Paul Brice is a Clinical Exercise Specialist who has a passion for helping people with more complicated health, fitness or sporting requirements. Paul has a vast amount of experience working with people with all manner of medical conditions, health complaints, and injuries as well as helping to train athletes for strength and conditioning specific to their sport. Many of Paul’s clients have multiple issues that need to be addressed, and are often at an odds to what exercise or activity they can do. This approach he calls Intelligent Exercise.
Paul was an international athlete for 7 years. He gained his first senior international vest aged 17, and representing his country in the Long Jump, Hurdles, Javelin and Decathlon. Paul graduated in 1986 with a joint honours degree in Sports Science and Biology, and started work in the fitness industry. Since 1993 Paul has been involved with patient referrals from the NHS, and in 2004 Paul joined forces with Spencer McCormack and established the first private gym to be located in an NHS Hospital, BWell Gym.
Paul’s innovative approach to exercise has led him to develop a new programme for pulmonary rehabilitation. This is known as the Brice Method, and is being packaged as a new approach to help people suffering with COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The Brice Method has been detailed in a new book Paul has written called, ‘COPD innovative breathing techniques’. This book is now available on the Amazon bookstore and in all the major online bookshops.
Paul now shares his time between delivering clinical exercise programmes for the NHS and working with private clients as a Specialist Personal Trainer.
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This is a complete package for the one to one delivery of the Brice Method COPD programme. This includes 8 individual activity sessions, along with progressive homework plans, an exercise kit designed to help your needs plus a copy of Paul’s new book, ‘COPD innovative breathing techniques.’
I work in block bookings of 5 sessions at a time. I do this because my clients find they need time to understand absorb and digest the very personalised exercises that I recommend. Usually, poor posture, work related imbalances, or the domino effect of poor health has taken years if not decades to occur. Clients realise they won’t fix themselves in one or two sessions.
My methods generally require you to commit to take on some homework exercises or gym focused activity to learn new movement patterns. You can spread the sessions over a many weeks as you like, and I will advise what I feel is appropriate for you..
(BWell members and referrals from existing clients get a preferential rates of £150 for 5 session block bookings)
I offer individual rehabilitation or personal training sessions which last approximately 55 minutes. These sessions are for those who want a one off programme of exercises which can either be written and drawn out ( I am always complimented on my anatomically correct stickmen) or with videos of the exercises emailed directly to you. I find that I can not use video libraries as I tweek and personalise every exercise to each client. No two bodies are the same.
(BWell members and referrals from existing members get a preferential rate, paying only £35)
I first met Paul in 2015 by a friend recommending him to me. I had spoken to several personal trainers in the months running up to meeting Paul however I didn’t feel any of them offered me an individual tailored package like Paul was able to do.
My priority was to find a trainer that had experience with multi discipline sports and knowledge of sports psychology who I could trust.
After two years of working with Paul I was able to trust him quickly by making me feel valued and relaxed around him. He demonstrated his wide range of knowledge and experience to me of nutrition, techniques of multi disciplined sport, personal development, self confidence, goal setting and self belief.
No matter what issue I have put to him we have found a solution, including wanting to do a triathlon when I had only just learnt to swim. Through that trust of not being laughed at, Paul gave me the self belief to not only enter a triathlon but to finish in the top half of my age group. My progression was achieved through his support, guidance, encouragement and knowledge by goal setting with regular meetings.
My biggest concern at first of working with a personal trainer was I didn’t want to feel silly or belittled and it was imperative I could trust them. I have found Paul very approachable and easy to talk to and cannot thank him enough for the support and self belief he has given me.