Richard is a fully-qualified and insured Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist, and Nordic Walking instructor in Portsmouth and Fareham.  He offers our unique Six Week Promise package to all new starters, which guarantees you will be ‘Thinner and Fitter in six weeks or your money back’.  As part of this Richard offers comprehensive nutritional advice as well as prescriptive exercise for you to do by yourself.

As a qualified Sports Massage Therapist Richard delivers a range of massage treatments to your home.  This includes deep tissue massage for lower back pain and sport-specific injuries, plus other aromatherapy treatments such as Swedish and Indian Head massage.

Portsmouth Personal Trainer Richard is a real Renaissance Man, with a range of fitness skills that are almost as wide as his life experience.  He has run walking classes for Age Concern, and led fitness classes for up to 400 people at a time.  He has worked with a range of customers, from celebrities to sports stars, and delivered  a variety of massage treatments at major summer festivals.  Richard combines his diverse experience in health and fitness with his expert knowledge in Personal Training to provide a top quality service, tailored specifically to your goals.

Prior to his vocation as a home based Personal Trainer in Portsmouth and Fareham Richard served with the Royal Logistics Corp for several years where he also started his fitness coaching as a PTI.  As part of this Richard qualified to lead mountain expeditions and became a competent skier.  He has run several marathons for charity and played a wide variety of sports and activities including football, Tai Chi, volleyball and tennis.   He is also a qualified chef, and has learned to combine his love of cooking with his nutritional expertise for helpful and practical dietary advice.

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  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist


  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Circuit Training
  • Group Training

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  • Portsmouth
  • Fareham

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“I first came into contact with Richie Barbour when I wanted to find out about Nordic Walking. He recommended that I join his group as it was important to learn to use the poles properly to get the full benefit. He was a great teacher, both patient and encouraging. During the time I was learning I went down a dress size and my lung capacity increased 20% and helped my asthma immensely. Richie cleverly grouped us into compatible groups. We finished learning nearly five years ago and since then we have walked every week. I feel that I have gained and maintained a better level of fitness as well as discovering a delightful new hobby. All of this is due to Richie and I can only give a big thank you to him for setting me on this path.”

– Customer in Fareham, 19 February 2016