We are the place people turn to when other gyms have failed.
Our focus is helping you discover your WHY!
Why you want to lose the weight
Why you want to build the muscle
Why you want to feel good about your body again.
We know it isn't what you tell us at first and we know exactly how to help you find it.
A young team lead and trained by one of the most experienced coaches in the country, we specialise in physique, Kettlebell's and rehab
Great place to work out
I joined primals 12 week kettlebell and bodyweight programme online. let me start by saying it has been life changing for me, from someone who was what I would call a fast food junkie to conciously making better choices and training 3 times a week consistently. this was amazing for me as it gave me the push to do it from the online group to Pol holding me accountable. granted I tried to hide behind silly reasons for not eating vegetables or healthier but after a day or two or so Pol saw through this, and called me out and hit me with a few hard truths. (Ones i didnt like hearing but needed to badly). I would highly recommend primal to anyone looking not only to get in shape but to change there mindset and their lifestyle. this programme has changed my entire outlook on the gym work and on lifestyle choices alongside investing in myself. We pay for car insurance and pay all out these sorts of things to look after our property but do we ever invest in our own future or put the money into ourselves. Top Quality Coaching Online with instructional videos and daily feedback if and when needed. I could write a book about how good the programme and Pol @ Primal has been for me. but will leave it with go for it invest in yourself and watch your life change for the better More...
When I joined Primal in January, I was 53 going on 70. This was another annual New Year Resolution to get fitter. This is the first time it's lasted more than 4 weeks ... 7 months and still going! In that time i've dropped 1 and a half stone and a couple of waist sizes. I’m even feeling young again Result! All down to great advice, great coaching and varied training programs that keep up the interest and the motivation. Totally recommend it to anyone. More...
proper instructions from proper coaches... ,focus,attitude,workouts all inside gym.....ego's left outside... primal s&m
Guys Primal is simply a great gym. Personally I was getting tired of unstructured gym sessions and often went through periods of over training or under training and often spent more time on the muscles that looked good than the ones that I needed or I found difficult to exercise. At Primal all the sessions are aimed at improving your whole body and the sessions are kept varied and change regularly to keep it all fresh. And of course there is a good crowd of people there all with the same goals - to be fitter in mind and body. So what do I recommend about Primal? Basically all of it! See you there More...
Without any form of strength work in a long time I was nervous attending this morning. As soon as I walked in I was glad I did and felt at ease straight away. Great team atmosphere with pól and michael. Thanks and see you next week! More...
Great place to train! Very friendly atmosphere. Attention to detail helping me towards my goals.
Just finished my 1st month at primal . Awesome gym , awesome classes and awesome instructors in Pol, Gareth and Lewis . Every class feels like a personal PT session . 5 out of 5 in every aspect . Roll on the next 12 months guys More...
Kevin Lee McQuade
Great people running a great gym. Friendly, smart and fun place that gets results!
I've been to many gyms over the years but this is something different. If you are looking to leave feeling like you've actually achieved something, and know you are doing the correct exercise for your body type then Primal is the gym to join. The instructors are great and know each individual and what they are capable of. The workouts are tailored to your indivudual needs and technique is their priority! The members are great and I've met some good friends. Training can actually be fun!! More...
Started end of January and haven’t looked back. Dedicated and enthusiastic trainers. Programmes that can be adapted to suit everyone’s ability and keep things exciting rather than slogging it out to the same old gym routine
If there was a 10 star it would get it ! Best gym , best coaches, great craic! 6am starts have never been so much fun �! Thanks for all the help and guidance ! Xx More...
I had not been to the gym in a few years so was a little apprehensive of what to expect! But I didn’t need to worry as Pol, Gareth and Lewis are outstanding in what they do and have a wealth of knowledge and experience between them. I liked that they make me feel that nothing is to much trouble and they have always time to explain and show the various exercises etc. I'd would be more than happy to recommend Primal hence the 5 star review. More...
These guys are worth all the plaudits they get! Each work out is worth getting up at 6am for. Top coach's and top craic! Sets you up for the day rightly.
Outstanding service with a real focus on the promotion of technique and progression at the correct pace.
I have been training in Primal for around 5 months now. I love it, the atmosphere and dedication from the team are out of this world. I never thought I would truly enjoy going to the gym but this is the place. If you are hesitant about joining take the leap and get involved you wont regret it More...
Angela Rouchy Was Lawson
Best decision I ever made to join primal. Great atmosphere, with a lot of hard work. The guys know how to get the best from you and are very supportive and encouraging. Lewis was an absolute star, giving me the confidence to do things I thought out of my reach, in the first month. The instruction and knowledge is second to none. Best gym around without question........ don’t hesitate just do it . More...
