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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, 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          Tim Wheatcroft          Laura Hewitt

Derran Langston

Owner & Personal 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 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.

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 results with clients and not someone who’s learning on the job!

Tim Wheatcroft

Personal 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.

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.

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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 you will get there!

Laura Hewitt

Personal Trainer / Competitive Athlete

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 for the Commonwealth Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympics, training now takes up most of my time around my career as a Personal Trainer. This year, I competed at the Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast, coming 4th in my field.

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.

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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 up to 10 times a week and I am 5’2″, dress size 8 and all I ever do is weights!

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With our help our clients have transformed themselves

  • 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!

  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.

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