Access over 30,000 hours of experience

Real World Fitness was set up to make health and fitness simpler. Being fit, healthy and strong is hard work, but ANYONE can do it. If you’re in Nottingham, we can work with you face to face to get results.

We’ll do it realistically and, more importantly, in a way you can stick to. The best training and nutrition plan in the world is worthless if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle.

We will get you results

We will help you to see through all the conflicting advice out there, and get to your goals quicker.

We’ll make sure that your effort and determination is channeled into the right places, saving you months or years to get where you want to be.RWF Personal Training Works

We will save you time

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 30,000 hours of experience between us

Between the team at RWF Nottingham, we have a huge wealth of real-life, face-to-face experience training people.

We’ve seen people from all walks of life, all professions, and all ability levels succeed with us…With your hard work, we will get you results.

It’s highly unlikely we can’t help you – but if we can’t, we know our limitations and we’ll refer to someone better suited for you.

Our Personal Training gym, perfect for people at all ability levels

Personal Training with RWF will get you results faster.

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Our friendly team of experienced trainers:
Derran Langston          Chris Adams          Matt Stafford

Derran Langston

Owner & Personal Trainer 

I have over 15 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 160kg bench press, a 230kg squat and a 240kg deadlift.

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In 2015, I competed in my first powerlifting meet with the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) and have since competed many more times. Now, however, I train for the simple reason that I enjoy it, and enjoy the results.

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 15,000 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 their clients the results they are looking for.

Chris Adams

Personal Trainer

I have been training for over 15 years. When I first started training, I had a bad back, shoulder problems and I was very underweight. I can remember what it was like starting out from scratch and being nervous about going to the gym for the first time. I have gone from 10 stone to 14 stone during this time.

I love training, so being able to channel my career to incorporate my own hobby is a dream come true!

Like most people, I wasted years as I made many mistakes when I started out. I enjoy passing on the lessons I’ve learned over the years and save other people from making the same mistakes that I made in my early twenties.

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While strength training is my passion, I’ve trained a variety of clients, all with different goals and fitness levels. I’ve trained clients aged from 7 to 75 years old.

There have been clients who had issues with obesity, were underweight, had knee problems, bad backs, diabetes, lupus, a stroke, mobility issues or were recovering from a torn rotator cuff. As well as 1-2-1 sessions, I also run outdoor group sessions twice a week at the gym.

​I am confident I can help you no matter what your goal is.

Matt Stafford

Personal Trainer

Hey, I’m Matt. I’m one of the personal trainers at Real World Fitness. I’m also a full-time fireman and the personal trainer for the Nottingham central fire station.

My passion is strength, hypertrophy training (bodybuilding style training) and teaching the correct methods and progressions. I have spent over 20 years training personally and have been coaching over the last five.

My personal enjoyment as a trainer comes from me passing on knowledge that I’ve learnt over the years and helping people enjoy the process. I’ve made so many mistakes over the years whether it be exercise selection or frequency of training and can help you avoid these pitfalls.

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I love it when my clients get to a stage where they both understand and enjoy the process of strength training – increments, frustrations, achievements and all.

I look forward to the opportunity to help you with these goals! Come say hi if you see me in the gym, always happy to help if I can.

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With our help our clients have transformed themselves

  • Bella Cairns

    My experience at RWF has not only changed my lifestyle around, but it’s changed my belief in myself.

    I came into the gym with a severe back injury and I’ve never been closer to understanding what we can do to help it. I came with the idea that no one would be able to help me, and yet in under three weeks I was able to get out of bed comfortably again. RWF has made me gain strength in my muscles, spine and mindset.
  • Simran Purewal

    My goal was to go to university with a flat stomach and more confidence...

