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Origin – Strongman

Origin – Strongman

Discover the joys of getting strong, whatever your gender, in our strongman classes.

Community & Strength

Strongman is where Valkyrie HQ was born!

Each session will focus on a variety of specialised lifts and movements that you’ve witnessed on the grand stage of the World’s Strongest Man competitions. From the foundational compound lifts like the log press and deadlifts that forge your raw strength, to the captivating niche events including atlas stone lifting, car deadlifts, yoke carries, farmer’s walks, sandbag throws, and more.

Get ready to not only embark on a thrilling new experience but also to gain essential insights into the core mechanics of these movements from our seasoned experts. Whether you’re a seasoned strongman or just starting out, Valkyrie HQ is your gateway to mastering the art of strongman training.

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Client testimonials

  • My 1st class session left me wanting more, it was incredible. The people, the atmosphere, the positivity and awesome coaching has had me not only setting goals but smashing them.

  • In all honesty these classes could appeal to anyone at all… anyone that has an appetite to push themselves, to socialise and be with friends and like minded people, to motivate and inspire others, to have a good laugh and some fun, and generally be an awesome strongman or strongwoman!

    12/10 would recommend joining Valkyrie HQ!!

  • I immediately fell in love with the sport. James’ enthusiasm, knowledge and emphasis on community was at the heart of his sessions.He really makes an effort to make everyone feel included, and you can immediately see this, regardless of weight, strength or gender, everyone is welcome! He’s produced a culture of energy and support throughout sessions that’ll push you to your limits. James’ sessions to literally anybody who wants to get fitter and stronger, I promise you’ll have the best time!

  • So I started my fitness journey 2 years ago with James. I had never stepped into a gym before and I was only looking to loose some weight and get in shape. However, I have now found an obsession in strongman! I love every session I do whether its 121 PT with James or in the Origin Strongman sessions. Ive now competed in 3 competitions and I can’t wait to do more!

  • James created my weekly programme focused on my goals. These mainly focused on increasing strength. Not only did he listen to me personal goals but also, he isn’t afraid to implement his own ideas on what I need to work on.

  • The facility at Valkyrie Athletic Performance was a breath of fresh air having spent many years training in commercial gyms. Being able to train outdoors in good weather and indoors in bad weather provides an experience that other gyms can’t match.

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Whatever your ability, you're more than welcome to join. Just bring the determination.
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