Weights & Cakes


A Little About Us

We are a community interest company (CIC) who’s objective is to offer a different way of training to those in the community who may not feel comfortable training in a mainstream gym environment.

Our core mission is to increase social inclusion, improve fitness and general well-being as well as improve self-confidence amongst those we engage with. We aim to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential to enable them to live a more connected and healthier lifestyle in our safe and inclusive space based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.


We’re on a journey to make training, exercising, and sports more accessible to everyone regardless of race, gender, ability, or experience. 


SASS stands for Strong Ass Strength Squad and is a successful strongman inspired training session aimed at all levels of fitness. It’s fully inclusive, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve never picked up a weight before. There is something for everyone.


Want to learn the sport of Olympic weightlifting? Come along to Sunderland’s only British Weightlifting affiliated club and learn from licensed coaches. Starting with 2 coached classes a week and will expand on this as we grow. Learn a new sport and have the opportunity to compete if wanted.


Qualified, experienced and relatable personal training coaches

We offer personal training services to those who are looking to learn how to use weights in a safe way. We also coach experienced lifters, assisting them in meeting their goals.


I have been going to Zoe’s classes since last year, and I have never stuck at any kind of class or fitness, the whole group is very welcoming, we work hard and laugh hard. I have met new people who encourage rather than belittle me, I love it.

Maria Morito-Hall

Great Organisation with a Fantastic Ethos and Community

Wayne Madden