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A Brighton based project aimed at providing the knowledge & motivation to achieve personal goals through fitness, sport and education.

What’s it all about?

The FMG Project is a Brighton-based community project funded by the Friday Media Group Foundation. The Foundation has created a facility at ‘The Basement’ in the heart of Brighton’s famous North Laine that will be used for many community and charitable purposes. Our kick-off project is a gym venue for sports groups, academy pupils and educational groups and charities. We also have facilities for meet ups, education and more.

Friday Media Group is a Sussex-based digital publishing business, born off the back of the success of The Friday-Ad newspaper. The Kidger family started the business back in 1975 and created the Foundation to put something back into the community from which it was born. The family are passionate about fitness, education and local business – hence the formation of The FMG Project.

The Project

The project will provide opportunities for local kids, adult groups and more. We’ll use fitness and sport as our vehicle to create a positive impact.

The project aims to:-

  • Give access to sports, education and facilities to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity. We’ll provide regular coaching, training sessions and programmes.
  • Provide pathways to achieve excellence in sport.
  • Create motivation and a positive attitude.
  • Teach young people to channel their energy positively.
  • Help people to develop a healthier lifestyle.
  • Teach life skills: commitment, communication, friendships.

Weekly training programmes for group and academy pupils

Strength & Conditioning / Cross Fit sessions / Circuits

Fundamental skills sessions (drills, movement patterns)

Regular run clubs for the community

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The Venue

Are you a sports group, community / charity group or PT that needs space? Read on…

We have a number of spaces that are available for use for charitable purposes and group training as well as for commercial hire. If you are a local club or charity who would like to benefit from the space, get in touch. We also rent out the space commercially to raise money for the project.

The Gym 

An impressive urban warehouse style gym, fully kitted out to teach functional movements, S&C and circuit training. Aimed at group training and designed for age groups from 14 upwards. Available to be used by sports groups, teams, charities and also commercially for PTs.

The Pit

Our quirky auditorium – ideal for talks, exercise classes, yoga or more!

The Cafe

Ideal for casual meet ups, renting out for parties, coffee mornings and much more

The Office

Need space to hold a meeting or a regular desk to work at? Our 8 person street-level office in the buzzing North Laine is a great option. 

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FMG Project

24 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AY