66 Stores in 7 countries
Part of Europe’s largest home Fitness Retailer - our buying power guarantees you the best prices.
9 UK Stores Nationwide
Aberdeen, Batley, Central London, Chessington, Edinburgh, Glasgow Central, Glasgow West End, Newcastle, Nottingham
Exclusive brands - exclusive deals
We stock over 50 of the top fitness brands with many brand offers exclusive to Powerhouse Fitness.
Over 80,000 items in stock & ready to ship
Powerhouse have one of the UK’s largest selection of fitness equipment available.
Expert impartial Advice
Online, in store & by phone buying guides helping you to pick the best product for your needs.
ESTABLISHED Over 35 years
Founded in 1980, Powerhouse Fitness is the longest established fitness equipment supplier in the UK.
Dedicated after sales and technical services team
Experienced after sales & technical staff available to answer all of your queries.
Price match promise
If you see a product, priced lower, and in stock elsewhere, we’ll match that price*.

Powerhouse Fitness: a part of the Sport-Tiedje Group - Europe’s leading specialist fitness retailer

In 2015, Powerhouse Fitness was acquired by Sport-Tiedje. With the acquisition of Powerhouse Fitness, Sport-Tiedje strengthened it's position as Europe’s leading specialist retailer for home fitness equipment with 57 stores in continental Europe and 9 stores in UK. The Sport-Tiedje company philosophy is to provide customers with the best product with the best service and the best price-performance ratio. This acquisition will allow Powerhouse Fitness to offer the biggest online range of products to the UK market with over 6,000 fitness related products, along with world class customer service and logistics handling. By adding Powerhouse Fitness to its portfolio of highly successful regional brands (which already includes Sport-Tiedje, Fitshop and T-Fitness) the Sport-Tiedje Group employs more than 400 employees.


History

Founded in 1980, Powerhouse Fitness has 9 stores nationwide and a dedicated customer call centre, making it the longest established fitness equipment supplier in the UK.

About Powerhouse Fitness

  • Over 90 dedicated staff
  • Head Office B2B & Wholesale Call Centre
  • Turnover exceeding £22,000,000
  • A recognised 'Investor in People' since 1998

  • Founded by David P. Webster OBE

    Powerhouse Fitness is the trading name of Laidir Leisure Ltd (Private Limited Company Reg No. SC71827) founded in 1980 by David P. Webster OBE. The word "Laidir" is Scottish Gaelic for "Strength", which is very fitting for David, as the Scottish Highland Games, strength training and weightlifting continue to be his greatest passion.

    David is a world renowned historian on weightlifting, strength sports and highland games and has been involved in the industry since the 1940’s. He is author of over 40 books, still holds world records in strand pulling and received the OBE for services to sport from Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace in 1995. David set up the business in 1980 as a ‘not for profit organisation’, buying in weights and strength equipment which he passed on to the SAWLA (Scottish Amateur Weightlifting Association), of which he was president at the time.

    David went on to become President of the Commonwealth Games Committee for Scotland, was Chief of Mission and the 1998 Malaysian Commonwealth Games and was made a Life Vice President of the committee.

    The Birth of Powerhouse

    Having been surrounded by sport and fitness from childhood, David’s sons have had an interest in the fitness industry from an early age. In 1983 David’s son Nigel joined the business and in 1986 David junior joined him. In 1986 the company adopted the trading name ‘Powerhouse Fitness’.

    In 1987, Powerhouse Fitness launched their first fitness store in Glasgow. In the early years, the company focused on commercial fitness products for sports clubs and gyms, as well as building up a retail base in Glasgow. By 1997, the company had outgrown their premises and opened a second Glasgow store. From there, Powerhouse Fitness went from strength to strength, becoming one of the UK's leading fitness retailers.

    Milestones

  • 1987 1st Glasgow Store
  • 1997 2nd Glasgow Store
  • 1998 Achieved the Prestigious ‘Investors in People’ Standard
  • 1999 1st "Remote" branch - Aberdeen
  • 2000 Relocate main Glasgow branch to Stockwell Street, Glasgow
  • 2000 1st E-Commerce web site
  • 2002 Open Newcastle branch
  • 2004 Open Batley branch (acquired from Fitness Factory)
  • 2004 Open Charing Cross, London branch (acquired from Body Active)
  • 2005 Open Edinburgh Shop
  • 2006 Acquire Beardmore Way Warehouse & Offices - relocate warehouse
  • 2006 Acquire 3 stores from Fitness network: Open Chessington, Battersea and Nottingham
  • 2007 Relocate Newcastle
  • 2007 Relocate Edinburgh
  • 2007 Relocated Head Office & Distribution Centre to Beardmore Way, Clydebank
  • 2010 Celebrate 30 Years of Powerhouse with the first Annual Awards Ceremony, recognising and rewarding staff
  • 2011 Established the Bodymax brand.
  • 2015 Sport Tiedje acquires Powerhouse Fitness

  • 35 Years and Growing

    Powerhouse Fitness own renowned brands such as Bodymax Fitness and Smart-Tec Nutrition and are UK distributors for Infiniti Fitness Products and Bodycraft strength products.

    Commercial & Wholesale Fitness

    Powerhouse supplies fitness equipment into a huge variety of commercial environments. Clients include health clubs, local authorities, leisure centres, corporate gyms, sports clubs, hotels, emergency services, military and offshore installations. Projects range from the supply of individual machines to large design, build and marketing projects, such as the £425,000 conversion of a local authority leisure centre into an 80 station hi-tech fitness suite with a 10 week sales campaign securing over 750 members.

    An experienced team of advisers will help you from the earliest stages of pre-planning and are dedicated to finding solutions for every possible gym requirement.

    Powerhouse Fitness offer an extensive range of finance options, client support systems, membership sales packages, audio video equipment and building/decoration works.

    Benefit from the Powerhouse Fitness Commercial division

  • Quality products and outstanding value
  • Range of finance options
  • Business plan advice
  • 40,000 square foot Warehouse and service centre
  • Fully trained service engineers
  • CAD design service
  • On-line 24/7 fault log facility
  • Branding opportunities
  • Excellent track record

  • Wholesale

    Powerhouse Wholesale Division offers retailers the opportunity to stock some unique ranges of branded products, such as the “BodyMax” and “Smart-Tec” brands. In addition there are also opportunities to create your own ranges by exploiting a unique rebranding service.

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