Thomas William McCabe
☆☆☆☆☆ Lisburns very own Joe Rogan! Need I say more!
All the guys genuinely care about the members - I've had memberships of many gyms over the years, and never once had someone reach out and enquire how things were going until i joined Primal - could not recommend highly enough on that alone - and the quality of the training is exceptional and deserves 5 stars on its own. Don't ever change Pól and the guys - you are creating something different here and i'm glad to be a part of it More...
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed coming here while I was in town.
I have been training at Primal for the last 8 months and it is by a mile the best facility I have trained in. You are training with the same group who are all in the same boat and support each other and in Pol, Lewis and Kaja you have 3 coaches you push you on at your own pace and ensure your technique is correct. In the past I struggled to stay motivated in training but with Primal the team and fellow users are great craic and the programmes are enjoyable - you are working hard without realising it. More...
Just completed my 8 weeks personal training sessions with Gareth. I have absolutely loved it! I have lost weight, dropped a dress size and just feel stronger and so much better and more confident with myself! Gareth really helped me with my breathing and eating habits aswell as training!!! It is great being able to send photos of my food to Gareth and he always replies (no matter what time of the day) to make sure you are eating as healthy as you can! Not like a regular gym! Really lovely atmosphere and lovely people! I never thought I would love training so much! Thank you Gareth and Primal!!! ��� More...
I had known Pól for a few years through MMA and had even done a few weeks group training with him, so I was excited to see his new place. Meanwhile another guy I knew from coaching tennis, Ross Reaney, was working on the logo for the Ulster Tennis Academy. He became aware of Pól and joined the Primal team, and so I did too.
Ross trained me for six months and really in my head, it was about me getting fitter/stronger. What it became was a life challenging and changing journey for me to seek out what I want in life. I did get fitter and stronger, and became Irish champion in my sport for the first time in my life, but I also took control of myself. I stopped complaining (most of the time!) and started to take responsibility for my own life and happiness. At times it wasn't easy, and Pól was always there to offer his tough but truthful love. I even shaved my head to look like him (and I'm much better looking �), but I enjoyed being in an environment where everyone was friendly, encouraging and took responsibility for their own improvements.
Now I'm doing exactly what I want job-wise with plans to make a real difference in others' lives. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ross, Pól or any of the Primal coaches to anyone who has wished they could be something more than they are. More...
5 Star service, great place. New techniques added to the repertoire. Brilliant all round.
Been to a few workshops held in primal, today's was on kettlebells, macebells and the Bulgarian bag, the Pols knowledge is immense and really shows.. Great 4hrs of learning with loads to take away and implement.. More...
Ó HAoláin Chárlie
Suffering from lower back pain and sciatica , and give Alanna a visit at Body Basics have to say it has help a lot feel a lot better & to be told stuff I didn't no about my body is good. best massage I've had , and I will be back � More...
Amazing guys so much patience I couldn't achieve my goal without yas ty your truly are an amazing team taking me out of my comfort zone and helping me believe that I can do this �
Vicky Hull Leathem
I’ve been to many a gym � but this gym is the cream of the crop by far....I’ve been trying to stay fit, get stronger and change my body shape for years, safe to say I’ve been doing it all wrong. Every coach in this gym is dedicated to each & every member getting the very best out of themselves no matter what. I am delighted with my progress & looking forward to seeing more. I would recommend it to any individual ��� More...
I was with primal for just over a year. Hands down the best place I have been to for knowledge and support.Always had problems with the stomach area (kangaroo pouch I call it) and within months of being with primal this problem area was gone. I felt good in myself. The guys can't do enough for you. No matter what shape/age/capability you may be, you will feel at ease here. Loved it and I have seen good changes in my strength and body. Whole new understanding of exercise. Extremely grateful to the guys for their support throughout my time here. More...
I have been at Primal for 5/6 months and have to say it's the best thing I have ever done. I wasn't really a gym goer, put off by other people that knew what they were doing and in good shape. Have to say I never experienced that in Pol's gym. Made me very welcome from day 1 and didnt have the piss taking out of me too much for not knowing what a squat or KB reverse lunge was (Still dont). In all honesty I have never felt better. Healthy body, healthy mind. My performance in work improved as well. I would advise everyone to give it a go. More...
