THIS month marks the beginning of a new era for the Grey Ranks, Weymouth, as they move to a new home.

Grey Ranks' classes, which are open to all, are being held at the recently renovated Fitness World on Radipole Lane.

The well-equipped gym now features its very own fight room fitted with the latest boxing must haves from heavy bags to weights and even a state-of-the-art ring.

Martin Fojt, founder of the Grey Ranks, and Southill gym owners Robert Thomas and Sammie Lacey have made ties as they step under the ropes together to produce a base for future sporting success.

The determined duo are looking for gold as they form a partnership focused on finding and training the next generation of budding boxers, keep fit enthusiasts and not forgetting merciless mums.

The Grey Ranks have already gained three years’ experience as a team on the market, producing successful ABA (Amateur Boxing Association) competitive boxers such as Lukasz Kucharski and Libys McGuinness.

Both boxers have already competed and trained at national and international levels with hopes of achieving titles in the upcoming season of championships.

McGuinness said: "The Grey Ranks have helped me hugely in the past few years. I’ve been boxing with them, not only have the classes helped me control my weight and fitness, but seen me gain a whole load of confidence.

"I really enjoy it; they are the highlight of my week and I would recommend them to anyone, especially now we have the great new facilities.”

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 11am for those looking for a serious test or challenging yet enjoyable keep-fit experience.

Sundays at 12.15pm and Thursdays at 6.30pm are the allotted times for ladies only – these classes offer fun and ability suited workouts.

Sessions are open to everyone at all different levels of fitness, there are no sign-up fees or contracts and no special equipment is required except good foot wear and a recommended bottle of water.

If you wish to find out more about these boxing classes or gym facilities, why not take a look at the Grey Ranks or Fitness World Facebook pages.

The Grey Ranks also have a YouTube channel where much more information can be found and videos documenting the last few years of work.

Coach Fojt is available for contact on 07502438889 or email the team directly on