Personal Training

Do you want to feel good about your body?

Meet Personal Trainer Dean Schaffer

If you’re looking for a personal trainer that promises a fast route to dropping weight by banning carbohydrates and exercising until the point of exhaustion, then I’m not your guy! Why? Because to me, fitness is a lifestyle, not a fad and I’m trained to look at the long game, not just the short term gain.

Heavily into martial arts – I’m a black belt in Kung-Fu and weight training since a teenager; I’ve always been passionate about fitness. For me, it’s a big part of my life and as founder of The Fitness Club I want to make it a part of your life too.

Big on communication and trust, my friendly but focused training gets anyone hooked. There’s a lot of copycatting in fitness, but I’m a trainer who’s a little bit different. For one, I listen and secondly, I care. I adapt my techniques to create programs around my clients’ needs according to their abilities and goals.

Working both anaerobically (short and fast exercise) and aerobically, I use core, resistance and circuit training to improve and empower their life through exercise. I like seeing my clients happy, and the right program will undoubtedly raise confidence levels, making you look and feel good. My personal mantra is ‘health is wealth’, and I like to think of myself as the backbone that keeps my clients standing up straight and looking to the future.

Working with all ages from 18 to 83, I’m consistently challenging my clients – whether they’re overweight, stressed city suits or post natal mums, and pushing them towards their next goal. I’m always thinking of new ways they can progress. I understand bad days and whatever problem my client has, I have a solution. Ultimately, my personal training sessions are about you, not me. I get enjoyment from seeing results – and that makes me thrive.

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What our clients say about us View All

  • At my initial assessment at The Fitness Club, Dean really impressed me with his depth of knowledge and professional approach. I was terrified to start, but I haven\'t looked back. The gym is friendly and unintimidating. Dean\'s personal, tailored approach means that my programme is designed around my goals, I never get bored and I can see results really quickly. Training sessions are hardcore, but fun (and often funny), and I love the fact that I can see changes in my fitness levels and strength from week to week. I have been amazed by what I have been able to do, and I wouldn\'t have been able to do it without Dean\'s expertise, encouragement and support.

    Kim (Oct 2013)
    28th September, 2015
  • I went to see Dean after a recommendation from a client. I had been training for years having previously played rugby to a high standard. I had got bored with training and had lapsed into a half-hearted workout. The weight came on and I felt sluggish. Initially it was tough-humility and some pain were accepted. Later you start seeing the transformation. A handle on diet and lots of hard-work and encouragement meant I shred 2 stone in a steady way. I have real strength and am into the next stage of the transformation into what I wanted: fast, lean, muscular and very fit. Dean's not a light-touch. He doesn't mess around. If that's what you want he's not for you. If you want someone to help you achieve your goals he is. We've formed a close bond through sweat and results and count him as a friend.

    Mark F (Nov 2013)
    13th February, 2015
  • I joined Fitness Club London in order to lose weight and improve fitness for some upcoming sporting events and for general health in my early 40s.

    Dean has tailored both nutrition and exercise regimes to help me head towards these goals steadily. In nine months, I have worked off 17kg, which is over 80% of the way to my weight goal ahead of a sporting tour for Great Britain in March-April 2017. Skiing was completely liberated from muscle aches and fatigue.

    Dean’s style of personal attention, and the avoidance of other distraction around the gym, make it possible to focus on improvements in technique and achievement. This helps me to recognise progress with each training session, which sustains my interest and motivation.

    Derek L (Age 43) January 2017
    14th February, 2017
  • I used to have a love-hate relationship with gyms. I knew I should go, I enjoyed the feeling of being fitter and more active, but my problem was I found gyms mind-numbingly boring. With limited direction and zero encouragement I joined others wandering aimlessly from one piece of equipment to the next hoping it was doing some good. The Fitness Club is totally, TOTALLY different. From the moment you join you are treated as a friend, not an inconvenience. I really enjoy my working out sessions, the gym is never crowded, 6 the maximum people you can meet at once, which makes the atmosphere very family-like, Suzy and Dean are always there to help if it’s needed.

    Orshi 2013
    13th February, 2015
  • I have seen an amazing change in body and outlook on my diet since working with Dean at the Fitness Club! I had several personal trainers before but Dean is the first that actually made me feel and look better. Dean was able to quickly determine a plan that was right for me and once I finally listened to his advice I immediately saw a change. I actually went from 32% bodyfat down to 20% bodyfat in just over 6 months. Every time I see someone who I have not seen in a while they comment on how good I look which makes me feel really great!! I cannot thank Dean enough for keeping me focussed on my personal health goals!!

    Tara K - Age 38 (Oct 2015)
    11th February, 2017