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Personal trainer in Nottingham

Expert personal trainer in Nottingham

If you’re looking for a personal trainer in Nottingham, West Bridgford, Mapperley, Carlton, Gedling, Trent Basin, Lady Bay, Edwalton, Colwick, we can help you.

Book your personal training in Nottingham with a free consultation and training session.

We have plenty of expertise at Real World Fitness. We have an amazing Nottingham based gym. We have a great track record of nearly 20 years in the personal trainer business getting results.

Do you want something to change?

Do you want to move better? Feel better? Look better?

Do you want those aches to go away, the mirror to show you something you’re proud of, and to know you are working towards something?

Your current level or starting point doesn’t matter.

As expert Personal Trainers in Nottingham, we have all the experience you need. We’ve worked with hundreds of people in just your position. We understand what it’s like to not quite be where you want to be.

So, we’ll:

  • show you how to train properly with free weights and machines
  • teach you how to navigate a gym safely and effectively
  • help you learn to eat better and to make choices supporting your aims
  • help you set up your habits for success rather than failure

We don’t waste our client’s time with unreasonable or unrealistic demands on their time or effort. There’s more to life than living in the gym – and we’ll show you how to make it an enjoyable permanent part of your life, rather than something to dread or endure.

Ready to work with us? Contact us today and let’s get you started.

The benefits of a great personal trainer

A personal trainer helps keep you accountable and supported on your fitness journey. They can help you:

  • Gain muscle using methods guaranteed to work
  • Lose body fat and “tone up”
  • Improve your diet without banning foods
  • Increase your performance at your chosen sport
  • Rehab an injury and prevent future incidents
  • Train through your pregnancy and get back into shape afterwards.

Check out our reviews from clients here – we’ve been personal training in Nottingham for nearly two decades, and we can help YOU.

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

And if you’d prefer a female personal trainer, please ask – Sophie and Emily will be delighted to hear from you.

Our personal trainers will save you time

At Real World Fitness, we have a genuine passion for health and fitness – this is a vocation for the Personal Trainers here, not just a job. We genuinely enjoy helping people get fitter, stronger and healthier.

We will not waste your time with methods that are ineffective, or incompatible with your life. The chances are, working with us, you’ll need to commit less time to the gym than you might think – which means more time with other things you enjoy.

Expert personal training in Nottingham: over 40,000 hours of personal training experience between us

The personal training team at Real World Fitness Nottingham have a huge wealth of real-life, face-to-face experience as PTs getting results. Whether you want to be fitter, stronger, leaner or just simply feel better – personal training with RWF can help.

Excited to get your personal training journey started?

Your personal training consultation, and your first session, are free

Contact us here to arrange your personal training consultation.

You won’t get a hard sell. You will get:

  •  a tour of our fantastic Nottingham gym facility
  • a chance to ask any questions about how we work
  • a chance to meet your potential Personal Trainer
  • to tell us all about your individual needs and concerns

At Real World Fitness, personal training isn’t just about the hour you spend with your trainer.

Many Personal Trainers charge additional fees for contact outside of training times, for nutrition support and for supplementary holiday/home training plans.

We don’t.

All your training and nutrition needs, and all the support you need outside of your face-to-face time, is included in your rates.

You don’t need to be a member of our Nottingham gym to have personal training, either.

We offer personal training in blocks of 60-minute sessions:

10 sessions: £500 (£50 per session)

20 sessions: £900 (£45 per session)

Your personal training consultation, and your first session, are free. Contact us here to get started.

Personal Trainer & RWF Owner

Derran Langston

I have over 20 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.

I have competed in powerlifting up to National level. 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 25,000 hours of one-to-one training with clients, so rest assured you’re dealing with someone who routinely gets their clients the results they are looking for.

Personal Trainer

Sophie Reynolds

My name is Sophie, and I am a third-year Sport and Exercise Science student at NTU, as well as a personal trainer.

My journey with fitness began in 2017 when I set out to lose weight, but quickly fell in love with the way it made me feel both physically and mentally. My initial focus was on building muscle and the way I looked, but now I train for strength and am aiming to compete in powerlifting competitions in the future.

Through learning the correct training techniques during my own journey, I then went on to achieve my personal training qualification in 2018 and have since been able to help others reach their own fitness goals. I have two years of experience working in a commercial gym and work with all kinds of people to help them lose/gain weight and achieve any other goals they may have.

One of my passions is helping women feel strong and confident in their everyday lives and in the gym. If you’re looking for a personal trainer who will support and guide you towards your fitness goals, I would love to work with you!

Personal Trainer

Chris Adams

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.

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.

Personal Trainer

Emily Harvey

Hi, I’m Emily, 39 years old, and mum to two energetic young boys, based in Nottingham, England.

My love for fitness and exercise started over 20 years ago, when I discovered my local gym and fitness classes and realised what a happy buzz I felt from the environment and how inspiring I found the people teaching and training along side me.

Fast forward a few years and jobs later, I finally took the plunge, re trained and qualified to become a Personal Trainer.

Clients say my love, passion and ever growing knowledge for fitness, along with my energetic, enthusiastic, glass half full, outlook on life shines through when we are training or talking anything fitness related.

It really is the job of my dreams; helping others feel good about themselves, achieving their goals and potential. Seeing them fall in love with exercise themselves, expanding their knowledge and understanding the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. Helping to motivate, encourage and inspire clients to improve their fitness levels, look after and invest in themselves and their future health.

I understand the courage it takes to start out, the trust you‘re putting in me to get you to where you want to be, how you want to look, and more importantly how you want to feel about yourself.

Maybe I’ve been in your shoes? I was the over weight teenager who lacked body confidence in her late teens and early 20’s. I’ve carried and delivered two big babies (one via an emergency C section). I exercised throughout my pregnancies and when sleep was regularly disturbed, with a baby in tow. I’ve had major surgery, keeping me off exercise and out the gym for months. Like most of us, I juggle exercise around work, home and family life. I’m also a sociable person, who loves her food, enjoys a glass of wine, has a sweet tooth and likes to bake.

I exercise and eat well for my physical and mental health, to keep aches and pains away, to be stronger and more confident.

I exercise to give me the best chance of a long and healthy life, to be the friend that says yes to a hike or run, to be a ‘fun mum‘ and to keep up on a walk or cycle, to play tag in the playground, to see my kids grow up. And yes, nearing 40, I want to look good too!

Ive been there, done that, have the scars to prove it and most importantly understand you.

If you’re ready to put the work in, to turn your wants, goals and dreams into real life achievements and gains, then what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

Have a goal – Make a plan – See results – Never look back!

Personal Trainer

Matt Stafford

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.

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.

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


I started to feel the benefits immediately, and now my shoulder is fixed!


The thing that I value most about the PT aspect is the individuality


I’ve lost 33kg working with Derran at RWF!


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


I’m now walking again pain free!

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