Personal Training




Above is me (in the middle) at the UKBFF Bodybuilding Competition South Coast 2013 

Me again on the right




Are you happy when you look at yourself in the mirror or a photo?

Do you wish that you performed and felt better? 

A year ago I started a new gym on my own. I was so nervous but I am so very glad I did, my results have been on the up since I started and such a friendly gym. I've lost a stone in weight and put on alot more muscle and gained sooooo much knowledge.  I'm so excited for the next year. Thankyou again Daniel James Parker couldn't of done it without you! And I'm still here to ask you a million questions, send you ingredients of food and my weigh ins, ask advice, moan ( a little 🤔) get frustrated and annoy you... all daily!! 😂 - Lucy Cornwell

"Hi Dan, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for guidance, help and support with my nutrition and training, all of which was invaluable to me. I really learnt so much and made huge improvements…... Speak soon, Kelly  Moorman. xxx

This is the most effective, energy, money and time saving way to get in shape (in my opinion!)


I can provide you with the information and encouragement you need to change the way you look and feel.  

"I wish I knew when I started what I know now!"

With over thirty years experience in this field, I have condensed my knowledge to create the most time effective, energy and money saving ways to get in shape. Let me be your mentor and you will benefit from my years of experience without you having to put in the years!

Over this period of time I have helped many people get in shape and through training myself over this time, I have discovered and developed the most effective training routine (working your muscles against resistance) and the most effective nutritional approach for getting in shape!

Even if you can only commit to training once per week (One hour!) whether your goal is to tone up or build muscle, I can still guarantee you results. Twice per week would be better and if wanting to work each area of your body then ultimately I recommend training just three times per week with my routine. That's only 3 hours per week for maximum results!

I have personally tried training many different ways, training for hours, everyday, twice per day, day on day off, two days on one off three days on one/two days off etc etc etc! As a result of this I have come to realise what works best and even though everyone is completely unique (hence personal training!) There are some fundamental foundations that have to be in place first before the rest can be built upon it!

I can and have recommended training routines performed over more days but this would depend on many factors which can be discussed. However there are many reasons why my 3 days per week routine works which I go into more detail when training my clients.

Thanks Dan for helping me achieve my goals and making new ones. Which I thought would be impossible due to extensive injuries from a motorbike accident. I highly recommend Dan to anyone that needs a personal trainer. He is at the top of his game -  Graham Parsons

Some clients have me train them each session, some have me train them once or twice per week and they choose which of the workouts they want me to put them through.  Some have me show them how to perform the workouts initially and have me check on their progress every so often and adjust the workouts if necessary. Some people feel confident and experienced enough to follow the routine themselves and after a while of following the routine you will too.

The main advantage of having me train you is the motivation and positive pressure placed on you to put in more effort with eating the right foods and with the training, ensuring that the way you exercise is the most effective for maximum results.

Consuming the right nutrition will get you more results than the training alone! You will get more results from consistently eating the right foods than you will from the exercise (Read that sentence again!)

Nutrition is the biggest part of getting in shape and requires the most effort, supplying the body with what it needs (nutrients) 24/7 compared to exercising for just a few hours per week.

Notice that I use the word "nutrition" rather than "diet!" That's because when thinking of diet it's often linked to reducing food intake, restriction of food or even the thought of suffering!

However, you do not have to restrict yourself of food (yes that's right!) and you certainly don't have to count calories or be in a "calorie deficit" to get in shape.  In fact most people don't eat enough (of the right foods) Yes you should restrict eating junk food (although it can serve a purpose when it comes to getting in shape).

All calories are not equal - it's more important what the calories are than simply the amount of calories consumed! Different types of foods have a different effect on the body and that's why I refer to them as nutrients - supplying the body with what it needs and which foods will have the greatest effect when it comes to getting in shape and effecting performance.

Who want's to restrict themselves of food, feel hungry and lacking energy!? No one right? Well you don't have too and shouldn't be! Many times I have had my clients start eating more food, more often and the right foods, achieving amazing results in terms of becoming leaner and more toned.

If you restrict yourself of food yes you will lose "weight" but that weight will not be body-fat. The weight loss will be mostly water, muscle and maybe some bodyfat.

Big thanks to Dan for helping me with my goals and achieving them, giving me tons of information with nutrition and keeping me motivated. I always recommend The Gym for anyone looking to start their fitness journey or looking to join a new gym! - Kalah Mccully

Most people have an idea of what's "healthy" food and what's not, however most people do not eat enough of the right types of food or regularly enough throughout the day and on a consistent basis. Again the same applies whether your goal is to tone up or build muscle.

I go into more detail re how and why this works when working with my clients but trust me - I have applied this knowledge to enough people including myself to know that it works and is the best way to get in shape.

