Sweat Southsea opened its doors in April 2015. Founded by now husband and wife duo Luke and Tina Newton, Sweat was created to offer clients a training environment free from the usual crowds, intimidation and egos of a traditional gym. We’ve transformed a huge warehouse space in central Southsea creating four unique studios, two treatment rooms and private bathrooms. We are proud to offer a multi-disciplinary range of fitness classes including TRX, Barre, Pilates and weights based training and we offer a variety of booking options to offer total flexibility for our clients. You can choose to pay-as-you-go, pay weekly, monthly or annually. As well as classes, we offer a range of 1-1 services including personal training, Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and Pilates. You can expect to be led by passionate, highly-skilled and highly-qualified instructors, trainers and therapists who are fully committed to their continued professional development.

Meet the team



Sweat Southsea co-founder Luke has firmly established himself within the fitness industry building a reputation as one of the leading personal trainers in the region. Luke is passionate about helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals and this passion led him to co-create SWEAT. Luke prides himself on his ability to connect with his clients, understand their motivations and become a positive influence in their lives. He says his relationship with clients is based on teamwork, honesty, continued assessment and goal setting. Training with Luke, you'll find yourself building confidence as well as fitness levels.

Level 3 personal trainer / TRX® certified trainer / Biomechanics Trainer / Kettlebells and Padwork qualifications / Pre and Post Natal Exercise pending / UKSCA associate member



Sweat co-founder Tina had never felt comfortable in typical gym environments and so ensuring SWEAT Southsea was welcoming and non-intimidating was top of her agenda. Tina's background in PR and her experience in both events and product launches has helped to establish our independent start-up. Tina quit her corporate career to launch SWEAT and is now busy on maternity leave, enjoying life as a new mum whilst also still maintaining an active role forging new partnerships and avenues for the business.

Tina particularly enjoys TRX training, Barre and Pilates workouts.



Clinic Lead Hollie graduated from the University of Chichester in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy. Whilst studying, Hollie completed a full time placement year at Southampton Football Club providing pitch-side care and injury rehabilitation to elite football players and is now in her third season at the club. Hollie is also first team Therapist at Bognor Regis Town FC. Hollie enjoys combining manual Sports Therapy techniques with gym-based and sport specific exercises to return patients to, or exceed, pre-injury fitness and skill levels. Hollie is also keen to work with non-injured clients to achieve their specific goals and educate about injury prevention along the way.

Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Affiliated to The Sports Therapy Association / Enrolled to be TRX® certified suspension trainer / Level 3 PT training



Eva is a highly motivated and energetic BSc Sport and Exercise Science second year student. Eva is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist with a talent for motivating with enthusiasm and encouragement and believes that balance in your life is the key to being healthy, strong and happy. Eva is a very capable sportswoman having competed internationally for Lithuania in Modern Pentathlon and swimming which has given her a great understanding of staying motivated, being goal-orientated, physically and mentally strong, and the impact of barriers and injuries.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science second year student at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist



Carla is a keen and highly motivated individual in her final year of studying BSc Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. Carla is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist. She is passionate about the industry and is committed to continually improving her knowledge and skills. Carla’s approach to training comes from a wide sporting background which includes Rowing, Athletics and Swimming. Carla’s a great motivator and is passionate about helping clients stay focused and walk away from every session with a huge sense of achievement.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science Third year student at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist



Laura has played sport and enjoyed fitness for most of her life and especially enjoys strength training. Laura is a Pregnancy and Postpartum athleticism coach and loves to help women to strength train through all chapters of their life. Laura also loves to train clients using weights with proper form and technique and to watch their confidence grow as a result.
Apart from being a mum and trainer, Laura also plays American football to a high level.

Bsc Sport and Exercise Science (Hons) / NASM Certified Personal Trainer Level 3 / NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist / NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist / Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach / Freelance PT



Sweat Life Cardholders receive the following benefits here at SWEAT Southsea:

  • PAYG Classes: £1 off every single-class booking

  • Weekly Classes: Exclusive access to our weekly 3 for £20 class bundle and loyalty card

  • 10% discount on all services at SWEAT's Injury Clinic (does not apply to sports massage bundles)

Sweat Life Cardholders also receive:

SWEAT Life cards are £50, valid for 12 months and subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply


We are the proud creators of The Fitness Festival, a one-of-a-kind event which inspires and celebrates healthy and active lifestyles. The Festival returns to Southsea’s Castle Field on Saturday 1st June 2019.

We really appreciate the kind words we regularly receive through email, the recommendations made through word of mouth and the reviews across social media. Here's what some of our clients have said about us:



“I’m hard pushed to choose my favourite SWEAT class; I love the TRX classes but equally enjoy Bars+Bells. Each week the classes are different but always challenging. There is a great friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and all the team are super encouraging”


"The guys at Sweat Southsea led by Luke and Tina - I cannot recommend them highly enough. I’m not on any kind of commission – I am simply a client of theirs but I think I could also say they are my friends as that is the kind of vibe they create"



“I love HIIT TRX and Circuits, I can't pick just one favourite :) And I love the small group classes"



“I feel stronger, happier and more motivated - I've been a member of many gyms but using SWEAT Southsea, I'm seeing the biggest differences and I'm the fittest I've ever beenI can't recommend Luke and SWEAT enough!"



“ I am now at a point where I really enjoy exercise. I cycle to work, eat much better than I ever used to and have even been to Parkrun! I really recommend personal training and classes at SWEAT.”



"Favourite class - Bars+Bells.

Favourite thing - the relaxed social atmosphere. Sweat doesn’t feel like a typical gym. The classes are a good laugh, and a really good workout which they scale to everyone’s ability, makes getting fit fun”



"I couldn’t be happier with my progress and all-round fitness levels. I joined the military in the best possible frame of mind and fully confident in my physical abilities”



“I sought help ahead of running The Great South Run for the first time and two months after the race I was getting married and wanted to look and feel my best! I would thoroughly recommend Luke to anyone who is finding getting fit and healthy a struggle – he really will make you feel great about yourself and start you on a path to a healthier lifestyle.”



I have learnt how to train effectively using free weights. I reduced my body fat, gained strength and significantly improved my fitness levels. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Luke or the SWEAT team”

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"I can't recommend SWEAT enough. They are very professional and passionate about not only their craft but helping others achieve their fitness goals"



“I would highly recommend Luke and SWEAT Southsea to anyone looking to complete their next challenge; the information and skills I learnt proved invaluable."