Roger Black - A Brief History
The Roger Black Fitness online shop launch in 2021 takes Roger back full circle to his fitness roots, based on a fundamental desire to help people of all ages and backgrounds keep moving and enjoy getting fit – not just for the physical benefits but also for positive mental health and wellbeing.
Roger Black, MBE
Sport became increasingly important to Roger over the years and, whilst he never joined a club or trained seriously as a teenager, it was when he failed to gain a place at Medical School after messing up his Maths ‘A’ Level, that he joined Southampton Athletics Club to train with Olympians Kriss Akabusi and Todd Bennett. The rest, as they say, is Olympic and Great British History.
European Junior 400m Champion
Commonwealth & European 400m Champion
Another highlight of Roger’s sporting career was being part of the legendary 1991 World Championships’ 4 x 400m relay in Tokyo with fellow team-mates Kriss Akabusi, John Regis and Derek Redmond. These spirited GB runners took a gamble by sending Roger out first. They were up against the dominant US and knew they had to pull out all the stops to win. And win they did, through the best of British teamwork.
Tokyo World Championships
Silver Medal, Atlanta Olympics
Life After Athletics
Roger lives in Guildford with his wife Jules and children Max, George and Isabelle. To keep fit and healthy, Roger goes for a short jog with Jules most days or uses his Roger Black Fitness Gold Bike or Rower, for variety.
Reviews from our Customers
Best Present EVER are the words from my 77 year old father who received his Roger Black Fitness bike for his birthday....the seat is VERY VERY comfortable, so using it everyday is a pleasure
Great treadmill, no set up required, just unbox, lift up the handle, plug in and it’s good to go. I purchased it for walking and am getting on great with it.. I had a question about changing the incline, and received a video back from Roger showing how to change it, very easy to do.. For me great customer service too.
My husband is "over the moon" with his Gold Air Rower....he says it's as good, if not better, than the ones in our gym.
I bought the folding bike...it cost me just 3 months' gym membership!....was a bit worried about how much space it would take up but it's so easy to unfold, do my workout, fold back up and prop up in the corner out of the way.