Coaches and Personal Trainers

Desert Barbell Personal Training and Coaching Services

Whether you are looking for dedicated powerlifting or weightlifting coaching, a general strength program or want to do a total transformation, our coaching staff has the experience to support you on this journey. We want to help you lift, learn and live better. We offer coaching services to both members and non-members, and we are able to train you both in-house at Desert Barbell Sports Club or at you a place more convenient to you.

Our coaches can help with:

    • Conventional Personal Training (one-on-one all-round training)
    • Transformation programs – including nutrition advice
    • Technical lifting screening (including video analysis and screening report for the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift)
    • Powerlifting or Weightlifting specific Programming & Coaching (inclusive of in-house coaching sessions)
    • General Strength programs and coaching
    • Online training

Meet our coaches and trainers

PATRIK HEDQVIST

PATRIK HEDQVIST

Head Coach

Raised in Sweden's arctic north, Patrik has 20+ years of experience as strength coach & physiotherapist for 20+ years

Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson

Coach

Chris is focused on Powerlifting, with a strong foundation, he has been a full time strength coach and personal trainer for over 6 years

INE ANDERSSON

INE ANDERSSON

Coach

Ine competes for her national team as a weightlifter, she is an experienced strength coach with knowledge built at an international level

DAN EDWARDS

DAN EDWARDS

Coach

Dan is a S&C specialist with an in-depth experience in coaching Rugby players and weight lifting, with a focus on technique & science

ALIX JAMES

ALIX JAMES

Coach

Alix has a degree in Sports Science, his experience & skill set is diverse & includes a 10 year career in Muay Thai

Brandon Pretorious

Brandon Pretorious

Coach

Brandon is a certified ISSA trainer as well as Eleiko weightlifing, S&C and Crossfit L1 coach with over 4 years of experience

Standard rates for coaching, personal training and other services

Conventional Personal Training (one-on-one all-round training)
Non-member rate
Member Rate
Single session
AED 400
AED 360
10 Sessions
AED 3800
AED 3400
20 Sessions
AED 7200
AED 6500
40 Sessions
AED 13600
AED 12400
Technical lifting screening (including videoanalysis and screening report)
Non-member rate
Member Rate
3 sessionsAED 1600
AED 1440
General Stength Programming, Powerlifting or Weightlifting Specific Programming & Coaching (including 3 coaching sessions per 6 weeks)
Non-member rateMember rate
6 weeks
AED 1400
AED 1260
12 weeksAED 2500
AED 2250
18 weeks
AED 3600
AED 3240
Online programming
Non-member rateMember rate
6 weeks
AED 800
AED 720
12 weeks
AED 1300
AED 1170
18 weeks
AED 1800
AED 1620

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