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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  • I started training with Dean feeling quite sceptical as I was already reasonably fit and did a fair amount of walking but over the 18 months since Dean’s been my trainer, my overall sense of wellbeing has improved beyond anything I could have contemplated. I feel a sense of vitality and everyone has commented on the improvement in my posture and the "bounce" in my step. I knew that core strength was essential especially for older people and I now no longer need to use my hands to support myself but most importantly, I feel strong and fit. Dean has been incredible, combining encouragement (mostly) with cajoling and enabled me to reach a level of strength that I thought was beyond me. And of course, it isn't the strength that anyone sees but the youthfulness that many younger people do not have. Dean’s training regime has not only strengthened me but improved my shape and helped every aspect of my life and I could not thank him more.

    Jill S (Jan 2017)
    7th February, 2017
  • The Fitness Club London is the best Gym I have discovered. Being 23 years old and a size 18 is not pleasant. I had lost my confidence and my personality was hidden within me. Having tried 2 personal trainers and kick-boxing classes nothing seemed to motivate me and most importantly understand me. Then one day, after a period of time, I decided I would try again and by chance I had met Dean at the Fitness Club. Dean equals ‘changed my life’. I explained what I wanted to achieve and finally someone understood my goals and the results are fabulous. I am an individual that cannot stand repetitiveness and Deans sessions are always exciting as you just don’t know what to expect apart from one thing, results. But, it is important to remember that results will take effect only if you follow Dean’s advice.

    Olivia Murai (Age 23) June 10, 2011
    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
  • When I started training with Dean I was totally out of shape and I was overweight. I was not walking properly and I couldn't do a single push-up. After training for three months I have lost 8Kg and my body fat has gone down from 18% to 15%. My metabolic age is 15 years less than my physical age. Now I can do 300 push-ups No problem Each training session is different and more challenging than the last one. You can feel you improve from week to week. What I liked the most is that training is really carefully tailored for my needs and goals, and even if it is hard work (as it should be!) it is feasible and effective. Nutrition is also very important and if you follow Dean's advice (not crazy or impossible diets but straight to the point adjustments to your Life style) results are guaranteed. No stone is left unturned to help you achieve your goals. Juan A. Rufes (Age 45)

    Juan A. Rufes (July 2014)
    13th February, 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