    I went away with not only that, but also the knowledge and drive to keep moving forward on my journey. When I was younger I always hated how I looked and I was teased at school for being overweight. I tried different diets and mainly sat on the bike at the gym thinking that I was doing the best I could do to lose the weight I had put on through my teenage years. My mum and I decided to have some weekly joint sessions with Tim...
  • Andrea Nicholson

    I’ve already seen significant improvements that had previously evaded me no matter what I tried

    I came to RWF because the reviews on their site gave the impression that it was a down-to-earth place with knowledgeable trainers. I wanted a place that wasn’t about posing and posturing, but about real results without injury. Having struggled with strength gains where they were key to improving in my sport, I figured it was time to improve my power to weight ratio by targeting my strength, rather than simply focusing on trying to lose weight (why this never occurred to me before is beyond me). And in all honesty, months working from home and a busy job meant I was also dedicating less time to my sport and more time to the TV. I was so glad that I took the leap - I can honestly report that all the reviews are true - RWF is full of good people. I’ve been training with Derran for 2 months so far - the technique he’s instilled in our training has ensured I remain injury free, I’ve already seen significant improvements that had previously evaded me no matter what I tried, and Chris’ Monday morning circuits are full of encouragement and a great way to start the week. RWF has a great atmosphere, a team spirit, inspiring trainers and clients, wonderful free coffee, and the occasional free puppy (but only for temporary cuddles). There’s always plenty of equipment available, and importantly, it’s completely friendly to, and unintimidating for, women - a really genuine, friendly bunch of people in a really genuine gym with lots of expertise to draw on should you need it.
  • Armand Brevig (One to one PT Client)

    I lost 15kg while curing my back pain!

    “I had suffered from debilitating back pain (including sciatic) for almost 5 years when I first met Derran on recommendation of an acquaintance. Previously a physiotherapist had helped me gain enough core strength to make training with weights a feasible next step. My goal was to continually build muscle in order to never suffer back pain again. In only 5 months Derran helped me achieve much more than I had dreamed possible.
  • Kate

    "…one year on 6 dress sizes smaller, I’ve lost 47kg… The difference is this time I’ll know I’ll succeed and more importantly I’ll keep it off."

    . I had reached a low point, I was sick of the endless yo yo diets and contradicting advice from people whom were all ‘supposed’ experts. I had tried every diet known to man…all that happened was i would lose alot, but gained back even more! I researched for someone who had experience in training people with back problems as I had undergone decompression surgery which had left me weak and also contributed to me piling on the pounds as I had been sedentary whilst recovering too. Read More...
  • Matt Coe

    I've lost 33kg training with Derran

    Training with Derran has been an incredible learning experience, all the way from training techniques through nutrition to anatomical mechanics. I've attended 4 different gyms historically in my attempts to train well and not one came close to that family/social feel of RWF. I walk in and guaranteed to be greeted with a hello and a smile, be it from Derran, another PT or another member...this all adds to that charm allowing my training to gather serious momentum. 33kgs down I look, and most importantly feel, better than I can remember. This is just the start, and a year in I wish I'd started this way sooner.
  • Bethany Andrews

    Stronger, healthier and made new friends for life in the process!

    I now like what I see in the mirror, I am strong, I am healthy - and I have made friends for life at RWF, one of them being Tim. Going to RWF is not a chore, it’s now a hobby that I love and it has also made me realise I was probably wasting my time with the kind of exercise I had previously thought was the way to get results!
  • Clare

    I had a personal trainer before and didn’t notice any progress…but training with Derran has been a completely different experience

    I had never done this sort of exercise with heavy weights or kettlebells before, but the benefits were very quickly apparent.  Each week I have seen clear progress. I am so much stronger which makes everything in life easier. I have started to develop muscle definition in places that have only wobbled before. As for my goal, I’ve lost 16kg (2.5 stone) in 17 weeks and really do think I might lose 20kg eventually!
  • Dan Joy

    "I wouldn’t be making these really important health changes without you.  It means a lot to me and my wife" - Dan Joy

    Back from my BUPA assessment! 4cm off my waist measurement, my bodyfat has gone down from 26.3% to 24.2%, my cholesterol has gone down from 7.3 to 5.7 (which they said was a massive leap and takes me down a risk category), I am now in a ‘better than average’ risk from heart disease for my age, instead of ‘average’ last year, and my ability to handle workload (VO2 Max and efficiency of my heart in delivering oxygen to my body) were outstanding for my age apparently?!  They had to crank the wattage on the bike up to get my heartbeat registering!

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