Amateur | Issue | Premium | Jul 29 2019

Miguel’s Gym – the sanctuary

Declan Taylor visits Miguel’s Gym – the thriving Brixton haven
Miguel's Gym

IT is just after 7.30pm on a midsummer Tuesday and 10 feet below the train line that links St Albans in Hertfordshide to Sutton in south London, a man in his 20s preaches to an assembled crowd all drenched in sweat.

“You might not know why you’re doing the things you’re doing,” he says, panning across the crowd. “But it’s preparing you. Trust me, all this is preparing you.”

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