Instructors

Paul Johnstone

Woodbyne Fitness Clinic is owned and run by Paul Johnstone. Paul is a qualified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Injury Therapist.

After spending many years in the Computer Software industry Paul decided to embark on a career in the health and fitness industry in 1999.

Paul trained as a Tennis Coach with the Lawn Tennis Association and worked as a tennis coach for two years before deciding to broaden his fitness and training knowledge.

Having successfully completed his Personal Training Diploma at the Oxford University Sports Complex with Premier Global - recognised as one of the leading training companies in the industry - Paul's mission is to pass on his knowledge via the Woodbyne Fitness Clinic.

"I had followed a fitness training regime for years without realising how mostly ineffective my efforts had been. I want to use my knowledge now to help people achieve results much more effectively."

Qualifications

  • Fitness Instructor Award
  • Diploma in Personal Training
  • Diploma in Sports Injury Therapy - incl. Rehabilitation & Ultrasound
  • LTA Tennis Development Coach Award
  • Optimum & Sports Nutrition Award
  • Circuit Training Award
  • Body Massage Award

Affiliations

  • International Institute of Sports Therapists
  • Member of the Register of Nutritional Therapists
  • Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Lawn Tennis Association Coaching Register

Paul, has always been a keen sportsman and enjoyed keeping fit. He enjoys most sports but his initial sporting passions of football & tennis have now been replaced by Triathlon & other multi-discipline events.

Paul has completed a variety of sporting events and challenges, which he feels places him well to train others with similar goals, including:

  • many running races from 5k to marathon distance
  • all Triathlon distances (inc. full Iron-man)
  • Fell Running incl. 3 Peaks & Welsh 2000
  • Road Cycling - many sportives & 24 hour bike challenge
  • Coast to Coast Challenges - incl. Devon & Scotland - completed in both 2-day & 1-day events
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing