About Us

Meet the Workhouse team


The Workhouse team is led by owner and highly qualified and experienced personal trainer Mark Lole.

The gym is his vision of wanting to create a genuinely premium fitness facility in Castle Donington.


Gym Manager Neil Hawksworth has run a number of local gyms and has worked with Mark in the past, so jumped at the chance to take on the role at the Workhouse.


Connor is doing his apprenticeship at The Workhouse Gym and is working towards level 2&3 qualifications in gym instructing and personal training.

Connor trains most days and enjoys training arms!


Qualified level 2 gym instructor
Working towards level 3 personal training
Level 4 diploma in nutrition
Bikini athlete
Favourite workout is leg day!


Currently working towards level 2&3 personal trainer qualification.
Experienced in training with weights and cardio equipment.
Head of the The Workhouse Gym social media!


Maths and sports science degree.
Level 2&3 qualified personal trainer.
Too short for basketball, too heavy for football!
Focuses on strength training and body building.