Nuala Mc Mahon
I have been training with Pól over the last two years. He is an incredibly enthusiastic coach who loves his job and is dedicated to helping his clients improve not only their fitness levels but their mental well being. At Primal there is a relaxed and fun atmosphere, with workouts created to improve mobility as well as strength. All the staff are passionate about their jobs and tailor exercises and eating plans to the individual. A great gym with an amazing team behind it. More...
I have been going to commercial gyms for a few years and never felt completely comfortable in the weights area as it was always overflowing with men donning big biceps and chicken legs. As soon as I stepped into Primal, I felt at ease and that I belonged there- and I'm sure everyone else would say the same!
The coaches are so welcoming and more than willing to help if you're struggling to get the right form.
I love the style of training in Primal, with strength and movement as the focus. In saying that, although not all of the programmes are focused on getting 'ripped' in 12 weeks, I guarantee you'll get into the best shape you've been in- I certainly am! When you go for a session, not only do you get tips on training, but nutrition and mindset too. Everyone is so passionate about training, it makes you enjoy the process too, particularly in a group training environment.
But I've left the main reason for going to Primal until the end...to see Pól (and if he's in his tutu, even better �) More...
Primal is much more than a gym, its a community. I train at Primal in the mornings before going to work and it really sets me up for the day. I feel great. I was in a bad way at the beginning and the coaches really helped me. They have some of the best coaches in the country and they put everything in place for me to succeed. All i needed to do was show up, listen and commit. I did and the results have been astounding. Its been a real life changing experience for me. Great private shower facilities too and if you're nice they might make you a great cup of coffee. I can't recommend Primal enough More...
Lewis A Irwin
After going to the gym for about a year now, you'd think I would know what I'm doing! .. Turns out I haven't got a clue and my technique and range of movement is very poor! .. With Pol's extensive knowledge, I have seen the importance of it all! Found my lower back was always sore after training and after every Primal session, it's 100% .. Learning something new with every session! Great facilities and great space, doesn't overload numbers on classes so everyone is looked after properly! .. You can't go wrong at Primal! More...
Came to Primal last August a sad, decrepit 60 year old. Now nine months later I'm a sad, fit 61 year old! I've tried getting fit at various times previously but to little avail. Pol's approach to motivation was refreshing and surprisingly enjoyable. On top of being more mobile and fit, I've also lost just under two stones. This place really changed my life and outlook. If you're thinking of trying Primal out, go! It works! More...
Laura Curley McAreavey
I have been training with Pol for 8 years now. I can honestly say he is the perfect coach!
I love primal as it ticks all the boxes for me. It has a nice friendly, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere with great trainers, who are very knowledgeable in their field.
I would highly recommend primal strength & movement to anyone looking to get fit, healthy and strong � More...
If anyone thought that getting fit was easy.... well think again!!!The training is hard but perfect if you want to get fit. Pol is an amazing coach who tells you exactly what you need to do without making you feel lost. You are taught all the basic fitness you need to push yourself to be the best you can be. Couldn't recommend this gym more. If you have goals to be the best you can be then this is the gym you need to be at #youwontregretit More...
Primal is not your ordinary gym. It's extremely extraordinary!
After 2 back surgeries they took the time to assess and really think what I needed personally. Back to basics in movement, progressing through to weights and now I'm capable of most things. Always made me like I was in safe hands and explained the 'why' rather than just the 'how'. Which really builds needed confidence. They not only strengthen your physical game but realise how much your mental game counts also. Couldn't recommend them enough. Love primal and all they promote. xxxxx More...
By far the most advanced training environment I've experienced. The knowledge of the staff extends well beyond the norm with methods used pushing past conventional training. The skill set and experience of the team is superior to most, if not all, gyms in the area. As a journalist I will always call on the expertise of Pól for commentary on any health and fitness-focused editorials that I put together. Definitely recommend regardless of your fitness levels. More...
I joined Primal 3/4 months ago having been in multiple gyms in Belfast and Lisburn over the years. There nothing wrong with other gyms but my fitness / strength never really changed. I had heard great reports about Primal and thought I would give it a go - it hasn't disappointed. I joined the Free Range Humans 06:00am group and now benefit from great training from Kaya Pol and Lewis. Have been really pushed and since then my mobility and strength has really improved. Working in a small group to you benefit from support and encouragement from fellow members.Why else would you want to get up for a 6:00am class?! Top marks Primal ! . More...
Great bunch of guys and straight to the point.
Excellent workout programs. Great instructors and relaxed atmosphere. Love it. Would recommend to anyone.
Liza ODolan Trainor
On my first day I was made feel really welcome and was given great personal attention. Was reassured that my goals were achievable and realistic. Loved the focus on technique rather than going straight into a ‘mad’ workout. Looking forward to seeing results and progress - Thanks Pól and Ross More...
