, and they would carry out calisthenics in their training regimes just before they met their enemies on the battlefields. The process of carrying out a warm up that moves from general to specific, not only prepares the body and it’s connective tissues but the central nervous system too, making the brain react faster thus decreasing movement times. This is why they were so successful at winning battles, that is why every Spartan was worth several men in battle, and that is why it took only 300 men on a tiny path to hold back an army of thousands for so long. Choosing the correct training is key to reaching your performance potential.
 
Athletic Development

Our gym is specifically set up for athletic development, providing the space for sports specific training and with the ability to clear the area for any type of activity. We do not allow useless stagnant machines to clog up our precious space, allowing for closed kinetic chain exercises to be at the forefront of training. We don’t use machines at Sparta, we build them!

Our strongman section will feature the conventional equipment, which we have supplemented with some more modern and unconventional gear. We offer a sports injuries clinic, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and tactical operations specialist training, as well as our fight section that offers boxing, Muay Thai, K1 and Brazilian Ju Jitsu so you can actually become a Spartan soldier. Above all else, we are actively encouraging people that suffer with disabilities to join the fight; too many gyms are intimidating for those that fear the weights section but our individually tailored programmes can cater for all abilities. Our Paralympics demonstrated what people with disabilities can overcome, where limitations are all in the mind, and how we can and must surpass that to become the best that we can be.

 
Lee Brown

Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach
Thai boxing coach

Speciality: Sports prehab and injuries specialist

 
Louisa Wade

Strength and aesthetics coach

Speciality: WBFF trainer

 
RICKY MCFARLANE

Personal Trainer
Sports performance coach
Strength coach
Rugby coach

Specialist: Olympic lifting

 
Lee Hughes

Personal Trainer
Strength coach
Boxing coach
Nutritionist

Specialist: Fatloss

 
Sam Brown

Personal Trainer level 3
Strength coach
Thai boxing coach
Nutritionist

Specialist: Mobility and flexibility training

 
Lewis March

Personal Trainer level 3
Strength coach
Nutritionist

Specialist: Strength

 
Thomas Worsfold

Personal Trainer level 3
Strength coach
Nutritionist

Specialist: 35+ males

 
Rosey Sullivan

Personal Trainer level 3
Strength and conditioning
Elite football player

Specialist: Fitness and massage therapy

 
Steve Ferrier

Personal Trainer

Specialist: Sports model trainer

 
Rhys Hersey

Brazilian Jujitsu Instructor