Joe is a level 3 qualified personal trainer who started lifting weights at 16 and has trained ever since. Had a keen interest in football and MMA until he found a love for bodybuilding. Spent years teaching himself the correct methods and techniques to adding muscle mass and how to lose weight efficiently. He moved away from bodybuilding in 2017 and started strength training. He entered his first strongman competition 6 months later and has not looked back since, having competed in numerous competitions around the country including Newcastle's Strongest, The North's Strongest Saxon and most recently moving up to Opens to compete at the Mirfield show and the Strongest in the North.
Joe has a keen eye for detail and enjoys helping people hit their goals whether that be increasing strength, losing weight, competing, improving overall fitness or a mixture of all the above.
Craig has a vast experience in strength training, bodybuilding and body re-composition. He has trained people from your average Joe/ Joanne, competitive strength athletes and strength athletes who have won/ podiumed at national level.
He competes in the British Powerlifting Union at national and international level, qualifying for European's 3 times. In Strongman he has competed as an U105 and Open athlete.
Craig is a fully qualified personal trainer who prides himself in teaching impeccable technique and is constantly expanding his knowledge in training methods and nutrition to give the best possible service. He has also gone through his own body transformation losing 100lbs in bodyweight.
Christina 'crazy' Francotte is a Fully Qualified Personal Trainer who guides, supports and trains women to exercise safely and effectively before, throughout and after pregnancy. Not just physically but mentally too.
Before starting her personal training business Crazy4fitness, Christina was a dance instructor and won 2 British dance championships. After a successful career as a Dance teaching proffesional, she decided to take her career down a slightly different path and become a Personal Trainer while competing as a Pro Bikini, Fitness and Showgirl athlete. After going through an incredible transformation journey of her own she wants to inspire, help and support others on their individual journeys too.
Christina enjoys climbing and trying new sports but mostly being a mummy to her amazing son.
Christina specialises in Pre and Post Natal Fitness and Nutrition and holds many other industry standard qualifications including GP exercise referral. She is available for small group training, personal training and stage posing coaching.
Julia absolutely loves lifting and competing in the strength sports - both powerlifting and strongwoman. Her greatest achievement to date was winning Europe's Strongest Woman (ms) in 2019, then going on to compete at World's Strongest Woman. In powerlifting she holds the British record in the under 67.5kg weight class with a total of 517.5kg. This total also won the gold medal at the WPC World Championships in Finland. More recently, she is the current number 1 across all weight categories in the UK with a total of 580kg raw at a bodyweight of under 82kg. In addition to this she also pulled a deadlift of 227.5kg/501lb in competition.
Alongside competing, Julia is a huge advocate of encouraging both men and women to get in the gym as she believes it improves both mental and physical wellbeing. Providing online coaching and nutrition plans to help peak performance and change body composition as well as a one to one Personal Training service focusing on technical excellence and proficiency. Having competed for a few years now, Julia has got a good understanding of what it takes for an athlete to progress and perform at a high level and really smash their personal goals.
Educating and empowering the public to reach their fitness and weight-loss goals through better movement and strength.
* Head Coach & Owner of Savage Strength
* Personal Trainer
* Level 2 British Weightlifting & Strongman Coach
* Head Coach of FSI Weightlifting Club
* Head Coach Savage Strength Strongman Club
As an athlete, weightlifter and opens level strongman Adam believes that when strength levels are around equal, efficient movement and technique will win out. He carries this belief into his coaching and personal training.
Adam’s speciality lies in efficient movement and maximising the use of the strength, regardless of sport or goal. He helps people reach their goals by coupling mobility and efficient movement with his knowledge of programming, fat-loss and body composition.
Adam’s aim is to contribute to a happy, healthy and pain free population.
‘Mobility leads to efficient movement, efficient movement leads to strength and strength leads to everything else’.
* Strongest in the North 2019 (Opens) - 2nd
* UK Truck Pull Championship 2018 (U110kg) - 2nd
* Newcastles Strongest 2018 (Inters) - 3rd
* BNSF Northern Qualifier 2018 (U105kg) - 4th
* North East Open 2017 (U105kg) - 2nd
* Newcastles Strongest 2017 (Novice) - 1st
Fern is a level 3 qualified personal trainer who first started training 12 years ago at the age of 17. She has gained a lot of knowledge through her own personal experiences and experimented in many different styles of training. Fern initially focused on bodybuilding but for the last 3 years she has gained a passion for strength and conditioning. She is currently learning Olympic lifting to incorporate into her own training and coaching. Fern has spent years teaching herself about how the body works and how nutrition impacts not only physique but performance too. She has learnt how to gain muscle mass and how to lose weight and body fat safely and efficiently. Fern is currently nearing the end of my ‘Diet and Nutritional Advisor’ Diploma.
With 12 years of training experience Andrew is at the beginning of his career in the fitness industry. Having trained in most aspects of Strength and Conditioning he developed a passion for Olympic Weightlifting and through BWL has attained his Level 1 Award for Coaching Weightlifting. Andrew has been coached by high level British Weightlifters and is currently developing his knowledge by training and coaching with an experienced local coach.
Programming for sports teams and individuals, Andrew also specialises in Strongman and Kettlebell training. He has worked with and alongside everyone from high level athletes to absolute beginners and takes great pleasure in seeing people progress and develop their strength and fitness.
Ashleigh is the owner of TEAL Sports & Deep Tissue Massage.
She is a Strongwoman athlete and understands the importance of remaining injury free and to keep on top of mobility.
Ashleigh attended Northumbria College earning her level 3 diploma in sports and deep tissue massage and is currently studying her level 4. Her goal is to help people live better lives inside and out, believing selfcare is a must.
Sports massage helps reduce tension and flush the tissues of metabolic waste which builds up during physical activity. She offers deep tissue massage (both pre and post event) and stretches to help with mobility.
This service isn't just for athletes. Whether Strongman/ woman, Olympic Weightlifting or Crossfit is your thing, even if you are going through the couch to 5k challenge; everyone needs to look after their body and massage can help to treat and prevent injuries to keep you achieving your goals.
Andrew has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry and in that time he has attended various weightlifting and Strength and Conditioning seminars and workshops with high level weightlifters and experienced and respected tutors within the industry.
Amongst other qualifications Andrew is a British Weightlifting Level 2 coach, certified personal trainer as well as a level 3 coach in nutrition and weight management through Northern Fitness and Education.
Andrew has experience coaching young athletes from the age of 12 in S&C. He has trained recreational to elite level sports men and women for the last 8 years, working with a wide range of athletes from a variety of sporting fields.
If you are looking to improve as an athlete and reach the next level in your sport, contact Andrew.