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A Tour of the Gyms Part 1

A Little Recap

So as some of you might know (or not know) I operate out of two independent Strength & Conditioning gyms. Now I’ve been lucky enough to get to know the coaches of these gyms pretty well and I feel beyond privileged to be given the opportunity to use them as a base for all my personal training. However, the gyms are still let’s say somewhat hidden as opposed to say commercial gyms that heavily spam their advertising (everyone knows a Virgin Active, Total Fitness or DW gym) so I’ve decided to do a few posts covering all their facilities and give an in depth tour. I know a fair few other independent gyms (non commercial) as well so I may end up doing a sort of “gym tours” series in the future

So Let’s Begin

The first gym on my list is non other than Mo Powers Strength & Conditioning. Mo himself is a pretty accomplished Coach and has become somewhat of a mentor to me recently. His newly established gym has literally everything you need and more for reaching your health and fitness goals. Seriously, I don’t think there’s any other gym in Bolton or in the near vicinity that compares. The gym is open to the public at set times during the day, but training can also be arranged by invite. Now these gyms I’ll be reviewing are not budget gyms, in all of them you get what you pay for. In every gym I’ll be covering I know the equipment is solid and the coaches (Myself included) are knowledgeable, and as I’m quite fond of saying “buy cheap buy twice”. Let’s kick it off then! I’m just gonna list all the equipment situated around the gym in no particular order and follow it up with some photographic evidence:

  • Squat and Power Racks
  • Deadlift Platform (with band hooks)
  • A God Damn Monolift
  • Solid Benches 
  • Adjustable Bench and Squat Stands
  • 2 Reverse Hypers! 
  • Smooth and Knurled Axles
  • Texas Power Bars
  • Safety Squat Bar
  • Cambered Squat Bar
  • Cambered Bench Bar
  • Log
  • Swiss bars
  • Swiss-Log Bar
  • Trap Bar
  • Frame Carry
  • Yoke 
  • Farmers Walk Handles 
  • Prowlers/Sleds
  • Wheelbarrow Prowler
  • Sandbags
  • Viking Press
  • Stones (not pictured)
  • Weight Releasers 
  • Deadlift Jack 
  • Loadable Dumbbell
  • Dumbbells (up to 50kg)
  • Macebells
  • Clubbells
  • Kettlebells
  • Grip Tools (Rolling Thunder, pinch grippers, anvils etc)
  • Glute Ham Developer 
  • Hip Thrust 
  • Hyperextension 
  • Back Machines (lat pulldown, plate row, t bar row)
  • Cable Stack (plus various attachments)
  • Flipping Tyres 
  • Drag Ropes 
  • Jammer
  • Leg Press/Hack Squat Combo
  • Airdyne Bikes
  • Treadmill
  • Laddermill
  • Upper Body Cycle 
  • Plyo Boxes
  • Slam Balls
  • Duck Walk
  • 20m Turf
  • And probably more stuff I’ve forgot

So as you can see, there’s really not a lot (if anything) this gym doesn’t have and to be honest if it doesn’t have it, it’s probably not worth having. This is definitely the longest list of equipment I’ll be writing for any gym, check it all out below. So If you wanna take your training to the next level then I strongly suggest you check the place out, and similarly find yourself a damn good coach…..such as yours truly.

Lift Strong and Conquer!



author: Louis Whenlock

Hi I’m Louis, a passionate freelance Personal Trainer on a mission to cut through the BS and gimmicks of the fitness world and deliver honest, hard earned results to my clients.