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Our facility is unlike any other gym you’ve been to before. We pride ourselves not only in providing world class professional training, but we also believe in creating a motivating and dynamic environment filled with like-minded people of all ages and body types, with those who are committed to working hard and achieving lasting fitness results.. Claim your free taster week now.

What is PowerBurn?

The programme is designed and coached in house by 4 time Britains strongest women Gemma Taylor. Using tried and tested methods not used in other traditional gyms you are in safe hands no matter what your fitness, body type or age is.

Gemma Taylor

In her early career, Gemma was one of the founding members of today’s professional strong women movement. She has competed at the highest level and won accolades and world records for her performance in multiple international competitions, including 4x Gold Medals in Britain’s Strongest Woman and 2x European Cup Championship titles.

Gemma also came 2nd in the World’s Strongest Woman Competition in 2011… 4 weeks after giving birth to her second child !

As a professional athlete she pulled trains, tractors and planes and deadlifted cars.  Since retiring from the life of an elite athlete, she has built on her foundation of champion training techniques to study the neurological and biochemical implications of exercise.

Where It All Started....?

Being the only woman in a male dominated industry opened Gemma’s eyes to something… Why aren’t more people represented in fitness? Everywhere you look it’s skinny women in skimpy outfits and muscly men with 6-packs.

Unlike the photoshopped goddesses splashed all over instagram, most of us didn’t win the genetic lottery- that’s simply not what most people look like.

And that got Gemma thinking… Why can’t amazing health be focussed on doing the right things for your body so you feel good on the inside first, and start looking good as a side effect?

In 2008 PowerBurn was founded with a mission to help everyday people achieve amazing health, feeling great doing it!

We have helped over 1000 people to achieve their goals with sustainable, long term solutions to their health, using tailored workouts, nutritional support and 1:1 coaching.




Personal coaching, nutritional advice and 1-to-1 support from 4x Britain’s Strongest Women Gemma Taylor-Magnusson.

PowerBurn gives you flexible access to our classes and purpose built gym based in Thirsk. 


Our Training

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Sometimes we all need a little help. We get that.

We all have our breaking point, the times when we just want to give up. This is exactly the time you need support the most.


PowerBox is an exercise concept based on the training methods used by boxers


If the treadmill is just not working for you or you want to switch up your normal workout routine, then PowerBox might be the ideal fitness option for you. This popular fitness trend is taking the UK by storm, as more and more people discover this innovative and fun way of keeping fit.

Gemma will take you through the best techniques to gain confidence and get the most out of your fitness workout.

Membership Options


£ 0 No Obligation Trial
  • Informal Consultation
  • Meet Gemma
  • Join Classes
  • Gym Tour
  • No Obligation
  • No Awkward Sales Pitch

In House Training

£ 149
Per Month
  • Informal Consultation
  • Train with Gemma
  • Body MOT
  • Personal Nutrition Plan
  • Monthly Review
  • Gym Tour
  • PowerBurn Online Access
  • Access to Quoox App
  • No Joining Fees
  • No Contracts

Off Peak

£ 60 Per Month
  • Informal Consultation
  • Meet Gemma
  • Body MOT
  • Personal Nutrition Plan
  • Gym Tour
  • Monthly Review
  • No Joining Fees
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Your Burning FAQ's Answered

We like to be open about what we offer and understand the needs of our members

One of our values here at PowerBurn is ‘Respect’. We respect your commitment, time and money. If you don’t feel better after 30 days of PowerBurn, just let us know and we will refund your money. No questions asked!

The simple answer is anywhere! Train at HQ, but if you are short on time, join an online class. We have members joining us from their front rooms, bedrooms, garages, gardens, offices, even kitchens. As long as you have space to move your body, you’re good to go.

The most essential piece of equipment you’ll need is yourself. After that, you’ll never need anything more than what you can find in your cupboard or under your stairs. If you do have weights you can use, you can, however many of our members get incredible results from little more than a broomstick and some water bottles.

Our sessions are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday which is ideal for a healthy body and mind. When it’s time for your session just follow the unique link in your inbox and your session will open automatically. Sessions last around 50 minutes and have a maximum of 10 people.

We hear this one a lot. Before and after photos are great for motivation, but they don’t tell the whole story. An 8-week transformation is hard work and can be great for getting quick results, but what happens after the 8 weeks is up? Too often people are just glad it’s over and go back to their old ways. They quickly lose their progress and end up back where they started.  We are about more than quick fixes. PowerBurn gives you long-term, sustainable results that last a lifetime.

No Lock-in Contracts

We don’t believe in contracts. We want you to stay and continue to train with PowerBurn because you love it and because you feel better. Memberships are on a Month-to-Month Autopay basis; if you need to exit your membership, or if you think PowerBurn is not right for you, you can cancel with 30 days notice.

No Sign up Fees

The first step in any new journey is always the hardest, it shouldn’t also be the most expensive. At PowerBurn, there are no hidden fees and there’s nothing else to pay, ever. We understand that making a big change is really tough, that’s why we make it as easy as possible to get started and start feeling better.

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Our team are always on hand, so drop us a line and let’s talk about how we can help you