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December 10, 2017
10 Dec 2017

Rigs Fitness Wins THIRD National Award in 5 Years

“Rigs Fitness in Moseley, Birmingham has won a THIRD national recognition at a prestigious fitness industry awards ceremony”

Rigs Fitness Best Gym in Midlands and Wales 2017

Rigs Fitness beat off strong opposition to be crowned Regional Gym of the Year Midlands & Wales at the National Fitness Awards

WE ARE SO PROUD to announce that Rigs Fitness has won ‘The Best Gym in Midlands and Wales’ at this years National Fitness Awards. This adds to our recent string of successes. Since opening in 2012, our gym in Moseley, Birmingham has won:

–       Best New Gym in the UK, 2013 (LINK)

–       Best Functional Training Gym in the UK, 2016 (LINK)

–       Regional Gym of the Year, Midlands & Wales 2017 (an award that Rigs had previously come runner up in in 2014 and 2016)

–       Rigs also came runner up in the years Strength Training Gym of the Year.

Rigs Fitness, Birmingham Best Gym in the Midlands and Wales

The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.

To come out on top, our gym went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to members and staff and examined all areas of the business from member retention to customer service.

Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included top personal trainer Richard Callender, fitness guru and former contestant on The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke and award-winning gym owner Steve Johnson, who decided the winners in each category from the shortlists.


National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our winners have had an arduous journey to this point – the standard of entries seems to just get stronger year on year and every facility that walked away with an award should be extremely proud.”

Awards were presented in over 20 categories at a glittering ceremony at The Athena in Leicester, attended by over 800 health and fitness professionals and hosted by former TV Gladiator and fitness expert Jenny Pacey and top personal trainer and fitness presenter Dean Hodgkin.

Rigs Owner Sam Smith with Brother and Digital Media Specialist Ben Smith

Rigs Owner Sam Smith (Right) with Brother and Digital Media Specialist Ben Smith (Left)

Rigs Fitness Paul Gilmore, Sam Smith, Callum Hawthorne

Co-Founder Paul Gilmore (Left), Owner Sam Smith (Middle), Boxing Coach Callum Hawthorne (Right)

This years awards ceremony marked the 4th time Rigs Fitness had been shortlisted for national awards in 5 years of being open. Rigs owner Sam Smith said:

“Since we won Best New gym in the UK in 2013, we’ve been working hard to continually improve. Listening to our members, predicting industry trends and providing some of the best coaching in the UK allowed us to come runner up in this category twice (in 2014 and 2016), and I guess third time’s is a charm. We’re now officially the best gym in the Midlands & Wales and the best Functional Training gym in the UK. Now it’s time to work hard and aim for even better things in 2018”

– For more information about Rigs Fitness please visit our website HERE

– If you’re interested in a FREE taster session please call us on 01212461976, email us at or come down and see us anytime Rigs Fitness, 4 Willersey Road, B130AY 🙂

– For more information about our Athlete Development Programme and Athletic Performance at Rigs visit our website HERE

March 29, 2017
29 Mar 2017

Gym Membership Options in Birmingham at Rigs Fitness

Gym Memberships Birmingham

Since winning best functional training gym in the UK at last years National Fitness Awards, we have been inundated with questions about how to join and what gym memberships we offer. So… here is everything you need to know about gym memberships at Rigs Fitness here in Birmingham.


We have four different gym membership options. Unlimited, Performance, Off-Peak & Weightlifting. All give you full access to our award winning facilities but they differ in the amount of classes you can attend and what time of day you can train. The infographic below shows you the difference between our memberships. (Tip: You can click on any of the memberships below and it will take you to our online direct debit portal meaning you can SIGN UP NOW!)

Gym Membership Birmingham


The easiest way to join Rigs Fitness is with a monthly Direct Debit gym membership. Saving you the trouble of setting up a standing order or having to find the cash each month, we simply get you to sign up in house with us or online and the rest is done for you.

