Our Reputation

The Forest Gym is now well-known across the length and breadth of England [and Scotland & Wales] for the quality of the competitors we have produced for both Bodybuilding and Powerlifting competitions. We have even had competitors in strongman events and one [Eugene Rowlands] placed 3rd in the Highland Games.


The Gym has a friendly atmosphere and everybody is encouraged to give their best. Some of our members have been coming for 20 years or more and still enjoy their workouts as much as ever.


If you are new to Weight Training and have never been in a gym before you may be nervous about entering a gym full of big, strong men. You need not be. Everybody has had to start somewhere and even the biggest Bodybuilders were often skinny youths in their late teens. Look at the picture of our manager Harold Marillier when he was 17 years old.


When you come to the Gym you will not be bombarded with sales propaganda. We want you to join The Forest Gym but only if it is what you want. You will not have to sign a long-term contract. You can pay daily or monthly. And if you know you are going to be away for a couple of months, say, tell us in adavance and we will not be chasing you for your membership money.


The picture above shows Big H with Michelle Jones and Troy Brown, the Overall Winners at the UKBFF Finals in 2006.  This was the first [and still, only] time that the overall winners of the men's and women's Bodybuilding came from the same gym.

Contact Us

The Forest Gym

Unit 26

Tilgate Recreation Centre


West Sussex

RH10 5PH


Opening Hours


Monday to Friday

10.30 am to 9.00 pm



3.00 pm to 6.00 pm



8.00 am to 10.00 am


All Bank Holidays

3.00 pm to 6.00 pm



Christmas Day 

Boxing Day


Any questions?

Contact us directly:


01293 -  537229


Or use our contact form.

What's new?

New Revised Web Site


Last Updated


2nd February 2015


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