If you kept your food intake the same as what it currently is and started training effectively you will get some results but the better the nutrition is to support your training the more results you will get.

The combination of the right training routine (toning the muscles by working them against resistance) together with the right nutrition (supplying the body with what it needs to recover and repair whilst lowering your body fat so that you can see the shape of the toned muscles) followed consistently for long enough is the secret to getting in shape.

Just want to thank you for sharing your experiences and advice with me and Ayden while you trained us for a week. It boosted my confidence by reinforcing my workout principles and greatly improved many of my techniques : ) I am relishing the GAINS! And next time will be sure to ask you even more obscure questions, haha. I highly recommend training with you to anyone serious about bodybuilding!  - Steven Woodford


You can avoid the most common mistakes that you are likely to make.

If you keep doing the same things that you have always done - you will only get the same results!

Stop wasting your precious time, energy and money!

I will help you to get the results you want, whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Do you want to lose weight?

Tone up and improve your shape?

Build muscle?

Strength?

Improve your performance?

I have achieved great results from Dan's training in the past two months that are greater than those made over six+ months at my former gym in Covent Garden London. Dan is a great, calm, coach with a patience that gives you the confidence to continue to improve, week on week. I really look forward to my sessions and seeing how much I can improve and push myself to the shape I have always wanted.
Cheers Dan!

Jonathan Quayle.

Even if you can only commit to exercising  just once per week (only one hour!)  Whether your goal is to tone up or to build muscle, I can still guarantee you results using my approach.  Twice per week would be better and if wanting to work each area of your body then ultimately I recommend training just three times per week with my routine. That's only 3 hours per week for maximum results!

Let’s face it – who wants to have to spend hours training hard every day in the gym trying to get in shape when you don’t have to?  Don’t get me wrong, if this was necessary I would be doing it (and I have done!) I love training so that would be enjoyable for me – however  it’s not necessary in order to achieve maximum results and training too much “over-training” (one of the most common mistakes) will have a negative effect on your results and how you feel!

If you like me value other things in life such as relationships, family, friends, studying, hobbies etc and have other commitments such as business, work and other goals etc then this system is perfect for you as it allows you to have some balance in your life where you can focus some attention on those things too rather than neglect them and they suffer, you can succeed in those areas too!

With over thirty years experience in this field, owning & running gyms, successfully competing several times in bodybuilding as well as working as a personal trainer.  Over this period of time I have helped many people get in shape and through training myself, I have discovered and developed the most effective training routine and nutritional approach for getting in shape!

I have condensed my knowledge to create the most effective, time, energy and money saving ways to get in shape.  Let me be your mentor and you will benefit from my years of experience without you having to put in the years of these things!

I have personally tried training many different ways, training for hours, everyday, twice per day, day on day off, two days on one off, three days on one/two days off etc etc etc!  As a result of this I have come to realise what works best and even though everyone is completely unique (hence personal training) there are some fundamental foundations that have to be in place first before the rest can be built upon it!

Mindset, Nutrition, Rest/Recovery and Exercise all have to work together to get maximum results and all of these ingredients require attention. All of the aspects involved have to be implemented effectively to complement and support each other in order to achieve the best results, not just training in the gym for hours every day!

I will guide you through all of the stages and elements involved.  It’s important that you do go through all of the stages to fully understand the concept for it to work and for you to get the most out of it, even if you consider yourself as advanced this guide and approach applies to whether you’re a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced and all will benefit from this approach if you give it a go.

I can and have recommended training routines performed over more days but this would depend on many factors which will be discussed. However there are many reasons why my 3 days per week routine works best which I will go into in more detail.

It is very tempting to want to skip to the juicy part and to just follow that part, however unless you understand the principles, lay the foundations and apply maximum attention to all of the elements involved then you will fall short of results.

That’s why I break it down into digestible size sections so that you can fully absorb the information rather than being overloaded with information and not fully taking it all in. You must learn, apply and master each part for maximum results.

I will cover all of the aspects regarding getting in shape, my philosophy including mindset, nutrition, training, supplements and even the use of anabolic steroids (which are not at all necessary for this system to work however some people do choose to use them in all sports and for appearance so the subject will be covered).

How quickly you can expect to see and feel results depend on many factors including the fact that everybody is completely unique and everyone responds at different rates. However if you follow all of the aspects consistently as best as possible you will start to see and feel results in as little as a week or two! The better you follow and stick to the system, the quicker and more results you will achieve.

Once you start to see results this will motivate you further to keep going and you will now have momentum going forward. The hardest part is starting – the initial action necessary to start moving requires the most effort. Like pushing a car, the hardest part is getting it to start moving but once it does it’s easier to then keep it going with momentum.

