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Tom Berry Exeter Personal Trainer



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I offer mobile and outdoor personal training in Exeter and East Devon. I also provide boot camps, running coaching and sprint training.

Since 2011, I have conducted tens of thousands of fitness sessions in New Zealand (Christchurch) and the UK (Cambridge and Exeter).

I have the skills and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Tom Berry personal training in Exeter


There's a lot of mumbo-jumbo in the fitness industry. I stick to what's actually important, and I don't pedal snake oil (even if I could make money out of it).

Consistent and balanced training will deliver results. Hormone-vibration-jelly-mineral-inversion workouts won't.


There are many reasons to keep fit, and looking better in your swimming gear is only one of them. I'm also concerned with your physical and mental health, performance and wellbeing.

You're welcome to take before and after photos, but I'm not too worried about them.


For the majority of us, focussing on the quality and quantity of food consumed will make a massive difference to health and body composition. This requires discipline and organisation, not gimmicks and fads. I'm not a dietician so drastic dietary interventions are outside my scope of practice.


There is skill in subtly adjusting workouts so that an individual's training is achievable, sustainable and doesn't impact negatively on their work and family life.


There isn't much skill in training people until they vomit and can't walk for 5 days.

To Be Personal Training Exeter

I have conducted tens of thousands of personal training sessions since I founded To Be Personal Training in 2011.


I specialise in outdoor and mobile personal training that is always fun, function and focused on the needs of the client.

I have the skills and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Mobile personal trainer in Exeter
Exeter Speed sprint training

Speed is a fundamental component of fitness that can be improved with expert coaching and comprehensive training programs.

I have experience coaching track and field athletes and sportsmen/women in all of the major field sports. My clients have ranged from children learning basic movement skills to adults representing their country.

Sprint Training in Exeter
Running Coaching in Exeter

There’s more to running than just pounding the pavement for mile after mile. Running drills, conditioning work and structured running programs will take your performance to another level.

Whether you are new to running or a seasoned racer, I can help you train more effectively, avoid injury and perform better.

Tom Berry running coaching in Exeter
Primaletix Boot Camps in Exeter

Humans have evolved to move: Hunting and gathering, exploring and building, fighting and dancing. Movement is in our DNA.

Primaletix Boot Camps train the Primal Athlete.


Suitable for all levels of fitness, Primaletix is a style of group training ideally suited to private and corporate groups.

Primaletix Boot Camp in Exeter
total home fitness online training

Get fitter and healthier training at home with online video workouts.

All you need are a few simple pieces of equipment, a small amount of space and a good internet connection.

I will then guide you through warm ups, program workouts, workouts of the week and stretching routines.

total home fitness online workouts


"I've not had a personal trainer (in Exeter) before but have been very impressed by my sessions with Tom. I particularly enjoy the variety he brings to sessions and am never bored by the exercises. He is very flexible with my ever changing shift work and I don't struggle to fit a session into each week."

"Great workout, great attitude and dedication. To Be Personal Training Exeter makes it fun so I can stick to it."

"If you'd like to get fit and have fun doing it, this is definitely something for you! To Be Personal Training (Exeter)'s no-nonsense attitude to fitness, constant motivation and extremely varied sessions make for a great experience. I've become addicted to exercising, which was the goal, and I have never been as fit as I am now! Keep up the great work!"

"Working with Tom to achieve my fitness goals is an absolute pleasure. He is friendly, approachable, professional & reliable. I absolutely recommend To Be Personal Training (Exeter) to anyone (no matter what level), wanting to improve their health & fitness."

"By far the best trainer I have had so far. Great at keeping you motivated! Every session is different, which is fantastic. So far I have lost ten kilos training with To Be Personal Training (Exeter). Keep up the excellent work!"

"Tom provides a professional service and is great to work with. Training sessions are always varied and adapted to target personal goals."

"Tom is knowledgeable, passionate, and unlike many coaches out there, he takes the time to educate his clients. He doesn't just tell you what to do and bark orders, but rather he explains the reasoning behind things and I love that! He empowers you and encourages you to be aware and active in your own health. He promotes healthy weight loss."

