Powerhouse Fitness

About us

Powerhouse Fitness is the trading name of Laidir Leisure Ltd (Private Limited Company Reg No. SC71827) founded in 1980 by David P. Webster OBE. The word "Laidir" is Scottish Gaelic for "Strength", which is very fitting for David, as the Scottish Highland Games, strength training and weightlifting continue to be his greatest passion.

David is a world renowned historian on weightlifting, strength sports and highland games and has been involved in the industry since the 1940's. He is author of over 40 books, still holds world records in strand pulling and received the OBE for services to sport from Her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace in 1995. David set up the business in 1980 as a 'not for profit organisation', buying in weights and strength equipment which he passed on to the SAWLA (Scottish Amateur Weightlifting Association), of which he was president at the time.

David went on to become President of the Commonwealth Games Committee for Scotland, was Chief of Mission and the 1998 Malaysian Commonwealth Games and was made a Life Vice President of the committee.Having been surrounded by sport and fitness from childhood, David's sons have had an interest in the fitness industry from an early age. In 1983 David's son Nigel joined the business and in 1986 David junior joined him. In 1986 the company adopted the trading name 'Powerhouse Fitness'.

In 1987, Powerhouse Fitness launched their first fitness store in Glasgow. In the early years, the company focused on commercial fitness products for sports clubs and gyms, as well as building up a retail base in Glasgow. By 1997, the company had outgrown their premises and opened a second Glasgow store. From there, Powerhouse Fitness has gone from strength to strength, and is now the only UK fitness retailer to operate as such a large nationwide scale.35 Years and Growing.

Powerhouse Fitness own renowned brands such as Bodymax Fitness, Smart-tec Nutrition and Vibratrec, and are UK distributors for Ziva Life, Infiniti Fitness Products and Bodycraft Strength Products

In August 2011 Powerhouse Fitness opened their first dedicated nutrition store under the brand name 'Sportfood'. The new store is located on Glasgow's prime shopping location, Buchanan Street.

Delivery Information

Delivery rates and timescales

Delivery Option Delivery Cost UK Mainland & Isle of Wight
Click & Collect FREE on all Tesco direct orders Order by 2pm (Monday-Friday) and collect in store next day
Express delivery £5.95 Order by 2pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery next day
Standard delivery (Small Items) £3.00 Order by 2pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery within 2-5 days
Standard delivery (Large Items) £12.95 Order by 2pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery within 7 days

Please be aware that charges and timings will vary for delivery to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isles of Scilly, Orkney, Shetland and other Scottish islands with deliveries taking up to 8 days for outlying areas. The actual delivery cost and timings will be displayed during checkout.

We use a number of differnet couriers depending on the size and weight of the goods in order to get our items to you as quickly as possible. Where tracking numbers are available we will supply these by email.

We ship items Monday - Friday.

Delivery locations and exceptions

Please allow additional days for your delivery to take place when there are UK and respective country Bank Holidays. Please also allow additional days in extreme/uncontrollable circumstances i.e. extreme weather conditions etc.

Next day delivery excludes those products delivered directly from the manufacturer.

While we will make every endeavour to deliver your products on time, we cannot accept liability for any incidental expenses caused by late, failed or damaged deliveries, or for any damage caused to property while delivering or installing your goods or any loss of earnings.

Requirements to sign for delivery

Most of our items will require a signature, where possible we will let you know about those items so that you can arrange to be available for delivery.

Missed delivery

If we try to deliver and you are not available our courier will leave a calling card to advise you about what to do next. Most of our couriers will attempt a further delivery before the items are returned to us and you may be able to pick up your item from your local depot if this is more convenient. If you would like us to help rearrange your delivery, please let us know.

Returns & Cancellation Policy

Changed your mind?

That's no problem. All of our Tesco Partners offer the same Tesco direct policy as a minimum, the full details of which can be found on our Returns Policy page.

Charges for returns

If you change your mind and wish to return your item you will need to pay for the cost of return.

A lot of our items can be returned using the Royal Mail, however our larger items may need to be returned by courier.We estimate the cost of returns to range from £3 to £75 (ex VAT) depending on the weight and size of the goods.

Returns guidelines

Please let us have any tabs, labels and accessories, and please package it all securely. If you’re returning an item because you’ve changed your mind, there may be a deduction from your refund if it has been damaged, opened more than necessary to check it’s working, or used more than reasonably expected.

Is your purchase faulty or damaged?

We do our best to make sure everything works perfectly, but if it doesn’t, please contact us.  Within the first 30 days we will issue a refund or replacement item to you.  Outside of the first 30 days we will be able to advise on the options to repair, replace or refund your item.

Please contact our customer service team on 0141 876 3982.

Contact us

Talk to our Tesco Partner directly about their products or an order

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your order, we will be delighted to hear from you. Please use any of the means below to get in touch with us.

Email address: cs@powerhouse-fitness.co.uk

We will acknowledge your email within 24 hours of receipt, excluding weekends and bank holidays

  • Phone020 3553 7344
  • Our customer services are open from 9am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, and Weekends - 9am-2pm at Weekends excluding Bank Holidays

    Postal address:
    Cloberfield House
    57 Beardmore Way,
    Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4HT

    Company number: SC71827, VAT number: VAT no. GB 369 2602 36

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    If you prefer, you can also talk to Tesco about your order:

    • Phone0800 323 4050†
    • Mobile0330 123 4050
    • Or complete our online form to send an email to us. We aim to respond to your email within 48 hours of receipt.
    • We're available Monday-Friday 8am-11pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
    • † 0800 numbers are free from BT landlines. Calls to 03 numbers from private telephones, including mobiles, are charged at the local rate, and are included as part of any inclusive call minutes provided by your phone operator. Calls may be recorded.
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