About Russ Howe PTI

“There lies within you an iron will. One which will not bend, and will not break.

It is waiting for your attention.”

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Professional Background

I’m Russ.

I’ve been a personal trainer since 2004, and I’m proud to say I’ve helped thousands of men and women get into better shape over the course of the last two decades.

The gym has been something of a lifelong passion of mine. I’ve accumulated over 30 years of experience lifting weights, starting at just 9 years old when I used the gym (and a slightly weird obsession with Rocky IV!) to overcome a genetic hip disease.

Nowadays, I spend my time writing for the likes of Personal Trainer Magazine, Men’s Fitness, and Women’s Health, while running this membership website and occasionally leading personal training sessions out of the mighty Powerhouse Gym, South Shields.


Personal Background

When I’m not in the gym, you’ll find me being a dad to my 3 boys.

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I live with my partner Sally and Junior (13), Jaxon (9), and Arnie (3).

Junior is Newcastle United crazy, Jaxon is Xbox crazy, and Arnie is, erm, daddy crazy. Our little Arnie has autism, and learning how to help him develop has been the most challenging and fun thing I’ve done in years.

I hope you find my website helpful, and you can send me a message on the contact page any time.