"I've never had a personal trainer (in Exeter) before and it was a big step to engage one. I couldn't have found a better person than Tom. He is clearly knowledgeable and experienced, is organized and inspirational and is a very easy person to relate to. I've made big progress over the couple of months that I've been with Tom and would highly recommend him to others."

"Fantastic personal training (in Exeter & East Devon)... Great exercises aimed at the right level for me coupled with a great personality and sense of humour. I always look forward to our sessions! Keep up the good work! x"

"When I met Tom... I was only able to run 5km or so... and always had sore leg when I run more than 10km... because of my bad running style. Since then he corrected it every time we had training. One thing I love about Tom is that he always makes the training fun... Now I can run half marathon easily and I am training with Tom for full marathon now. If you are looking for a personal trainer (in Exeter)... he is the one."

"Tom is a fantastic trainer and really got me to look at my training and diet in straight forward way. It's often the small steps that you need help with to make the bigger steps and Tom knows exactly how to get you there. Thanks again Tom, keep up the good work!"

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The map below is an approximate guide to the area that I serve (I offer personal training in Exeter and East Devon). If you live closer to the edge of this map, and/or in a rural area not easily accessed via main roads, it may be too far for me to travel. Please contact me to discuss.

Personal trainer in Exeter and East Devon
Personal Training on the beach


I am very happy to meet with you to discuss your health and fitness goals and my personal training in Exeter and East Devon. This is an obligation-free opportunity for you to hear what I have to offer. I dislike pushy sales techniques so please do not worry about feeling pressured. Usually, this takes between 45 minutes and an hour. It can be conducted at your home, at your workplace, in a cafe or walking around a park. Please just fill out the form below.

Thank you. I will be in touch within a few days.

  • How long have you been a personal trainer in Exeter & East Devon?
    I moved to Exeter in February 2023 having lived in Cambridge from 2020. Prior to this, I lived in New Zealand for 9 years. I am now settled in Exeter with my family for good!
  • How long have you been a personal trainer?
    I set up To Be Personal Training in 2011. Since then, I've conducted tens of thousands of sessions.
  • How much do you charge for Exeter personal training?
    Since 2020, I have charged £50 for regular personal trainer sessions. I add £5 for buddy training (up to 4 people) and irregular sessions.
  • Am I too unfit for personal training?
    I can almost guarantee that you won't be the least fit person I've ever trained. I have worked with people ranging from those who can barely walk around the block to ultra endurance athletes who have represented their country.
  • How many Exeter personal trainer sessions do I need per week?
    Never ask a personal trainer this! Many personal trainers will see this as an opportunity to sell you as many sessions per week as possible. In truth, the right number of personal trainer sessions varies from person to person depending on time, self-discipline, budget, level of fitness etc. I want to find a solution that works for you and I'm not pushy. I have trained clients 5 days per week, but most people wish to train 1-3 times per week. Generally, the more you train with a personal trainer, the better your results (which is fairly obvious). Whatever you decide, I create the best strategy for your circumstances.
  • For how long do people have personal trainer sessions with you?
    In the past, I have trained some clients multiple times per week for the better part of a decade. These people wanted exercise to become part of their routine and generally weren't striving for specific goals. Other people have specific goals (like running a half marathon) and so we train until the goal has been achieved.
  • Where could I have personal training in Exeter?
    A large number of my sessions are at people's homes. Some clients have home gyms and others have suitable outdoor space (driveways, patios, lawns etc.). I also take a lot of sessions in suitable outdoor spaces (public parks, beaches, hills etc.). For all outdoor sessions, it is important that we have suitable surfaces and sufficient light (particularly in the winter months). Many public parks have good street lighting, and I have conducted running sessions with headlamps. I can also bring portable lighting in necessary. There are also facilities with floodlighting that we can use (like Exeter Arena).
  • Do you take sessions in bad weather?
    There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people (or is it bad clothing?). You can exercise in most weather and I only ever cancel when training (or driving to training) is unsafe (like extreme heat, snow, ice, very heavy rain). I also adapt sessions to weather conditions. Commonsense prevails: If it's cold, where more clothing. If it's hot, wear less and drink more. If it's raining, where a jacket. Working out in rain isn't usually an issue for clients because they're going to wash and get changed after their personal training sessions anyway. However, I've usually got another session to go to! I have been known to turn up to sessions in client's home gyms looking like a drowned rat.
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