Russ Bakewell

I believe well balanced nutrition and a consistent exercise routine provides a foundation for personal happiness. Realistic, attainable goals can be achieved and maintained with the proper drive and commitment. I take a whole body approach with my specialist areas working with Functional equipment such as TRX and Kettlebells so that my clients will see and feel the personal training benefits.

With motivation, dedication and education you can do it and I can help! I will be there to support you, motivate you and make sure you enjoy every step along the way. Are you ready to start living your life being stronger, healthier and happier? It is time to change and the time is now.

Specific areas of expertise

Functional training, core training and weight loss.


BTEC National in Sport (Sport and Performance)
Fitness Instructor Level 2
Personal Training Level 3
TRX Suspension TrainingYMCA Kettlebell Instructor 


“I first signed up for personal training purely for weight loss purposes (so far I've lost almost 2 stone) - but throughout the 6 months I've had Russell as my personal trainer, I've gained so much more from Russell's expertise than just a slimmer figure. He's covered everything from the correct use of equipment, healthy eating + balanced diet, and how much further I could push myself than I ever thought possible.”

“I've been a member of the QEII gym for a year or so, but before I started PT sessions, I always stuck to the same few machines (not knowing how to use them all), avoided the weights, and had pretty bad technique. Russell helped me to improve all of this. He keeps things completely varied so each session is different, which I really like. (It keeps me on my toes.)”

“I'm now in a 'healthy' weight range for the first time in over 15 years. I've gained a lot of confidence from the experience, but I also hadn't considered other benefits from my new routine - I'm less out of breath, I have more energy, clearer + smoother skin, I'm less stressed, and I sleep better. It's been great to see my progression in terms of physical capability too (e.g. I started with 8kg kettlebell swings, I'm now up to 18kg).”

“I can't recommend Russell + QEII leisure centre more highly to anyone looking for a new way to keep fit or lose weight!”



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