Increase your fitness levels - build your confidence

Believe you can!


Fitness with Helen is all about encouraging people in North Tyneside to be fitter and more active.  I focus on small group exercise and fitness classes.

There are also a limited number of Personal Training sessions available.

Whether it’s helping you develop and maintain the right work-out when you’re younger, getting you back into a good regime in middle age, or setting you up with an exercise programme as you get older – Fitness with Helen can help – with either personal training, small private group exercise for you & your friends, or fitness classes.

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 Limited bespoke personal training sessions are available,  these are specifically designed for you and focused around functional fitness for long term health benefits.

Everyone can take control of their fitness and become more active. Let Fitness with Helen help you start that journey…….don’t give yourself the excuse ‘I'll start next week’, believe you can do it and take that first step today.

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Physical activity can help reduce your risk of heart disease, improve your mental health & reduce your risk of osteoporosis – so let me help you get active & stay active.*

(*Source - British Heart Foundation & National Osteoporosis Society)

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If you prefer small groups, rather than big classes then I offer training sessions designed just for you and your friends. These are classes where you can exercise together; motivate each other and have fun. They can take place in your home or garden.

Think of a ‘girls night in’ with a healthy angle.

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Group exercise classes are a great way of keeping fit, meeting people, having fun and working hard. Take an opportunity to try something new.

Find something you enjoy and you are much more likely to keep it up.

Group Fitness


  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Pilates Instructor
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 1 Trigger Point Pilates Instructor
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Reformer Pilates Instructor
  • Barre Pilates Method Instructor
  • Metafit Coach
  • MetaPWR Coach
  • Certificate in Suspension Fitness
  • KBC Kettlebell Cardio Coach
  • Chair Based Exercise Instructor
  • Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) Certificate
Professional registration


Could I do a kettlebell class?

By Helen Wood | July 20, 2021

What’s stopping you trying? I have run kettlebell classes in North Tyneside for 5 years now and the most common reasons I hear from people for not have come along to a class are: I don’t even know what a kettlebell is! Well it’s a bit like a cannon ball with a handle. The ‘cannon…

Fitness with Helen – North Tyneside

By HelenWood | July 19, 2021

Hi, I’m Helen I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor running fitness classes in North Tyneside. I set up Fitness with Helen in January 2016. I am a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).  I hold qualifications in: Personal Training Exercise Referral Gym Instruction  Pilates…

Will I have to do burpees?

By Helen Wood | July 14, 2021

Will I have to do burpees? – The question I’ve been surprised by how many times the burpee has been mentioned in initial consultation meetings for Personal Training. Sometimes it’s given its name, usually by those who have it etched in their memory. More often, it’s just referred to as ‘that’ exercise. “You know the…

Why wait until January?

By Helen Wood | November 5, 2017

Are you already promising yourself you will be more active in January? If you start in the new year how much improvement in your fitness will you expect to see by valentines day? If my own experience is anything to go by you will have high expectations! So think about how much fitter and healthier…

What a difference a year makes

By Helen Wood | November 9, 2016

This time last year…….. I couldn’t have imagined jumping on a beach for photos for my website! I was managing a transactional HR Shared Service in the NHS, but more excitingly I was about to start my practical training as a Gym Instructor. I’d been studying at home for the previous few months, but the reality…

Trigger Point Pilates

By Helen Wood | October 17, 2016

Lydia Campbell, industry expert of over 40 years, created Trigger Point Pilates for fascia health to cater for chronic painful conditions and scar tissue.  Much of the following information is taken directly from Lydia’s materials. A Trigger Point Pilates™ Class Combines some basic Pilate’s core moves and applies clinical Myofascial principles to help alleviate chronic…

National Fitness Day

By Helen Wood | September 1, 2016

Free kettlebell taster sessions I’m excited to be joining in with National Fitness Day by offering some free kettlebell taster sessions at the Linskill Centre on 7 September. Whether you’re familiar with the kettlebell or have never heard of it, come along and see what it’s all about. I will be there to chat, show…

Kettlebell cardio, what’s not to love?

By Helen Wood | July 23, 2016

Kettlebells, bodyweight exercises & HIIT cardio training all in one workout! Anyone who already knows me, knows I love a kettlebell, a great addition to any workout or a workout in itself.  The kettlebell (a cannon ball shaped piece of metal with a handle) is generally used in functional movements, focussing on he whole body…


How much space do I need at home for personal training?

Small spaces are fine, gardens, yards, kitchens and lounges can all suitable. This will be taken into account when designing workouts for you.

I haven't exercised for years, will it be too tough for me?

All programmes are personalised to individuals, I don't design the 8 week programme until we have had a couple of sessions to ensure it is suitable for you.

I've got a couple of friends who would like to get started, can we do it together?

Fitness with friends packages can be tailored to your requirements, this can be individual programmes or private classes such as kettlebells or Metafit. If you let me know your aims I can advise on the best approach.

Can you add more/different classes to the timetable?

I am always looking for new venues, particularly at the moment looking for September onwards, so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.