Ken Heathcote is a fitness industry pioneer with over 50 years experience in training, motivational speaking and business.

Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about my books, the autobiographical Father of Fitness and my on-going series of motivation digital ebooks called The Mind Series, the first of which, Aspire to Inspire, is available on Amazon Kindle now. Use the menu at the top of the page to find out about me, my history, my books and my motivational speaking.

The Mind Series

Aspire to Inspire is the first book in my new on-going series of digital motivational ebooks known as The Mind Series. Available now on Amazon Kindle at the special introductionary price of £2.05

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Father of Fitness

My autobiography Father of Fitness is available on Amazon in paperback form. A Kindle version will be released soon.

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“A very dedicated professional. A speaker for all ages. He has a lot to give and there is a lot to learn.”

—Sam Allardyce

“Ken’s mental and physical strength is awesome, but it is his philosophy on what makes the human mind and body tick, that sets him apart from most fitness gurus”

—Robin McGibbon

Ken’s Blog

Great North Swim 2016

Hi All Once again I am going to be doing the Great North Swim and raising money for a great cause… Cancer Research. It won’t be easy but as people know I am determined to succeed and reach my target of raising £1000. If you can please dig deep and help me reach my goal […]


Messi knows how to play soccer. The fact that he didn’t know exactly what he knows, and can’t explain it, doesn’t keep him from playing soccer, scoring goals and being the best and most talented player in the world. If he tried to explain it, it could possibly go wrong – just let him get on with […]

Up Streaming

Up Streaming is a term being used more and more frequently. It effectively means reaching the source rather than treating the source. I heard this parable recently at a Charity lunch. The story tells of three friends walking alongside the river who saw a group of young people swimming. The children were unaware that down stream was a […]