Calling all ladies!

Ready to discover the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new weekly ladies-only BJJ class, starting this Saturday, January 13th, at our venue in South Wimbledon.

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a complete beginner, this class is for you. Our experienced female instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of BJJ in a supportive and fun environment. You’ll learn valuable self-defence techniques, build confidence, improve your fitness, and connect with a community of amazing women.

Here’s why you should join our Ladies BJJ class:

  • Get fit and have fun: BJJ is a fantastic workout that combines strength, flexibility, and coordination. You’ll burn calories, build muscle, and feel amazing afterwards!
  • Learn practical self-defence: Gain valuable skills and confidence whilst learning a new martial art.
  • Empower yourself: BJJ is all about overcoming challenges and pushing your limits. You’ll discover your inner strength and feel unstoppable!
  • Join a supportive community: Build lasting friendships with like-minded women who share your passion for fitness and self-improvement.

No prior experience needed! Our beginner friendly class is perfect for women of all fitness levels. Just wear your regular gym gear for your first session and get ready for a new challenge!

Here are the details:

  • Date: Every Saturday, starting January 13th
  • Time: 1pm – 2pm
  • Location: 17 Lyon Rd, 2nd Floor, South Wimbledon, SW19 2RL
  • Price: 1st Class Free for new members. £15 drop in or £100 for 10 classes. Various memberships also available.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Book today by clicking this link to register your place:

Next Ladies BJJ Gi Training 25th November


We’re so excited to celebrate the growth of women in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes! We’ve seen a big increase in the number of women signing up for BJJ, and we couldn’t be happier.
BJJ is a great way for women of all ages and fitness levels to get in shape, learn self-defense, and build confidence. It’s also a lot of fun!
Our next free GI ladies BJJ session is on the 25th November from 1pm to 2.15pm. Also this will be the last of year, and we have some big news: we’ll be starting a ladies only BJJ class in the New Year!

This class will be a great opportunity for women to learn BJJ in a supportive and welcoming environment. We’ll focus on the fundamentals of BJJ, as well as self-defense techniques that are specifically tailored to women.
If you’re interested in learning BJJ, or if you know a woman who is, please join us for our next GI ladies BJJ session on the 25th!


To register free for this class, please click here:

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Success at the Merton Best Business Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won the Best Sport and Fitness Business of the Year award at the Merton Best Business Awards!

This award is a huge honour, and we’re so grateful to the organisers Merton Best Business Awards, the judges, our category sponsors Merton Council, and the incredibly strong competition in our category. Least not, the stunning venue at AFC Wimbledon.

But most importantly, we want to thank our members, coaches, staff, family and friends past and present for this award. It wouldn’t be possible without you! You’re the best.

We’re so proud to be a part of the Merton community, and we’re committed to providing our members with the best possible martial arts experience. See you soon!


#MertonBest #Wimbledon #mertonboroughofsport #ThankYou #SW19 # MMA #BJJ #KungFu #wrestling


Easter bank holiday weekend update:

BJJ classes will be running as normal over the easter weekend with our gym closing an hour earlier than usual on Friday 7th and Monday 10th at 9pm.

Therefore if you train MMA, everyone should attend the 8pm session on Friday which will be Boxing with Conor and the 8pm on Monday which will be Striking with Vad.

The Saturday morning MMA session will be at 8am rather than 7am for this Easter weekend only.

Also, don’t forget Roxy will be standing in for Roxi (yes I know it’s confusing 😂) for this Saturday’s Flexibility class. Roxy will be focusing on back bends, spinal twists and finishing off with some yin yoga stretching.

The gym will be closed on Easter Sunday.




Kenny ‘KenFlo’ Florian Seminar Wed 17th August

On Wednesday 17th August, we will be welcoming UFC Veteran Kenny Florian to teach a super seminar at our gym in South Wimbledon, London. Kenny has challenged for the UFC title on 3 occasions and is an experienced MMA and BJJ practitioner with 4 stripes on his black belt. The seminar will be BJJ focused where Kenny will be demonstrating and sharing his wealth of martial arts knowledge with us. Click the link to book your slot…/49662229-kenny-kenflo-florian…/
🔸Members £35
🔸Non-members £55
🔸Date: Wed 17th August ’22
🔸Time: 6pm – 9pm
🔸Venue: Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts, 17 Lyon Rd, London, SW19 2RL

Christmas Opening Times

The gym will aim to open up as much as possible over the Christmas holidays except for Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when we will be closed. We will have instructor led Open Mats on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and on the 27th and 28th which are bank holidays. I’ve listed below our gym opening hours and have updated the TeamUp calendar so you can book classes. Thanks!