With all our Direct Debit memberships* we give you 4 options: No Contract, 3 Month, 6 Month or 12 Month – giving you the chance to decide whether you want the freedom to be able to freeze or cancel whenever you like or bring your monthly gym membership cost down with a longer term contract.

What’s our most popular membership?12 Month Unlimited. Giving the member best value for money with access to over 20 taught classes each month as well as full use of our facilities during all opening hours

All of our gym memberships include access to our personal training services, expert advice whenever you need is and NO JOINING FEE.


Don’t want to pay by Direct Debit? No problem at all. We have two offers for anybody who wants to pay using card or cash. Both are up front payments and work out cheaper than paying via Direct Debit.

Pay for 6 months up front, get 1 month free. When you pay for any of our no contract gym memberships up front for 6 months we will give you 1 month completely free. This means a 15% total saving on your gym membership.

Pay for 12 months up front, get 3 months free. When you pay for any of our no contract gym memberships up front for 12 months we will give you 3 months free. This means a 20% gym total saving on your gym membership.

If you want to sign up today and pay for your gym membership up front get in touch and we will respond ASAP with further details. Email ( or call us (01212461976) today. 


We’ve got a number discount memberships available at Rigs. Here is a list of the offers we currently have running, who is eligible, and how to claim your discount gym membership today: 

Student – If you are a student and have a valid NUS card then you can get 15% off your gym membership at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: STUDENT when signing up online or in house with us and you will claim your discount gym membership. 

Emergency Services – If you work in the emergency services and have valid proof of employment you can get 15% off your gym membership at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: EMERGENCY when signing up online or in house with us and you will claim your discount gym membership. 

Family – To be eligible for a family discount membership at Rigs Fitness you need to sign up in a group of 4 or more. Each person singing up will receive 20% off their gym membership when signing up together. This needs to be done in house. If you want more information on this then please get in touch now ( 

Independent Birmingham – If you have a valid Independent Birmingham card then you will receive your first months membership free when signing up online at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: INDYBRUM when signing up online to claim your discount gym membership. 

For more information about any of our gym memberships or to sign up today visit our website, phone us or come and see us today:  – OR – sign up online here 


March 6, 2017
06 Mar 2017

Emergency Services Gym Membership in Birmingham – at Rigs Fitness

Emergency Services Gym Membership in Birmingham at Rigs Fitness

Emergency Services Gym Membership Birmingham

Introducing the new Emergency Services Gym Membership at Rigs Fitness

From January 2017 all emergency services workers will be able to get a 15% discount from their monthly membership cost on all membership types at Rigs. Since being crowned the UK’s Best Functional Training Gym in 2016 we’ve been inundated with questions regarding an Emergency Services Gym Membership and we’ve decided to give something back to those people working hard in the services every day.

If you work for any of the following and you’re interested in strength and conditioning training, functional fitness, boxing, olympic weightlifting, strength training, athletic development and gym classes then sign up for your emergency services gym membership now:

Emergency Services Gym Memberships apply if you work for any of the following:

  • Police Force
  • Fire Service 
  • Ambulance Service 
  • Armed Forces
  • NHS

We have four different membership options at Rigs Fitness and your discount will apply to all of them. Our memberships range from Off-Peak (use of our facilities 7 days per week, 10am – 4pm) to our popular Unlimited Membership which includes full use of our award winning class timetable. You can find out more information HERE.

To claim your Emergency Services Gym Membership :

  1. Log onto Rigs Fitness Website 
  2. Choose join online on our homepage
  3. Use ‘EMERGENCY’ in the promocode section 
  4. Choose your preferred membership option 
  5. Fill in the online sign up form and receive email confirmation of your membership
  6. Bring proof of your Emergency Services employment on your first visit to Rigs

For more information about Rigs Fitness, or if you have any questions you would like to ask us come and see us, or get in touch today:

