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So far Alex Penning has created 26 blog entries.
1610, 2018

Circuit Training Fitness Programme

By |October 16th, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training|0 Comments

What a phenomenal response! This year has seen the 8 Week Circuit training programme go from strength to strength. As word spread across Gloucestershire of a fun, challenging fitness programme that was accessible to all levels and abilities it soon became one of the most popular bootcamps in Gloucester and Newent. Being sold out within days of opening the doors to each package.

This is the last 8 week programme for this year, but we will be starting all over again on January 8th 2019.

I have really enjoyed creating and executing these progressive fitness routines. Watching the members improve in many ways, fat loss,strength, pain free movement and learning to enjoy becoming fitter again.

Thank-you so much to all those who have supported me and I’m already excited for the next year!

Get in touch now to reserve your place!!

2108, 2018

Sports Massage Therapy

By |August 21st, 2018|Circuit Training|0 Comments

Alex Penning Personal Trainer is now a qualified Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist.

At the moment I am currently studying for my Level 4 qualification at Bath university.

What this means for you guys… Whilst I’m training to complete my Level 4 in September I want to build as much experience as I can. Working with so many clients and their mobility issues and muscle dysfunction has put me in a great position to help people as a sports massage therapist.

So for a limited time I want to offer half price treatments. £20 for an hour.
You don’t need to be an athlete. Sports massage refers to working with the soft tissue and muscles and with gardening season in full swing some of you may have exerted yourself more than usual.

Feel free to contact me for bookings and more information.

307, 2018

Providing work experience

By |July 3rd, 2018|Articles, Mobility, Strength Training|0 Comments

Had an amazing opportunity this week to provide work experience to Phoebe. A student from Newent Community School with a passion for a future in physiotherapy and coaching to help people overcome muscle dysfunction and improve the mechanics of a person.

Having several clients with various dysfunction and physiological issues, it was a great place for Phoebe to learn more about this very complex and very interesting subject.

We discussed a variety of methods including trigger point and self myofascial release, massage and strengthening weak muscles or muscles that are not ‘firing’ as ways to improve these imbalances in the body. Check out this link to a blog I wrote a while ago to improve mobility in runners http://alexpenning.co.uk/warm-up-and-mobility-tips-for-runners/

I hope Phoebe the best with a future in fitness as it’s an industry that thrives off excited, passionate people like her with a real interest in encouraging and helping people to improve themselves and overcome obstacles.

2604, 2018

Last day of the 8 week circuit programme!

By |April 26th, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training, Healthy Eating, Strength Training|0 Comments

After an insane 8 weeks, we’re done!! I am so proud of everyone who has taken part in this programme! Each one of them progressing and improving in these Newent circuit sessions. It was early, it was tough and it started in March, so there were times it was wet and cold too.

That didn’t stop this band of gladiators from coming down and training their asses off! They knew that putting in the effort and looking more carefully into their diets would see them looking their best through summer.

Now it’s time for the next circuit programme starting on the 1st May, which is fully booked and promises to be another fantastic 8 weeks ahead!!

Newent circuit programme guys enjoying protein brownies at the end of the course.


1304, 2018

8 Week circuit programme

By |April 13th, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training|0 Comments

Alex Penning Personal Trainer 

Day 1 Week 1! Newent circuit training.

As we are coming to the end of our 8 week circuit training programme it is time to open the doors for bookings for the next programme starting Tuesday May 1st!
It has been an incredible programme so far, everyone taking something personal away with them. Fat loss, strength, confidence, sense of achievement. So get in touch today and reserve your place in the next 8 week programme!

1004, 2018

Antioxidant Smoothie

By |April 10th, 2018|Articles, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Videos|0 Comments

New smoothie video!

I’m not a fan of eating tonnes of vegetables and fruits so smoothies work well for me.

With so many people I speak to at the gym in Gloucester feeling ill or talking about people in their homes being ill I figured it was time to add more micro-nutrients to my diet this week.

These help the body fight off infection, repair and detoxify. Restoring

the health of the body at a cellular level. Clear skin, bright eyes, glossy hair etc. Enjoy!

1503, 2018

Newent circuit training lead by Gloucester personal trainer

By |March 15th, 2018|Circuit Training|0 Comments

Week 2 of Newent circuit training. More fantastic sessions and quickly becoming the most popular class in Newent, Gloucester. The guys really working hard the whole way through. Starting to find a sustainable way to sort out their nutrition to get the most out of each of the progressive workouts specifically designed to build overall strength, improve posture, lose weight and get lean. Designed by one of the top Gloucester personal trainers. All this while sweating and having fun.

603, 2018

First day of Newent Circuit Training

By |March 6th, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training, Healthy Eating, Mobility|0 Comments

What a great morning of circuit training in Newent Memorial Hall as Gloucester personal trainer Alex Penning took these incredibly hard working guys through the first session of their 8 week fitness programme, accompanied by a nutrition plan and closed, secret group to get the best fitness and fat loss results. Everyone is already excited to go again Thursday. What an exciting time!!


2202, 2018

What an incredible response

By |February 22nd, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training, Healthy Eating, Mobility|0 Comments

What an incredible response already!! Thank you to everyone that has contacted me, got in touch and payed already.

If you too want to be part of this fun, fitness programme in Newent, Gloucester there is still time. Using Kettlebells, Medicine balls, Resistance bands, Swissballs and more. Working on form as well as fitness, you will pick up skills you can take away and use to keep improving on your health and fitness journey with confidence!

Get in contact NOW and pay to reserve your space. This course is filling up fast, so act now to avoid disappointment. I look forward to hearing from you soon!!

2102, 2018


By |February 21st, 2018|Articles, Circuit Training, Mobility, Running, Strength Training|0 Comments

It is nearly March, how are getting on with your fitness goals since 2017? Did you start? Did you stop because it was too daunting alone? Are you still pushing yourself and looking for an ideal fitness platform to go alongside your existing regimen? Starting 06:00 Tuesday 6th March in Newent Memorial hall we will be starting on an 8 week fitness programme ready to get that summer hot body look. To ensure your place on this popular fitness plan, book and pay by the 5th to reserve your space and receive a discounted rate! Contact me today!!