We believe a gymnasium should be at the heart of a community. A place where people come together for mental and physical development. A place where friendships are made, chat is had and where you push each other to achieve more together than you could alone.
At Gymnasium we know each others’ names and together we move, we lift, we jump, we run, we row, we laugh, we bike, we climb, we dance, we eat a lot, we fall down, we get up again, we work out together and we get better together.
We are GYMNASIUM.
Newly renovated, architect-designed facility
Our architect-designed facility has just been equipped with the finest kit from Rogue Fitness. From the smallest weights to nudge up your PB and soft jump boxes to save your shins to brand new Assault bikes, Concept2 rowers and specialist strength equipment there is enough kit for everyone. We have three distinct workout zones. Two zones are dedicated to classes and one is a self-contained strength gym. Each area is wired for sound, has drinking water stations and large flat screens. We also have on-site changing facilities, individual showers, hairdryers, straighteners & bathrooms, vending machines and space to grab a Nespresso coffee and have a chat before or after your class. There are three dedicated computers for class sign-in and logging your results so you can track your improvements over time.
You can’t have amazing members without great coaches
We have highly qualified, experienced and well-educated, full-time coaches that are dedicated to getting you fitter.
JACK HENEGHAN - GYM LEADER
Jack oversees all the goings on in the gym and works with the programme leaders to make sure members get the best possible experience. Jack is a former national league level basketball player who opened and managed IN2CROSSFIT Clapham in 2014 and IN2CROSSFIT Farnham in 2016. He was also the driving force behind renowned UK CrossFit competition; The Athlete Games. His passion is taking athletes who do not count themselves as remotely fit and showing them what they are really capable of.
Level 3 Personal Trainer:
Bullgarian Bag Instructor
BWLA Level 1: Olympic Lifting Instructor
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Coaches Prep Course
PETE 'BIG RED' OLIVIER - ATHLETICA PROGRAMME MASTER
Pete leads our Athletica high intensity strength and conditioning program. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa and has been coaching since 2007. He represented his Province in rowing and played high level rugby until 2011. As a coach he has worked with Hollywood actors, stunt crews, sports teams and specialises in building female specific conditioning & strength programs.
Crossfit Level 1
Gym Jones Level 1
TIM DUNN - CROSSFIT PROGRAMME MASTER
Tim leads our CrossFit program. Tim has played competitive Football his whole life. He represented his NZ province at under 21, and at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland in 2008. He captained his team to 3rd place in the NZ Premier League. He has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science specialising in Physical Conditioning, and has worked with and alongside top conditioning coaches and National Representative Scholarship athletes.
Crossfit Level 1
Graduate Diploma in Applied Science Specialising in Physical Conditioning (Level 7)
Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership Specialising in Personal Training (Level 5)
COLIN BURKE - COACH
Growing up on the West Coast of Ireland, Colin has always had a keen interest in the outdoor lifestyle and surfing; competing in football and various Gaelic sports. Colin moved to London to further his career in aircraft engineering with British Airways but soon realised his passion was for coaching and he joined CrossFit Hammersmith. Colin thrives in team environment and takes a great personal interest in seeing the progression of his clients. Colin actively competes in rowing competitions both indoor and on the water.
Crossfit Level 1
REPS Level 2 gym instructor
REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
EMMA PILKINGTON - COACH
Born and raised in New Zealand, Emma grew up playing team sports and started CrossFit in 2012. She has competed at the CrossFit Regionals in the team division twice and has also competed internationally for New Zealand in Weightlifting. She also worked for Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand; organising national events, international training camps, and managing athletes at pinnacle events like the Commonwealth Games.
As well as coaching, Emma enjoys food, training, food, training, more food and… naps!
CrossFit level 2
Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
National Olympic Weightlifting Technical Official & Referee
Everyone is welcome and all our workouts are adjusted to match the needs and abilities of every individual. Our current mix of Athletes is diverse and includes 75 year old Peter, competitive athlete Gwendolyn (and her new baby), 36 year old teacher Rebecca and 10 year old want-to-be pro footballer, Elliot.
I popped two disks in my back snowboarding in 2012 and spent 2 years rehabilitating my back and core. The PT I worked with through this period suggested that after my rehab I should think about how I could build on my baseline fitness and strength. I was pretty motivated to never be in that sort of pain again. I joined Gymnasium in 2014 and CrossFit gave me a constantly changing workout program in a high energy positive environment with professional coaches looking out for my safety with good form and teaching me how to move better. Combine that with the culture and community that drive and challenge you to do better, make loads of new friends and then compete with them before heading to brunch for a debrief! I challenge anyone that tries it not to love it as much as I do. I can’t imagine what else I would do at 6AM everyday!!
Joining Gymnasium is one of the better decisions I’ve made since moving to London.
The coaches are great - they are welcoming, talented and have an amazing way of getting you to do something you never thought possible.
At 6am on a snowy morning being greeted with a huge smile and enthusiasm for the class makes it just about bearable.
I’d never lifted weights, as a woman it was never encouraged at previous gyms, but now I’m stronger than I’ve ever been and still surprised at what I can do.
The workouts are constantly varied but always challenging and, somehow, fun. I’ve also made great friends through Gymnasium.
All in all it is much more than just a place to workout.
Just do it! Just sign up and get down to Gymnasium, I personally haven’t looked back since. It’s been just over a year now and I’m thoroughly addicted, both to the Crossfit process and all things community that surround Gymnasium. I’m struggling to understand how I ever managed to go to main stream gyms on my own all these years.
Gymnasium is a super open and friendly place to get a serious workout in, whatever your goals. With its brand new refit, you have access to top of the line programmes, coaches, equipment and support.
To sum it up, if I’ve had a shit day, I’ll get booked in, get a serious workout in with friends, have a few laughs, get competitive and come away feeling energised and focused (except if assault bikes are involved). The tunes are OK as well ?.
You get a great workout every-time you come to Gymnasium, but that's only the beginning. The programming is such that you also make incremental progress towards developing and mastering skills and movements you may never have thought were achievable.
All of this is done in a genuinely friendly and supportive community environment with expert coaching, top notch facilities and no small amount of banging tunes. I can honestly say Gymnasium has completely changed my outlook on my training and helped me vastly exceed what I thought possible from myself.
Show up, commit to the process and it can do the same for you.