Derek Craven is a personal trainer who thinks outside the square to help you stay active and age well.


Do you want to exercise but don’t know what to do or where to start? Have you lost your fitness or motivation?

I focus on helping clients 45 years and over get active and stay active. ‘You’re only as old as you feel’ is so true.

Many years as a personal trainer and life on the planet have convinced me of the benefits of exercising as we age. We not only feel better physically, we feel better in ourselves. 

I understand how difficult it can be to exercise if you’re suffering from aches and pains or you simply can’t motivate yourself.  My job is to work with you to make the most of the body you’ve got and give you a training programme you enjoy. If you enjoy exercising, you’ll feel inspired to continue and will get results.

Whether you want to get into shape, lose weight, walk the dog round the block, recover from an injury, prepare for a tramp or cycle ride, I can help you reach your goal. 



Age shouldn’t be a barrier to exercising


You’ll be surprised at what your body is capable of once you’re more active. If you’re like me, you’re probably showing signs of wear and tear. I’ve applied what I’ve learnt as a personal trainer and am proof that life-changing improvements can be made regardless of age and condition!

Read about how my experience can help you get moving and feel better.


Personal training just for you, where you want it

If you’re seeking a personal trainer who’s focussed on you and designing a programme you’ll love and that will work, you’ve come to the right place. And if place is important or you just crave a little variety, I am fully mobile. Our gym can be your home or office, the beach, a park, your local gym, a cycle or walkway, the golf course – almost anywhere in Auckland’s central suburbs or on the North Shore.

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Exercise to sleep better, lose weight, lift your mood and much more


You’ll really benefit from starting or stepping up your exercise. Who doesn't want better quality sleep, to look more youthful, to reduce pain in aching joints and muscles? Even a little exercise can make a big difference to your health and how you feel.