Information about Gym 01 Fitness & Martial Arts

Rodney Rd Unit 16
PO4 8DF, Portsmouth
+44 23 9217 7323

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Gym 01 is a 16,000 sq. ft 24 hour gym specialiasing in Martial Arts and Boxing with classes for Juniors from 4 years and up, and beginners every day.

At Gym 01 Fitness & Martial Arts Portsmouth we pride ourselves on maintaining an environment in which anybody can train, free of judgement and regardless of ability or experience. From juniors of four years old and up, to adults of all ages we welcome everyone to come and enjoy our facilities and classes. Gym 01 was built with a vision of teaching martial arts to all, in a full time and dedicated facility at an affordable price.

We offer expert classes in a wide range of martial arts, including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing and Junior Kickboxing, along with family BJJ classes.

The gym itself is spread over two large units with one dedicated to Martial Arts and Boxing with two matted floors, punch bag zones, locker rooms, waiting area, showers, changing rooms and more. Next door is a dedicated 24 hour gym with four weight lifting stations, free weights, cable machines, functional training area, a whole floor of cardio machines, shower rooms, lockers and more.

There are lockers, changing rooms, toilets and showers in both units and and our reception area also offer smoothies, and other snacks and supplements along with a fully stocked shop for all the training kit you could need.

Prior to joining Gym 01 I was bored and completely frustrated. Despite having lost some weight I had hit a plateau and without seeing any gains my workouts were no longer as enjoyable as they once were.

Although having little to no experience in martial arts and combat sports it had always been something I was open to trying but never actually getting round to doing. I finally stopped making excuses and just got on did it. Since then I have not looked back and it has quite simply been one of the best things I have ever done…

As a 57 year old woman with little previous fitness experience, I am probably the least likely person you would expect to see training at Gym 01, BUT I do, and I love it!

The staff are incredibly knowledgeable, helpful & friendly.  Changing facilities are basic but always clean. The equipment room is small but never crowded – mat space is huge!


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Gym 01 Fitness & Martial Arts: Opinions

5/5 (51 Opinions)
The Weekend Painter 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: This gym has something for all levels from beginner to expert. If you want to train in martial arts for a hobby, for self defence, to boost confidence or if you plan on becoming a pro fighter then this is the gym for you. The coaches are excellent at what they do and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. The subscriptions are very good value for money, I have trained there for years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Kat Frost 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: It is one year since I went by myself to a Jiu Jitsu class at Gym01, purely with the intention of helping my son learn the martial art. I was the only girl, and I was completely out of my comfort zone. Everyone was so kind and encouraging and I had the best time! I was hooked! Fast forward a year and I’m training three times a week and I’ve made so many good friends. All the staff and members at Gym01 have been friendly, inclusive and accommodating, particularly with my son! They also welcomed me as a yoga teacher and it’s definitely my favourite class to teach every week! My life is enriched by Gym01, the people and Jiu Jistu and I feel excited as the journey continues!

Tom Tweed 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: This gym is great! Been coming for a few months now and wanted to upgrade just over the summer, and was expecting some complex process based on past experience. Took 2 minutes. That, on top of the top tier coaching and outstanding, supportive environment they've cultivated makes Gym01 worth every penny.

James Hanlon 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Class place with great instructor’s and community - losing weight whilst slowly building confidence everyone from the coach’s pros beginners making you feel welcomed as a community and take things at your pace Really recommend anyone wanting to come down to try it out and see why they’re the best martial arts gyms on the south coast.

Michael Robert Lucy 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I join Gym 01 8 years ago and was the best decision of my life. Coming through the university team then jumping in on classes, fighting as an amateur, to working on reception to coaching Kickboxing as my full time job. It’s safe to say I have made friends for life here which is a massive reflection on what has been built here. The atmosphere is always amazing, no egos on the mat, everyone is more than happy to help each other out and genuinely have time for each other. With members competing at every level, with white belts BJJ students competing on local shows to MMA fighters competing in the UFC, Cage Warriors and Bellator. Join Gym 01 you won’t regret it!

laura keane 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Really amazing Gym. Friendly atmosphere and everyone made welcome. Love training there and have made some good friends through the gym. Coaches are really helpful friendly people who look after everyone that come in the gym.

Elyse Hale 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: An amazing gym with amazing staff. Joined through university not having a clue what kickboxing was and every single one of the coaches have put so much time and effort into helping me improve. A great environment to learn develop and push yourself - the staff there make it what it is and I couldn’t recommend it more. Feel proud to say I’m a member there ❤️

Mary Watkins 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Love this gym! Friendly trainer's always willing to help. Intresting classes and took my first step into working with a personal trainer, best move ever!

