Your coach will guide you every step of the way, offering advice, motivation and weekly plans to ensure progress is made. We are the final piece of the puzzle

Jonathan Blackburn

 My choice in profession originated from the fact that training has always been a huge part of my life.  It started as a pastime to escape the stress and pressures of education, work and everyday life and soon became my passion.

I have seen first hand how regular training can boost energy levels and have a positive impact of mindset and lifestyle and I look forward to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of my clients.

Whether you are new to exercise, getting back into it or struggling for results, I will tailor innovative, stimulating and effective training routines specific to your goals in order to maximise the productivity of your workouts.

I started training with Jonathan in a bid to begin to get back into shape after a long term illness. What i achieved was so much better, By using various body weight and resistance exercises, my strength and fitness improved so much that I am training for a half marathon and have booked a surfing holiday! With his upbeat attitude and attention to detail, Jonathan knows just how to motivate and push you – even when the workouts are intense. Jonathan is brilliant at getting more out of you, without any shouting – just pure enthusiasm and encouragement.


I first started working out with Jon about two years ago; I was 58 years of age, well overweight, and in physically terrible shape. One day, having thoughts of better fitness on my mind, I found Jon at Strive For and I asked him if he could help me. He bravely took me on, and despite my multiple sclerosis and the other problems I mentioned, he guided me on a program where I gradually, over several months of doing a combination of cardio and strength building exercises, began to lose weight and feel much more fit. Currently, I had achieved sufficient weight loss and fitness to be declared free of the type 2 diabetes.




Under Jon’s guidance I have not only lost over 10kgs, but have completely changed my lifestyle and approach to nutrition and fitness, alterations I would have been unable to accomplish without his support.

I could not recommend him more to anyone looking to improve their motivation and physique. From the first session he provides a professional and dedicated service to assist you in achieving your goals, whilst keeping training extremely enjoyable and effective.

Jon is the best around and I wouldn’t dream of going back to my old lifestyle, I’m a happier, healthier person as a result of his training!


Training with Jon is brilliant. I have many goals to which I’m aspiring to achieve, Jon has tailored every single session to my needs and goals. He is creative and informative with every programme he creates, and has made every effort to bespoke to me.

Jon has helped me tirelessly with nutrition, utilising his knowledge I have been able to make changes to my eating habits to ensure my training efforts are effective.

Jon is a highly motivated, encouraging, enthusiastic individual and all of these qualities shine through when he is training. He has motivated me to ensure I’m always moving closer to my ultimate goals. I can’t imagine I would enjoying training as much without his services.