About Me

I set up South Devon Fitness in 2016, having been a Personal Trainer for 20 years within a health club setting. I completed my studies in personal training and nutrition with weight management through the YMCA in Plymouth in 1999. I then did a further diploma in Personal training in 2013 to ensure my knowledge was up to date. Prior to working within health clubs I spent many years as a football coach working with former Plymouth Argyle manager and Arsenal coach Dave Smith

When I began life as a personal trainer I wanted to work with all different levels of ability and fitness. Over the past 20 years I  have had the opportunity to train alongside and coach  international sportmen and women. This has givem me a great insight into training world class competitors and has taken my knowledge to a higher level. However I get the greatest sense of fulfilment from working with people that have goals such as weight loss and improving their health & lifestyle.

I want exercise and health to be achievable for everyone, and to reassure people that fitness can be fun and you can achieve goals even with just a small amount of time and effort.

Carl Turner

Reps accredited


  • Personal Training Diploma
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Nutrition And Weight Management
  • Circuit Instructor
  • Outdoor Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Boxing Tutor
  • RLSS Lifesaving Award
  • First Aid

“Carl offers a positive, friendly and fun approach to exercising"

When I first thought about losing weight 2 years ago it was a minefield knowing how to go about it. I was introduced to Carl by a friend and he immediately put me at ease. I have lost over 2 stone in weight, and it hasn't been difficult in the slightest. I enjoy every session and Carl's ethos is very much about sustainable, gradual results. I would highly recommend South Devon Fitness, as in fact I have to numerous friends and family members already.
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Louise Janson

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