My first book: How 2 Get Fit 4 Later Life!

How 2 Get Fit 4 Later Life book by Gavin O'Brien

Thanks to being on lockdown I’ve just completed writing my first book; HOW 2 GET FIT 4 LATER LIFE!, a fitness and nutrition guide for people aged 60 and above. It includes step-by-step guides on how to do over 70 exercises; warm-up, aerobic, balance, chair-based, strength, core and stretches. Central to the book is a GET FIT 4 LATER LIFE … Read More

A Brighton & Hove PT’s guide to the total bodyweight workout

Bodyweight exercises

So here we are in the midst of a pandemic, with much of the world including the UK on lockdown. It’s important to try and keep fit and active not least to help support your mental wellbeing during this unsettling time.  With all the gyms across Brighton and Hove closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown just like everywhere else in … Read More

Older adults (60plus) lockdown home workout

Lockdown workout

We’re all on lockdown here in sunny Brighton and Hove just as the rest of the UK is, and now that our usual exercise venues of gyms, community centres and or church halls are closed you can now workout at home using a few things you have in the house to replace the equipment that you’d normally use.  This lockdown … Read More

Good health and fitness is worth fighting for!

Good health and fitness

It’s unlikely that we will easily forget the effect of Covid-19 on the world’s population. On an individual level many people have lost their lives to this dreadful virus. At this time many are still fighting for their lives and this global crisis is far from over, with over one third of the world on lockdown. We are, as a … Read More

Regaining fitness after major surgery or injury

Keeping fit after surgery

I recently underwent fairly major abdominal surgery having my spleen removed at Brighton’s Royal Sussex Hospital, the kind of surgery where you get to spend several days in intensive care. Now, for a busy Brighton based personal trainer this is more than just an unwanted interruption to the job that I love to do. While the operation was a complete … Read More

Change your life joining the Wish Park in Hove Summer Bootcamp

Walk through any one of the many parks in Brighton and Hove over a weekend and you’ll spot a group of people of all ages being put through their paces doing press-ups, star jumps, lunges, burpees and sprints at an outdoor bootcamp class. Getting fighting fit in the exhilarating outdoors across Brighton and Hove is a fun and sociable way … Read More

10 Benefits of why you should hire this Brighton based personal trainer

Why hire Gav O'Brien for your personal training needs in Brighton

Before I dive headlong into why you should consider hiring me as your personal trainer in 2020 – Happy New Year!  So, it’s the start on a new decade, you survived Christmas (just!) and perhaps saw the New Year in with style with copious amounts of booze. With the decorations packed away, you’ve pondered a New Year’s Resolution to make … Read More

A Brighton & Hove Personal Trainer’s Top Tips to Avoid Festive Overindulgence


It’s that time of year for a busy personal trainer; Gav O’Brien who operates across Brighton and Hove to help motivate clients not to give up on their hard fought weight loss through festive overindulgence. The festive season is heralded each year by the metre high walls of Quality Street chocolates at the entrance of supermarkets, staff Christmas parties, client … Read More

Give the gift of health and fitness this Christmas

Gift of health and fitness

Okay it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas now that Halloween and Bonfire Night have been and gone. Now your nearest and dearest, kids, grand kids and close friends may already be dropping hints; a fancy watch, the latest i-phone or other gadget. Indeed you may already be window shopping. Here’s the thing, sometimes the people you love and … Read More

A Brighton Personal Trainer’s Healthy Eating Guide

Healthy Eating

We all know that we should eat a healthy balanced diet but when you begin to read up on what this means, the sheer volume of information can seem overwhelming. For those that seek a healthier lifestyle it’s a topic that’s certainly worth exploring. Here’s the thing; basic healthy nutrition is really quite simple. In fact it’s so simple your … Read More