Awesome gym with a great set up and good Craic. It has a great team of coaches offering a wide range of knowledge when it comes to different types of training!
I joined Primal in September after years of trying several gyms and slimming clubs. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of Primal, their training techniques and advice. I would highly recommend. All the staff are friendly and very helpful along your journey. More...
I started going to primal for a 3 wk body challenge. Loved it that much signed up again and continued to train there for about 6 mths. The Instructers where brilliant, they really helped to motivate and keep me focused. All the staff where so friendly and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed my time there, really learnt a lot and def seen changes in my strength and mobility �� More...
Really tough but enjoyable sessions. Different to any training I've done before.
Carla Mc Greevy
great gym, pol is a very knowledgeable coach, I trained with pol for 7 years, from when I couldn't even do a press up on all fours and a complete cardio head to being able to do pull ups and realising effects over training. pol always bringing latest training methods, keeping training varied and interesting. and craic is sweet. if only he baked......... More...
Caoimhin Mc Kenna
I've had an unbelievable experience at Primal thanks to Pól. A lot of progress was made in strength, mobility and also mental health. Thanks again Pól
Great gym with fantastic, extremely passionate and super smart coaches. I might be a little bit biased though. Highly recommended to anyone looking to improve their strength, mobility and overall health while being a part of a great community of equally committed individuals.
Martin Mc Cullough
Had the pleasure to train at primal with my son so we both could into strength and movement training. The staff were very knowledgeable open minded and professional couldn't recommend these guys enough. And a cool bunch of people. �
All of the coaches are class. There are no egos or macho types here.The perfect gym for people who want to better themselves in a friendly, welcoming environment. Five fucking stars!!!
Yee Ming Tsang
Highly recommended! Guys really know their stuff here. With only only a few sessions with Pol I've learnt so much and corrected so many mistakes. He's set an extremely positive attitude to training and well being which will be adapted for life! Thanks!! More...
Primal Strength and Movement is well one of a kind lol, everyone is very friendly, they all know their stuff!! Always wanting to help out when they can and Pol well i wouldnt be where i am if it wasnt for him being my personal trainer ��
Did the Dad body bible for 6 weeks here and couldn't recommend this gym highly enough. Pòl encourages a great atmosphere where egos are checked at the door. Great equipment and set up. Particularly helped me get much needed mobility back in my knee after an operation. Great place. More...
I've been training with Pól at Primal from it opened last year. I completed the 12 week SCP with amazing results, and now am part of the morning Free Range Human group training. Totally unique ethos compared to commercial gyms, and has completely changed my way of thinking when it comes to training. Everything is catered to your own ability and the coaching and support from the trainers is second to none! More...
Since joining Primal as a coach, I've grown from strength to strength under Pol's supervision and knowledge as head coach, and my own coaching business has grown as a result of Pol's vast knowledge of the strength industry. He is one of the top in his field! Primal's training philosophy and layout of programming has taught me that training doesn't have to be pushing your muscles or body to absolute failure, but simply giving your body that stimulus that will build muscle and strength over time! You don't need fancy machines, you become the machine in primal! Primal caters for everyone! Men or Ladies whatever your goals! Barbells, Kettlebells, Dumbbells, Rings, Weighted Bags and Prowlers is all you need to get results fast � If you want to get Strong, Fitter, Conditioned or simply feel more Confident about yourself look no further than Primal! More...
Can't recommend this place highly enough! Great gym with great trainers that's full of the best equipment around and people of all ages and abilities! Pól and Lewis are just as good at coaching as they are at pole dancing! More...
Great place to workout. The guys know what they are talking about and very easy to approach and pick their brains. Great atmosphere and suited for all levels
Awesome gym with amazing staff who are always on hand to help when needed :) I would highly recommend this gym to anyone in the Lisburn area. The complete gym experience :)
Inspirational superhero artwork inside and a dedicated coaching team. You will learn rather than simply 'training' from movement and martial arts to kettlebells and powerlifting.
I have had numerous, varying experiences with gyms over a number of years, some good, others average and a good few crap ones. It's different at primal, Pol is excellent. It is group classes with a difference- you aren't left to get on with it and do things wrong or badly but within the group given individual 1-2-1 coaching tailored to your individual needs. Can't rate it highly enough and I am looking forward to next week. More...
Awesome set up Friendly, fun and very knowledgeable coaches Primal will be around for a very very long time!!
