BigKat Fitness and Martial Arts Centre


Explore the Gym

Risk it for a chocolate biscuit!

BigKat is a fully-featured Fitness and Martial Arts gym, situated on Hornbeam Park industrial estate in Harrogate.

Matted floor area

Cage wall

Wood and rubber flooring


Strength equipment

Cardio equipment

Car parking

Friendly coaches!

Fitness Equipment

We also have an extensive range of fitness equipment:

  • Kettlebells and Dumbbells
  • Medicine balls
  • Skipping ropes
  • Rowing machine

Martial Arts Equipment

For our Mixed Martial Arts classes, we also provide:

  • Boxing gloves
  • Shin pads
  • Thai pads
  • Focus mits


The Zone also provides a host of facilities including:

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Indulge Café
  • Large car park


Chris and Chanelle both wanted to run a fitness class and were interested in the benefits of training with kettlebells. They both worked with Stuart Agurs of IKFF, training hard with the kettlebells to develop the foundation of the classes, whilst also adding from their own experience of fight training to produce an awesome fitness and conditioning class!

In 2010, they decided to set up BigKat and ran one fitness class on a Saturday morning. They also wanted to expand into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), so brought in seasoned fighter Rich Kenny to teach a class. Chris had a couple of lessons, then took on a Pro-Am MMA fight!

Chris and Chanelle wanted to expand BigKat and open more classes, so moved downstairs to the current gym room and started running White Collar Boxing classes alongside the Kettlebells and MMA classes.

From here, BigKat grew into being open 3 days a week with different fitness and martial arts classes. Eventually we brought in experienced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling coaches to focus on the fast-growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and we have had great success in the cage with our team of fighters.

Eventually we expanded enough to open 6 days a week with more fitness classes and a focus on Sport Kettlebells, in which we have won many gold, silver and bronze medals in competitions across the country.

Today, BigKat is a thriving community of like-minded people. Come down and join in the fun!

There's Something for Everyone!

More Information

Contact us to book your first session now, or just turn up to a class!

Media Galleries

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