Our belief is that real fitness cannot exist without a solid foundation of raw strength, built on good health and well being. This is fitness with a real world application, the stuff that builds true confidence. We value the goals of all individuals that walk through our doors equally, no matter where they are in their journey. Our focus is performance that transfers to the real world, and building habits that extend our member's lifespans and health spans.
HENCH are proud to play an active role in mental health promotion locally. We help raise awareness and funds to support the Northern Ireland Mental Health Association (now known as Inspire). In recognition, HENCH Head Coach Rory Girvan was announced as Mental Health Ambassabor for the charity. Read more here and here or watch the video piece covered by BBC Newsline.
HENCH was founded in 2012 by Strength Coach and Athlete Rory Girvan (Overall Northern Irland, Irish and All-Ireland drug free Powerlifting Champion). Since it's inception, HENCH has helped change the lives of hundreds of people, won dozens of medals, trophies and awards and been featured several documentaries and numerous newspaper articles. A world class, cutting edge Coaching Facility combined with a highly trained team of Coaches and unique methodologies provide you with an unrivalled environment in which to become stronger.
Due to high demand there is a short waiting list in place for joining. To begin the first step towards becoming a member, simply arrange your Introduction to HENCH Session or a longer session if you have a specific issue you'd like to address in greater detail with our Strength Coaches.
45 Minute Introduction to HENCH Session
- Receive a Movement Screen, Strength Assessment and Individualised Training Suggestions
- Mini-review of current Nutrition and Lifestyle with Personalised Advice
90 Minute One-To-One Consulation Session
- All the Benefits from the Introduction to HENCH Session in addition to:
- In Depth Review with Individualsed Advice and Suggestions to incorporate into your programme.
Feeling weak, washed out and in worse shape than you're used to feels awful - believe us we've been there and know too well how bad it feels and also the pitfalls there on the journey to looking, feeling and becoming stronger.
In combination with expert, health based nutrition coaching and cutting edge Regeneration Therapies we focus on a mixture of Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention methods to produce lasting results in performance, body composition and movement.
Our sessions are purposefully designed to accommodate and improve people with different abilities - all conducted in our private facility.
Group Personal Training
- Choose from a variety of expertly programmed sessions
- Free Individualed Nutrition Guide and access to secret online group
- Individualised Strength and Conditioning Sessions in small groups, scaled for different abilities
Intensive Personal Training
- Full overhaul of your health, performance and body composition
- Expert, individualised nutrition and lifestyle counselling
- Expert Personal Coach to guide you through your journey, no matter where it's starting.
"Came to HENCH and found exactly what I was looking for. Coaches with a wealth of knowledge who make sure you achieve your goals. Great equipment, better people even better craic." - Leam Delaney
"HENCH has to be one of the top gyms I have been to around the world! Anyone in Belfast, check it out.", Dr. Fionnula McHale.
Head Coach, Rory Girvan
'Some personal challenges with health problems lead to me developing a passionate curiosity for anything that helps people to feel stronger.
This curiosity evolved alongside my formal education in Biomedical Sciences and Exercise Physiology and work as both Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist, and the experience of competing at the International Level for Ireland'
Senior Coaching Team
World Class Strength Coaches and record breaking strength athletes - but more importantly, approachable people who have been through their own fitness journeys. We have worked at the highest levels in professional Sport in Applied Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning. Ask our longest serving Coach, Ciaran McCoey (bottom picture) about his own journey when you see him or how Coach Damian (top picture) can (seemingly) defy gravity at will.