Success Stories

The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race. -Derek Perdue

Amanda Friedeck

Derek has been my personal trainer for a year and a half now. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to Derek's perfect combination of diverse training methods, individualized exercise programs & challenging yet achievable goal setting. His professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to her work and ultimately her clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle! I am one of many success stories, they will change your life.

Michael Sheedy

Team Derek embodies change. Through consistent and positive feedback and encouragement, they retrained my attitude while I retrained my body. In a short time, I gained the confidence to walk into any fitness center and lift weights...facing the mirror. Team Derek instilled that confidence. They quietly discovered the athlete in me that I never knew.

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Team Derek took my fitness from ordinary to extraordinary. I am stronger mentally, physically and confident then ever before. Team Derek is personable and has a lot of integrity. Having worked with other personal trainers, I can say that Team Derek is one of the best.

They are the perfect combination of tough (``Derek, you are KILLING me!``) and warm (``Lavetta, you are doing SO well``), and they works with the whole person -- mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of their efforts, I am stronger and more flexible, I have better balance and most importantly, working out has become fun. I recommend her without reservation.``

It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. -Derek Perdue

Angie Turk

Outstanding master of his craft; incredibly bright with a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge; expert in running, weight training, supplements, and a warm, spontaneous personality that make workouts fun. Derek Perdue is brimming with the brains to help anyone achieve the brawn. He's the real deal in an industry full of wannabees and is the standard by which any trainer should be measured.

Jessica Davis

Derek taught me an entirely new way to live. Everyday I become more and more thankful that he has become a part of this journey. The extensive knowledge he has on the body and nutrition is unsurpassable, and the fact that he is willing to share it with the world is unbelievable. My life has changed forever since being introduced to Derek, who never left my side during my training I will now live a stronger, longer, healthier and happier life because I met him.

Jamie Monas

I have been training and working out for a little over 20 years . I've done everything myself and have always just made my own plans . Within the past 10 years being in the modeling world, I picked up some awful habits being around the wrong people in the industry and I became a drug addict . After years of struggling , my family wrote the Dr Phil show and they put my family and I on the show and spoke about my story . In the end result they got me the help I needed and sent me to Origins recovery center. When leaving rehab , I decided to finally conquer a goal of mine .
That goal was to finally compete in the NPC In the physique category . I started doing my usual thing I would do to prep for shoots with my work outs and my meal prep . After about 4 to 5 weeks I just knew I needed something else . Someone else's guidance and expertise . That's were Derek Perdue came into play .

With Derek already coaching my girlfriend, I knew that this guy knows what he's doing just based on her amazing results alone .He and i always spoke on a friendly basis to begin with and just talked fitness and I picked his brain a bit . I decided to ask him if he would take me on and bring me into my first show . He gladly did and we got the ball rolling .

Derek is one of the most professional kind hearted and caring people and gives his clients 110% ! Not only were his plans different than anything I've ever done but it was also challenging and effective . It's like .. he knew what my body needed and had a whole science down to it . Derek lays it out for you to play it out . You don't even have to think! Just do what he says and you WILL achieve greatness. To say the least , Derek Perdue put me in the best shape of my life .

The end result... I placed 2nd in my first show ever and about to embark on my 2nd show with Derek and I teaming up again . I swear by this man and will be working with him for a long long time . I recommend him to anyone and everyone . Show prep , or models getting ready for a shoot, or if you just simply want your life changed ... Work with Derek !

Derek Perdue before and after

Jacqui Beyer

When I started my journey in the fitness competition world, I expected to learn to become more disciplined and knew I would be pushed out of my comfort zone…what I got out of the journey was so much more thanks to Derek’s guidance. I gained a lifetime friend, coach and mentor; I learned SO much about my body and truly a HEALTHY way to make a transformation; I gained confidence in myself which is not only valuable in the fitness world but every aspect of life. What I learned and how I learned it, I attribute 100% to Derek.
Being brand new to this world, I came in with a ton of questions, an undeniable excitement, and one major concern – I didn’t live in Vegas, I live in Kansas City. I found out about Derek, because he worked with a good friend of mine and lead her through an amazing transformation. Knowing that I wanted to work with the absolute best, I contacted him. My biggest concern was how I was going to get through this journey without him by my side pushing me and keeping me accountable. During an initial phone call with Derek, he assured me he would be there every step of the way and that he would always be accessible should I have any questions or concerns. Still I had my reservations. What I learned very quickly – he meant every word. He checked in with me constantly, we would have “check-in” meetings and progress pics just like he conducted with his Vegas clients. He would send me workouts to ensure that I was hitting the areas that needed to be hit and backing off of other areas. Anytime we had a diet revision, he would always make sure I was doing ok. He literally was there every step of the way!

One of the major things that stood out about Derek was his attentiveness to my overall health and well-being. We took a scientific approach to my nutrition – having done bloodwork at the onset of this journey. That way we could see truly what my body was made up of and what would make it respond best. Also, as the weeks dwindled down and the competition got closer – training time increased, but so did my stress level since I work 50+ hours per week. I recall a phone conversation with Derek, he knew I was stressed and not sleeping well and I had yet to train that day – Derek literally said, “I’ve got you – please just sleep – I don’t want you to train today, I want you to focus on relaxing and sleep.” The fact he cared enough to just say stop and sleep meant a lot.

I highly recommend Derek – he ensures you bring your absolute best package to the stage, he keeps you accountable and leads you through workouts whether you live near or far. I plan to continue working with Derek as we work towards an IFBB pro card. From day one Derek said trust the process – Derek has without a doubt earned my trust. I value his expertise, guidance, mentorship and friendship and I look forward to continuing to work together. If you want the best – this is the guy you need to work with!!


I was completely frustrated with not looking my best. I searched for what seemed to be the right way for me to train so that I felt and looked the way I wanted to. Nothing I chose seemed to work.

My friend heard about Derek Perdue, and started following him on Instagram, and she told me about the results he was getting. I paid him a visit, and I don’t want to sound cliché but the rest is the greatest story yet. Derek had me take a blood test, and then gave me recommendations that I could not believe I had missed for so long. The diet plan was spot on! And, he wrote a training program to where my trainer carried it out, TO MY AMAZEMENT!

This is the BEST thing I have ever done to help ME! I still train, and although competition is not my desire, I have never had so many people look admiringly at me, and I have never felt so good about myself.
Because this is such a personalized program, and because of Derek’s knowledge and his making me feel 100% confident, I am now recommending it to anyone, as each of us could use improvement wherever we are and whatever our lifestyle. Team Derek Perdue is IT!!!!


Before I came to Derek Perdue, I weighed more than I wanted and I found it difficult to play sports, and to run was not easy. I did get a gym membership and tried weightlifting and some cardio, but things just were not loosening up for me, and I really did not see much change.

After meeting Derek and working with a Team Derek trainer regularly now, I look better than I can remember, and I can play sports longer and I have more endurance. I can do and be everything I want now.

Simply saying “thank you” really doesn’t seem enough, as this program has really changed my life permanently.

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