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

  • I had come out of an angioplasty and was looking for trainers to help me with cardio-vascular fitness and weight reduction. I really consider myself fortunate to have discovered Dean and his facilities. I am 50 and have been training with Dean for about two months now and I am a completely changed person with a whole new attitude to fitness. I have lost about two stone in about 10 weeks, but more importantly, I find myself having a lot more energy and physically much more active. All of this has been largely achieved with Dean's training. The exercises are customised for my physique and they help me work all of my body in a very gradual way. His approach was to understand my body and centre all exercises around the my needs and capabilities - unlike other trainers who roll out standard exercise sets. Dean also brings a huge amount of commitment, empathy and passion to these sessions - and that helps motivate and keep the sessions very engaging. He also has an excellent, spacious, full facility gym for the training sessions and the sessions are only for one person at a time.

    Srini G (jan 2017)
    7th 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've lost 11 kgs over 12 weeks with Dean. His style is unique - no macho pressure that has a contrary effect, just aware, continuous, courteous and focused attention to what I do every step of the way, to upping the exercises to reviewing the cardio or the diet regularly. Dean told me in our first session: "I don’t let people slide." I was so grateful to discover this was true and had a direct effect on the results I was seeking. So from this experience I can say if you've decided to get that weight off that oppresses you, and decided to take all steps that are necessary, Dean is the trainer to teach you the training and diet patterns to get there."

    Jean-Claude Audergon - London (June 2014)
    11th February, 2017
  • 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
  • There is no such thing as a slow session at Dean's gym. Dean doesn't take prisoners or do compassion but then who would want to join a gym that does.Since starting training eight months ago my body has completely changed shape. I have been training all my life, getting nowhere, but now I can see muscle tone and feel real strength. It's not always easy but Dean pushes you forward to achieve the goals we all hope to gain.

    Susie Olins (Dec 2016)
    11th February, 2017