We coach with passion, train with purpose and keep things simple in a friendly supportive environment.
If we are lucky enough to be able and capable to train then we might as well enjoy the process.
The ideology of Locker 27 was born over 30 years ago. It is a culmination of experience and lessons from the sporting world that have shaped the Locker’s philosophy. The name Locker 27 comes from my first ever locker at school. I have very fond memories of these early stages of my sporting development and was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who ignited my passion for sport and exercise and with Locker 27 I want to be part of that ignition for other people.
- Matt Church MSc, ASCC, Director, Locker 27
Locker27 Athletic Development has the highest quality training equipment in the 9000sqft facility including:
Eleiko Male and Female Competition and Training Bars and Plates
25m Sprint Track
Dumbbells up to 50kgs
Dedicated Weightlifting Area with 6 platforms
Specialty bars including Trap, Texas Power and Axle Bars
Top of the range cardiovascular equipment
Concept 2 Rowing Machines and Ski Ergs
8 Power racks, 2 Crossfit Rigs(8 squat stations, 16 chin up stations and 12 freestanding squat stands
Tyres, ropes, sledgehammers, kettlebells, skipping ropes and much, much more...
"Locker 27 has set an incredibly high standard as not only a training facility but as a training community.
Locker has totally opened my eyes to a whole new style of training which constantly challenges and pushes me, taking my level of fitness to the highest it has ever been.
Locker allows you the ability to gain new training skills and continue to develop others. When I look back now to my first Hybrid class it is amazing to think how much progress I’ve made and it is all thanks to the coaching, support and encouragement of the Locker family."
Katey Halliday - Member since 2013
"We have used Locker 27 on numerous occasions when we have played at Twickenham and for the Rugby World Cup. The staff and players felt that the specificity of the equipment, the more than ample floor space and the general atmosphere created by the staff contributed massively to any sessions we held there."
Paul Strigeon - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Wales Rugby and The British & Irish Lions
"Locker 27 has offered the GB Paralympic rowing team an exceptional alternative training venue. Matt and the team have built a proper gym with a performance culture based on respect and knowledge that our athletes always look forward to.
The rowers continue to benefit from the great atmosphere and hospitality on offer at Locker 27 and always look forward to being challenged and pushed that little bit harder on Locker days."
Nick Baker - High Performance Coach, Paralympic Programme British Rowing
"Locker 27 offers outstanding facilities and a welcoming environment for members of varying ages and aspirations. The Academy programmes provide youngsters with the opportunity to develop a range of athletic qualities, as well as a technical knowledge and sense of enjoyment which importantly encourages a life-long participation in physical activity."
Tim Hall - Pathway Strength & Conditioning Coach, England Rugby