CELEBRITY trainer, Pierre Pozzuto has visited Trafford to celebrate National Fitness day.

The head coach at London’s famous Third Space health club, who has worked with well-known names including, Keira Knightly, Gordon Ramsey and Ben Miller, dropped in to the borough’s leisure centres to teach his classes.

Guests took part in Pierre’s Body HIIT, Plyo-Shock Circuits and Core Blimey, medium intensity training meets HIIT, with 'addition' and 'elimination' rounds to see who's left standing at the end.

Jo Cherrett, chief operating officer of Trafford Leisure, which runs the centres on behalf of Trafford Council said: “We invited Pierre along to add an extra weekend treat to the group exercise programme for our members, as part of our celebrations of ukactive’s National Fitness Day.

“Pierre’s creativity, expertise and professional flair was well received by staff and customers and whilst, sadly, we can’t get Pierre back here every weekend, following the great feedback we’ve had, we haven’t ruled out adding something else new and exciting to our programmes.”

Some of those taking part said: “The class with Pierre encouraged me get back into exercise because I was anxious about coming back after having a baby. I had a really good workout, yet I was able to workout at my own pace.”

Pierre has achieved a black belt in Shotokan karate aged 13, became a fitness instructor at just 17 and then a national presenter at 20. He also offers fitness advice in national magazines such as Heat, Cosmo, Company and UltraFit, and is known for inventing the class Agrowbics, which claims to help people grow by at least 2cm.

Pozzuto said the class took him back to his youth: “It took me back to my first ever classes at The Michael Sobell Centre in north London. It’s been a good 10 years since I taught at a leisure centre and I forgot how welcoming it all is.

“It was refreshing to see whole families getting involved in fitness. The friendly approach opens the door to more interaction, feedback and understanding between trainer and member, which is priceless.”