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History: The Lougars Legacy

We are one of the UK’s most original Old School Bodybuilding gym, 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 Phil Heath!

Dr Ian Hendy has proudly owned Lougars Gym since 1993, 2 x WNBF World Champion, and WNBF Pro Master Bodybuilder, who also has a PhD 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 remains at its core.