Hi, I'm Paul. that's me over there.
I run Body By Control and have been a Personal Trainer for over 8 years, having delivered over 10,000 one to one sessions in that time.
I strongly believe that to help you get the best result possible we should use the most up to date, evidenced practices available.
My aim is to help deliver you the most efficient and sustainable way of looking great naked as let's face it, that's why you're here!
My journey to this point is characterised by mediocrity.
I am not someone who was born lucky with the whole fitness thing, my family aren't athletes, I didn't grow up eating veggies harvested from the hills of Tibet and I wasn't the captain of my sports team.
I got into this for one simple reason; I wanted to stop feeling unattractive.
Let's just say that I've had a few different phases to my physique through the years.
I've been overweight and liked to drink way too much.
I've been skinny and struggled to fill a T-Shirt, I've had really bad acne and I've struggled with depression from OCD.
And yet here I am.
But that journey taught me more than a few things, the first one of which is that you don't need a lecture. You don't need someone to judge you and tell you you're shit.
You need someone who is honest without judgement.
You need someone who understands the difficulties you're facing and helps you come up with ways to help yourself.
You need a mentor, a coach and a friend.
Someone who cares about how well you do and makes you feel supported along the way, wherever you happen to be right now.
I passionately believe that you can be whoever and whatever the hell you want to be, sometimes you just need someone to guide you and show you the way.
who am I?
Like all human beings I am many different things at once;
I'm a PT and Physique Competitor whose life is immeasurably better because of the benefits of hard physical work and the lessons of sacrifice.
I'm a trained actor, having spent three years at drama school.
I'm a musician, having played bass guitar and guitar since I was 13.
I'm a student, in that you will always see my learning and wanting to improve myself mentally as much as physically.
I'm a gamer, I play PS4 predominantly and love RPG's, if you want to talk about the intricacies of Skyrim, I'm your guy.
I'm a rugby player, a wing mainly though I have been known to play centre and full back. I only started playing a couple of years ago. Trust me, you're rarely too old to take up something new.
I'm a travel fan, and love throwing myself into places I've never been with nothing more than myself, a smile and the ability to point in any language. I've been fortunate enough to see places as diverse as Hawaii, Costa Rica, Dubai, Denmark, Croatia and Croydon. Travel, much like lifting and learning, can enrich your life and you should do as much as you can.
If you're like me and want to be the best version of yourself you possibly can be, then get in touch and let's get to work.