COVID-19: We are also conducting sessions online during the pandemic




Do you get bored training for hours on end, would you like to minimise workout time but maximise results? HIIT burns more calories than any other workout and tone every muscle group. It's a great challenge both mentally and physically!


Do you fancy punching your way to shape? Fun, fast and fantastic for your heart and lungs. Boxing is the best cure for those daily stresses and there's nothing sweeter than developing a silky smooth combination!

goal orientated


Do you want to shed the lockdown pounds? Maybe run a 10k or get toned for a wedding? I will build a tailored programme to help you achieve your goals.


Do you get daily back or neck pain from sitting at your desk for long hours? Pilates will strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and give you greater flexibility.

pre/post natal

Looking to exercise safely whilst pregnant? Or returning to fitness following giving birth? I will help you achieve your goals with fun but safe workouts. I train individuals or groups if you would like to get your friends involved too!


Don is the full PT package: he's dedicated, organised and motivating (he's even funny!). His approach works.

I noticed real body changes in 2 weeks. He mixes up the sessions to keep you constantly on your toes and knows how to push you further than you think you can go.

Haley, Former Client and Actress, London


What people say

Don is not only my personal trainer but my friend, Don gave me the belief and confidence to push forward in my life. Without Don teaching me and pushing me even when I didn't think I could keep going, I'm not sure what I would have done!

Ali - London

Don helped me to actually enjoy exerciseI now know how to get maximum benefit from a shorter work out. Sessions are super hard work but really fun!

Hattie - London

Brilliant.  Fun, just the right kind of tough and my strength, fitness and energy levels improved really quickly.

I would recommend him to anyone.

Laura - London

Don has been incredibly attentive working closely with my physiotherapist to help fix an underlying knee and hip issue. With his help I have now been able to establish a clear exercise routine for the first time in my life!

Jess - London

Don is genuinely a nice person and always goes beyond what you expect of him.

He has also helped me out with a plan  so I can continue to improve outside of our sessions. I have noticed a huge difference in my upper body strength. Thanks Don!

Helen - London


Hi, I'm James Donnelly, but you can call me don

I am a Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor trained at Gramercy Pilates, New York City.

Previously based in North West London, U.K., my wife and I hopped across the pond in Dec 2019 for a new adventure.

I am now based in the Upper East Side and train all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Due to COVID-19 I'm also available online!


If you're looking for a pretty personal trainer you're in the wrong place - pasty, balding and British - there's no danger of being distracted from reaching your goals!


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