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 Lougars 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/hypertrophy training
Thor: Head Coach Lougars Performance
Strength and movement specialist. Previously focusing on Powerlifting, now shifting attention to Strongman competitions. For me training has been about chucking around the most weight, while still being able to move well.