Fri 24th Dec (Xmas Eve)- lunchtime Open Mat 12:30pm to 2pm (no evening classes)
Sat 25th Dec (Xmas Day) – Closed
Sun 26th Dec (Boxing Day) – Closed
Mon 27th Dec (Bank Holiday) – BJJ Open Mat 6.30pm to 8pm, MMA Striking 8pm to 9pm
Tues 28th Dec (Bank Holiday) – BJJ Open Mat 6.30pm to 8pm, MMA Open Mat 8pm to 9pm
Wed 29th Dec – Classes as usual
Thurs 30th Dec – Classes as usual
Fri 31st Dec (New Year’s Eve) – lunchtime BJJ Open Mat 12:30pm to 2pm
Sat 1st Jan – Closed
Sun 2nd Jan – Classes as usual
Mon 3rd Jan (Bank holiday) – Regular adult classes will run as usual (no kid’s class)
Tues 4th Jan onwards – Classes as usual

Gym life from July 19th

All legal restrictions are being lifted from Monday 19th July, this means we will be able to increase the capacity of classes albeit cautiously.  We are still putting a limit on how many can attend each class and the following procedures will still stay in place for everyone’s safety until further notice:


Every member must book via our TeamUp online booking system

Hand sanitising station will remain on entry, at reception and by toilets for members use before, during and after class

Masks are voluntary in and out of the building

Windows will remain open on all sides of the building for air flow

On top of cleaning the mat we will still spray sanitise all surfaces on a daily basis and fumigate the premises on monthly basis

As social distancing is no longer a legal requirement please do still spread yourselves out and avoid mingling when not necessary.

We will still have the QR track and trace displayed at reception however we do keep our own track and trace records from the booking system

If you feel ill, stay home. If you have a positive Covid test, then you will need to quarantine for 10 days prior to returning to the gym


Stay safe,


Tom and the Stronger Team

Covid Government Announcement 22nd Feb 2021

Hi Team, just a bit of an update regarding the government’s announcement.


There’s still a few unanswered questions from what has been published but here is what the government have said can commence and when:


12th April – Indoor classes for children can commence. Household adults may also train with kids. Adult individual training is permitted e.g. individual circuit training.


17th May – Group indoor classes for adults can resume following Covid indoor risk assessment and social distancing rules


21st June – Regular contact training can commence, risk assessments will apply but expect things back to normal


We’re still waiting for further clarity on the guidance published at which point we will be in contact for a return to training plan and the timetable we can offer.




The Stronger Team


The government have put us into tier 4, and the gym will be closed for at least 2 weeks at which point the Government will review the current tier system. Regrettably this has messed up everyone’s Christmas plans and put more strain on our wellbeing. Hang in there and keep strong everybody💪. We will update all members in due course with what to expect over the coming weeks. Thanks.

Tier 3

Dear Members,


As announced yesterday, London will be entering Tier 3 from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December and although we can remain open we are now not allowed to hold instructor-led group adult classes. So what does this mean? 




All Stronger Kids classes will remain unchanged and continue as normal.

Anyone under 18 years of age will still be allowed to take part in instructor led group classes. We will make contact with all 14 to 17 years old to form a new kids class, if you would like your child to be enrolled then please do get in contact.




Tier 3 stipulates that instructor led group activity is not permitted indoors. In place of the current classes we will hold open gym sessions following the current timetable so you will still be able to book sessions via TeamUp following social distancing rules to come in and hit bags, do ground work, use our weight equipment, take on one of our HIIT circuits designed by our coaches.


Coaches will be on hand to provide technical advice and support to individuals, declared household bubbles (those that live together) and support bubbles (an individual who lives alone or a single parent who bubbles up with another household).



The timetable will be updated overnight. 



We will continue to take payments as normal, except if you have already frozen your membership, so we can maintain the operational running of the gym. If you are experiencing difficulty or would like to freeze your membership whilst we are in Tier 3 then please do get in contact and we will action requests as soon as possible. Thank you. 




The Government reviews the tier system every 2 weeks, so the next review will take place on Wednesday 30th December. 


On behalf of our coaches and staff, thank you so much for your continued commitment and support to our gym during these difficult times. Let’s hope we can bring in the New Year on a high.

Tom Goulder
Gym Manager