The Trench gym opens in Gorleston paying tribute to fallen heroes

Top Body Gym manager Scott Graysmark with the newly painted mural showing a First World War scene in

Top Body Gym manager Scott Graysmark with the newly painted mural showing a First World War scene inside the new gym. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A unique gym that pays tribute to Britain's war heroes has opened in Gorleston today.

The Trench, is the latest expansion to Top Body Gym, based on Longs Industrial Estate.

It will target athletes and members focusing on extreme power and performance, by offering Olympic platforms, Eleiko Olympic weights and bars, and other top of the range strength and conditioning equipment.

However, what makes the gym stand out, is its patriotic theme, paying tribute to those who served in the First and Second World Wars.

The main feature of the gym, is an impressive mural depicting a scene from the Battle of the Somme.

The artwork has been created by world renowned graffiti artists Slam and Nelly, and it's hoped the scene will inspire gym users as they work out.

Scott Graysmark, manager of the Top Body gym said: 'I wanted to create a unique space in the gym which would inspire those who want to dig deep and focus on extreme performance.

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'Coming from a military background I understand the discipline and sacrifice which comes from serving your country, and, the similar qualities that strength athletes and powerlifters need to achieve their personal goals.

'It has been an exciting project for Top Body Gym and it means we can now offer even more facilities to suit the different ages and abilities of our members, whilst paying tribute to our fallen heroes, as well as those who continue to serve our country.'

The Trench will be officially opened by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth Malcolm Bird at 5.30pm.

Members of the military powerlifting team will be in attendance along with representatives from the Army Careers office who will host a weapons display.

There will also be a push/pull competition for males and females, a raffle, hot food and free taster classes in the fitness studio.

All money raised will be donated to the Help the Heroes charity.

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