Strength training teaches us that in the midst of hardship we stand, that perseverance creates success and that there will always be the Darkside community, cheering us on.Shantelle Svarc
Darkside is a new kind of gym. Women-only, strength-focused and class-based. This is a safe space in which women can find not only their physical strength, but their inner sanctuary. Cake, coffee and all.
Whilst the concept of women training with weights is gradually starting to become normalised within mainstream media and culture, it is mostly polarized into two extremes. Fitspo, with its sexy and tanned models posing in a sexually suggestive manner, or hardcore powerlifting and bodybuilding advocates. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there for people who are just, dare I say it, ‘normal,’ those who have never really considered weight training and simply want to enjoy good health.
I wanted Darkside to represent something greater…to be a sanctuary amongst the chaosShantelle
Darkside’s purpose is to dispel some of the long-term myths surrounding women and weight training and to encourage anyone and everyone to give it a go. You will see every shape, size, age and background represented here, and we are incredibly proud of that!
You can find us a Unit 9, Newporte Business Park, Cardinal Close, Bishops Road, off Outer Circle Road, Lincoln, LN2 4SY.
Darkside Training LLP
Company number: OC430992
Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales
Registered office: Unit 9, Newporte Business Park, Bishops Road, Lincoln, LN2 4SY
Partners: Shantelle Svarc, Robert Willmington