welcome to Silverback

General Enquiries

welcome to silverback gym & Fitness

WE ARE A family run, independent gym with a welcoming atmosphere.

this is a gym designed by gym users for gym users.

Building Modifications  Work started on 4th July 2016, the site is being cleared and the building being cleared. With all of the contractors being local tradesmen, keeping our local economy strong. Our equipment, accessories and specialist flooring all being supplied by a home grown Scottish equipment supplier, Origin (Anytime Leisure based in Edinburgh).

Free weight

The free weight section has a variety of equipment to suit your capability and requirements - click the image to learn more!


Our resistance area will have several pieces of high quality equipment for your use - click the image to learn more!


This section is for the cardio lovers! Click the image to learn more!

nutrition Programme

As a naturopathic nutritionist Ruth can advise & educate you to support your body & your health through your nutrition. It's true, you are what you eat. With education, knowledge & understanding we can learn to eat in the best way to support ourselves individually.

life coaching

We will advise once this service is available to our members.

Fitness suite

This is an area specially designed for multi fitness uses. With specialist flooring, punch bags, mirrored walls & much more to come. This room can be used for many activities & clubs. We will encourage a boxing club, martial arts, cross-fit, high impact cardio, low impact cardio, specially designed classes suit the demand.

This rooms will also be available for gym members when not in use for classes. There will be a choice of classes available over the coming months, some included in the membership.



"Work hard train smart, the silverback culture, to help you climb Your tree's"

meet our team

Whatever your fitness needs or desires we're here to help and support you

Our commitment is to provide you with the support you need to achieve your fitness goals

Jim Gagan


Ruth Gagan


I am not a PT instructor, nor am I Mr Olympia. What I am is a gym goer. Ruth and I have built this gym with gym goers in mind, people like you and me. We hope you enjoy training here as much as we have enjoyed building it, thank you and love lifting.

I love being around people and I'm passionate about helping others to reach their goals, I am a qualified naturopathic nutritionist and trainee life coach. I am a self confessed lover of resistance training and lifting weights, yoga and pilates.





I have been a qualified PT since June 2017. I work at Silverback full time and thoroughly enjoy every moment. I am gradually building up experience with both my PT clients and my own training. I compete in Scottish power-lifting, which is something I am ridiculously passionate about. I love everything that comes with PTing, especially seeing others grow with confidence in the gym!

I have been working in Silverback Gym for the last 18 months as a personal trainer. I have gained a vast amount of experience, working with a range of different clients, all pursuing different goals ranging from strength and size building and wait loss.


My main passion lies with strength and strength sport, mainly power lifting. I currently compete and coach a team of lifter from Silverback. I have coached lifters to multiple Scottish records in the last year and will be pursuing more in the coming year.


As a PT my main aim is to help clients learn safe and effective training methods, build confidence in the gym and achieve their goals while having fun in the process!

We are delighted to have this opportunity to bring a brand new, state of the art gym to the Highlands. Silverbacks is born out of a passion, an enjoyment of pushing weights and keeping fit, of building up a sweat and pushing your body to it's limits and beyond. We want to encourage you to find your passion for fitness at whatever level you feel comfortable at, we will support you in achieving your goals.

We believe we can offer something unique from the equipment we have for you to train with to the people working here to support you. When you join Silverbacks you are joining a family of liked minded people, becoming a member of the troop and the troop looks after it's members. We thank you, our local community for your enthusiasm and support in making this dream a reality.


Jim and ruth


keep up to date & read about our gym

"Did you ever think that the gym idea could be re-written again? "

membership pricing

check out the plans and pricing of our gym membership

monthly plan


R access to the gym & facilities R FREE branded towel R personalised initial gym/training programme available on request R FREE initial consultation with a naturopathic nutritionist R 10% discount for 60 years young plus Direct debit for 12 months

Annual plan


R 1 month free membership R access to gym & facilities R FREE branded towel R personalised initial gym/training programme available on request R FREE initial consultation with a naturopathic nutritionist

Joint monthly membership


R Two members of the same household can use this option R access to the gym & facilities R FREE branded towel R personalised initial gym/training programme available on request R FREE initial consultation with a naturopathic nutritionist Direct debit for 12 months

*Membership referral scheme - £1 off your membership per month for every friend you introduce. T & c's Apply

** Pay as you go - day pass = £7.50 & weekly pass = £15, MONTHLY £45**

There  is a one off, non refundable charge of £5 for the key card

download the latest class timetable here!


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Silverback gym & Fitness


We are providing a community gym, a central hub for fitness. The Silverback troop is your fitness family, a place to meet your friends, discuss your fitness challanges. To swap idea's and support each other in your dreams and goals.


The Gym


The Team








Get In Touch

Unit 4a

Blarlaith Industrial Estate


IV19 1EB


Phone : 01862 893838


Email : info@silverbackgym.co.uk

Opening Times

6am - 12 midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! *Except 25th, 26th & 31st Decmber & 1st January - opening 10am  to 4am on these days

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