Welcome to Body Workshop, gym, dance studio & pole fitness classes.

The gym, classes & pole are open to all users. Complete the contact form or telephone 01273 478 525 to reserve a place in a class.

View the new Timetable and Prices and Opening times.

Thursday's are:
high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

We are passionate to keep all of our new and existing users, active and moving towards being Body Happy active, here in Lewes. We have a mixture of classes, including Pole fitness, Pilates and Legs, Bums & Tums. As well as the gym and boxing fit. All available to a time and class that suits you and more ...

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About Us

The Body Workshop, gym, dance studio & pole fitness classes & workouts, are here for you

The Body Workshop is a modern and spacious multi-purpose facility with everything under one roof. The fitness centre is open from 6AM and to 9PM weekdays and 8AM to 1PM on weekends. Located just five minute's walk from central Lewes with free on-site parking for users, find us here ....

  • Classes including: Pilates, Step aerobics, Zumba
  • Pole fitness
  • Dance studio hire
  • Extensive weight lifting gym
  • Personal training & also nutrition programmes, available
  • HITT training and classes
  • G.P. referrals accepted

Body Workshop Lewes is a health and well-being centre with a fully functioning weight lifting gym, dance studio and classes. Body fitness will allow you to feel both mind and body confident. Remember that good health even as a new starter, movement and fitness will help in the pandemic.

Accessibility for wheelchair users, ♿ is parking next to the dance studio entrance (please book in advance)
Male and female showers and changing rooms, available. N.B. During the pandemic, the toilet facilities remain available yet the showers have been closed.
All facilities are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day and after every user.

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Happy Users for 2020




Combined years of experience



Facts about the Body workshop

Did you know that Christine (the owner) was teaching in Lewes from 1985, first employed by Susan Bramsdon, who converted the Holloway's Ballroom, situated behind what was the then Court Lounge coffee bar, into the Ballroom exercise and dance studio. The Body workshop was initially trading in North Street, in 1993 before later moving to Brook Street, Lewes. Body workshop gym and dance studio members have performed in variety shows raising money for St. Peter & St. James hospice, also performing at the Lewes Mayor's charity ball. Additionally the Body workshop has been instrumental in clients winning inter university pole competitions; also offering support by continuing to let members use facilities for free if they have lost jobs etc. The Body workshop has also supported the local WI with clients performing at their summer Fête, allowing the members families to practise for dance competitions etc. in the studio without charge

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We have the longest attending users and members from any gym in Sussex. Some members have been attending for over 25 years, including retired folk. Some arrive at 6AM for a pre-work workout and others for the 9:30AM classes and others are using the aerial hoop in the evenings. Are you coming to join the loyal users and have morning wake-up or evening de-stress?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Here are your questions and our answers and a few more FAQ's.

  • Gym wear:

    Light clothing should be worn that allows you to move freely and also allows you to feel comfortable.

    Training shoes should be worn. They allow you to have grip, when lifting free weights.

  • Light sensible clothing including, lightweight tee-shirts, sweatshirts, (breathable material such as cotton or polyester, should be considered.

      - Women (large chest or not) might prefer a sports bra for extra comfort. No matter your size, some extra support is always welcome.
      - Men, wear breathable cotton or polyester tee-shirts or tank. Something that will absorb perspiration is good.

    For the bottoms, wear something flexible. Consider an elastic waistband, or string cord, gym shorts, or tracksuit trouser.

      - Women yoga wear also sounds good.
      - Men, wear shorts or lightweight joggers. Consider not to wear shorts that extend beyond the knees.

    Consider to not wear jeans. Jeans will restrict your mobility and tight jeans will restrict blood flow.

    Appropriate footwear is an essential. If cardio, then strong training shoes with padding that can protect your angles, knees and hips should be worn.

    Open toed shoes can injury you however some prefer to be barefooted.

      - Women, running shoes are all-round appropriate shoes for classes and the gym.
      - Men, consider training shoes that will give good grip as well as protecting ankles. Running shoes are good all-rounders.

