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 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
  • 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
  • I have been training with Dean since last July and it has been fantastic.  I had been struggling with a back injury for several years and had tried all kinds of Physiotherapy and Osteopathy with mixed results and only temporary relief.  Dean felt he could help and very rapidly he started strengthening my core and doing manipulations to release the lower back.  He started very carefully making sure I did not make the injury worse and within four weeks there was a huge reduction in the amount of pain I was suffering on a constant basis.  Since then he has built things up and we work on the rest of the body now, as well as my diet and cardiovascular exercise.  I feel much healthier, stronger, and fitter, in addition to the pain relief, and it is due to Dean’s professionalism and talents as a trainer.  I would recommend him to anyone, he takes his job very seriously and gets results.

    Steven B (Jan 2017)
    7th February, 2017
  • 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
  • Dean is an excellent trainer. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient and supportive, he gives you help and encouragement to move from level 0 to the next. There's none of that ridiculous pumping or bullying approach to exercise, no "standing-around-and watch-while-you're-doing-only-cardio" sessions, he always pushed me to expand my limits. Dean's training programme was created to meet my individual requirements, has worked well for me and it has also been a benefit that he has always adapted and changed what we do to keep it interesting. It's hard work but at the same time a lot of fun. So far, I've lost 6kgs in less than 12weeks and I am feeling fitter and healthier than ever and that's only the beginning. His system simply works ;) Thank you Dean.

    Orshi (Oct 2013)
    13th February, 2015