Roger Love


Roger Love is a personal trainer in Hackney, east London. 

Using a friendly, no-nonsense approach, he aims to make you strong and lean, fearless and fit.

He doesn’t work with bodybuilders – he concentrates on normal people wanting to look and feel great for day-to-day life. His clients are a cross-section of Hackney and Tower Hamlets residents.


Sessions are based on calisthenics/bodyweight exercises (for example, squats, lunges and push-ups) combined with padwork boxing, weight training, and other equipment and skills, such as running, when needed.

He also helps with the vital issue of food, driven by the principles that it is not just how much you eat but the balance of what you eat.

Roger is based in his studio in Netil House, on the corner of Westgate Street and Mare Street, near Broadway Market and London Fields. It is a calm, light and fully-equipped space for working out. 

You could also work in your home, or in a park. He charges no extra for training friends or couples together.

He worked as a gym instructor and personal trainer in major London gyms and co-founded London Fields Fitness Studio before opening his own studio for personal training clients.

A former Customs officer based on the Thames, the father-of-two from Brighton studied Government and Sociology at the University of Essex and worked as a national paper journalist. He is a parent governor at an academy in Hackney.

He is on the Register of Exercise Professionals (Reps) and is fully insured.


  • Personal trainer (level 3, YMCA-trained)
  • Nutrition and weight management (YMCA)
  • Ante/Post Natal Exercise (YMCA)
  • Circuit training (YMCA)
  • Boxercise instructor
  • Boxercise personal trainer
  • Padwork for personal trainers (YMCA)
  • Running (YMCA)
  • TRX training (YMCA)
  • Kettlebells (YMCA)
  • Core stability (YMCA)


Thanks, Roger. I thank my ma for the hair and the eyes and you for the figure. Without you I am just another curly haired girl who likes cake. Kelly

Over the past few years, I’ve watched my body change and grow to the point that know that, at this point, I feel the best I ever have. Roger trains in a manner that is pressure-free and enjoyable. He works with you to help you progress in any form of fitness you desire. Joseph

Massive thanks for all your advice, tips and continued support through my training, Roger. Not only have I smashed a lifetime goal of completing my first marathon with our fitness and strength training, I have also always come away from our sessions with a clearer and more positive outlook. Thanks for being a friendly face, and getting me fitter and leaner and for being an all-round breath of fresh air. Lucy

This time six months ago, I would never have dreamed I’d be running half marathons, 10km and, frankly, running at all. Roger has gently but firmly transformed my fitness level and my shape, but mostly my attitude. When I started personal training with Roger, I could barely run around the park and hated everything to do with running. Now, I love running, training, and trying out different exercise classes. Exercise has become part of my lifestyle, not something I dread or do just to lose a bit of weight. Through Roger’s training plans I have lots several stone, lots of inches and even more cynicism about those people that love exercise – because now I am one! Samira

I first started training with Roger just after London Fields Fitness opened, early in 2011. Having suffered with lower back problems for years, I finally tried fitness to help relieve the regular discomfort and pain. Training with Roger has been fun, hard work and very rewarding. I have been fit and healthy for over two years now, and bad backs are a distant memory. Best of all, Roger is continually learning new skills and techniques, and he always brings variety and a new challenge to his sessions. Jim

I’ve been working out with Roger about five years. Every session’s fun, every session’s different, and now I’m fit as a butcher’s dog. Roger’s 90% encouragement, 5% gossip and 5% steely let’s-do-this. Treat yourself. Michael

Roger has been my personal trainer for the last year and a half. He created training plans which were based on my individual needs. He has been very encouraging throughout my time with him. I always felt strengthened and empowered by Roger’s style of training but never babied or bullied. He helped me with nutrition and the type of exercises that would suit my lifestyle. We worked through common myths and worked up a training plan which both helped me achieve my goals and set new ones.  I would definitely recommend Roger to anyone who is looking for a PT, his style is relaxed and informal but serious when it comes to getting you your results.  I really couldn’t recommend him highly enough! Matt

I would highly recommend Roger as a personal trainer for all levels of fitness. I recently completed a group of training sessions with him as I wanted to get fit again after illness. Over the ten weeks of sessions with him, I saw my strength, fitness and confidence grow in leaps and bounds. Roger listens to what you actually want to achieve and pushes you without adopting a sergeant major-type of approach. He makes the sessions hard work but fun and I enjoyed every minute. Becky

I genuinely looked forward to my Sunday personal training sessions with Roger – not only is he lovely, but we never did the same thing. He pushed me harder every week, my body’s changed shape, and we even had fun! I’m gutted to move out of the Hackney area, but I’ve left loving exercise. Rosie

I trained twice a week with Roger over 18 months, which only came to an end due to us relocating away from Hackney. Over that time, I found Roger to be an enthusiastic, motivating and positive personal trainer – he knew when to push me harder, but also knew when to ease back; he was hugely reliable, always on time and ever upbeat and ready to get into the training, no matter how early the hour or how rainy it was outside. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Roger to any of my friends or colleagues. Gareth

Roger is an excellent personal trainer. I worked with him for about a year when we were practically neighbours. I had sessions in Victoria Park and in his studio. I had brilliant results from my weekly work out – all my friends commented on the changes in my body. Now I’ve moved to the other side of London, it’s too far to meet but, boy, do I miss his sessions! Not only did I lose weight and tone up, but had a great positivity each week after meeting him. Whilst he takes the exercise seriously we also had a real laugh together which made doing hideous burpees much easier! Gemma

I’ve been training with Roger for nearly six months now. I never thought I’d say this, but I actually look forward to the training sessions. Every week is different; we try new exercises and games, but boxing is the best. Give it a few weeks and you’ll soon notice your progress. Roger’s trick is to gradually push you gently beyond your comfort zone. But he does it in a professional but fun way; a very good trainer indeed. Stephen

Roger first became my personal trainer when I was training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and he has helped me, from zero fitness level, to grow tremendously in terms of both strength and stamina. He is an excellent motivator and is able to suit the training programme to my current situation/stamina level, which I feel is a great, personalised aspect of his programme. Roger has definitely been a key factor in me getting back on track with being healthy and active. Stephanie

Roger is my Marmite: I hate getting out of bed at 6am but love every single one of my sessions with him. The secret to Roger’s success is that he is not only incredibly knowledgable and passionate about what he does, but that he genuinely cares and invests time getting to know you. Each session is tailor-made for my mood: always new, always challenging and always invigorating – yet not overwhelming. Roger is an amazing personal trainer and now a dear friend whose fantastic company, sense of humour and professional approach will be sure to continue getting me up at stupid o’clock throughout the winter months. My only complaint is that I want a travel-size Roger to take with me wherever I go. Soraya