• **Under New Ownership**

    Now owned by Seb Dymond and Michael Croot

  • Welcome to Legends

    "Where Legends are Made"

  • New Gym Equipment now in!

    We have just taken delivery of a brand new V-Squat machine, Power Bench Press and Power rack

More About Us

Who Are We.

At Legends we aim to achieve the 'old school' gym feeling. The sort of gym that iconic role models such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane would have trained at. This professionally run gym in Bishopsworth, Bristol, caters for all your gym needs such as bodybuilding, strongman, fitness or even just to feel good. We have a great selection of calibrated and bumper plates to aid you in achieving those all important personal bests. All of our calibrated plates are IPF approved which allows us to host official competitions.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Phone:0117 946 5352

Fully Custom machines

Creating an aesthetically pleasing gym that members want to use was important to us. Looking for the best solutions we contacted Kustom Kit Gym Equipment who built all of our resistance machines from scratch in their Somerset based factory. All of the kit purchased from them is the highest possible standard and simply the best money can buy.

Bumper plates

We are delighted to be able to offer our members, Bison™ Olympic Bumper Plates. Made from solid Rubber with 2 inch Galvanised Steel inners for durability, these long lasting, high quality plates are extensively tested and designed to take whatever you can throw at them. A must for any power/olympic lifter.

Calibrated plates

Our range of calibrated, steel powerlifting plates are built and coloured in accordance with the Global Power Lifting Alliance and International Powerlifting Federation for easy identification and use. We have plates ranging from 500 grams all the way through to 25 kilograms. The fractional plates enable you to make the smallest of jumps required for a strength progression plan.

Fully Refurbushed Facilities

Since re-opening as Legends we are in the process of fully refurbishing all of the facilities such as the toilets and changing rooms. The whole gym is being redecorated, with a vast majority of the equipment being upgraded and brand new custom designed kit being introduced.

We are also pleased to offer a stand-up sun bed to help you achieve that all year round glow. Available for use by members and non-memebers


Cybex's line of cross trainers, The Arc Trainer, is scientifically tested to be gentler on your joints, burn 16% more calories than an elliptical, and is stronger and more durable than the leading ellipticals. On the Arc Trainer, the legs travel in a biomechanically correct path of motion. There’s less stress on the knees and more activation of the glutes and hamstrings.

The new cardio section also includes top of the range Treadmills, Rowing Machines and Cross Trainers

Strongman & Powerlifting

We now have a brand new Texas deadlift bar and deadlifting platform to give you the ultimate deadlifting experience. This bar is better than a normal bar because they have an enhanced knurl to give better grip and the bar has added whip, so it eases your body into the full weight of the deadlift. Using this bar will unlock your full deadlifting potential along with helping to prevent injury. Our new Texas Squat bar is is the ultimate bar for anyone into their Squatting. This thick diameter, extra long, 25 Kg bar has extended deep, sharp knurling in the centre to ensure it stays securely in place even during the heaviest lifts. We are currently the only gym in the area to house this bit of kit.

The Team.

Seb Dymond


I Have been weight training for over 10 years and during this time i have competed in a few strongman competitions along with a bit of powerlifting. I Bought the gym in 2015 and changed the name from Parade Gym to Legends Gym as this is what it was called when i started training here 10 years ago.

Mike Croot


I'm 45 I've been training for over 25 years. It's a passion not a hobby. I do it because it makes me feel alive in the past i have owned other gyms and currently own another supplement business. I've competed and won serveral bodybuilding competitions. I've also competed in ultra marathons, Marathons and various other activities. I believe life is about constantly learning and helping people

Paul Todd

Gym Staff

I've been training strongman for the last 3 years. Aged 39 and standing at 6'4" I weigh 26st and have competed all over the country. I came first in Trojans strongest novice 2014, and came 2nd in Strength-Tec Inters.


At Legends we offer a flexible no-contract "Pay as you train" membership that can be paid per session, weekly, monthly or yearly. We don't believe in locking our members into contracts or stinging them with extra fees to join up or cancel! We have also installed a card machine and direct debit option for added convenience.

  • Per-Session - £5.00

  • Per-Week - £10.00

  • Per-Month - £25.00

  • Per-Year - £250.00

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5 The Parade
BS13 8JS
Phone:0117 946 5352