Paul Connolly is a very experienced coach, personal trainer, massage therapist and physical rehabilitation expert.  He was one of the first celebrity personal trainers in the UK and he is a certified hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and life coach.

Health and fitness as we age becomes even more important and Paul uses his over 30 years of client experience to understand and ensure that his patients and clients of all ages remain fit, healthy and pain free.

Paul is also 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”.

His early life story has been adapted into the movie “Big Boys Don’t Cry” and is available on most streaming platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Apple (and even DVD).  

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 career as a celebrity trainer and many TV appearances.

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Paul’s latest book – Not Normal  was released in May 2018 and 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)