Our Story

Our Origins

Matthew Walker and Alex Esgate founded Pioneer Performance in 2015.

The vision was born through witnessing the limitations of commercial gyms – overcrowded spaces and lack of personal attention – Matthew and Alex set out to create something different.

Pioneer Performance is where you'll find a supportive community and expert guidance tailored to your needs.

Since Starting in Wallsend, we expanded to a larger facility on the Quayside in 2017. We've grown because our approach works.

Pioneer Performance provides service & facility with no drawbacks. Each aspect of the business has been built with your success in mind. 

Our Vision

Pioneer Performance is now a team of over ten men (and women) strong. We also have an onsite physiotherapy and chiropractor company with whom we work hand in hand

At Pioneer Performance, our vision for the future is to continuously redefine the landscape of personal training in Newcastle upon Tyne and beyond. 

We aim to be at the forefront of innovative fitness solutions, offering personalised and results-driven training experiences. 

We envision a future where every individual we engage with experiences a profound and sustainable improvement in their well-being, inspiring a healthier, stronger community.

Our Culture

At Pioneer Performance, we believe in delivering results to our clients. We understand that when people seek the assistance of a Personal Trainer, they have certain expectations and goals in mind. 

Unfortunately, the typical self-employed Personal Trainer model, adopted by most commercial gyms, does not provide any accountability or a standardised level of service to clients. This means that the level of service and outcome solely depends on the Personal Trainer.

This approach often results in an unsatisfactory experience, lack of results, and a poor return on investment for clients.

At Pioneer Performance, we have internal systems, a controlled environment, and a CPD program to ensure that we provide the most effective and tried-and-tested methods to deliver tangible results to our clients.

Our attention to detail process and support make it easier and faster to achieve your desired results.

We genuinely believe that we are the only Personal Training facility in the North East to offer this service on a one-to-one basis for clients.

Our Team

Each team member is a testament to the efficacy and passion that defines our approach.

Our trainers are more than fitness experts; they are architects of change. Combining years of experience with a relentless pursuit of excellence brings a depth of fitness, nutrition, and mental resilience knowledge. 

This expertise is not just theoretical; it's lived experiences that are continually refined through ongoing education and real-world application.

Understanding that each client is unique, our trainers excel in creating bespoke paths for our clients. This individualised focus ensures that whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health improvement, your journey is as unique as you are.

What Qualifications do your Personal Trainers have?

Our team members all have a minimum Level 3 REP Personal Training Qualification. But most have BSc's & MSc's in Exercise related subjects. However, that's just the beginning. We have an ongoing education system for our coaches and the broader community of Personal Trainers in the North East. 

Do your Personal Trainers vary in their skill sets?

All of our Personal Trainers have an excellent grasp and track record of getting incredible fat loss and body composition results. 

In cases where clients have unique factors to consider, such as injuries, health conditions, psychology, or sports-specific knowledge, we have a variety of coaches across disciplines to pair with them accordingly.

What are the Personal Training standards at Pioneer Performance?

Being a Personal Trainer at our facility involves a significant level of accountability. Our mentoring process ensures that every coach adheres to high standards, thus guaranteeing that we provide our clients the best level of service and results.

We regularly ask for honest feedback from our clients to ensure our service meets their expectations.

Want to find out more?

At Pioneer Performance, we pride ourselves on delivering a truly exceptional, personal training experience tailored to you & your needs. We have helped clients across the North East, including Gateshead, County Durham, Consett, Morpeth, Gosforth, Jesmond, Ponteland, Darras Hall & beyond, achieve life-changing results.

Learn more about our service here.

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