Alex Penning Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer

Alex Penning is an encouraging, professional trainer with a wealth of qualifications and experience in getting people to achieve their health and fitness goals in Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

When Alex was younger he enjoyed rock climbing and martial arts before joining the military. Whilst serving he discovered weightlifting and general fitness, very soon he realised the benefit for the human body.

This passion led to Alex needing to know more. With Discovery Learning’s help Alex gained his professional qualifications as a personal trainer.

All qualifications are approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) listed.

  • Sports Massage Level 4
  • Sports Massage Level 3
  • Level 4 GP referral Obesity and Diabetes
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Kettlebells
  • Suspension Training
  • Circuit Training


Alex will provide you with the best service possible to achieve your results. Passing on nutrition advice, teaching you about the incredible things your body does on a daily basis and how you can help it. Alex’s service is carried out by his continuous support through messages, emails and phone calls to fit around your personal lifestyle.

Highly Trained

Alex is constantly striving to learn more and more to increase the value for you. Always seeking to improve his knowledge; reading the latest articles and reports on health, nutrition, fitness, movement, injury recovery and taking new courses and seminars as they come up.

Lots of Experience

Alex has helped lots of people reach their goals from many backgrounds including novices, ensuring a level of fitness capable of a charity hike up Kilimanjaro for cancer research and even Bikini fitness competitors.


One to one sessions or bring a friend. Alex will provide a fun, challenging environment to teach and encourage your growth in fitness and knowledge. Contact me now to find out more!

Professional friendly advice from someone who really cares about you, your health and your fitness.

Get fit today!Get fit today!

Why choose me as your PT

  • Offering continuous encouragement
  • Friendly and Professional
  • Confident and Supportive
  • Constantly Improving Knowledge and Experience
  • Personal and Adaptive

What my clients say

Alex is incredibly knowledgeable. He was always able to answer any questions I asked. He always went the extra mile, and provided information to help with back problems, and stretching exercises. Would always provide session reminders by text which was particularly useful.

Any questions I asked, he would quickly responded to by email. Any questions I had, he would always answer thoroughly and didn’t mind spending time on the phone having a chat about issues.

Alex was always really positive and I liked how flexible Alex was, and would adapt and tailor a session on the spot.

Tom Claridge
Alex has helped me improve some muscular atrophy that had affected my left arm and pectoral muscle due to a trapped nerve in my back, it is getting stronger by the day.

Alex is always advising various lifting techniques, making sure that I am working correctly to avoid injury, made me feel relaxed from day one.

My nutrition has drastically changed over the last three months, Alex has given me a full plan and this has helped along the way.

Neil Smith