Why Choose The Contender Gym



South West of England’s professional boxing training and management, only 13 miles outside the City of Bath. Training from amateur through to professional boxers. The Contender Gym is located at the top floor of the Avonside Enterprise Park. It includes both male & female changing rooms, car park, and a range of membership options to suit everybody! 20ft boxing ring, full range of punchbags and speedballs. Fully equipped fitness gymnasium with a full range of olympic free weights, Panatta SportFreeweight resistance machines, functional training equipment as well as cardio equipment such as treadmill, cross trainers, stepper and spinning bikes. Here at The Contender Gym we take your fitness, your health and your goals seriously. We look at your lifestyle, design a personal fitness program, monitor your progress and update your programs on a regular basis.




We specialise in strength & conditioning for combat athletes.

Explosive power and speed.

Our key words are endurance, strength, mindset, confidence, self-belief and discipline.

  • The Contender Gym opened its door in Trowbridge (Wiltshire). Two times world champion Tim Witherspoon and Mike Tyson's former sparring partner Big Joe Egan came as guest appearances!

  • The Contender Gym moved to Melksham: 2 gyms under one roof (with Dragons Lair)
2007 2017
Hello, I'm Mark Kent, a personal trainer and professional boxing trainer and manager licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control. Dedicated to getting people in great shape, improving their lifestyle and conditioning for combat athletes.
``A trainer doesn't make a champion boxer. A boxer is a champion when he has the will, the desire and the heart of a champion. A trainer only adds skill, technique and the finishing touches.``
Mark Kent
Personal Trainer: Gunnar Smith
30 years experience of PT, Former P-Coy & trainer licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Personal Trainer: Gunnar Smith
Personal Trainer: Stu Mourant
Experienced PT also trainer licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Personal Trainer: Stu Mourant
Mark KentOwnerPersonal Trainer: Gunnar SmithPersonal Trainer: Stu Mourant