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.”



I was told I’d never walk again at 9 years old, after suffering a serious hip condition three years earlier.

That’s when I started using the gym, to see if I could use hard training to defy expectations. Obviously, it worked!

And without those early years of struggle, I would never have discovered a job that I absolutely love. Nor will I have realized that you really can do anything you set your mind to, no matter what anybody else says, or thinks.

In my career as a personal trainer I’ve been lucky enough to have helped thousands of men and women get in great shape, and earlier this year we achieved an important milestone; over 100,000 people have used the online programs inside this website. That’s a crazy statistic. My work’s been featured in Personal Trainer magazine, Men’s Fitness magazine and Women’s Health magazine among others.

I’ve been in the gym for 30 years, and working as a fully qualified personal trainer since 2004. I still train folks in the gym to this day; leading personal training sessions at the mighty Powerhouse Gym, South Shields. With this website I’d like to give you all the knowledge you need (in the form of training programs) to go out there and BUILD YOUR BEST BODY.



When I’m not in the gym, you’ll find me with my family.

My partner Sally is definitely the brains of the operation, and we have three kids together.

Junior (14) is crazy about Newcastle United Football Club. Jaxon (10) is all about rap music and playing Xbox One. And little Arnie is daddy crazy.

Arnie was recently diagnosed with autism, and as my job has a very flexible timetable (iron never sleeps!) this has allowed me to spend a great deal of time with him, learning how to help him and going on mini-adventures. It has been the absolute best time of my life (so far).

I hope you find my website helpful. You can send me a message on the contact page if you need to.