Meet the team

Southern Legion is a welcoming and inclusive Strength and Conditioning gym that values hard work, dedication and community. We are located in the Ackworth Road Industrial Estate in Hilsea, Portsmouth (full address in the Join Us page).


Southern Legion is owned by Mike Eburne and Ray Pharoah who grew up in Portsmouth together, joined the Parachute Regiment together as teenagers and finally achieved their dream of opening their own gym in September 2013. The success of Southern Legion has been phenomenal and reflects their dedication, experience, knowledge, expertise and coaching skills.

In 2016 Ryan Gribby joined the team as an experienced coach and is well-loved by the members for his enthusiasm, his in-depth strength and conditioning knowledge and his great programming skills.

An ‘original’ member of Southern Legion who joined the day the doors opened, Danny Hayter took his coaching qualification in 2016. As a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination, Danny is a highly-valued new member of the Southern Legion coaching team.



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