    All, users should wear breathable socks; cotton is normally the best option. High and low socks are welcome yet not tight socks. They will restrict your blood flow.

  • Carrying a towel, will allow you to navigate the gym, elliptical machines or classes; you can wipe down your area that you worked out.

  • Wash your gym clothing, after each session. It will remove the build-up bacteria and in an age of pandemic, remove any possible virus.

  • Eating a light meal, an hour before is optimal. That could be a light breakfast or lunch. Evening workouts can be greeted by a well-balanced reduced carbohydrates and protein rich dinner.

  • However, stay hydrated! … That is paramount. Clear fluids and yes, no alcohol before a workout or within 6 hours post-workout. So, clear fluids before, during and afterwards … remember your 2 to 3 Litres a day / 3 to 4 pints of clear fluids.

    Consider bringing your own water bottle as a reminder to stay hydrated and also to keep the virus to a minimum. Additionally, there is a water cooler for use.

  • What you I eat? We can help ...
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  • There are large male and female changing rooms with toilets and showers. During the pandemic, the showers are not in use.

  • Book an induction for the gym or join the classes as a beginner. Follow the advice on warm-ups and technique or moves in a class and in a few sessions you will be ready.

  • No problem, book a consultation with us and we will work with you. Nothing should or will hurt. The most flexible, strongest, and those that desire sensible weight lost, all started at the beginning. Taking advice from a professional will allow you to easily progress.

    Contact us for a consultation

  • At the start, whatever age, weight, and physical condition, you really should consider, slow and steady.

      - First and second weeks: Gym usage - start with twenty to thirty minute sessions, 2 to 3 times a week
      - First and second weeks: Classes - twice a week.
      - Third and fourth weeks: increase your intensity however same time and duration.
      - Fifth week: increase duration.
      - Sixth week: you will see definite body changes without injury if you considered slow and steady.

    Remember to discuss nutrition with us as well. That has to be on track to achieve week six status.

  • Yes, free parking is available for users. (Only free parking in Lewes area)

  • Yes, the bus, numbers 28, or 29, 29B, and 29X all stop outside the Law Courts in the High Street, Lewes. Alight there and walk downwards (eastwards) towards the traffic light junction. Continue over the junction and staying on the left pavement, pass the war memorial and turn left. Continue down the hill (north direction), bearing left until you reach to Brook Street (about a 4 to 5 minutes' walk).

    The train stops at Lewes Railway Station. Leave the station from the main entrance. Turn right and head up, Station Street for about five minutes. Turn right at the traffic lights junction, turn left at the war memorial. Head down the road and bear left and after another 3 minutes, you will reach Brook Street.

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  • Single pole/hoop class £10 per session, one person per pole
    Single basic class £6.75

    Monthly £45 (unlimited gym and non aerial classes)
    £55 unlimited gym and all classes

    Single gym session £6
    Monthly gym £30

    Membership £20 a year and you can purchase blocks of sessions at a discounted price
    10 regular classes £60
    20 regular classes £110
    10 gym sessions £50

    Personal training or 1 2 1 pole/hoop
    £25 per hour
    Hire of pole / hoop and studio for personal use £20 per hour

    I year everything £420
    1 year gym £280

Contact Us

To contact us please either use the contact form, or email: hello@bodyworkshop.biz or telephone (0044) 01273 478 525. Pole classes are now bookable and all other classes from 17th May 2021.

To book gym sessions, either, e-mail, or complete the contact form, below, or via Facebook messager
or telephone.

The weights room can have a maximum of 5 users and the CV room 2 users at a time. You must book a session in advance due to covid regulations.

Training using the pole or hoop can be booked however social distancing and solo use of equipment plus social distancing rules have to be adhered to (which includes, no sharing of equipment). Covid regulations state that no one is allowed to train 'together' even if they bubble - therefore training at the same time yet with social distancing and non sharing of equipment rules are permitted!

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