Welcome to Asylum

Your one stop shop for sports, coaching, training and education


Take your lifting to the next level in our weightlifting club, and discover our youth teams, development squads, international athletes and world class coaches


Join our ever growing powerlifting team, with competitive athletes from rookie to elite

Youth Classes

Click here to explore our extremely popular youth and beginner classes, for ages 4-18, we’ve classes for all levels and abilities.

Strength and Conditioning

Our world class coaches provide strength and conditioning to over 100 athletes across 20 different sports. Click here to see the full range of services on offer.

Performance Testing

Get the edge on the competition with functional, clinical and performance tests, carried out by our in house experts.


Fully accredited courses and education in fitness, coaching and professional development thanks to our education partners.

Meet the team.

Our expert coaches are internationally accredited and industry certified professionals who will educate, motivate and keep you accountable. If you are new to exercise or having trouble finding where to start, call in for coaching time. Our core goal is to work with everyone who walks through our door to help them be their most successful self.

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Weightlifting Squad Members - 32
Ards & Bangor Swim Members - 12
9 Full Rugby Development Squads
Youth Footballers Members - 7
27 Sports and Teams
Weightlifting Medallist Percentage
Female Athletes

Membership Options

Check out our great membership options, and take your first step with our world class coaches

Youth: 5-17

Youth (U18)


  • Stage 1: Fundamentals class
  • Stage 2: Intermediates Class
  • Stage 3: Advanced youth
  • Ages 5-17
  • Youth Sports Conditioning
  • Sports Partnership classes
  • Athlete Programming
  • Dedicated youth coaching times


Adult Membership


  • Screening and Assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Full Gym Access
  • 4.5h dedicated coaching per week
  • Anytime Access
  • IWF accredited bumpers
  • IWF Specification bars
  • Expert Coaches
  • Conditioning Equipment
  • Education and Development

Dual club

Dual Club Youth Membership


  • Dual Club youth membership, powerlifting and weightlifting
  • Stage 3: Advanced youth training
  • All benefits from youth membership
  • Additional classes across multiple sports each week4
  • Ages 13-17
  • Dedicated youth coaching times
  • This is a friendly neighborhood gym

    Alex O'Brien, Powerlifter

    Warm welcome, good equipment and a great atmosphere!

  • Great atmosphere and coaching!

    Rebecca Gilbert, Competition Junior Squad

    Have been to many gyms and asylum is by far the best! Good equipment and amazing atmosphere every time I am in! And not to forget, top class coaching!!!!!

  • Best around

    Wojciech Motyka, 2nd Dan, Taekwondo

    The best weightlifting gym in NI

  • Welcoming, supportive and great value

    Suzi McElwayne, Masters lifter and parent

    Friendly, welcoming environment. Huge, growing youth section for all ages and abilities. Well attended, friendly senior sessions. Challenging training with supportive, knowledgeable coaches. Very reasonably priced.

  • Perfect for Athletes

    Peter Glass, Commonwealth Games Athlete

    Perfect for all athletes, i would highly recommend this gym!

  • Can’t wait to come back

    Aaron Savage, Powerlifter

    Great gym for Powerlifting and Weightlifting, whatever your needs are. As someone who was scared of powerlifting and weightlifting, I choose to give this gym a go to help me. The members and the staff gives you a real warm welcome and assurance which has given me confidence in my first night in there. Great atmosphere in there too. Looking forward to the next session.