Paul O’Connor

Paul OConnor

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Freestyle Fitness Pilates
  • Level 2 Freestyle Fitness yoga
  • Level 2 Stability Ball Training
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Health and Fitness Studies
  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Based Pilates
  • Level 3 in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations
  • Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Shallow Water Exercise Qualification

My motivation to become a Health and Fitness instructor

In my early teens I was mad about martial arts and experimented with various styles, but really enjoyed the sport of kickboxing. My instructor at the time was a gym manager and he recommended working out to complement the training. After my first training season I was hooked and wanted to learn more. I spent hours of time training and reading from Joe Weider Muscle & Fitness Magazine.

After working in various desk jobs for the next 4 years I eventually became fed up with mundane 9 till 5 routine, despite the lucrative pay. So I made the change and nearly 18 years later I am still just as motivated, the only difference has been my approach to training.

How do I differ from other trainers?

I’m more focused on the health benefits of fitness rather than the aesthetics. I prefer a more balanced approach to training that incorporates all aspects of fitness and nutrition.  My areas of expertise are sports injury rehabilitation and core stability.  

Favourite equipment/exercise?

The rowing machine as it can develop all aspects of cardiovascular training, whilst incorporating all the major muscle groups in the body.

Guilty pleasure?

Any type of lemon dessert.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 6:30am-10pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm