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You want to tackle modern life's challenges with confidence, resilience and determination. You understand that mental and physical health are interconnected, and you want a better long-term relationship with your body by improving your habits. You are not happy to wait in line for equipment or follow a generic programme and want one-on-one coaching, support and guidance from qualified, experienced experts to achieve your personal and unique fitness goals. You want to look forward to going to a place you'll feel welcome and comfortable amongst like-minded people on the same journey. We're here to help, and we'll be with you every step of the way as you strive to become stronger for life.

Coaching Tailored To You.

Our expert coaching team is dedicated to helping you achieve your unique strength and wellness goals through personalised programming and one-on-one coaching on and off the gym floor, working with you to help build autonomy and eventually develop mastery. Every member has a coach who provides one-to-one accountability via face-to-face consults and app-based check-ins. Our in-house team are highly qualified, well-trained, experienced experts led by Head Coach Conor Johnson, working alongside Founder Rory Girvan (Former Ireland No. 1 ranked Powerlifter and ambassador for mental health charities Inspire and TAMHI).

Who We Work With.

We work with a range of people; from those who have never exercised before to regular gym-goers looking to break through plateaus; students, busy professionals, athletes and retirees. We help you to develop your physical strength for the challenges of the real world, the stuff that matters to you and your life - playing with your kids, helping out around the house and being active.

Strong Body. Strong Mind.

Mental health has been and will always be at the core of everything we do at HENCH but feels even more important during an era of worsening body image and misinformation about how to train correctly to look and feel your best. Strength training acts as the anchor habit for other behaviours related to diet and sleep that can transform how you feel. We'll help you develop a lifestyle and habits that support your physical and mental goals. We're proudly involved with local mental health charities Inspire and T.A.M.H.I. as fundraising supporters, ambassadors and corporate partners.

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  • Ali Jackson

    Great gym. Coaches are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to each member. Good atmosphere with like minded people. More expensive than other gyms but you certainly get what you pay for at HENCH👌. Gym is suitable for all people no matter what stage they're at on their journey.

  • Joshua

    Started at Hench recently, on the 8 week strength programme for beginners. Cool, genuine bunch of people, that are incredibly supportive, know their stuff and are more than willing to help guide you in the right direction. The gym has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, making it non-intimidating for people that are just starting, whilst offering a range of small group PT sessions that are suited to a varying range of capabilities/goals. As a beginner, I'm always learning something new, and each session is good fun - 100% :)

  • Catherine Magennis

    My experience at HENCH so far has been very positive. Training here strikes the right balance between personalised goals to work towards, while also feeling like part of a team. The staff are highly professional, friendly and approachable. Overall training here has been motivational and enjoyable, which I definitely plan to continue.

World-class facilities.

Based beside St. Georges Market in the centre of Belfast, the gym is the first and largest of its kind in Northern Ireland. HENCH is the only gym that teaches strength training in a group environment, with individual programming and reserved equipment. Because of this, our gym is purposely designed so that our members train in small groups following their own personal programme, using reserved equipment for each session, which means no queues or sharing for a better experience.

Modern City Centre Facility

The best equipped private training facility in Northern Ireland, right beside Belfast's famous St. Georges Market with plenty of parking and artisan establishments nearby for a pre-session cup of joe. Private changing and private showing facilities are also provided for our members.

Reserved Equipment

Get the most out of each session. You'll have access to all your own equipment, which means no queues or none of the waiting times faced when sharing with someone. With socially distanced training zones, hand sanitisation stations and rigorous cleaning protocols, you can rest assured you're training in a clean, safe environment.

Progress Tracking

Technology, in the right amounts. We tailor individualised programmes objectively measure training progress to chart performance improvements to show you how fast you progress across different exercises.

Progress Analysis

We utilise medical-grade body composition analysis to evaluate and review our member's progress in muscle gain and body fat loss and a range of other useful metrics for assessing strength, resilience, and wellbeing.


Cryotherapy activates the body’s natural healing powers that can relieve the symptoms of many conditions and promote well-being. It has been reported to reduce muscle and joint pain, inflammation, and several ailments, including skin conditions, insomnia, rheumatism, and stress.

Infrared Sauna

A traditional sauna heats the air around you to extreme temperatures. An infrared sauna uses infrared light to penetrate your skin and warm you directly. Infrared light has the ability to provide healing benefits to the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Infrared sauna use has been reported to enhance recovery, relieve pain, and improve circulation.

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