“You have within you an iron will.

One which will not bend, and will not break… it’s waiting for your attention.”

About Me

Hey friend, I’m Russ.

I’ve been a personal trainer to thousands of male and female clients over the last twenty years, and worked with some of the biggest fitness magazines.

Of course, I don’t say this to brag, but to show you that you’re in good hands.

Because when you read articles or follow workout programs on my website, I want you to know that your training material was designed by a real trainer; somebody who lives the life, who puts the hours in on the gym floor, and pactices what they preach day in/day out at the legendary Powerhouse Gym, South Shields.

I’ve literally dedicated my whole life to fitness, and I’d like to provide you with all of the tools you need to build your dream body via the training materials contained within

Training Philosophy

Russ Howe PTI

My training philosophy is simple: I believe that fitness is for everyone.

With that in mind, everything on has been designed so that anybody can use it!

That means even my most advanced programs can be scaled to suit a newbie, and even my most basic of programs can be ramped up to test intermediate-to-advaned trainees, too.

You see, I’ve always believed that you should be able to build your best body no matter where you live, what you look like, how much money you earn, or what kind of shit you’ve experienced in your past. That’s what made me a popular personal trainer, and it’s a concept I built into this website from the get-go.

Because, despite any of the bullshit you might have been told by “experts” (most of whom have zero qualifications and even less experience!), the fact is ANYONE can build a great body, as long as they stick to this simple rule:

Science + Intensity = Results.

This is something which I didn’t learn in the gym. I was taught it by my Granda.

You see, when I was a child I was diagnosed with a rare genetic bone disease which caused my left hip to crumble. The doctors thought they’d caught it too late, and told my parents that I won’t walk again. I’m not gonna act tough; it was fucking frightening!

Anyway, my Granda was my best friend and role model, and he helped me deal with the news.

Rather than sit back and accept it, he encouraged me to fight it as best I could and see what would happen. We went along to the local weights room almost every day, learning everything we could about the most effective ways to battle this motherfucker, and eventually (after two operations, six months in traction, a whole year in a wheelchair, and learning to walk again with a Zimmer frame), we did it!

To this very day, I can still recall the pride in his eyes as I grabbed the handles of my wheelchair and stood up for the first time.

In that moment, his belief that you can accomplish anything by doing the right things with the right amount of effort was cemented in my brain forever. It sent me on what would become a lifelong journey to learn all I could about exercise and nutrition – firstly to ensure I kept myself healthy, but then also progressing into a career where I help others, too.

All of my training programs are built around that simple mantra, from all those years ago.

Training Programs

russ howe pti programs
russ howe pti

Unlock all training programs and nutrition plans by becoming a member, then build your best body with Russ’ work!

Click here to learn more.