Normal Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm

Sat: 9am-4pm

Sun: 10am-2pm

Lougar's is one of the most unique gyms in Portsmouth, with an amazing history dating back to 1982. Originally owned by Bob Woolger, the gym hosted such Bodybuilding legends as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Platz, Lee Haney, Rich Gaspari, Dorian Yates, Dexter Jackson and even the current Mr Olympia, Phil Heath!

bob.pngDr Ian Hendy has proudly owned  Lougars Gym since 1993. Ian, Current UKDFBA UK Champion, INBF Masters WORLD CHAMPION and WNBF Pro Bodybuilder, who also has a Ph.D in Biological Sciences has strived to maintain the original 'blood, sweat and tears' environment that Bob Woolger provided. With a highly motivating, friendly 'Cheers Bar' style atmosphere - the passion for 'old school' training at Lougars remains as it's core.

  • Vast array of free-weights

  • Machines and weight-stack systems

  • Full Cardiovascular suite

  • Male/Female changing facilities, showers & bathrooms

  • On-hand free expert advice (training and dietary)

  • Personal Trainers

  • Sports Supplements (pre- and post-workout Shakes)

'We welcome everybody, and provide a warm and friendly atmosphere - your health and well-being is our business!'

The team of fitness professionals here at Lougars are only too happy to provide all your fitness requirements - with a combined expert knowledge-base of sixty-three years! If you have any questions please ask us - Ian, Clare and Colin will be on hand to answer and help with your fitness and training regime.


Congratulations to Ian…

2014 INBF Masters World Champion and new:

WNBF Pro Bodybuilder!!!

We are all so proud of you, no one deserve this more!!!



Ian for becoming the UKDFBA UK Champion 2014 in the masters over 40 at the weekend, and placing second at the INBF International Amateur Grand Prix in the masters over 40!

Also ED for placing 3rd in his first ever show at the UKDFBA UK Championships in the Novice Heavyweight.

Finally, Lee placed 5th at the UKDFBA UK Championships in the novice middle weight category.

Thank you for everyone who came to support us! 

Team UKDFBA in Boston at the 2014 INBF/WNBF World Championships

Thank you Mr and Mrs Spiderman for this amazing cake!!!

Blog and News

Natural Bodybuilding

Jul 2nd

We are pleased to be attending and supporting the UKDFBAat the following events in 2015. Saturday 22nd August - UKDFBA USN Classic The Assembly, Leamington Spa, CV31 3NF. Physique, Bikini, Physically Challenged and Beginners (Men's and Ladies' more

Team Lougars Road to UKDFBA 2015

Jul 2nd

It is that time of year again when it is time for Team Lougar's to get on diet mode for this years up and coming UKDFBA UK Champs. We are proud to have at least 4-5 athletes starting their journey to the stage. We will be blogging their progress with more

WBFF World Championships

Jun 12th

  Clare Taubman and Monica Brant in the WBFF World Championships (Pro Figure) more