The UK's number one personal training facility | Since 2005
Revolution Personal Training Studios was launched in 2005 by brothers Rob and John Grim, and their close friend Giuseppe Di Credico, in the prestigious Business Design Centre in Angel, Islington.
Where it all began
We wanted to create a friendly, welcoming and completely non-judgemental personal training studio. All three directors previously worked at large chain gyms and had become frustrated by so many aspects of that business model – from people buying gym memberships and not going, to the general apathy and lack of motivation of the people who did go. Revolution Personal Training Studios is an environment where all our clients can enjoy their training experience, feel inspired and achieve exceptional results.
Having two brothers as business partners gives a family feel and also some extra spice when the inevitable sibling disagreements come. Fortunately, the third business partner is a great mediator, but it all plays a part in what makes us different from the competition.
After two years of gaining a reputation as not just excellent personal trainers but also as budding entrepreneurs, by the end of 2007 we started to offer 12 week transformation programmes to our clients. These results have changed the lives of thousands of Revolution clients and indeed the face of the personal training industry in the UK.
How we’ve grown
With a great team of personal trainers developing, in 2009 we doubled our working space in the Business Design Centre by knocking through to the unit next door, and then our goal became to gain more clients and add more trainers. We achieved that, and by 2014 we had 17 personal trainers delivering over 400 hours of personal training each week.
Later in 2014 we took the bold step to franchise our company. In 2015 our hard work was rewarded, when we sold our first franchise in Brighton. It was particularly important to us to that whoever bought the first franchise would share our values and vision, so we teamed up with Brandon Harris and Alex Cornwell.
Brandon has owned companies within the fitness industry for well over a decade, and his business partner Alex is a young and dynamic personal trainer with a thirst for knowledge. They opened the doors of Revolution Brighton in September 2015 and the success they have had has been staggering. Hundreds of 12 week transformations and happy customers achieving goals proved to all of us that what we do could be replicated.
Continuing the momentum
In August 2016 we opened our third studio in the City of London in Bury Street, directly opposite the world-famous Gherkin. We felt a great sense of pride, because one of our long-term trainers Will Cloke became our business partner. Will proved to every trainer that works in any Revolution location that if you’re talented, you work hard and are committed then there will be life changing career opportunities.
Our company was now growing at a rapid pace and we opened two more studios in January 2018. We launched one site in Holborn, Central London and another studio in Hove, East Sussex.
Revolution Holborn is owned by Alex Giannini and Joe Bedford, who both worked as personal trainers at Revolution Angel. Revolution Hove is owned and run by Max Filleul, who proved himself as an integral part in Revolution Brighton’s success.
Our most recent studio opened in 2019 at Withdean Sports Stadium (North Brighton) and the director is Dominic Barrette, who has been a personal trainer for over 25 years. Not only is Dom one of the leading personal trainers in the UK, he was was also the boss of two of the co-founders, Rob and Giuseppe, at a gym in South London in 2003!
Today there are 6 Revolution personal training studios and all of them are thriving. Our combined vision is that whichever Revolution studio our clients train at, they will feel completely welcome and achieve outstanding results. There is no doubt that this aim is being met comprehensively. Other gyms and personal training studios can be intimidating and have such a clinical feel, but we are proud to be different.
Our long-term goal is to open more Revolution studios UK wide, enabling us to help as many people as possible enjoy their training and achieve their health and fitness goals. We are at the forefront of the personal training industry and we continue to invest in our studios, our personal trainers and the services we offer our clients.
Our plan is to open another two personal training studios in 2021, one in a London location and the other in the city of Brighton and Hove. Both these studios will be opened in conjunction with long-term trainers and partners. We hope to be making some exciting announcements about exact locations and opening dates very soon!