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 am 64 years old and a long distance runner. I know it is important to do weight training and resistance work in addition to the cardio-vascular workout the running gives me, but in the past have found gym workouts to be both tough and tedious. But I am glad to report that the two personal training sessions per week with Dean have proved the opposite. He is good at summing up and providing the essentials you personally need and creates an individualized programme. This programme is challenging but manageable. Dean pays close attention during the training and so helps to prevent injury.

    Joan (Nov 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
  • 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
  • I had suffered from a Slip Disc and Sciatica, so treated my back with kid gloves. The most exercise I did was a few stretches and a 25mins session on my upright bicycle - that was until I began to train with Dean. I then discovered that I could do virtually anything. Two weeks of training with Dean and I could do 30 full push-ups! I feel like a new born baby now, I have great stamina and do not experience any more aches and pains. My husband looked at me two days ago and said, ' you are looking a lot prettier!'. Thank you Dean! I'm so glad you didn't listen to me when I tried to do a u-turn. I have not had one reoccurrence of my back pain, I am a lot more flexible now!

    Rukky Tongo (Sept 2015)
    11th February, 2017
  • (Dean)

    I sent a newish client of mine an email asking him, how is back was after he came in complaining of back pains after bending over and lifting a few things. This is the response I got and thought  I would share it with you all. 

    (Client) 

    Thanks for asking. My back has recovered a bit today, your work on it clearly helped and i am grateful,

    My wife and I were only just commenting before your email how much better we both feel generally and how grateful we are to you. It’s certainly one of the best things (if not the best) that has happened to us for a long time

    Leslie S (June 16)
    7th February, 2017