Gym-goers batter each other with metal exercise bars as shocking brawl breaks out at fitness centre | Daily Mail Online

Horrific footage has captured gym-goers swinging metal exercise bars at other men’s heads and legs as a fight erupts inside an Essex fitness centre.

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The video also shows a man raising a metal ‘lat pull down’ bar above his head before trying to hit another man and a group of men pinning a man wearing a blue tracksuit against a weight rack before battering him repeatedly. 

A 17-year-old boy suffered bruising and cuts and a 27-year-old man sustained a cut above his eye, Essex police said in a statement.

The sickening clip was filmed at Ab Salute gym in Brentwood, and emerged on social media yesterday.

Gym-goers were filmed battering each other with metal exercise bars when a shocking brawl erupted in Ab Salute gym in Brentwood, Essex

The horrifying scenes also show a man being pinned against the weight stand before he is hit on the head and body with metal bars

A man wearing a blue hoodie is shown being pinned against the weight stand and struck repeatedly on the head and body with metal bars.

In another scene, a man wearing grey gym clothes and a white jacket is shown raising a metal ‘lat pull down’ bar above his head as he attempts to strike another man. 

And in a third disgraceful scene a man wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt is seen kicking and attempting to clobber another man on the head with a metal bar as he lies curled up on the floor in the foetal position, protecting his head with a weight. 

As they fight other men are seen standing around and, at the beginning of the video, one man is also shown pushing another.

Sound from the video also records a large commotion, and a voice yelling ‘F****** hell man’. 

It is not known what caused the fight to break out.

A man wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt was shown trying to strike another on the head with a metal bar as he lay curled up on the floor clutching a weight to his head to protect it

A man was shown raising a metal bar as he attempted to strike another gym user, left, while other gym goers moved away as the fight broke out, right

Essex police said they were called to the gym at 12.35pm on Thursday last week by the ambulance service. The force said enquiries were ongoing.

Ab Salute gym said in a statement that they ‘do not condone violence in any of our gyms’ and the individuals involved have been banned for life.

‘This was an isolated incident which has never happened in any of our five establishments in the ten years we have been open’, they said.

‘We do not condone violence in any of our gyms and take this very seriously.

‘The police are aware and appropriate action is being taken. The individuals concerned have been banned from our gyms for life.

‘We do our very  best to safeguard all members of the public and our staff across all gyms. We are deeply sorry to anyone who witnessed this incident or has been affected by it.’ 

The footage appeared on social media yesterday. 

A gym employee told MailOnline that the situation had been ‘dealt with’. 

It was uploaded by Elle, from Birmingham, with the caption: ‘So man are fighting in the gym now wow’, before uploading a second clip captioned: ‘Gets worse’.  

Gym-goers batter each other with metal exercise bars as shocking brawl breaks out at fitness centre

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