Reviews and testimonials


We really appreciate the support we receive across social media and through word of mouth.

Here's what some of our clients have said about us:

Peter Leonard, Canon Chancellor, Portsmouth Cathedral

"One area I have been focusing on this last year is exercise. I use Sweat Southsea to help achieve this. Essentially I lack self discipline so I need to exercise with others who help motivate me. I also need trainers who take a holistic approach and an interest in me as a person not just as a body to improve. The guys at Sweat Southsea led by Luke and Tina Newton do this incredibly well and 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."

Liz Drabble, Sales Execution Manager at IBM

"I have been coming to Sweat Southsea for a couple of years - for PT sessions, classes and even the odd session of Physio. The team are super friendly but most of all accessible and, well, normal! There are no mirrors or egos, just a lovely group of people who enjoy working in the fitness industry. The benefits to me have been huge- physical fitness has improved beyond measure through a mixture of HIIT, Pilates, weights and cardio work but the bit that I have been most pleased with is the effect that the exercise- and being part of the Sweat community - has had on my mental wellbeing. The headspace is great. Pay-as-you-go works well for me to help make sure that I can balance exercise with family and work life... basically Sweat was the missing piece of the jigsaw! Thanks to Luke, Tina and the whole team."

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Ellesha Rolison, Dance Instructor

"I go to SWEAT Outdoors and Kettlebell classes which are both hard work but fun. The trainers are always extremely encouraging, with a variation of exercises each week to target different muscle groups, strengthening and cardio. The atmosphere amongst the group is always positive and encouraging, working as a team as well as improving yourself as an individual. I also love how the instructors make a point of learning people's names instantly. I think it's a great quality! I can't recommend SWEAT enough. They are very professional and passionate about not only their craft but helping others achieve their fitness goals."

Ruth Worswick, Teaching Professional

"An achilles injury left me unable to run a few months ago. But George's patience, encouragement and (kindly) nagging have taught me to manage the condition. I had my first beach run in months today and cannot begin to describe the impact on me mentally as well as physically. Thank you!"

Kirsty Tolfrey

"Had a massage today and it was amazing! Lexie made me feel at ease and made sure i was ok with the pressure throughout. Would definitely recommend to others! Feeling so refreshed now thank you!"

Alice Jones

"Fab first barre class with Lily this morning - I'd never done it before and it really pushed me - but such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Small class sizes too (even though it was fully booked!) Thank you Lily & Sweat - and see you next week! :) "

Chris Woods, Events Manager

"A great team of guys and girls doing something different from the mainstream gyms; no membership fees, no distractions, and they actually care!"

Paul Gonella, Co-Founder, Strong Island

"A huge thank you to the guys at Sweat. When you suffer from things like back pain it is easy to begin to think of it as your new normal, no longer taking part in physical activities and consciously (& subconsciously) creating coping strategies to work around things. Working with SWEAT has really made me realise that I can break that down and get back to a new, more active, sense of normal....with a lot of hard work still to do."

Hannah Rumming

"Having had problems with my shoulders since a sports injury 8 years ago, I had settled with the idea that I had joints of an 80 year old ... Not really what you want at 24! However, I’ve recently had 4 sessions of sports therapy and honestly cannot emphasise enough how much this had positively impacted my day-to-day life. We managed to find the root of my problem and I was taught numerous ways to incorporate exercises to ease the pain and strengthen my shoulders into my busy schedule. I now sleep better, work more comfortably at a desk and most importantly, it has massively improved my training for The Great South Run. Thank you!”

Joel Byas

"Great team, lots of good encouragement even when it's tough. A real caring vibe going on! Great place to start getting fit and trim!"