About Us

Who we are, what we do, and why you’re really, really going to love getting fit and strong with Fortitude Personal Training

Emma Baines

Emma joined Fortitude Personal Training in 2019. She was originally one of Jon’s personal training clients and her love of the gym led her to coaching. You’ll regularly find Emma competing in functional fitness and CrossFit events. Emma’s background as a project manager means she’s the ideal person to plan out your fitness journey.

Qualifications

Level 3 Personal Trainer

• Advanced anatomy and physiology
• Principles of nutrition for physical activity
• Programming personal training with clients
• Delivering personal training sessions

Fortitude Personal Training insurance Insure4Sport 

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon founded Fortitude Personal Training in 2017 and has worked as an instructor and personal trainer in a number of gyms. He’s a strength and conditioning specialist and has competed in numerous functional fitness and CrossFit competitions. Outside of the gym Jon plays field hockey for Harrogate and his enthusiasm will motivate anyone

Qualifications

Level 3 Personal Trainer

• Advanced anatomy and physiology
• Principles of nutrition for physical activity
• Programming personal training with clients
• Delivering personal training sessions

Fortitude Personal Training insurance Insure4Sport 

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What our clients have to say about us…

I absolutely love them, I find myself counting down the days till the next class. I love the class variations, its always hard workout but there is always someone to motivate you to carry on... Jon and Emma... aka bad cop, good cop are both so amazing, they are great getting everyone going even when they are stood in the rain 🌧 

I feel we are one big sweaty family who support and motivate each other through the tough workout 💪

– Andrea (group classes)

Great group classes - Emma & Jon make it accessible to all fitness types while pushing you to do better each week. Multiple class options to choose from and flexible memberships to suit

Couldn't recommend them enough!

– Jenny (group classes)

Jon is a top bloke and makes the sessions fun and relaxed however don’t be fooled - he will make sure you put a shift in and will push you to your own limits to get the absolute best out of you! He really knows his stuff and has really changed the way I approach exercise. A++++

– Rob (personal training)
Great experience with both personal training and dietary advice, definitely recommended.

– Tom (personal training)
Jon was my first coach when I started out on my fitness journey 3 years ago. He helped me lose nearly 15kg in the first 6 months and introduced me to weightlifting and CrossFit, which I continue to thoroughly enjoy. I have him to thank for helping me start this enjoyable journey and quickly making it a habit. It’s now my lifestyle.

– Alyson (personal training)
I really enjoy my PT sessions with Jon. Love my programming and always have fun!

– Caroline (personal training)
Would highly recommend Jon as a PT, he made me feel very comfortable and pushed me to achieve my summer goal. Very friendly and relaxed environment as well.

– Betsan (personal training)
Jon is a brilliant PT! So motivational and really adapts any program to fit your needs. I started out really unfit and was nervous to start exercising as I didn’t think I could do it but he made me feel so at ease and confident. Highly recommend!

– Luanne (personal training)
Couldn't recommend a better personal trainer than Jon. Having started out at the gym a very nervous newbie he made me feel at ease and gave me all the right advice to be able to confidently exercise at a gym. His 1:1 sessions are catered to your personal wishes and he sets out clear and fun personalised plans. Jon makes every session fun to attend plus I saw a real difference in my fitness!

– Alice (personal training)
Both Emma and Jon were so knowledgeable and explained how to do each exercise clearly and simply. I never thought I'd find myself deadlifting anything and yet Jon showed me how with ease. The class was challenging but in a way that was achievable and I felt so good afterwards when I thought about what I'd actually been able to do.
I'm looking forward to my next class.

– Sophie (group classes)

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