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About me

My name is James Donaldson and I am a Personal Trainer, offering family-friendly group fitness classes, 1-1 personal training and sport and fitness classes for young people throughout North Lanarkshire, Glasgow and surrounding areas. My qualifications include a range of Sport and Fitness qualifications and an honours degree in Sport, Fitness and Coaching from The Open University.

Training and coaching people to improve their health has been a huge part of my life since I went through my own major health transformation in 2013. That year I lost 60lbs and set my life on a path that I couldn't have imagined beforehand. I now devote my life to training myself and others, using bodyweight training and calisthenics to achieve goals and change lives.

When you start working with me you will quickly realise that I don't just do what everyone else does; I won't ask you to count calories. I won't judge you on how much weight you have or have not lost. I won't recommend miracle supplements and quick-fix weight loss remedies. I will help you learn what foods and activities are best suited to your mind, your body and your goals.

No matter what your background is, what your goals are, or what yout current physical, mental and emotional limitations are, I want to challenge you and support you as you improve your health and physical fitness. Contact me today and we can get started!

What I Do

Group fitness classes, 1-1 Personal Training and sport & fitness sessions for young people.

Client Testimonials

Positive Experiences, Positive Results


Fab class for all! Great way to start your weekend 💪💪


The Saturday morning Bootcamp Is a fantastic supportive environment to improve overall fitness, self esteem and meet new people. James encourages members of all ages and abilities to try new activities and adapts/personalises activities appropriately. His friendly, professional and encouraging manner ensures all members feel welcome encouraged as they progress through their fitness journey. 


Saturday bootcamp is a brilliant class, James ia a great coach, always motivating and encouraging you to improve each week. Definitely worth getting up early for!


The best coach you could find. Amazing approach and ability to make a difference in people's lives it. Could not reccomend more highly.

Glenboig Bootcamp and other group classes

Glenboig Bootcamp has been in operation at Glenboig Village Park since August 2019. This outdoor fitness class provides attendees with a progressive approach towards High Intensity Interval Training, utilising strength training elements from calisthenics, crossfit and more. All exercises have easier and harder progressions making Glenboig Bootcamp a fun and safe environment for all of the family. 

Join us every Saturday at 830AM inside the basketball court, off Marnock Road, as we Get Outside, Get Fit and Have Fun!

The session costs £4.50 for adults aged 18 and over, £1 for teenagers aged 13-17 and is free for children aged 12 and below. Adults can also buy blocks of 10 sessions for just £30 which can be used at any time and have no expiry date!

*Coming soon: Bodyweight Bootcamp at Mount Vernon Park!


Personal Training

Personal Training sessions are always available for adults, kids, couples and groups of friends. All of my training methods utilise progressive calisthenics and a never-ending selection of bodyweight exercises, complimented by additional resistance where necessary.

Sessions can be arranged to be held in public parks near you, at your property, or at my property. All sessions are safe and carried out in accordance with all relevant Coronavirus safety measures and precautions. You don't need to have any prior exercise experience and there is no minimum fitness level required to start. Quite often people will work with me 1-1 before rejoining the gym so that they can regain confidence and start working out in public again.

Discounted rates are available, please enquire for details!


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