We are equipped for powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, strongman, strength training and fitness.
Strength Ambassadors offers a mix of classes, personal training and open gym membership. We run regular club competitions, workshops, and social events.
Getting Started in Strength Training
No one starts their journey as athletes, we’re ready to welcome you no matter what level of experience you have.
If you are just getting started in strength training, we have a range of classes to help you learn correct technique and meet like-minded people. Beginners usually start by booking an Intro workshop. Those with lifting experience who would like to access coaching, please contact us to let us know your experience and arrange a visit.
If you are already a keen lifter, and you are looking for a place to train, gym memberships and gym drop-ins are available. If you want to drop in for a session, check the timetable below and book a slot in advance. Advance booking is essential; you cannot just turn up and train.
Please get in touch (contact form below) and our coaches will be more than happy to help.
The gym is a 5 minute walk from West Ham station, which is served by the Jubilee line, District line, Hammersmith & City line, C2C train services and the DLR.
Our street address is:
East London Rugby Club
71 Holland Road
London E15 3BP
The entrance to the gym is round the left hand side of the building.
Gym opening hours for Open Gym
We are open on weekday evenings and weekend mornings for open gym (note: if you want to do Olympic Weightlifting or Strongman training, there are restrictions on these times. Scroll down for details).
Monday: 5 pm-8.30 pm
Tuesday: 5 pm-8.30 pm
Wednesday: 5 pm-8.30 pm
Thursday: 5 pm-8.30 pm
Friday: 5 pm-8 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 1 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am – 1 pm
Please contact us for more information.
Olympic Weightlifting and Strongman in Open Gym
Due to the nature of the space, we offer limited access to do olympic weightlifting and strongman during open gym. These sports must be done in the downstairs area only outside of class times, as follows:
Monday: 5 pm-7 pm
Tuesday: 5 pm-6.30 pm
Wednesday: 5 pm-6.30 pm (note: on Wednesdays you can train strongman outside up until 8.30pm)
Thursday: 5 pm-6.30 pm
Friday: 5 pm-7 pm
Saturday: not available
Sunday: 9.30am-1pm (note: we have strongman classes on this day, which take priority over equipment & space, so please discuss your needs with the Strongman coach)
We have two categories of membership: class memberships and gym memberships. To purchase a membership, please go to the Memberships page.
For gym membership, we offer the following:
Open Gym Membership is our access to Open Gym. Members of SportsHub teams are eligible for discounted membership. Please contact us using the form below if you are a member of a team using SportsHub. Please note that we run classes at peak times, which have priority over space and equipment.
Individualised programming is our coaching service for gym members. This includes an individualised training program, a private session with a coach once a month, and open gym membership.
Drop-ins are £10 per session. Book a single drop-in for Open Gym by going to our gym calendar and clicking on the Open Gym session you want to attend. Please note that when we are running classes, not all space and equipment will be available to Open Gym users.
For more information about classes, please see the relevant class page:
- Olympic Weightlifting – olympic weightlifting coaching for men and women
- Building Strength – powerlifting-based strength training for men and women
- Ladies Who Lift – powerlifting-based group strength training for women only
- Strongman – strongman coaching and training for men and women
ALL classes are suitable for all levels of experience, including new starters, beginners, improvers and those wanting to compete. We run different levels of program side by side, so there is a place for everyone.
High density rubber flooring throughout for heavy lifting.
5 power cages
5 squat stands
Olympic bars 20kg, women’s weightlifting bars 15kg, trap bars, olympic lifting technique bars.
Various strongman equipment, including tyres, atlas stones, yokes, logs, prowlers, farmers walk handles, giant dumbbells, kegs, axle, sandbags (see Strongman page for full equipment list).