Glasgow Personal Trainer, Paul Rutherford has a wealth of experience in the fitness industry spanning over fifteen years. During this time he has been the manager of several large city centre gyms. This has enabled him to critically appraise the best and the worst aspects of fitness training.As someone who has always enjoyed helping people, he relishes one-to-one training, bringing together his sporting knowledge and his enjoyment of helping people.As someone who has always enjoyed helping people, he relishes one-to-one training, bringing together his sporting knowledge and his enjoyment of helping people.Combine this with a passion for helping others to achieve their potential and his ability to establish a rapport with his clients that makes every training session an experience
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he developed meningitis as an infant which severely affected his immune system and stunted his growth. As a result he was short and very underweight as a child. Rutherford began weight training after being bullied at school. In 1985, aged 15, and at a body weight of only 79 pounds (36 kg) he took up the sport of powerlifting.
He competed as junior lifter until 1989. The 5 ft 6in personal trainer won 11 championship titles from 1986 to 1990 but then retired.
In March 2007 he promised his nine-year-old son he would make an improbable comeback after watching the film Rocky Balboa, starring Sylvester Stallone, which was all about Rocky being older but making a ring comeback. In 2007 he achieved a silver medal at the European Powerlifting championships, and then bronze at the 2009 World Championships. In 2010 he finally achieved his dream of becoming World Powerlifting Champion at the age of 41. He again won the World Championships for a 2nd time in November 2011. His Daughter Hayley Rutherford (15) and his son Ryan Rutherford(14) also won their respective divisions at the World Championships.
- Scottish Champion 1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,2008,2010,2011,2013
- British Junior Champion 1989
- British Masters Champion 2010,2011,2013
- European Silver medallist 2007
- World Bronze Medallist 2009
- World Champion 2010
- World Champion 2011
- European Champion 2013
- World Champion 2013
- World Champion 2015
- World Silver Medallist 2018
- World Champion 2019
- World Champion 2021