Welcome to Specialist Conditioning from EssexTraining.com

I’m Paul Connolly and I was one of the UK’s first celebrity personal trainers and am proud to say that I have helped thousands of people get pain free, fit, healthy and change their lives over the last 30 years (yes, I’m older than many PTs, but a lot more experienced!)

I work in my private studio with clients of all ages to improve their quality of life – often avoiding harsh medical and surgical options through a personalised programme of physical rehabilitation, exercise and massage. I am not a physiotherapist, I work holistically with my clients to diagnose the root cause of an issue and design and deliver a programme combining physical therapies and a custom exercise plan. 

I am especially proud of my work with scoliosis and joint, back & neck pain sufferers. We have seen surgical procedures cancelled, pain reduced and confidence and mobility restored on many occasions! You can see more about my work on rehabilitation and scoliosis here.

Please feel free to call me on 07956 490967 or email paul@essextraining.com

And of course find us on Facebook

Personal Training

Paul was one of the first celebrity personal trainers in the UK, is a bestselling author and regularly features on TV and the media. He is a very experienced coach and personal trainer who understands clients and their individual needs.

We work in a private studio focussing on your goals and not wasting time in a crowded gym is key to my success. I have helped hundreds of people of all ages lose weight, condition their bodies, prepare for sports or speed-sculpt their way to a fitter, healthier lifestyle.

Please feel free to call on 07956 490967 to discuss your specific requirements

I work with clients of all ages and abilities and have often been seen on TV, heard on the radio and featured in many mainstream and fitness industry publications and here are just a few client testimonials and images from the hundreds of clients I have worked with – this is why I love my job:

Chantelle Houghton worked on a holistic programme designed to rapidly tone, shape and lose weight. Paul and Chantelle’s work was featured in various lifestyle magazines *



“Hi Paul, Have been meaning to send these. The long dress one is a size 14, the jeans one is size 12 and I think when the before pictures were taken I was a size 22. see you this evening. “ Trish *

Hi Paul,
I used to attend your boxerobics class in a little dance studio off Oxford Street probably about 11 or 12 years ago. It was the best training i have ever done, and i’m wondering if you have a book or DVD that covers all the exercises in your routine. I have been in the middle of Pennsylvania in the States for the last 5 years, nothing comes close to any of the workouts that i did with you.”  
Roy Hampton *

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Physical Pain Relief, Back and Neck pain management, Physical Rehabilitation and Scoliosis

Physical Rehabilitation

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Paul has over 30 years experience successfully working with clients and increasingly those who are looking for physical rehabilitation or massage therapy for conditions affecting all areas of the body.

Paul works with clients of all backgrounds and ages experiencing a wide range of conditions or injuries and he is increasingly called upon for his specialised work dealing with scoliosis.

Back and Neck conditions and scoliosis

Having a client who had been informed they would need surgery to correct scoliosis, Paul created a custom programme – he and the client were amazed at the results – given there was apparently no option other than surgery.

Paul has gone on to work with clients of all ages and is incredibly proud of the results they are achieving – in many cases seeing surgery cancelled and clients experiencing loss of pain and increased mobility.

“I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 14. Ever since then I have visited chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors to try and keep the scoliosis at bay.

Jenna-compositeThe pain really started when I was 22 and at 23 I was referred to the national orthopedic hospital at Stanmore. I was x rayed and diagnosed with over a 60 degree upper curve. The doctor at Stanmore strongly recommended I get an operation to straighten the curve or my scoliosis would worsen with age. I was reluctant to have this operation as the risks were high and It would have put me out of action for 6 months maybe more.

My boyfriend was seeing Paul for some personal training and spoke to him about my scoliosis. Paul invited me down to see if there was anything that he could do. I was skeptical but willing to try anything

I am now only 6 weeks in and through a combination of sports massage and muscle strengthening on my weaker side twice a week i have seen a dramatic change in appearance and more importantly the pain factor. I was in agony just doing everyday tasks such a standing up and it was making me miserable. Now I feel more flexible and strong and the pain has improved so much it’s hard to put it into words. Paul has literally worked a miracle and done in 6 weeks what doctors couldn’t do in 10 years. He saved me from a life altering operation and for the first time in years I’m not worried 🙂

Thanks Paul you legend!!!!! Xxxx” Jenna *

 We have more reviews over on our facebook page

If you are experiencing physical pain, or would like to discuss how I have worked with numerous scoliosis clients please feel free to call on 07956 490967




Over the years we have created our own video material and have featured on many different TV and radio shows – please enjoy a selection here!

For anyone that remembers Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast – this was when I was  their ‘expert of the week’ with Paula Yates!





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and more from the archives at  https://www.youtube.com/user/essextraining

And my Facebook page related to my books