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 fitness studios, treatment room and private bathrooms.

We are proud to offer a multi-disciplinary range of fitness classes including TRX, Barre, HIIT, and weights based training and we offer a variety of booking options to offer total flexibility for our clients.

As well as classes, we offer a range of 1-1 services including Personal Training, Sports Massage and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

You can expect to be led by passionate, highly-skilled and highly-qualified trainers and therapists.

Meet the team



Co-founder Luke has built a reputation as one of the leading personal trainers in the region and is passionate about helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals. 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.

Level 3 personal trainer / TRX® certified trainer / Biomechanics Trainer / Kettlebells and Padwork qualifications / Pre & Post Natal Exercise pending / Strength & Conditioning Trainer qualification pending



Co-founder Tina had never felt comfortable in typical gym environments and so ensuring SWEAT Southsea was friendly, welcoming and non-intimidating was top of her agenda. Tina's background in Branding and PR and experience in events and product launches helped to establish our independent start-up.

Whilst enjoying life as a new mum, Tina maintains an active role forging new partnerships and avenues for the business.



Team Leader Eva is a highly motivated and energetic third year BSc Sport and Exercise Science student. 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, as well as the impact of barriers and injuries.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist / Biomechanics Trainer



Vlad is a personal trainer, CIMSPA accredited Strength and Conditioning Trainer and CIMSPA accredited Biomechanics Trainer. Vlad has travelled internationally as a competitive Modern Pentathlete and is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and mindsets. Vlad believes that setting achievable goals is an important aspect of staying motivated. His sessions are fun and rewarding as well as challenging.

Level 3 Personal Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Trainer / Biomechanics Trainer



Antonia is a highly motivated BSc Sport and Exercise Science graduate fully qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist. Antonia rejoins our team in August as she returns to Portsmouth for her Masters.

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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.

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 discounts with our Partners.

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.