Welcome to Specialist Conditioning from EssexTraining.com

Covid-19 update: I always work with only one client at a time in my private facility and adhere to strict hygiene protocols.  

If you have experienced physical issues especially with back or neck pain through injury or simply a lack of mobility during the pandemic please feel free to contact me now and we can discuss how I can help.    Mobile:  07956 490967

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 physical therapists and PTs, but a lot more experienced!)

I work in my private facility with clients of all ages to improve their quality of life – often avoiding harsh medical and surgical options through a personalised programme of physical therapy and rehabilitation, exercise and massage. I work holistically with my clients to diagnose the root cause of an issue and design and deliver a programme combining various therapies and custom exercise plans. 

I am also a certified NLP practitioner, life coach and hypnotherapist and work with clients using a combination of techniques to deliver on their goals. 

I am especially proud of my work with scoliosis and joint, back, neck and muscle 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 *

All content copyright Infotainment Ltd. and Essextraining.com 2003-18 and *as with all exercise and rehabilitation programmes, individual results may vary!

Hypnotherapy, NLP & life coaching

Covid-19 and coronavirus stress : during these difficult times for all of us, I can now work with clients online – obviously still strictly confidential and from my private office.

Please contact me via the usual phone number 07956 490967 to discuss

I have over 30 years experience helping clients and I understand that in addition to our physical health, the importance of a holistic approach to our wellbeing and mental health is considered. I am an accredited and certified NLP practitioner, life coach and hypnotherapist.

I work with clients using a combination of techniques to help with everything from weight loss and physical conditioning to building self-confidence and self-esteem or managing lifelong phobias.

I have written bestselling books detailing my early life and the efforts I made to overcome the worst of childhoods and in later life realised that I could also help others to create a better, healthier life for themselves by working with them and combining my skills and experience.

Please feel free to contact me on 07956 490967 in confidence to discuss this

Relief for Back and Neck pain or injury, 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 and 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 not only relieves pain and immediate symptoms – he works with clients to give them back a healthy lifestyle with ongoing exercise and conditioning programmes to rebuild their bodies. Paul is increasingly called upon for his specialised work dealing with scoliosis.

Back and Neck conditions and scoliosis

Paul works 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 many more reviews over on our facebook page


Lizzie Prichard:

I find Paul to be consistently encouraging and to have the insight to know how best to help me maintain my mobility. In my view he is by far the most helpful practitioner I have met because he enables me to continue to work and to live independently..this is how much difference he makes!

Jo Owers:
I can’t rate Paul highly enough! He was amazing with my son who had mild scoliosis. Not only is my son’s problem corrected but he has been taught by Paul how to work out properly and effectively to keep the problem at bay. He is now a much happier and confident young man.

Many thanks Paul!

Nicky Eagle Gorringe:
I came to see Paul on the recommendation of my physiotherapist after experiencing increasing pain in my left hip/leg during exercise. After a very professional and thorough assessment Paul diagnosed severe muscle atrophy down my right side, which made sense to me due to constant severe weight gain/loss and a right sided injury from a car accident. I had some treatments and he showed me the correct exercises I needed to do to balance me out. He is very knowledgeable and allowed me to pick his brains about everything he was suggesting. He is a very humble guy, happy to share his wisdom. I have been back to him for treatments and never hesitate to recommend him to anyone and everyone. First class service.
Lydia Beesley:
Paul really is a miracle worker – I’ve seen a number of people over the past few years and have never seen results like now. He’s super motivating and dedicated….and most importantly knows his stuff! Would highly recommend to anyone!
Nadine Whitten:
My 12 year old daughter has Scoliosis she was told by the hospital she would need surgery spinal rods to help correct her spine,we really didn’t want that for her.A friend told us about Paul so we thought we would give him ago to see if there was anyway of helping my daughters Scoliosis he has been seeing her from a few months and the results are Amazing her Scoliosis has not got any worse her Doctors have decided for her not to have surgery now.� It is an on going treatment program with Paul but what he has done for my daughter is fantastic.

We can’t thank him enough highly recommend him.

Karen Gardner:

I have been seeing Paul for about a year after being recommended to him by a friend. I had been suffering from tightness in my left shoulder, neck and head. I had seen many people before meeting Paul, osteopaths, private doctors, chiropractors, physios but nobody seemed to be able to help. I had had the problem for about 15 years and it was getting worse and interfering with my day to day life. I was in constant pain, until I met Paul. He was able to work out exactly what the real problem was and release off the tightness, easing the pain. He is amazing, a miracle worker. I truly don’t know what I would have done without all his help and support. He has given me my life back, I can enjoy doing normal things again. He is dedicated and thorough. I can’t recommend him highly enough. There is nobody around that can do what he can do. Thank you so much Paul. X

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