A gym designed for strength training

Located just outside the city centre on Little Tennis Street in Nottingham, our 3000 square foot gym has everything you could need – including a variety of membership options, meaning anyone can train here.

From a 300kg Eleiko plate and bar set, to 1000kg of calibrated Rogue plates and four Ohio bars, to more squat racks than any other gym in Nottingham, to 20 other specialist training bars (Rogue, Eleiko, Pendlay etc) and 2 full size lifting platforms; there’s nothing you’ll find lacking here. We also have over 5000kg of other Olympic plates, including bumpers. We run the gym to make sure our members get the equipment they need, so we routinely add kit based on the needs of our membership.

Opening hours are 7.30am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 7.30pm on Friday, 8am to 2pm on Saturdays, and 8am to 2pm on Sundays.

We’re open to the general public, so please have a read of our membership rates and the RWF ethos. We want training here to be as inclusive as possible: whether you’re an experienced lifter or a complete newbie, the environment here will allow you to progress without many of the usual hindrances in a commercial gym.

If you’re in need of more personal, targeted training, we currently have four PTs who between them have well over 30,000hrs of one-to-one coaching experience.

Our equipment


Two full-size Olympic lifting/deadlift platforms


8 squat racks, including 5 powercages

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4 dedicated competition bench press stations


A heavy duty leg press and Rogue Reverse Hyper


Cable crossover machine with two 100kg weight stacks

Membership Options

Views from our members...

  • Lydia Sansome
    I started training at RWF four months ago, and I have never made a better decision in my life. As a student with a part time job I try to be very careful with my money… And I will tell everybody this; personal training with RWF is the best thing I ever have spent my money on. As a teenage girl I am constantly bombarded by the media with images of stick thin women and fake fitness. Personal trainers from other gyms had previously told me that it wasn’t attractive for a girl to get “too big” or “too muscle-ly” so I never had any encouragement to get fit and healthy.
  • Simran Purewal
    The biggest things I’ve learnt through these sessions with Tim was the nutrition side of things and the information he passed on is something which I will be able to carry with me for a long time helping to sustain the weight I’ve lost. We learnt how to use machines and free weights in the gym without feeling silly. My goal was to go to university with a flat stomach and more confidence, and I went away with not only that, but also the knowledge and drive to keep moving forward on my journey.
  • Gareth Bates
    I realised I was fat. Not just a little bit overweight, but FAT (17st3lb at 6ft)! I did what lots of other people do, I started to eat less and exercise more. I started going to the work gym, but after an induction of how to use the machines, I was left to my own devices... Fortunately I was then contacted by RWF, asking was I interested in getting fitter? So I went in and spoke about my goals, my situation and my injuries. They explained how RWF works, it would be a one to one session in a private gym and they would provide guidance on nutrition – exercise and nutrition working hand in hand – so I thought, let’s give it a go! Six months later, I’m another stone lighter, stronger, fitter, healthier and also find I’m standing taller than before!
  • Really friendly and helpful staff,all the equipment is really good and there is plenty to choose from,highly recommend this gym to all that want to loose a bit of weight and get fit.
    Simon Kearton
  • Nottinghams hidden gem of a gym. Would recommend to anyone interested in improving their physique, Fitness levels or day to day life.
    Jake Shore (from Facebook)
  • A different kind of gym! Relaxed atmosphere, great selection of equipment and quality, friendly approachable staff ... best gym I've ever been too ... can't recommend it enough!
    Mandhir Singh Dhillon (from Facebook)
  • Real people Real world training advice Real fun Real-ly great attitude Real-ly worth a look if you're Real-ly serious about strength & performance
    Rachel France (from Facebook)
  • Excellent facilities with great coaching and awesome to have powerlifting in Nottingham
    Sean Smithson (from Facebook)
  • Amazing place, if you want to get in shape get down here
    Paul Gore (from Facebook)
  • Fantastic gym. Competitive but super friendly atmosphere. More than enough equipment and owners keen to push constant improvement in facilities.
    Joshua Turnbull (from Google)
  • Great gym! The owners are nice people and the gym has the best equipment. Perfect if you're advanced or a complete novice. The best gym I've ever been to.
    Chris Adams (from Google)
  • This gym is the most friendly gyms in the world, the guys and girls do anything to help you pointing out top and hints if you require or smash you head phones on and away you go. The kit is good proper good kit, the members are all awesome talkative helpful but not intrusive! Will be back once a month. And if was closer to me would join without hesitation cheers guys! The 'big' D ????️‍
    David Kemp
  • ...Whilst at RWF I have developed a passion for power-lifting, and aided by the guidance of Tim (my PT) and Derran, the other PT's and indeed a few of the other members it has changed my view on exercise and the gym entirely - a year ago I had never entered a gym (nor did I think I wanted to!) but now I want to be there everyday and I intend to enter a powerlifting competition next year - and I know everybody at RWF will support me along the way.
    David Wheatcroft
  • Rachel Gimson (RWF Trainer: Tim Wheatcroft)
    Tim taught me the foundations of a good diet. He provided recipes, meals plans, weekly instructions, tips on preparing food and always made sure I was track with my nutrition. Having the accountability really helped me keep on track. Since training in the private gyms at Real World Fitness without feeling like I am constantly being watched and judged. I have learnt to deadlift with what I’m told is perfect form, squat with perfect form...
  • Mike Grogan
    I had a prolapsed disc, causing sciatica and due to the pain I had stopped any training for about a year and a love of beer and food had helped me pile on some weight. I also had reached a point where I couldn’t put my socks on in a morning without pain and a struggle, which for anyone who has had a similar issue is a really morale sapping way to start the day. Derran and Tim worked with me to understand what I could & couldn’t do (at this point I couldn’t squat or deadlift an empty barbell without pain) and talked through where I wanted to get to in the future. They then built an initial 3 month plan based on building my core strength, weak hamstrings and glutes and working me back up toward some of the main lifts.