About Physiques Training and Nutrition

Physiques-training was started in 2006 by father and son team Darren Deane aka Dede and Mark Deane aka Dixie along with Justin Berkovi.

Dixie is a champion bodybuilder with 19 titles to his name spanning back to 1985. He has a record of never placing outside the top 3 of a regional national qualification competition! He has placed in the British finals numerous times and still competes now in the over 50 class. He has worked with and associated with some of the biggest names in the bodybuilding world.

Dede has a background in competitive tennis. Growing up in a bodybuilding environment naturally he soon became involved in the bodybuilding world and has recently expanded his horizons into the world of sports nutrition. He is now recognised as one of the top ‘prep’ coaches. He has extended knowledge of nutrition and specialist weight cutting techniques that he uses with his work in MMA , boxing, judo and speedway to name a few.

He is also an Elite athlete nutritionist for the BTSPORT channel’s UFC Beyond the Octagon program.


DD Deane

DD Deane

Co Founder / Nutrition / Trainer

Darren is the co-founder of physiques-training. He has been working at Cheetahs Gym since 1996. As a youngster he competed at a high level of tennis, it was then that he started to learn about the importance of nutrition in sport. Over the past four years DD has been instrumental in physiques training of bodybuilders and clients who want to change their lives. Recently DD has led the company into the world of MMA working with UFC star JOHN HATHAWAY and UK Fighter ALEX REID. He was recently featured on ‘gym of the week’ on the Sky Sports Cage Fighter program and will also be on camera again for Alex Reids’ new program on Living TV.

Level 3 personal trainer and nutritionist
UKBFF Diploma in Nutrition
LTA Tennis coach qualification

Mark Deane

Mark Deane

Director / Personal Trainer / Bodybuilder

Mark is the main man of Physiques-training. Dixie has been a competitive bodybuilder since 1985! He has competed in 40 competitions, winning 19 titles and with a record of never finishing outside the top three of a regional competition. He has also competed in 8 british finals placing at a highest of 3rd! Dixie is very well known throughout the bodybuilding world and has mixed with some of the biggest names in british bodybuilding. Dixie is still competing today successfully and hopes to win that British title sometime in the near future.