The Titans players today had their introduction to third of the relocatable buildings installed at The Southport School ... which they have tagged the "torture chamber".

Strength and conditioning coach Dan Ferris put most of the squad through a one-hour cardio session with the door closed and the air-conditioning turned off. Others who reported to training surpassing the fitness levels targetted, were spared the session and will resume training on Monday.

Lachlan Burr, new arrival from the Bulldogs who are renowned for tough pre-season training, said it's one of the toughest sessions he has witnessed.

As head coach Neil Henry explains, it's all part of some 'tough love' to ensure the squad are physically and menatally at their peak come next March.