T – 01212461976 | E – | A – 4 Willersey Road, B13 0AY

June 21, 2016
21 Jun 2016

PrizeLifter™ at The BWL Birmingham Open

PrizeLifter at The Birmingham Open

The UK’s First Weightlifting Knockout Tournament With A Cash Prize – Affiliated with and supported by British Weight Lifting

PrizeLifter™ is an exciting new event that sets to redefine weight lifting as an entertainment. The concept features eight lifters from a chosen weight class competing in one evening for a cash prize. Featuring up and coming lifters as well as seasoned athletes each lifter will pair up in four initial quarter final rounds with winners meeting in the final. All lifting is held in one action­ packed evening of weightlifting that is guaranteed to bring fans flocking with explosive lifting action and party atmosphere all night.

The first PrizeLifter™ will be held at the BWL Birmingham Open on Sat 13th August at Edgbaston Stadium ­the weight class, Female Lightweights (<65kgs).

Also featuring on the night as an exclusive ‘First Time Lifters’ competition. 8 Male and 8 Female athletes with no previous weight lifting experience will step out onto the stage and compete in both the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. The winner will be decided by the Sinclair Formula… (The Sinclair Coefficients are a means to compare different weight classes in Olympic Weightlifting – meaning there will be no strict weight classes on the night, just 16 athletes who want to lift their maximum!).

There are two very clear goals set out for PrizeLifter at The BWL Birmingham Open:

  1. To have an action packed night of explosive sports entertainment and for spectators and lifters alike to enjoy themselves
  2. To encourage more people to see what Weightlifting is all about and get involved in this exciting sport

For more information please visit our event page here… our online ticket site here or our website here.

Ticket Information: Standard Tickets £20VIP/Waitress Service Tickets £30 (Table of 12 £300, limited availability).


  • Direct from Rigs Fitness (Call 07812030477 or 01212461976 to reserve yours now)
  • Direct from any of the athletes competing on the night
  • Online by following this link –


April 29, 2016
29 Apr 2016

Functional Defence Seminar – Only at Rigs Fitness

Functional Defence Seminar

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW HERE. This link will take you to our secure online PayPal payment page. Once your payment has been made you will be emailed your confirmation and your place on the Functional Defence Seminar reserved. We look forward to seeing you at Rigs Fitness.

December 11, 2015
11 Dec 2015

Open Weekend Sat 16th & Sun 17th January

The Rigs Fitness Coaching Team would like to personally invite you to come and train at our newly refurbished facility. Our open weekend is completely free to everyone Book your space using our Eventbrite page here:

WHEN: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th January 10-4pm

WHERE: Rigs Fitness, 4 Willersey Road, Birmingham, B130AY

WHO: Anybody who wants to come and see an inspiring facility to help you achieve your health and fitness goals

WHAT: Please see our training timetable below for the weekend – all classes are free to attend, some may need booking.


Free open weekend at Rigs Fitness

16thSaturday 16th January: Open 10am-4pm






-Functional Fitness Level 1

-Olympic Weightlifting (need to book, max 15 spaces)

-Functional Fitness Level 2

-Injury Prevention Workshop

-Yoga For Athletes

17thSunday 17th January: Open 10am-4pm





-Functional Fitness Level 1

-Functional Fitness Level 2

-Fighting Fit



The gym’s facilities will be available for open training from 10am-4pm on both days whilst classes are taking place. You can jus turn up on the day for all classes, with the exception of Olympic Weightlifting which you will need to book a space (maximum of 15 places, first come first serve).

December 1, 2015
01 Dec 2015

Rigs Fitness – The Next Level Refurbishment

Rigs Fitness RefurbWe’re delighted to announce the full refurbishment of Rigs Fitness in Birmingham. Since opening in August 2012 Rigs has gone from strength to strength picking up a number of awards along the way and now it is time for the next level.

Listening to our members, reinvesting in our facility and studying the latest industry trends has allowed  us to upgrade our facility to the next level of fitness. The new and improved Rigs Fitness demonstrates an efficient use of space whilst being functionally and aesthetically stunning.

