Squats Gym Streatham Review

Squats Gym is an independent bodybuilding gym on Mitcham Lane in Streatham that opened in 1989. It has been serving local weightlifters for over 28 years! The gym is in a basement and has an excellent range of equipment squeezed into the limited space available.


To be honest the facilities in Squats Gym are very dated. The changing rooms and toilets are not in the best condition. Women who plan to use the gym should be aware there is no female changing room.
The gym also sells a selection of nutritional supplements and offers personal training.


What Squats Gym lacks in facilities it makes up with an an excellent range of weightlifting equipment. They’ve got all the basics and even some specialist pieces like a hexagonal trap bar. They probably have the best range of weightlifting equipment in the area (apart from the excellent Kings Gym in Croydon).

The cardio equipment is however very limited. There are only 6 pieces of cardio equipment.

Free weights

  • Dumbbells ranging 2.5kg to 70kg
  • Plates ranging from 1.25kg to 25kg
  • Olympic barbells
  • Hexagonal trap bar
  • Various curl and tricep bars
  • Flat bench press
  • Incline bench press
  • Various flat, incline and decline benches
  • Squat rack
  • Power cage
  • Dip station
  • Sissy squat

Hammer strength machines (plate loaded)

  • Decline chest prest
  • Incline chest press
  • Iso-latteral row
  • Iso-latteral raise
  • Seated dip machine
  • Behind neck press
  • T-bar row
  • Leg press

Cable machines

  • Latteral pull down
  • Seated row
  • Pec deck
  • Leg extension
  • Hamstring curl
  • 3 Cable stations (with various attachments)

Cardio machines

  • 1 Treadmill
  • 1 Cross trainer
  • 1 Stairmaster
  • 2 Stationary bikes
  • 1 Rowing machine


Membership prices

There are two ways to pay to train at Squats Gym. You can pay as you go, or you can pay £50 a year to become a member of the gym. Members benefit from cheaper rates and discounts on supplements.

Pay as you go prices

Frequency Price
Single session £7.00
Weekly £15.00
Monthly £45.00

Member’s prices

Once you’ve paid the £50.00 annual membership fee the following prices apply:

Frequency Price
Single session £4.00
Weekly £10.00
Monthly £35.00
3 monthly £90.00
6 monthly £160.00
Yearly £300.00

Be aware that payment at Squats Gym is strictly cash only. They don’t have a card machine so make sure you bring cash! Non of the membership plans require signing a contract or setting up a direct debit.

Opening times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Tuesday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Bank holidays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location and contact details

Address: 117 Mitcham Lane
SW16 6LY
Phone number: 02086 778991
  • Facilities
  • Equipment
  • Atmosphere
  • Value for money


Squats Gym is easily the best gym for weightlifting in Streatham. It has a great range of equipment and an excellent atmosphere. The membership prices are also very cheap and you won’t get tied into a long contract if you join.

But the gym is not for everyone. The changing rooms and toilets are not the nicest. There is limited cardio equipment and the gym lacks a ladies changing room!

User Review
3.29 (14 votes)