07961 219041

01526 860740


07961 219041


01526 860740

Richard Simpson
Personal Trainer


Richard Simpson

Richard is our personal trainer. With over 30 years’ experience, he offers safe and effective personal training programmes that get results. He’s just as comfortable supporting athletes as those who don’t even like exercise and find it hard to motivate themselves to train!

Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, build muscle, build up your energy, train for an event or live a happier, healthier life, Richard will tailor and structure your personal training to meet your own goals, safely and effectively. In addition, he can provide nutrition advice to help maximise your potential.

We have our own personal training gym here at Willow House. Our strength, aerobic and functional training equipment can be used indoors and out, so Richard’s equally happy to do his personal training in the garden – weather permitting.

And all of this comes with plenty of support, motivation and encouragement: see what clients say about Richard.

Richards’s career background

Most of Richard’s experience comes from 27 years as a physical training instructor in the RAF, where he trained new personnel, improved the fitness levels of aircrew, and ran the gym.

On leaving the RAF, he completed a comprehensive advanced personal training qualification at the YMCA in London before setting up his personal training business. He has been an instructor on boot camps for a company which runs events in Spain, Morocco and the UK, which enhanced his ability to work with people from all walks of life, each with their own goals and challenges.

For half of his RAF career, Richard also worked as an outdoor activities instructor. This included taking people hiking, rock-climbing and mountain-biking. Seeing people develop by overcoming challenges and working as a team in tricky situations was extremely rewarding, and built Richard’s knowledge of how to help people to push themselves in both the outdoor environment and in the gymnasium.   

Free initial personal training consultation

Our free initial consultation means you can have a proper talk about what you want to achieve through exercise and how Richard can help you achieve your personal goals. After that, here are Richard’s prices.

Personal training qualifications

Richard is well-qualified to deliver safe and effective personal training for fitness and recovery:

  • Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Qualified Nutritional Advisor
  • Suspension/TRX Training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Core Stability
  • First Aid

Mountain leader qualification

Richard also holds a mountain leader qualification and has many years’ experience leading groups and adventure training in Wales, Scotland, the Lake District, Spain, France, New Zealand and the Himalayas. If you’d like to talk about organising an event, such as the Three Peaks Challenge or even just some walking in the hills, let him know and we can arrange a meeting to talk through your goals.