It has taken me many years of trial & error, time, money, relationships, blood, sweat & tears to know what I know now and you will be saving yourself all of these by following this system (thank me later!)

You just have to trust in me, have faith in yourself and the process. I have full confidence that the system works, because I know that it does!  I have successfully helped enough people to know that it works and I have full confidence that you will also achieve results when you apply the information. 

I am so confident that if by following my approach you do not achieve results – I will refund your money!

However - I don’t work with everyone, I only work with those who want to learn and apply themselves, who want to get the results.  You have to prove that you are worth working with! 

If your car broke-down and you just sat in it doing nothing about it – nothing would happen, but if you phone for help then it will (should) come!  If you get out of the car and start trying to push it on your own, some people will also help you if they see you trying. 

I will let you into a secret – There are four simple steps to achieving success and they are:

1.     Know what you want

2.     Believe that you are worth it

3.     Believe that you can achieve it

4.     Achieve it

I go into these steps in further detail but you already know what you want (25%) the biggest hurdle now is to believe in yourself enough, that you can do it and that you deserve it!  This part makes up a massive 50% of achieving it and together with knowing what you want – you will be already 75% there!

So let me know that you are worth it, that you believe in yourself enough to give it a good go and your reasons why?  Take action now, start pushing yourself and I will help you all the way.  Dan

The fact that you are still reading this means that you already know what you want so go for it!

The options available to you are:

Nutrition Plan
Exercise Plan
Nutrition & Exercise Plan
One to One Personal Training
8 Week Diet & Exercise Plan to Lose 5-10lbs
12 Week Body Transformation with ongoing support

Hey Dan just to let you know that since following that nutrition plan you did for me I've got some great results. And a seriously full fridge! Lol. Funny when I look at what I was eating compared to what I should have been! Thanks mate! – Andy Loaring

Online or on-site personal training available with free initial consultation

Whatever your goals I can guarantee results – or your money back!

This is the fast track way to get the results you desire.

Thank you for all your support the last 6 months with my training and nutrition. I feel stronger and leaner than I have ever felt before! The little chubby monster is gone!! I look forward to even more results this year with you. Thanks for being a supportive and understanding trainer!
- Jessica Choi

I can provide individual nutrition programmes which are easy to follow and stick to.

Exercise programmes to suit your goals and lifestyle.

You will gain confidence and be happy with your reflection.

I can help motivate and support you to get the results you want and when you start seeing your results, there will be no stopping you as you gain more energy and confidence from looking and feeling better about yourself.


Alright Dan! Just wanted to say thanks again for all the help you gave me in getting me into the shape that I'm in now, couldn't be happier and you definitely saved me lots of trial and error. You're definitely the person to go to if anyone wants to get fit haha! Hope you're keeping well, see you soon mate.
- Caleb Murray

You have nothing to lose - apart from bodyfat!

This will be the start of a new improved happier you!


Routines designed to guarantee results whatever your lifestyle, time restraints, number of days you are able to fit exercise in, body-type, fitness level/standard, goals etc.


You will need to decide what your goals are and how many days/times per week realistically you will  definitely be able to commit to exercising each week and then a program will be tailored around this and to your goals (or I can advise you on how many times per week would be best for you and your goal).


1-1 in person Personal Training (workout advice & instruction with me) I train you each session - an appointment with me which can help you get to the gym and with me motivating you (not shouting at you) ensures that you get maximum out of each session and progression = results!


PT Prices:

Initial Consultation is FREE!

Price per one person session - £25 (My Gym Members £20) 

Or Personal Instruction for two people training together at the same time - £20.00 each per one session 
(My Gym Members - £15 each)

Discounts available for paying multiple sessions upfront i.e. Monthly or per 10 sessions

Or I can design a program for you and your goals with the option of showing you how to do it initially and then you follow it on your own after that.

Or a written personally tailored exercise program without any gym instruction - £40

Tailored Nutrition Plan - £40

8 Week Course Diet & Exercise Plan to Lose 5-10lbs £795

12 Week Total Body Transformation Packages available (which are just that - completely transform your body in only 12 Weeks with me telling you exactly what to do and helping you all the way to a new you) With unlimited access to asking any questions - £1,200.00   Limited time offer price of £997

Competition Prep help and guidance is also available - covering every aspect from Training and Nutrition, Supplementation, Posing, Critique, opinions etc.

 Via on-line or in person.

If after having followed my advise you don't get results towards your goal -
I will refund your money!


For enquiries please contact me



email: danparker1@hotmail.co.uk
'The Gym' Website: http://www.thegymsandownisleofwight.co.uk/

Anyone wishing to sponsor me please contact me on the above e-mail address



Gym Design / Set up / Consultation available.





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