Forged with fire made of steel

Forged with fire made of steel

     There are too many commercial gyms nowadays with not enough weights or weightlifting equipment     

Owner: Mick Hobson


With over 5000ft² of ground floor gym zone, fully loaded with the latest technology, Grafters Ironworks Gym is definitely worth a visit. The Gym is a family run, independently owned business developed by Mick Hobson, who has a keen career interest in health and fitness. Unlike commercial gyms that specialise only in cardio, with just one lateral pull-down machine they chose an open plan area and divided this into specific training sections, with Leg, Back, Abs, Chest and Cardio areas. The gym caters for all types of athletes, including the competitive lifter, with access to over 4,500Ibs in plate weights alone, specialist bars, super heavy dumbbells, and many more pieces of other Olympic standard pro equipment. The Gymnasium benefits from air conditioning and its basement location. During the summer it is very cool and during the winter months the temperature is warm, unlike some factory unit based gyms.

A recent update and refurbishment included luxury Male and Female changing rooms, showers and secure lockers, showing continuous investment and improvement of the facilities. There is a fully stocked trade-priced supplement counter, including protein and energy drinks, with staff on hand for guidance "at no extra charge". Qualified staff are always available to help with training and nutritional advise, again "at no extra charge", and the patrons of the gym will always help you with your training as the gym is frequented by many well established body builders, personal trainers, world champion gold medal athletes, and British and world boxing champions. Grafters Ironworks Gym is located at the imposing and historic Empress Building, with an unrivalled demographic reach located in the heart of Mexborough town centre, within easy reach of Swinton, Conisborough, Wath, Rawmash, Denaby, Manvers and close to many other parts of Rotherham and Doncaster.

So why else should you train here?

* A clean friendly environment
* Great value for money
* Long opening hours
* The latest gym technology
* Cardio dedicated area
* CrossFit Classes
* Free training advice
* Free nutritional advice
* Disabled access and facilities
* Lounge area with TV
* Baby change facility
* No joining fees
* First visit free

Whats New!

CrossFit Training is now included in the membership fee.

With a full selection of free weights, machines, cardio equipment, you'll never struggle to break a serious sweat here. We'll see you at the gym.


MON - 06.00 AM TIL 9.00 PM
TUE - 06.00 AM TIL 9.00 PM
WED - 06.00 AM TIL 9.00 PM
THU -06.00 AM TIL 9.00 PM
FRI - 06.00 AM TIL 7.00 PM
SAT - 08.00 AM TIL 4.00 PM
SUN - 09.00 AM TIL 12.00 NOON

Access to the gym out of listed opening hours is available to members on application, which means you can train any time you want to...

Grafters Ironworks Gym are always open Bank Holidays, including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year's, and offer extended opening hours to key holders on application.