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Train with don

English Trainer in New York



types of Training



HIIT burns more calories than any other workout and tones every muscle group. It's a great challenge both mentally and physically!



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!


Wedding Preparation


I will build a tailored programme based on your individual goals and even the type of wedding dress you will be wearing. This is not a quick fix, I use a balanced approach but please be prepared for lots of hard work!



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.


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

I’ve been training with Don for nearly six months now. Each session is both challenging and great fun. Don will change up programmes to fit what kind of week you’ve had and push you each step of the way. Couldn’t recommend him enough.

Eilidh - New York City

Don is a great fitness trainer! His workout sessions are always versatile and he is great at listening to your goals, providing feedback on your form, and recommending modifications when necessary. Highly recommend his services!

Val - New York City

My friend and I have been training with Don for nearly 6 months now and it’s the highlight of my week! He is very flexible, will find a time and location that works best for you, and his pricing is very reasonable for personal training. He adjusts workouts based on your skill set and pushes you each session. Highly recommend!

Maggie - New York City

Don is the best fitness instructor I've ever had. As someone who suffers from several leg injuries, Don is always so careful to provide me with safe yet effective modifications. He tailors our workouts to my goals, and I can see and feel the positive results. Highly recommend Don to anyone—you won't regret it!

Christina - New York City

Don is a fantastic trainer who has improved my strength, cardio, diet and given me a new enthusiasm for exercise! Every session is enjoyable and challenging, with new training techniques to suit your goals and keep you on your toes. I highly recommend Don for both new comers to fitness, and exercise aficionados who want to up their game. Looking forward to continuing my training with Don in 2021!

Vic - New York City

Don has been extremely receptive to all my fitness goals and needs. I've seen great improvement in my form and even feel stronger. The workouts are challenging but very rewarding - definitely recommend!

Kristy - California

About Don

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


I am an English Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor.

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


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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