Personal trainer in Nottingham

RWF Personal Training: About Us

Real World Fitness was set up to help break through the health and fitness myths and over-complications that exist.

Being fit, healthy and strong is hard work, but achievable for anyone. There aren’t any quick fixes though, no matter what the media may try to sell.

We will get you results

We’ll do it in a way that is realistic and, more importantly, sustainable. After all, the best training and nutrition plan in the world is worthless if it doesn’t fit in with your lifestyle.

We’ll make sure that your effort and determination is channeled into the right places, saving you taking years to achieve what can be done in months. We will help you to see through all the conflicting advice out there, and get to your goals quicker.

We will save you time, and money

At RWF, we have a genuine passion for health and fitness – this is a vocation for the PTs here, not just a job. We genuinely enjoy helping people getting fitter, stronger and healthier. We will not waste your time with methods that are ineffective, or incompatible with your life.

We have over 20,000 hours of experience between us

Training is typically undertaken at our centrally located private gyms in Nottingham.

In some circumstances, we can train you in your home or at another location; just contact us with your requirements.




Real World Fitness are a certified Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

Who are we?

Derran Langston, Owner and Trainer.

I have over 10 years worth of first-hand training experience. Within that time I’ve been diagnosed with, been treated for, and beaten cancer. I’ve broken my leg and snapped ligaments in my knee (not, I hasten to add, from poor training practices – we can blame football for that one!). My start weight when recovering from illness was 10.5 stone, and I now come in at a fairly lean 14 stone. So, not only do I know a thing or two about how to add on some muscle, but I can vividly remember what it feels like to start from scratch.

Weight training is still my main passion, and my personal bests in the ‘big three’ lifts to date are a 155kg bench press, a 210kg squat and a 217.5kg deadlift. Unfortunately, after breaking my leg and snapping my anterior cruciate ligament in my knee (amongst other damage!), I am only now getting back to those personal best levels, currently with post-injury PBs of a 210kg squat and a 205kg deadlift. In 2015, I competed in my first powerlifting meet with the British Drug Free Powerlifting Associaton (BDFPA) and recorded a 550kg total at 86.5kg bodyweight, qualifying me to compete at the BDFPA British Nationals in 2016.

At the 2016  Nationals, I achieved three competition bests – a 207.5kg squat, a 145kg bench and a 210kg deadlift to give me a 562.5kg total – and 8th place overall nationally in my weight class. I had been expecting a top 13 finish at best, so to finish within the top 10 exceeded my expectations hugely.

Whilst my personal journey is about strength and muscle gain, I have vast experience helping clients to also lose body fat and prepare for events, challenges, or just to live a life that feels easier. Most things are easier with a bit of strength under your belt, as most of our clients will happily attest to. I’ve logged over 10,000 hours of one-to-one training with clients in the last 5 years alone, so rest assured you’re dealing with someone who routinely gets results with clients and not someone who’s learning on the job!


Tim Wheatcroft, RWF Trainer.

As a teenager and young adult I was always overweight. I was inactive and had many bad eating habits. One day I decided that I wanted to start exercising and eating right in order to lose weight and feel better about myself. I joined a gym, learned about nutrition and exercise and have never looked back!

When I was younger I played a lot of football and represented Nottinghamshire at County level before an injury stopped me from being as active as I had been. My injury sparked an interest in the human body and I pursued this through GCSE/A-level and University education. I have degrees in Health and Personal Training and in Exercise and Fitness Management from the University of Central Lancashire.

More recently, at the start of 2016 I started competing in powerlifting events and even managed to qualify and compete in the 2016 British Drug Free Powerlifting National Championships. My personal bests in competitions are 180kg squat, 127.5kg bench, and a 205kg deadlift at a body weight of 82.5kg. I plan to continue competing in powerlifting in future and improve on my initial achievements.

I practice evidence-based teaching and am committed to continuing professional development, so my clients can be assured that the information they receive is up-to-date and has a sound scientific evidence base. At Real World Fitness in Nottingham, I enjoy working with my clients on a 1-to-1 basis, and also through our virtual training system, helping clients to achieve the goals and ambitions they set.

The health and fitness industry can be a daunting thing to approach for advice and help, with many people making things more complicated than they really need to be. The key is ‘what works for one person may not work for all’. Whether its a structured gym routine or a nutrition plan, the outcomes for you will be much more successful if things are tailored specifically to fit your lifestyle and your aims and objectives. This is where I come in. I treat each client as an individual and tailor a specific plan in order to attain the goals you choose.

No-one said getting what you want was easy in this field, but with my help and direction I will get you there.


Laura Hewitt, RWF Trainer.

I am a full time competitive athlete in the British Weightlifting Development Squad. After being spotted as having potential to compete for Great Britain internationally in the future for the Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics, training now takes up most of my time around my career as a Personal Trainer.

I was actually a gymnast from the age of 4 up to 17 competing in County Championships and even nationally on multiple occasions. So, as you can imagine, I have done a fair bit of strength and conditioning in my time. Since starting as a Personal Trainer I have worked in a commercial gym environment but found venturing out on my own to work around my British Weightlifting Scholarship has allowed me learn so much to improve my own performance and coaching ability – as shown in achieving my Weight Lifting Level 1 qualification.

I thoroughly enjoy working with people on a one to one basis and with couples. I find it so rewarding to be a part of the journey that exercise can take individuals on. Whether your goals are weight loss, performance, aesthetics, strength, weightlifting, or just general health, people tremendously under estimate the benefits of exercise and just having a balanced healthy life style.

The fitness industry and gyms can be very frightening and give an inaccurate perception that everyone has to be perfect ALL of the time. It doesn’t have to be that way. Not all of us are perfect and that’s reality. Exercise and fitness is something I am very passionate about, the process of getting results has to be enjoyed and kept realistic which is what I’m here for!

I also want to help eliminate the extremely common misconception that women who lift weights will get really bulky. I train 10 times a week and I am 5’2″, dress size 8 and all I ever do is weights! Please get in touch if you’d like me to help you get where you want to be.

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