Fortitude Fitness is an innovative fitness company ran by Nick and Drew, who between them, have over 25 years experience in the fitness industry as Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructors within the British Army.

Between them they have gained vast experience in the development and rehabilitation of injured soldiers as well as the design and implementation of robust training programmes for soldiers deploying all over the world on operations.

Nick and Drew have been running gymnasiums, training and developing countless PT Instructors for many years and have now taken their knowledge and skill set to the civilian fitness industry.
Fortitude Fitness started as an Education provider, delivering unique CPD Courses and Workshops across the UK, Europe and Middle East.  2 years on, we now have our own brand of fitness being delivered in our Fortitude Training Centres, and also our Equipment company, Fortitude Equipment.

Fortitude Equipment specialises in whole gym and CrossFit Box installs and we do everything from flooring, to bespoke RIGs. Fortitude have also developed our own unique fitness equipment that is now being sold worldwide by major equipment retailers, and used throughout the UK in commercial gyms and CrossFit Boxes.


Nick Richards

Nick Richards has over 16 years of experience within the PT Industry as a Royal Army Physical Training Instructor, and has served as a PT Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst training officer cadets, the Royal School Of Artillery in charge of training recruits and the Gurkhas and Royal Engineers as the senior PT Instructor training soldiers for deployment to various theatres including Afghanistan/Iraq.

Nick is one of the most experienced Instructors/Tutors in delivering Functional Fitness around today. Nick is responsible for writing numerous fitness Courses and Workshops that have been delivered world wide, and also training thousands of soldiers for deployment to various theatres and ensuring that each solder was fit for role and fit to fight.

Nick is highly qualified and experienced in training and developing PT Instructors and holds numerous qualifications in PT, coaching and instructing. Nick is an advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer, PT Tutor,  S & C Coach, Olympic Lifting Coach, Gym Manager and has assessing and teaching qualifications.  Nick is a business partner and co-owner of the company.

Drew Blowfeld

Drew Blofeld spent 8 years serving in the Army as a Royal Engineer. With over 6 year’s experience as an Army Physical training instructor, his career has been dedicated to providing high quality training for soldiers and new recruits preparing them for the physical and mental challenges they will face.
During this time he obtained a wide variety of qualifications, from personal training, strength and conditioning, and sports massage. Drew is currently enrolled at the university of Kent and is studying to achieve a (BSC) hons degree in sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Drew has a passion for instructing and focused his enthusiam for fitness on the commercial market, where he has managed boot camps, built up a network of personal training clients and delivered fitness courses, as well providing fitness training for local schools, training sports teams and delivering corporate team building packages.
Drew is passionate and enthusiastic about all areas of fitness and has a passion for coaching and instructing, which is always clear to see when ever he delivers to students. Drew is a business partner and co – owner of Fortitude Fitness.