Lougars Gym & Fitness Centre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire


Important Covid-19 Rules and Regulations:

1.      We are now required by the Government to only allow access to members and non members through a booking system.  To book a training session please call 02392 877874 or email us at lougarsgym@gmail.com. You will soon also be able to book via the GymBuddy App.

Currently we can only offer 1 hour each session, this is due to strict maximum capacity rules.  If the gym is not at maximum capacity you can of course train for longer, however, bookings will take priority. We will of course review this and make changes as and when we can.  You will find links on our home page and in the menu.  Please be thoughtful and cancel any un wanted training sessions to allow others to use the gym.

2.      For now all pay as you go session payment options will be on hold until further notice.

3.      Face coverings are recommended if you feel comfortable wearing them, however, will not be mandatory.  Face coverings are also advised for PT clients.
We will be selling washable high quality face coverings for just £8.99 or disposable ones (where possible) if you forget your mask you will be required to purchase one in order to train.

4.      On entry you will be given a mini spray bottle with disinfectant in, please wipe all kit including weights, bars and attachments before and after each use.  Be mindful not to keep leaning on machines unnecessarily to minimise contact.  We will also have a foot bath on entry for everyone to dunk the soles of their shoes in for a few seconds and wipe on the towel.  Due to people sometimes being on the floor we want to minimise the spread from outside.

5.      On entry please use the hand sanitiser provided.

6.      ALL members must remain 2 meters apart at all times.

7.      Showers will be out of use, and you are encouraged to come to the gym wearing your gym clothes where possible.

8.      No access will be allowed up at reception apart from payments (which is now card only) and to refill water bottles.  You must also provide your own water bottles.

9.      All belts, lifting straps and mats have been removed from the gym, if you need these you must bring your own.  They must not be left in the gym either.

10.    No pre workout or protein shakes will be available at this time, until further notice.


11.  We encourage you all to be mindful of your own property, placing phones, head phones on equipment and then touching it, and your face etc without washing your hands.  It is advised to sanitise your phones regularly.

12.   If you show any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 you must not come to the gym.

13.   We now have bike racks outside the gym, please lock your bike up outside as bikes will not be allowed into the gym.

If anyone doesn’t wish to follow these rules, they will be asked to leave

For those whom are happy to train and observe the rules…

Welcome To Lougars Gym

We are a Professional Old School Bodybuilding & Fitness Gym based in the UK. Formerly owned by the legendary Bob Woolger, once at the epicentre of Bodybuilding history with greats such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Tom Platz, Phil Heath and Dorian Yates training at the gym. Impersonal, large chain gyms are designed to be busy, cheap, and discourage you from training frequently. They are not interested in your personal goals. They are not driven by passion. We offer an approachable friendly environment and provide you with the skills and knowledge that will empower you to reach any goal inside and outside of the gym.Our facility has been created by world-class athletes, designed with the sole purpose to help you maximise your training efficiency. We take pride in providing a well maintained, friendly, clean and energising environment. It is our job to help YOU.

Meet the Team:

Dr.Ian Hendy PhD (Owner since 1993)

Two times WNBF World Champion, INBF European Champion, 2 x UKDFBA UK Champion. Ian has 28-years of international competitive bodybuilding experience and has been training for 35-years. Ian has a PhD in biological sciences and offers bespoke dietary and training programs from beginners to athletes wishing to have contest preparation.

Clare Hendy (Co-Owner and Head Coach Lougars Performance)

WBFF Pro Figure World Champion, with a history of over 15 years in competitive international bodybuilding. Now with over 20 years experience in fitness coaching, Clare specialises in Applied Biomechanics, Movement Performance and Injury Prevention. Clare continues to lead the way with bodybuilding training.


New Member fee: £40 one off payment
Day rate: £5
Week Rate: £12
No Contract Monthly: £30


New Member fee: £30 one off payment
Day rate: £4
Week Rate: £10
No Contract Monthly: £25


Day rate: £10
Week Rate: £20
No Contract Monthly: £40

Revised Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Sunday :Closed for deep cleaning protocols  (until further notice)

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