Can't rate this place highly enough! I started with Primal back in the summer not knowing what to expect and now a few months later, I have achieved things I never thought I could. Pol and the whole Primal team are fantastic and for the first time in my life I can honestly say I look forward to training each week More...
This man is passionate about what he does and genuinely wants to help you! I was only with him for one day and the knowledge I gained about not only exercise but myself also is amazing. Outstanding day! Thank you Pol
Matt Captain G
Motivating and passionate Strength Coaches. The workout is matched with nutrition expertise which is often overlooked elsewhere. If you want your ass kicked to get results, Pol will do that for you ! More...
An incredilby well educated trainer with superior coaching skills and most importantly a good sense of humour. You'll learn something new every class. The classes are always a challenge and there's never a dull moment! :) Gym is really well equipped with all the essentials for strength and movment. A fantastic training experience you wont regret, get to it. More...
Had a great week up at Primal. Amazing training and coaching from the guys. Leant some new exercises and tips with form that I'm confident will definitely help improve my training. Thanks and I look forward to taking part in the coffee and calisthenics class!! More...
The Kettlebell and movements workshop yesterday was great! Thanks for sharing some of your knowledge with us, made me reconsider some of my own training and will definitely help me in the future with potential clients!
Brilliant day looking at movement and kettlebells. A whole area of training which I've rarely touched on, but I see now, how fundamental it is to all avenues of training. No matter what direction you want to go, may it be bodybuilding or power lifting for example, learn your movements from the ground up and build a solid foundation to work on. More...
Was a bit nervous going in last week but was made welcome straight away by Pol. The guy seriously knows his stuff. Let's just say it was very educational, challenging and satisfying. Looking forward to the next 6 weeks. More...
Daniel Brendan Burns
Great session with Pol tonight, top coach with intense workouts that will no doubt get you the results you want. Looking forward to Saturday and hopefully starting the Hulk Programme
I've started doing the wonder woman course was so nervous as never been to a gym before but the atmosphere is so relaxed I felt comfortable. Instructors are great, adapt exercises to personal needs. It's a great workout I walked out last Iastnight believing...Yes I'm on my way to be a wonderwoman fully recommend. More...
Such a relaxed atmosphere , fun ways to exercise and build strength .. I am doing Wonder Woman and would highly recommend it to any one at any level of fitness , Gareth and Pol are great at adapting the exercises to all abilities and explain everything to a tee . They are both great at boosting your confidence and are always encouraging you to progress... More...
I was booked in with Pol Murray today and he took me through various kettlebell workouts which was a serious eye opener and learning curve for myself. In addition to this Pol took me through various breathing techniques and mobility exercises to help assist with my overall performance. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this coach and can guarantee you will not be disappointed with the knowledge and results you will gain! More...
I have spent thousands of ££ to PTs over the years. I never realised there was such a difference in the levels of coaching abilities until I called into Primal. I spoke to the owner Pol and he spent over 30 minutes explaining why I wasn't get the results I wanted and how he could help. The level of knowledge he processes is clear from the first minute you speak to him and you can sense his passion for his job as he speaks to you. I asked him about personal training sessions and instead of taking the money I was willing to pay he advised me to join his early morning Strength Culture group that was considerably cheaper. His main goal is to improve each individual and he gives me more attention in a group session than I have received in any PT session I attended before. I feel welcomed every time I set foot in Primal and can already feel a difference in my mobility and strength.I can not recommend trying Primal enough. It is the best decision I have made for my health and fitness More...
WOW! that is all I can say! I spent 1 hour in Primal and Pol showed me how to correct the things that I just knew I was not getting right. I have been to gyms all over Lisburn and Belfast and I am hard pushed to think of one better than Primal. If you want to know how to do things the right way, get to Primal More...
Stephen Mc Kenna
What a training facility. I have been training with Pol Murray for a few months focusing on mobility & pain free movement. What a difference this place has made to my overall movement.I would recommend it to everyone who wishes to make a difference to their lives. More...
This is no average gym. Having been to various gyms over the years the vibe in this gym is great. I've been going to the group classes in the mornings and not only does Pól tailor the workout for you as an individual, everyone works and supports each other as a group, whether you are a beginner or advanced. If you want results this is the place to go. More...
I've trained with pol for over 6years or so from Evolve to Ironfit and now Primal. He keeps moving further away.... ( I travel from the north) I wouldn't train anywhere else. Great classes great people and expert advice and training. More...
Great gym work with you as a person not a one size fits all kind of place would highly recommend
Great gym and great craic in the morning - Pól tailors the programmes to suit ur ability and changes things up every couple of months to keep u on ur toes - worth checkin out