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As a middle distance runner in 1994, David won an athletic scholarship in America. When his fellow gym members asked him to train them, David discovered he had developed a passion for personal training, so he decided to gain recognised qualifications in the subject.

On his return to England he achieved his objective by gaining Advanced Personal Training qualifications through Premier Fitness.

In 1995 he set up his own business, David Fairlamb Fitness, and initially trained clients at their home or at work. Later that year, still a freelance trainer, he trained clients from a gym in Gosforth and by word of mouth the business began to grow.

Within two years David was invited to have his own 12-week, live TV slot on the Tyne Tees ‘Tonight’ programme. He demonstrated different exercises each week, helping viewers to increase their fitness levels and knowledge. The public were also able obtain a brochure by phoning in. The response was huge, with over 15,000 people requesting a brochure!

For the next 3 years the business continued to grow by word of mouth and recognition from the TV programme.
In 2001 David was asked by Tynemouth College to help set up new gym facilities for students and the public. This coincided with David’s need to acquire bigger and more comprehensive facilities, so the offer to rent the completed fitness suite was a well-timed solution. The project took a few months and the fitness suite opened later that year. David later embarked upon the task of promoting the business by setting up a website and producing printed publicity.

In 2006 Tynemouth College gym closed, allowing David the perfect opportunity to achieve one of his ambitions - to open his own Personal Training Gym. On January 18th 2007, Matt Burke, Newcastle Falcons Captain and Australian World Cup winner, officially opened the first Private Personal Training Suite of David Fairlamb Fitness. The facilities were ideal for varied personal training sessions and included a new dance studio, large gymnasium, floodlit astro turf football pitch, with the added benefit of fantastic parking facilities.

David has continued to develop the business and has since opened another two Private Gym's and employs a number of dedicated trainers, physiotherapist, masseur, life coach, sports psychologist and a highly qualified and experienced nutritionist, Dr Amelia Lake.

David also runs "Beach Bootcamp" and "Wakeup Workout' sessions on Tynemouth Beach all year round which are very popular with adults and children.

Due to the success of the business, David has enjoyed various media coverage including press articles, radio and TV work. He is the Newcastle Journal newspaper fitness expert and has written over 100 articles many with accompanying videos.

In 2011 David's vision of helping the North East move away from being the second most obese place in Europe came to fruition. With the help of the Journal and Nova International, David launched the Great North Fitness revolution by taking a Bootcamp session with celebrities at St James Park at half time of Newcastle's last game of the season.

The revolution was meant to last 10 months but has been so successful it is still running 3 years later. As part of the GNFR David launched the Fit Factor where David trained 6-8 people over a 12 week period. He wanted to show that lives could be transformed in a very short space of time, and they were. 

In the first year he trained 8 people and collectively they lost over 30 stones giving them all a new start in life, an amazing achievement. This led to The Fit Factor winning a Great North Run Hall of Fame award.

David Fairlamb Fitness has been changing lives for over 20 years and continues to grow and develop.

Olympic Gold Medlaist joins the team
Mark runs across America
Great North Run Award
TheFit Factor
The Great North Fitness Revolution