Meet team Milo: Richie Steele, co-founder and head trainer
Picked through a talent scheme called ‘Sporting Giants’ and with a background in rowing for the Leander and Molesey Boat Club and Team GB (once!), it’s a no brainer that Richie, co-founder of Milo and the Bull, would open up a studio based around the sport.
Alongside rowing, Richie completed a BSC in Strength and Conditioning and St Mary’s University in Twickenham. In 2014, he went on to do an internship with Harlequins (where he met co-founder of MATB, George Lowe) working with the strength and conditioning team. After wrapping up a season with Quins, Richie moved over to Sydney to work for the Warathus rugby team as a strength coach.
Two years later, Richie made his way back to the big smoke and started planning and creating what is now Milo and the Bull with George. Now that the studio is up and running, you can find Richie behind the scenes running the daily operations, sorting out the timetable, equipment and enquiries. He also works on the gym floor as a personal trainer and helps cover classes, and outside of the gym works with a racing driver as a performance coach.
Quick fire with Richie:
Favourite MATB class? Richie: has to be Regatta – I enjoy the competitive nature of the class and seeing the relationships and community feel in the gym.
If you're not at Milo, where would we find you? Richie: coming from a rowing background I love been on the water. I don't row now but love been out on my paddle board.
One item on your bucket list? Richie: trekking to the north pole!
Go to pre and post workout meal? Richie: pre workout is just a coffee, post workout…a quiche!
And before we sign off, what’s one thing we wouldn’t know about you? Richie: I was an extra in the film called the Social Network as one of the rowers and I was Gary Barlow's body double in a Take That music video.