Become proficient in the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, get coached by champion powerlifters in all aspects of strength sports, make new friends, eat better, reduce injury and improve your body composition all when you join the friendly and supportive RSG community.



Strong Sessions are every Tuesday, Thursday 6:15PM, Friday 7:15PM & Sunday 8:00am


Join our 12 Week STRONG Fundamentals Course

Our coaches have a wealth of experience competing spanning multiple Powerlifting and Strongman federations and are there to increase your strength and confidence and help you prepare for competition.



Learn the techniques of Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift and be introduced to all the various styles of Strongman and Strength training. Increase your strength and possibly work towards competing in an enjoyable and friendly group atmosphere. RSG is affiliated with North West Powerlifting, part of the GBPF, the biggest drug-tested federation and we have more than 20 competitive members. Train in a NWPL approved competition venue chosen to host the NWPL Masters Powerlifting Championships in 2020. Constant investment in quality kit.




Receive in-depth programming and progression. The course is for anyone who wants to get stronger and how to execute their lifting with expert technique.


See your strength, confidence and technical ability soar with personalised programming and a dedicated coach in all of your sessions.


Record your strength and competitive performances using a dedicated smartphone app. Calculate your percentages and track your PRs.


Your STRONG membership includes access to our online members area with practical, easy-to-follow nutrition guidance proven to change your habits and dramatically improve your body composition and performance.


Train in a close-knit team of training partners in each session that will push you each and every time. Numbers are limited to maximise time with your coach.


Track the changes to your body fat % and lean mass with our InBody scanner. See how your training visibly changes your physique.


Learn the rules of powerlifting and strongman and find the strength sport for you. Learn commands, referee signals, simulation of platform experience.


Join our growing community, train with the same people each week and make new friends. Join in on the RSG Barbell Club Facebook group and attend our monthly socials.

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Join a community of Strong members

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Age 42, U93KG

  • Squat: 160kg

  • Bench Press: 135kg

  • Deadlift: 225kg

"Initially I started at RSG to lose weight and to gain more strength. My first week was an eyeopener not only to the various types of strength training but mostly to my habits around food. I feel fitter, better within myself and it's renewed my confidence to be able to take my shirt off on holidays. Since I started 2 years ago at around 103kg I am now over 10kg lighter.

I have always been interested in Strongman competitions since my early days and I thought one day I will give it a go. I entered my first novice competition and have never looked back. At my first strongman competition I was very nervous but I just blocked it out and thought "just enjoy the experience", and it was a fantastic, friendly atmosphere.

I love the way that training at RSG is like a team, everyone helps each other and if you are having a bad day at work coming to RSG changes this. The instructors know what they are doing and I really have confidence in them, which sets RSG apart as others I've had in the past haven't had a clue. If you're thinking of joining RSG, I say sign up! You will not regret it!"

First up this weekend on the platform @fightingfitmanchester Powerlifting Club Comp is @victoria__douglass .
She’ll be competing for the first time after coming to support the team at our last comp at Hybrid HQ in Wigan. 💛🙌🏼 .
#NWPL #NorthwestPowerlifting #NWPLAffiliated #SBD #Novice #Powerlifting #Powerlifter #Strong #NorthWestAffiliateLeague

Age 32, U72KG

  • Squat: 110kg

  • Bench Press: 62.5kg

  • Deadlift: 145kg

"My husband has been with RSG for a few years and I have always trained at Crossfit gyms. I’d hit a bit of a slump and wasn’t really progressing with my strength or body composition, plus I was struggling with my confidence after having a child, so I booked in to see Ant and his passion and down right honesty was refreshing. My goal was to trim some body fat, get stronger and have a better relationship with food and my body.

At first I remember being a little overwhelmed as the class seemed to be quite close and they were mid-way through a program, but it was absolutely fine. Everyone was amazing. Since my initial chat with Ant, I haven’t looked back. In 6 months I have lost 4.6 kg weight and 6% body fat and I've gained 1kg muscle mass. My confidence and mental wellbeing has improved and now I can Deadlift twice my body weight!

I had always liked training with a barbell but I never thought I’d be strong enough or have good enough technique to compete but RSG has taught me so much! Turns out I’m not too bad at it. I cheered on my gym mates at a comp in May (I didn’t feel quite ready) but I got the itch. Never in a million years did I think I would have the confidence to compete so it’s a massive achievement for me personally just to have signed up and I am taking part in my first competition this August.

At RSG the coaches are so invested in your wellbeing and progress. I really enjoy the programming; the structure and continuity. And I of course love the people. I have made some friends for life for sure. I can honestly say I have progressed more physically and mentally in the past 6 months than I did for the whole of my time at Crossfit. It taught me some barbell movements and technique, but the structure of RSG compared to the random WODs at Crossfit really works for me. Also, the commitment and knowledge from the coaches at RSG on nutrition has helped me so much to make better food choices.

If you want to feel like you are actually getting something out of going to the gym, then RSG is the right place to be. You will get more out of a one hour session than you would at a regular gym for a few hours. It’s focused, results driven, you’ll have the best people around you and be commended on your efforts throughout. "

Next Competition
Strong Lean Fit ‘Loughborough’s Strongest Man’ Grand Final

12th October 2019

We enter many different powerlifting and strongman competitions throughout the year suitable for novices, intermediate lifters or those that are more advanced. If you’d like to learn more about competing, please get in touch!

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Join our 12 Week STRONG Program if you want expert coaching on the three powerlifts in a friendly, supportive group atmosphere.

First up is @kathrynbreitsprecher competing for her second ever time. She started the day strong, opening on what she finished on at her last competition 8 weeks ago, and going on to get a 10kg PB. .
Bench she was a bit unlucky with a few of the press commands and her second was a no lift for downward movement. .
By the time deadlifts rolled around  3-4 hours later there was very little left in the tank. .
Lots of lessons learned this time, and really proud of her. She listened to all the commands, and now knows what to expect from the standard of reffing at a divisional competition. .
85kg ⚪️ / 90kg ⚪️ / 95kg Squat ⚪️
52.5kg ⚪️ / 55kg 🔴 / 55kg ✖️
110kg ⚪️ / 117.5kg ✖️ / 117.5kg ✖️
#powerlifting #beginners #strongman #strength #strengthsports #strengthandconditioning #rawstrength #rsg #rawstrengthgym #teamrsg #squat #bench #deadlift
First up this weekend on the platform @fightingfitmanchester Powerlifting Club Comp is @victoria__douglass .
She’ll be competing for the first time after coming to support the team at our last comp at Hybrid HQ in Wigan. 💛🙌🏼 .
#NWPL #NorthwestPowerlifting #NWPLAffiliated #SBD #Novice #Powerlifting #Powerlifter #Strong #NorthWestAffiliateLeague