Newcastle's Leading Muscle Building Experts

Pioneer Performance has been helping ordinary men and women transform their bodies for over a decade without living life as a bodybuilder. Our personalised approach means you can get the best results in the shortest time frames.

Pioneer Performance is the Premier gym for muscle building.

If, like many of our clients, you are looking for a programme that will help you build the most muscle with the least roadblocks in the way, then this is for you.

We do this by creating an approach that is built around you. 

Many personal trainers claim to do this, but few actually do.

Our personalised methodology means that we take each client through various assessments to determine what exercises, nutrition approach & ultimately, the plan will be most effective. 


Why do so many people struggle to build muscle tissue?

The scientific principles of muscle building are well-founded in research. But still, many people struggle to get the results they are looking for.

There are three key areas we see people trip up:

1. Lack of consistency - Building muscle requires repetition, and you must find a structure that allows you to execute basic principles repeatedly. 

2. Quantity over quality - Some individuals only focus on lifting more weight, with little regard for training quality. Correct form & training quality matter.

3. No plan of action - Just like any endeavour, you need a straightforward step-by-step process to achieve a result. Muscle building takes a considered & detailed approach to get the best results.

What results have our clients achieved?

Before Gavin came to us, he was struggling with low levels of motivation which were crushing his ability to get any level of results.

Although Gavin had previously been seeing a personal trainer for over 5 years, he felt like he needed to be taken to the next level to get the significant results that he was looking for.

Through working with a Pioneer Performance Trainer, Gavin has achieved results far exceeding his expectations. 

"You can’t put a price on your health! Pioneer helped me achieve my goals in far less time with far less difficulty than I would have done on my own."

Muscle Building is for everyone

Many chronic age-related diseases can be offset by building muscle.

You read that right. 

Osteoarthritis, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hypertension & many more have shown correlated improvements through the implementation of resistance training.

Muscle building is for everyone. At Pioneer Performance, we've helped clients in their 80s gain a new lease on life through partnering with our coaches & implementing our personalised approach.

Right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you will ever be - don't wait to get started.

What Makes Our Approach Different?

Driven by science

Every aspect of our approach has been carefully crafted through a combination of science-backed research as well as our experience & data collected through a decade of experience working one-on-one with clients.

Everything is done with you in mind

You shouldn't try to fit a square peg in a round hole. Nor should you waste your time trying. When you work with we use our systems to assess where you are right now and best to get you to where you want to be.

Integrity at every step

We don't ask you to buy expensive, unnecessary supplements or implement unsustainable habits or behaviours. We teach you our methods for long-term results & progression that you can rely on for years to come.

Ready to take the first step to incredible Muscle Building results?

Enquire now and learn more about a personal training program designed around you. With Pioneer Performance, the results speak for themselves.

Muscle Building FAQ's

How often should I work out to build muscle?

It's generally recommended to engage in resistance training exercises at least 2-3 times per week for muscle building. Allow for adequate rest and recovery between sessions to promote muscle growth. Together we will lay out the best strategy based on your lifestyle. 

I have an injury/mobility issues, will this be suitable for me?


Each aspect of our training process is built around where you are right now.

Every client starts with a structure & movement screening before we work with you on the gym floor. This means we can build a detailed understanding on how you move as well as the ranges of motion you currently have available at our many joints.

We then have the objective of nudging the needle where we can each week to move you forward.

How much muscle can I expect to build?

Building and maintaining muscle mass depends on various factors such as gender, genetics, diet, training, and recovery.

If you're new to resistance training, you'll probably experience significant improvements in your first 1-3 years. If you have previous training experience but haven't worked out in a while (what we call a born again beginner), you can also expect to make significant progress in your first 6-12 months.*

As you continue to train, your progress may slow down.

However our training programs are progressive in such a way that we make strategic changes at the right times to keep you moving forward as effectively as possible.

Can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

Contrary to popular belief, you can lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously through a process known as "body recomposition."

The key to successful body recomposition is a combination of calorie deficit and a strategic training plan that signals your body to hold onto muscle while reducing excess fat. With this approach, you can sculpt your body and work towards the physique you've always wanted.

We've helped countless clients achieve body recomposition, even those who are new to resistance training, recently returned or have simply not trained to the same intensity as our programs. With our expert guidance, you can build muscle while losing fat, and see real, lasting results that will leave you feeling stronger, more confident, and with more energy.

Is cardio necessary for muscle building?

While cardiovascular exercise benefits overall health, excessive cardio can interfere with muscle-building goals. If your primary focus is muscle growth, we may limit cardio sessions to avoid excessive calorie burning that may impede muscle gain. However, moderate cardiovascular exercise can still be included for cardiovascular health and overall fitness.

Together we will assess your specific situation & goals.

Do I need to consume protein supplements to build muscle?

Protein is essential for muscle growth, but it can be obtained from various sources, including whole foods. While protein supplements can be convenient, they may not be necessary if you meet your daily protein needs through a well-balanced diet.

Can women build muscle as effectively as men?


Women can build muscle just as effectively as men. While women may have lower levels of testosterone, a hormone that aids in muscle growth, they can still achieve significant muscle gain through proper training, nutrition, and consistency. 

Women may also benefit from resistance training to improve bone density and overall strength.

Am I too old to build muscle?


With our approach to resistance training, we have the benefit of it being virtually zero impact, but with the opportunity to challenge any muscles at any intensity we like, we do really hold the key to all of the variables.

Sometimes, people associate weight training with being very explosive, high-intensity exercises - but for what we do and the clients we work with, that couldn't be further away. Everything is considered and personalised to meet the needs of the client we're working with through our assessments.

In fact, for anyone who is suffering from osteoporosis, muscle wastage, or lack of balance/stability, our approach is perfect to make you stronger, fitter & more resilient for everyday life.

We have clients who have got into the best shape of their lives in their 50's, 60's & 70's through working with us.

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