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Former Premiership rugby star opens new gym in Stroud

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A former Premiership rugby star has opened a new gym in Stroud.

Ex-Worcester Warriors, London Irish and Parma prop Tom Warren has just opened the doors to Fortress Gym alongside his wife and co-founder Rebecca.

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Fortress Gym co-founders Tom and Rebecca Warren Picture: Matt Bigwood

The gym based at New Mills, Libby’s Drive is part of a complex which also homes independent businesses Spacehoppers co-working and industrial lighting specialist Trainspotters. The unit at Fortress Gym is owned by Ray Teakle and Liam Funnell  of Lansdown Motors.

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Fortress Gym co-founders Tom and Rebecca Warren with children Amelie and Evangeline 
Picture: Matt Bigwood

Tom, who was forced to hang up his rugby boots at 27, due to a neck injury, is now a powerlifter – competing nationally and at European level, he said: “Our gym has fast become the go-to facility for both experienced athletes and enthusiastic beginners in powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and bodybuilding.

“Whether you’re on a personal road to recovery or just starting out on your fitness journey, Fortress Gym is for everyone seeking a safe, friendly and motivating space to work out.”

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A sense of community is part of Fortress Gym’s ethos, Tom added: “At Fortress Gym, we believe that a strong community is the foundation of success and growth.

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Fortress Gym co-founder Rebecca Warren Picture: Matt Bigwood

“We have fostered a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages camaraderie among members. You’ll find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for strength and fitness – the opportunities for connection and support are endless at Fortress Gym.”

For more information on Fortress Gym click HERE

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