Paul Connolly is a very experienced personal trainer, massage therapist and physical rehabilitation expert.  He is also an experienced public/motivational speaker and has regularly appeared on TV/radio.

Paul has an inspiring life story and is a bestselling author with 3 titles to his name. His first autobiography “Against All Odds” reached number one on the Amazon Kindle store and continues to be a major bestseller along with his subsequent titles “Beating The Odds” and “Not Normal”/”Big Boys Don’t Cry”.

He adapted his early life story for the movie “Big Boys Don’t Cry” which was in the Top 3 most viewed movies on Netflix UK and is now available on most streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Apple (and even DVD) worldwide.  

As well as his coaching and remedial work with clients, Paul is available for TV/radio work, public speaking, fundraising and motivational speaking engagements. In addition to his numerous TV and radio appearances, Paul has spoken in environments as diverse as the House Of Lords, leading corporate and legal firms and at major fundraising events (he was credited with helping raise over £150k for a leading UK charity at one event after one of his emotional speeches).

Paul has been a regular on TV and radio and featured on Channel 4’s primetime “Who Knows Best” receiving much praise for his methods from the public and other therapists and trainers. Paul also created the trademarked exercise programme “Boxerobics” and this propelled his early career as a celebrity trainer and led to many TV appearances.

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Paul’s latest book – Not Normal   has also been number 1 in a number of Amazon categories.  #notnormalbook
The book is also available under the title “Big Boys Don’t Cry” – the name of the movie based on elements of Paul’s life story.
Not Normal and Big Boy Don’t Cry are available on Amazon and an uncensored account and goes into more detail on certain aspects of Paul’s life than previous books and  is soon to be released as a full length feature.

Paul’s books continue to receive positive reviews here on Amazon book reviews


Qualifications and experience :

  • Certified NLP, hypnotherapist and life coach
  • Senior Member ACCPH
  • Founder of Boxerobics™ and Certified Trainer
  • Personal Training Certification (FFI)
  • Reiki Practioner
  • FFI Advanced Gym Instruction Course, FFI Gym Instruction Course
  • FFI Medical Knowledge & Exercise prescription
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards – Health & Fitness – Gold and Silver standard
  • Amateur Boxing Association Coaching Licence
  • Pre and post natal exercise
  • Experienced sports massage therapist
  • Spinning instruction, Fitness Pilates coach
  • Paul Chek Core and Swiss Ball qualified
  • CPR Certified + First Aider
  • Full public liability insurance (Fitness Professionals)

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You can also see Paul’s original site here at for more information (and a trip down internet memory lane)