Harry Carter 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Amazing gym. Never really been into any other sports but the coaches, other members and vibe have made training kickboxing the best experience. Very beginner friendly and you'll just want to get better every week.

george kaslik 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I joined Gym01 at University for the MMA classes and I was a little hesitant at first. However after my first training session that hesitation quickly washed away. Every member of staff was welcoming and the coaches are extremely patient and honest. They only want the best for their student's improvement and safety at all times. They push you, whilst being understanding. Every member of the gym and staff are incredible, and this has built a supportive community that you will want to be a part of.

Simon Dorn 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Been at this gym a few years now and I can’t fault it, the staff are amazing as well as the coaches. The atmosphere is so friendly too, it’s nothing like you’d expect, everyone is really nice and just wants to learn. It really is a special place.

George Gregory 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Life-changing & an atmosphere I would recommend to all. Thanks for everything & always testing my limits. A new skill set for life

Bayley Wainwright 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I started training at Gym 01 when I was only 12 while in-between sports after some bullying at my previous hobby. 10 years later Gym 01 has completely changed my life, very proud to say I’m a kickboxing and 121 coach at this gym and I wouldn’t change anything in the last decade. Amazing gym, friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable coaches and a great team everywhere you look.

Allie Baldwin 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Best Martial Arts Gym in Portsmouth! Would recommend to anyone, whether you’re a beginner or have years experience - the facilities, the coaches, the staff and all the members really make this gym an amazing place to train

Mark Little 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Very friendly and informative coaches. Suitable from beginners to experts, would highly recommend to anyone.

Esme Hoye 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Guy01 is the best gym I’ve ever been to in my whole life! I felt so welcomed by the friendly staff! Everyone was really helpful and extremely knowledgeable and open to offer a helping hand! Friendly gym welcoming staff and amazing coaches!

Faye Adams 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A really friendly gym. I have spent the majority of my childhood growing up here. Saturdays girls definitely make the best smoothies! Would recommend to anyone.

Stefan Yordanov 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic place to go to, regardless of whether you are into martial arts, or just want to work out. The gym offers both a fitness area, with a diverse range of equipment to achieve your personal fitness goals. At the same time, it has a fantastic set of martial arts classes, including jiu-jitsu (both Gi and No-Gi), Boxing, MMA, Muay-Thai, and Kickboxing. All of that in a massive area containing all the equipment you need - bags, mats, a ring and an octagon. The coaches are competent at what they do and very very good at relaying it to all their students, and always push you to work on and improve yourself. Absolutely would recommend checking it out, you will not regret it!

Dominic Reader 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: I never thought I would get in to a martial art. I started going a couple of times a week. The vibe here is so friendly and you feel like a part of a team.I have steadily become more addicted and now end up in this place most days! Best community of a gym hands down!

Michael Muscat 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: A fantastic Martial Arts gym with great fitness/weights facilities attached. Having never done any martial arts before I was made to feel welcome straight away, everyone is really supportive and I found myself quickly addicted, even upgrading my membership because I wanted to train as much as possible!

Alex Gray 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic MMA club, with plenty of variety of classes and age ranges. Instructors are all very knowledgeable and friendly.

Dylan Weyers 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Absolute gem of a place. Everyone is super friendly, facilities are top notch, coaches are all great and always engaging, encouraging and supportive. I would live there if I could

Thomas Shaw 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Gym01 is an amazing gym where you instantly feel part of the family. Their top tier coaching helps you learn and excel at a new sport or at fitness in general. I started JiuJitsu having never done any martial arts, and I was able to compete a few months later. The constant support you receive as a member is reflective of their community ethos and this sets them apart from any commercial gym you can find anywhere.

Suzanne Whitcombe 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: This gym is truly unique, it is owned by 2 guys passionate about their sports, their clients & the community. It is an inclusive & friendly gym. Its cleanlinessbefore covid was second to none & now it is superior! Newcomers are made very welcome. Watching the young children following their instructors intently & then all sanitising at the end is incredible! You may think that all gyms are the same but when you try this one you will never go elsewhere!

Thomas Baker 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Incredible facility, great classes and instructors! Suitable for all ranges of martial arts experience.

Ryan Tooes 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Amazing gym, changed my life ! Joined back in 2011 and never looked back, incredible atmosphere, facilities and top level coaching. You won't find a better gym for martial arts in the South.