What we are improving…

Our matted class instruction area is now 1500sqft and includes a 20m indoor sprint track. This will allow us to increase the participant numbers in any one class and even have two separate classes running side by side. Perfect for allowing our fitness class timetable to run smoothly whilst letting other teams, athletes, trainers and members run sessions simultaneously.

Strength Training Gym Birmingham

Our strength area will now consists of 4 fully branded competition lifting stations. Each with a brand new 140kg competition lifting disc stack, and male & female lifting barbell. We will also have two power racks, hip thruster, glute-ham developer, 4 adjustable bench stations, soft plyo-boxes, jerk boxes, and dumbell & kettlebell racks up to 50kg.

Our boxing area will now include 4 heavy bags and a 16ft fully branded ring allowing for easier use during sparring and training sessions. This will also mean the boxing area can be an extension to our matted area, creating an extra 500sqft of matted space to run prehab, stretching and corrective exercise sessions.

Boxing Gym Birmingham

Finally we will have a brand new reception area including finger print entry system technology, and an area where members can relax whilst waiting for their next session. We will also use this space to house our pro shop where you can buy all of your drinks, supplements and Rigs Fitness clothing and training accessories.

The New Rigs Fitness

When?… Work is starting on Wednesday 16th December (the gym will be open for use again on Monday 21st December).

Open Weekend… We will be having an open weekend where we are offering free use of our brand new facility on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th January 2016. This will allow any potential members to come down and see what we’ve done first hand. Fitness Classes will be included in this open weekend.

Get your FREE open weekend ticket here
November 5, 2015
05 Nov 2015

Fitness Classes in Birmingham

Morning Fitness Classes in Birmingham Are you a student?… Do you work shifts?… Want to train after you’ve dropped the kids at School?

…Introducing Morning Functional Fitness sessions at Rigs Fitness:

  • WHEN: 9.30-10.30am Mondays & Thursdays
  • WHERE: Rigs Fitness, Moseley
  • WHO: Anybody who wants to get fit and feel more energetic!
  • HOW MUCH: £6 Per Session… or pay £30 for 6 sessions
(Classes are free to Elite members – more info here) 

Our award winning functional fitness classes aim to make you look, feel and perform better. Coached by our educated, certified & experienced fitness professionals you don’t have to plan your own session – just turn up, listen and train!

Each session will have a circuit training style to it… including bodyweight conditioning, functional training, boxing fitness, and bootcamp fitness. All exercises will be tailored to your level of fitness so don’t worry if you’ve been out of action for a while.

We thrive on our approachable, fun atmosphere at Rigs so just come down on a Monday or Thursday for your first session… no need to book! For more information please email us: OR call us: 01212461976 and we’ll get back to you straight away!

October 27, 2015
27 Oct 2015

#MOVE with Movember in Birmingham

MOVE in Movember at Rigs Fitness Birmingham

This year Rigs Fitness have been made a National Network. We are challenging you to Grow Your Mo and MOVE for 30 days in Movember, whilst enjoying getting fitter, happier and raising vital funds for a great cause.

1. SIGN UP and register (completely FREE and takes less than 5 minutes)


3. Grow and Groom your moustache, MOVE for 30 days in Movember, and raise funds and awareness for Men’s Health

Read more

September 22, 2015
22 Sep 2015

1st Months Membership Free – join during the Rugby World Cup

Rigs Fitness Rugby World Cup Offer

To celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015, we’re giving you your first month’s membership at Rigs Fitness completely FREE. We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with local rugby team Moseley since opening in 2012 and have been the gym of choice for some of the best athletes in the country – this is largely down to three things:

✅ Our award winning facilities

✅ Our educated, qualified & experienced coaching staff

✅ Our friendly and welcoming training environment

So if you want to reach your training potential at Rigs Fitness and get your first months membership completely free… Sign up between now and October 31st (end of the world cup) using the promo code ‘RWC2015’.


SIGN UP ONLINE HERE Use promocode ‘RWC2015’ to get your 1st month FREE.

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