Hidden Strength is a new private fitness training facility, tucked away just behind Gosforth High Street, Newcastle. Born out of a desire to deliver a top quality, bespoke personal training experience, our ethos is that everyone has the right to feel confident when working out. Our goal is to create an environment where our clients feel empowered, motivated and valued. If you're here to improve yourself, then we're here to applaud and encourage you.

Unlike big box gyms, you will never arrive to an overcrowded space. Our personal training sessions are scheduled to ensure that we can GUARANTEE equipment availability. A private space with a real sense of acceptance and belonging.


So whether you're an absolute beginner (in which case you may find our FAQ's section helpful), super experienced, or somewhere inbetween.....welcome.

If you have any questions about us, about our personal trainers or about our Small Group Training sessions please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be more than happy to help you.



We've carefully planned our facility to ensure that the space is fully equipped to provide you with an invigorating and highly productive workout. The training space is made up of 3 areas:


Complete with power rack, squat rack and bench press for those heavier lifts. We've plenty of plates and Olympic weights to ensure you're never hanging around waiting for someone else to free up the equipment. Of course you can expect to see cables, pull up/dip station, barbells and dumbbells (1 - 45kg). We also have a prowler run and sled for whole body conditioning.


No treadmills here! We are keen that our main cardio area should be challenging and keep your interest. Burn those calories on our Concept 2 machines; ski erg, bike erg and rowers. Here you will also find kettlebells, battle ropes, suspension trainer, slam balls, Swedish wall ladder & air bike. 


We have a private, walled off training space at the back of our studio. Try tyre flips, battle ropes, sledgehammers, wall balls and more all in the great outdoors.


What we offer

Personal Training

Our carefully designed, private training facility is the perfect place to work alongside a personal trainer to achieve your goals. All sessions are scheduled to ensure that you will never experience a crowded training space, meaning any equipment required for your session will always be available to you. Our personal trainers all share our ethos, our love of the fitness industry, a desire to deliver you with the best possible experience and a commitment to continued learning and ongoing personal development.


To book a session or to find out more information please use the Contact us form or contact one of our personal trainers directly in The Team section.

Small Group Training


Monday/Wednesday/Friday - Fully Booked

Utilising the whole studio (cardio room, weights room and, weather permitting, the yarden). This is a tough, full body session where you’ll be pushed to progress not only as individuals but also as a team.

Groups are limited to six people to ensure you get a great workout, progression, consistency and quality individual focus from your personal trainer. Only six places available on each day. Get in touch for more information and book your place info@hiddenstrength.co.uk


HIIT / Circuits

Tuesday 7 pm - Fully Booked 

Wednesday 7:30 pm - Spaces Available

Wednesday 8 pm - Spaces Available

Thursday 7 pm - Fully Booked

Friday 7:30 am - Spaces Available

Sunday 8:30 am - Fully Booked

An all out, 30 minute high intensity, maximum effort session with a cardio & abs focus taking place either in our cardio room or private outdoor yarden. Only six places available on each day. Get in touch for more information and book your place info@hiddenstrength.co.uk


The Team

Katie Cooksey

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Hidden Strength Co-Owner


With over 15 years of coaching experience, I’ve now transferred my skills & love of fitness to personal training.


I can help you with strength & muscle building, weight management, increasing fitness levels and  body confidence. I also have EDS & therefore have experience of working with exercise adaptions & reducing risk.


I'm an advocate for establishing an enjoyable & sustainable lifestyle where clients feel motivated and less restricted.

Joe Couley

Hidden Strength Co-Owner


7 years experience.

Fat loss and muscle building.

Personalised Training plans.

Experienced with all levels of fitness.

Nutritional/supplementation advice.

Free consultation available.

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Mark Meldrum

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I am a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) as well as a personal trainer, so whether your goal is to move better, lose weight, build muscle, overcome injury or increase fitness, I can help.

I have been Vegan for 3 years and was vegetarian for 4 years before that. This is an area I specialise in as most people get confused by how to build strength and muscle whilst living  on a plant based diet.

Nathan Jacks

I am a plant based Personal Trainer who lives by the term "TRAIN FOR HEALTH NOT LOOKS".


I specialise in sports specific and HIIT training with the aim of fat loss & lean muscle gain.


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April Marie Gibbs

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I am an experienced PT. I am currently undertaking teacher training to become a PE teacher in Secondary schools, therefore am available on a part time basis for Personal Training. I love pizza, gin, chocolate and god damn balance!

I can help you with:

Strength training

Glute specific training

Body confidence

Jack Laurie

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Lead Sport Rehabilitator

Having been practicing since 2015, I have experience of working in elite level Rugby Union with Castleford Tigers R.L.F.C. and Leicester Tigers before moving into private practice and setting up J.L. Sports Injury Services in 2017.

I specialise in injury diagnosis, treatment (including Sports Massage), rehabilitation and prevention!

Contact Us


Hidden Strength, Lansdowne Court, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 1HR


info@hiddenstrength.co.uk         07542 910 177

You'll find us hidden away behind Gosforth Hotel Pub on Gosforth High Street. If you require further directions please get in touch. 

If you have any questions about what we do or any fitness related questions or set up a consultation please don't hesitate to get in touch.