Jonathan Stanbury 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: The best gym in Portsmouth. Was a member between first and second lockdown primarily for weight training. It has everything you need to have a great session and no waiting for equipment. The staff are knowledgable and very helpful. The cleanliness is second to none which was important to me at that time.

Alexandra Pinhorn 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Great gym! The team take their spot and coaching really seriously, yet they remain friendly and approachable. Inclusive and safe.

Sam Belazka 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Without doubt the best gym in Pompey.. All coaches and staff are brilliant and make you feel at home straight away! Whether you're a pro fighter or have never touched a boxing glove before you will love this place!! With the 24 hour gym next door to the padded area it's the perfect place to train!!

Charlie Lefever 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Can't recommend Gym 01 enough, if you're looking to learn something new and get in shape, Gym 01 will be perfect for you. The classes keep you engaged and always wanting more. With the opening of their new 24 hour gym there's no better time to join!

Michael Smith 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Best MMA, K1 , BBJ , boxing , fitness gym on the south coast actually the UK. Actually the world yes it’s the best gym in the world . Beat that ... Honestly coaches are amazing friendly , positive and constantly supportive . Will always be part of fitness journey .

Emmeline Jones 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: Gym01 is a premium martial arts gym at an affordable price. All the staff and coaches are extremely professional and knowledgeable. Memberships are very flexible and there is something for everyone! Couldn’t recommend enough

Gemma Battye 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Gym01 is one of the friendliest gyms I have ever been to! Amazing facilities and coaches and just an all round great place to learn new skills and work on fitness.

Danielle Hollinshead 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I've been training with gym01 for over 1 year now and it is the best martial arts gym in Portsmouth. This gym has no room for big egos and the coaches and members are all amazing. If you want to learn, compete, lose a bit of weight or just do a martial art for fun this is the place to go. 100% the best!!

Grace Hackett 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I've been a member coming up to a year now, having never done any form of martial art before. I go to Jade's beginner kickboxing sessions which have been amazing for my fitness as well as letting out some of the stress from the work day! The recent change in timetable have created longer sessions at no extra cost to myself and has meant Jade can incorporate sparring into the session which has been really fun! Would definitely recommend!

Ryan Rodriguez 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I have been boxing at Gym01 for the past 3 years and highly recommend this gym. The coaching is of a high level and the atmosphere in the gym is always welcoming and friendly. There are various sessions on offer from beginner to advance so anyone can train here no matter your skill level or experience.

Arun Singh 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: There’s not one thing specifically I would recommend about Gym01. I feel it has something for everyone. If you’re looking to get into martial arts there’s an array of styles, and wealth of experience to learn from. If you’re looking get fit you’ll find that in each class you attend. If you’re looking to learn something new the system here pushes you to be challenged. If you’re looking for nutritional help there are individuals who go the extra step to help you do that. Gym01 is that type of place where you end up knowing everyone in class and if you don’t you will. I throughly love going to Gym01 and will be looking forward to being here as long as I can.

claire marie ansell 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I've been a member for nearly a year now. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. There are plenty of other girls which is nice but the guys are friendly too and good to team up with. I was nervous about joining a martial arts gym as I had an idea in my mind of an overly macho environment and an intimidating experience. This place is the complete opposite. Very respectful and fun. The workouts are tough but that's what makes them good! All the coaches are experts in their field and you can tell they are all passionate about teaching their sport. They are friendly and approachable. Keep it up team!

Katie Rich 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic gym offering a variety of classes for all ages and abilities in Boxing, Kicking, Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. All of the coaches are highly experienced professionals and give excellent teaching. Great learning environment and place to break a sweat!

Matt Marshall 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Friendly atmosphere, all coaches have many years of experience and only want the best from all students. Just because it is a martial arts gym does not mean you have to start competing, a lot of people do it just for the physical fitness. All staff will go the extra mile to help you. Every single person in this gym will greet you with a smile. One of if not the best martial arts gym in the country

Tambibird 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: What can I say about gym01... Its amazing!!! Literally the best club I've ever been a part of. The instructors and staff are all fantastic and everyone who goes there are friendly and welcoming too! The sessions are absolutely brilliant for fitness building/maintaining and are great fun!! 100% recommend this gym - one of a kind!!

Russell Sayers 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I've been a member of gym01 for over 4 years now and the thing that most impresses me compared to other places I've trained is that Gareth and Brian are never happy standing still. They persue the same constant improvement that drives their members, be it revamping reception, a better website, new membership app, new equipment, new classes or new post workout snacks. I know that as a member my fees are going in to the constant improvement of a place I love and not just moving up the chain to some shareholders pocket. If I could give 6 stars I would.

