When Liz came to see us at Strength House she was suffering from a torn hamstring injury and back pain and injuries before her pro boxing debut fight. She also has degenerative discs and was told she might need an operation. From being unable to walk without pain to winning her first pro fight, here […]


Natasha came to us after suffering with long term back, shoulder and neck pain, and now after training at Strength House in the City of London, is pain free. This blog post has been kindly written and documented by our client Natasha. Natasha’s Story I began training at Strength House at the beginning of October […]

December 3, 2021


There you are sat at your desk and here it comes, that familiar tight sensation across the top of your shoulders. You roll your shoulders forwards and then back. Bend your head to one side and then the other. Sit up straight and slouch down low. Nothing makes a difference though. By the end of […]

June 2, 2021

Don’t Stretch. Strengthen.

 I have a confession to make, I love watching Frasier. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a comedy about two snobby psychiatrists living in Seattle.  I enjoy it so much I bought every series. There are 11. Each contains 24 episodes which are about 25 minutes long. A quick bit of maths will tell you that’s over […]

June 2, 2021

How Are You Spending Your Time?

Got tight shoulders? Stop hanging from chin up bars. If you have tight shoulders you may be tempted to hang from a chin up bar to improve your shoulder mobility. This might be the worst thing you can do however. Before we discuss why, try this shoulder assessment to see if you actually have a […]

June 2, 2021

Got Tight Shoulders?

Why you should be using the leg extension machine. The fitness industry must be one of the few industries in the world where if you follow the consensus, you may end up achieving the opposite of what you set out to do. The demonisation of strength training machines is a perfect example of this. And […]

March 19, 2021

Knee Injuries & The Leg Extension

The fitness industry should be led by evidence not consumers.  Late last year I had an interesting conversation with a health club manager.  I noticed the club had given over a large amount of space for what I would describe as a version of Cross fit.  So what’s this about I asked? You’re a Cross […]

November 16, 2020

The fitness industry should be led by evidence not consumers.

Personal Training is becoming increasingly popular year by year. So why should you invest in using a personal training service? Well here at Strength House, our personal training service in the City of London, provides a wide array of support and benefits for your health and well-being, so you can train safely, and get stronger, […]

October 8, 2020

Why should you work with a personal trainer?


Is stretching all it’s made out to be? We are told it’s good for our health, we should do more of it as it keeps us flexible, improves posture and reduces the risk of injury.  But is that the truth?  This may depend on how we’re doing it? This is not a post on if […]

July 1, 2020

Should we stretch?

Now I’ve got your attention – humour me for a second.  Exercise is something that we associate with improving our quality of life. Improving our strength, joint health, our cardiovascular health and the way we move and feel day to day.  We are encouraged to participate in PE at school (Physical Exercise classes in UK […]

July 1, 2020

Sport isn’t Exercise!