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 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.



Team Leader 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 / Enrolled on Biomechanics Trainer course

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and SWEAT Southsea

CIMSPA is driving the improvement and professionalism of the sport and physical activity sector’s employees, and aligning its work with the government’s employability, skills and productivity ambitions. As an Employer Partner, Sweat Southsea is working alongside our awarding organisation and skill development partners to develop the ‘professional standards’ for the sector’s job roles.



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



Vlad is a fully qualified fitness trainer and is currently studying to become a CIMSPA accredited Strength and Conditioning Trainer. Vlad has travelled internationally as a competitive Modern Pentathlete and having moved to England to pursue a career in the fitness industry, is extremely passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and mindsets. Vlad believes that balance is key and that setting achievable goals is an important aspect of staying motivated. Vlad is a highly adaptable trainer who will ensure that sessions are fun and rewarding as well as challenging.

Level 3 Personal Trainer / Training for CIMPSA recognised S&C qualification



Antonia is a highly motivated BSc Sport and Exercise Science student fully qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist. Full Bio to follow.



Maia is our resident Barre instructor. Maia is energetic, highly motivated and delivers upbeat, high-energy Barre classes with fresh playlists and well developed choreography. Maia is a Level 2 Gym Instructor studying for her Personal Training Diploma and Sports Leader coaching qualification at Portsmouth College and is committed to learning and developing her skills and knowledge. Maia has a dance background, enjoying ballet, tap, modern and commercial since the age of five. Maia aspires to work full-time in the fitness industry.



Tom is a SWEAT resident Pilates instructor and is available for small group sessions and private 1-1 tuition. Tom is an international educator in anatomy, biomechanics and exercise. Since starting his career teaching Pilates in North Devon back in 2014, Tom has extensively studied injury rehabilitation and human movement. Tom is a Master Trainer for Biomechanics Education and a UK Faculty Member for The Franklin Method. Tom’s belief is that a crucial component to living a long fulfilling life is understanding the principles of healthy movement. If an individual embodies the principles of healthy movement, then every movement they do will produce health. Tom loves travelling and teaching his little baby niece how to swim and skateboard.



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BSc Sport and Exercise Science Student at UoP. Level 2 Fitness Instructor/ CIMPSA recognised Pre and Post Natal Fitness pending. Experience teaching Pilates in Studio environment.



Lara is a motivated BSc Sports and Exercise Science student in her third year at Chichester University. Lara is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and swim teacher and is assisting with the organisation of our 2019 Fitness Festival.

Lara aspires to work within the fitness industry full-time once she has completed her studies.


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."



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

  • PAYG Classes: £2 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.