Paulina Szymanska 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Joining Gym 01 was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The instructors have a huge knowledge about martial arts and are always happy to help; the venue is spacious and kept clean; everybody is really friendly and the atmosphere is great. I look forward to every class!

Darcy Herrity 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I’ve been to a number of gyms over the past few years and even though they were all good none compared to Gym 01. It’s an amazing gym, great atmosphere, very professional with brilliant management and staff. Not only is the coaching excellent, but all coaches are wonderful people, very easy to approach and genuinely love teaching people. Among the people who attend there are no egos with everyone willing to help anyone who needs it. This gym is for everyone whether your thinking of getting fit; building confidence or fighting.

Cecily Adams 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: i joined Gym01 just over 4 years ago. I started training to make friends after moving into the city alongside exercising at a "regular" gym but soon cancelled with them and upgrading to an unlimited class membership at Gym01! The coaches are excellent - knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping you toward your goal, whether that is simply fun and fitness or competition. I now compete at an amateur level in MMA with the support of a fantastic fight team. You will ALWAYS be able to find someone willing to lend a hand, be it to help drill a technique, learn a new combination or squeeze in some sparring rounds. All you need to do is ask and help appears!

Suki Yau 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Never did any form of martial arts before trying classes with the uni in sept, now a member of the gym. Coaches are attentive and knowledgeable. You needn't be scared about starting as the atmosphere is incredibly friendly. Put the effort in and you'll see results, respect to all the coaches for your hard work and passion!

Demi Hurst 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: I came here a few years ago as a student and absolutely loved the gym, everything about it and the coaches. Few years later decided to move back down near portsnPort just to be able to train here again. Could have chosen a nearer place to train but 30 mins travel is nothing for the quality of cozchico and support you get from this gym. Highly recommended

Hayley Grace Wakeford 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: Gym01 is one of the best places I have ever joined. The staff are always friendly and keen to help you if you have any problems, and the coaches are incredible with their knowledge and expertise. Every single class you will learn something new, and after 2 years at the gym, I can safely say that I have been learning something new and developing with every class I attend. As soon as you join you become part of the Gym01 family and part of a real team, who will become some of your best friends and supporters, and the confidence from knowing you can defend yourself in a nasty situation is a huge confidence booster too. The gym is suitable for all ages with family classes, young children, teenage and adult classes all day long, and will do everything possible to make sure that you enjoy yourself, no matter your background is. It really is a perfect place for everyone! I would highly recommend for anyone to come down to the Gym and try it out, I am sure it will change your life around, just like how it has done so for mine.

Jez Pickering 7 years ago

Fantastic experience: As a keen amateur martial artist I arrived at Gym01 having tried many others. This gym without a doubt is the cut above the rest. The coaches are spectacular and push you to excel no matter what your level, this is reflected in their beginner and advanced classes. As I have been competing for an amateur kickboxing bout at the end of february The coaches took it upon themselves to push me harder than I even have before, giving me advice on improving cardio and losing weight ready for the fight: without the dedicated staff that go the extra mile I would feel worlds away from how ready I feel now! The facilities are exceptional: for a first timer turning up there is everything you need available to get started! With a weights room as well as the mat spaces there isnt much else you could ask for. 10/10 would recommend over and over.

Demi Devlin-hurst 7 years ago

Fantastic experience: Joining this gym worked a miracle for my confidence and my weight.I moved to Portsmouth for uni and into my second year of kickboxing I was worried about joining a new gym and having to basically start over. Took one session here to give me a shock! Coaches are amazingly friendly and helpful, you give them a goal they will help you make it happen. Not just the coaches but everyone else who trains here! Gym01 brings a new meaning to teammates and coaching. When I moved here I fell into the typical student habits and gained a fair bit of weight. With the help of the coaches and fellow team mates within 5 months I've managed to lose 15kg and I've never felt fitter or healthier! Gym01 is the gym for you if you want to boost your self esteem, confidence, meet like minded people, for fitness or for serious competition, even any other personal goals this gym will help you achieve them no matter what!

Jack Morris 7 years ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastic gym to train at. Great for any and all ability levels. It's understandable to find the thought of going to a martial arts gym for the first time a little intimidating however I can assure you at gym01 there is no need. All the coaches and guys and girls that train there are very friendly, approachable with no alpha male type egos.

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