[Thomas Deegan]

Master Trainer

Former NCAA Strength Coach

About Thomas

Thomas Deegan is a very well respected and highly educated expert in the fitness industry with over 20 years of experience and above standard performance as an elite trainer and strength coach with abilities to lead, coach and educate, unmatched by anyone.

Thomas developed his incredible abilities and talents during his undergraduate studies, as a collegiate athlete and later as a strength coach at NCAA Div. I, MAC Conference Northern Illinois University. During his last semester as an undergrad majoring in exercise science, Thomas met with Department Chairs of the College of Education, Administrators of the Athletic Department at NIU and the Head Strength Coach. Together they created the first strength and conditioning internship for students earning a degree in exercise science and kinesiology. Before his successful completion of the internship, Thomas showed the skills and desire necessary to earn the position of Head Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator in the summer of 1995.  Thomas designed and implemented strength programs for all 15 team sports and was the Head Assistant for all football conditioning programs. He mentored a graduate assistant, two student volunteers and coached nearly 400 athletes every week during his time as Head Assistant. In 1995 NIU earned the All-Sport Award in the MAC conference for winning most first place finishes among all team sports, and the physical strength and performance of all of the athletes was dually noted.  During the spring of 1996 Thomas became the Interim Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator managing and coaching spring football conditioning as well as maintaining all other team sport responsibilities with excellent performance.

Thomas experienced working in several fitness facilities earning well deserved respect among his peers and clients as one of the top, most talented trainers in Dallas. In 2001 he landed a position with Busy Body Inc. as the Dallas Region Head Personal Trainer. In this position, Thomas educated customers and trained clients through 5 Dallas area stores and reported back to headquarters on the Total Fitness Solutions campaign. In 2003 Thomas completed the CHEK scientific back training and scientific core training certifications, and later that year he visited the CHEK institute in San Diego and completed the Golf Biomechanics certification. In 2006 Thomas completed the Greg Roskopf MAT program which consisted of over 183 contact hours in a 10 month program in eight/3-day intensive weekends. The MAT Internship is comprised of four units; Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk & Spine, and Cervical Spine and accessory muscles and integration.

Throughout his career Tom has earned the experience, respect, knowledge, and reputation, required to be successful in all aspects of the fitness industry including design, renovation, construction, and implementation of facilities and program design for groups, individuals, and corporate settings. His incredible understanding of the human body, his leadership qualities and excellent ability to coach are unmatched by anyone in his field. He has maintained relationships with several clients and associates for more than 15 years, including corporate executives and foreign royalty.

Key Timeline

  • Undergrad 1994 NIU strength training and mentor Lee Anthony Glass (App State)
  • Volunteer 1994-95 NIU Strength Complex under Jim Zielinski (U of IL.)
  • Intern 1995 NIU under former NFL strength Coach Steve Little
  • Graduate NIU, Hired as Head Assist. Strength & Conditioning Coordinator 1995
  • Fall 1995 Certified CSCS, NIU wins All Sports Award
  • Spring 1996 Interim Head Coach NIU
  • Late spring 1996 new NIU Head SC. Jim Poynton former Iowa SC.
  • Tom Left NIU July 1996 (contract inadequacies)
  • 1996-2000 Goodbody’s
  • 2000-present Private Personal Trainer
  • 2001 Busy Body Inc
  • 2002-2004 Lakes Tennis Academy
  • 2003 CHEK Certs.
  • 2006 MAT Cert.
  • 2006-2008 Larry North Fitness
  • 2008-Pesent Independently Employed

Certs

  • NSCA-CSCS
  • NASM-CPT

Specialties

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Post Rehab Training
  • Sports Specific Training
  • General Fitness and weight loss

Hear from his clients

Tom completely changed my life. He helped me overcome years of bad strength training habits and taught me invaluable training lessons. The positive outcomes positively impacted my health by increasing my strength, significantly reducing my body fat percentage, and teaching me about better nutrition.  I have been training with Tom since 2001. Throughout that time, he has stayed in front of training evolution and been on top of important new exercise physiology developments and how to implement them. His clients get the benefit of his passion and thirst for the best ways to improve the health of his clients.  Last but not least, Tom’s pricing is beyond reasonable for today’s market. This is a professional and not your average personal trainer. I highly recommend Tom Deegan.

ED S.

I have known Tom Deegan for over 10 years now and very glad to. As well as becoming friends in the process, I have earned a wealth of knowledge. Tom is a driven, no-corners-cut guy who is motivated like no other. He is very educated from a formal standpoint and a real-world application to implement programs that work. In any direction. Whether he helps you prepare for Mr. Olympia, the local 5K or rehabilitation he is absolutely detailed in what he works on or plays at. I would recommend Tom for an ally in business, training, competing to make it happen with a plan and action.

Robert H.

I’ve worked with many top personal trainers in the last 20 years and Tom ranks at the top of the list. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and he’s also a caring family man. He invests significant time and attention in each client, sharing not only proper form and functional movement, but also nutrition approaches tailored for each client. You will see results! I highly recommend working with Tom!

J.B.

I am fifty years old, I have known Tom for 4 years and he has been my personal trainer for that entire time. He also has trained two other members of my family (ages 20 and 43) during part of that time. I think Tom is everything you would want in a personal trainer. My son and wife both like working with him and I think he is helping all three of us tremendously. The three of us are probably a hard to please bunch and I think the fact we all like working with him says a lot about him as a trainer and a person. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone interested in a no nonsense, individualized personal trainer who is also very likeable and easy to work with.

Kip P.

I found Tom about 3 years ago when I discovered that I needed to have double knee replacement surgery following an extended walking tour of Israel. I knew I was facing a serious operation as well as long recovery time. I was looking for someone with some knowledge and experience in the area of rehab from something like that. Tom had that kind of training and experience and had done some work in that area. We worked together for about 3 months before the surgery to strengthen the muscles in my legs and hips to try to make things go a little easier after surgery. He thought all our work would make things go much easier for me, and it actually went incredibly well. During the hospital stay and rehab period, I was told by my rehabilitation therapists I was able to accomplish much more than the average knee surgery patient. I was even interviewed by several resident doctors about why my recovery went so well, and my time in rehab was shortened by several days. After residential rehab, I continued to work with Tom to strengthen and mobilize my knees and improve my overall strength. We have actually worked together continuously for over 3 years now. We’ve broadened our efforts to include full body strength and endurance, I have improved my diet and managed to lose some weight. I feel that I can now do pretty much anything I want to do, given my age, and I am much stronger and fit than before I had the knee surgery. Friends tell me I look great, some even think I’ve had some kind of “work” done, which I haven’t! I believe Tom is much more knowledgeable and experienced than the average trainer, and I appreciated how seriously he takes his job to help me get healthy.

Lou B.

I have worked with Tom for the last five years. He has been essential in the expansion and updating of our home gym. He’s more knowledgeable than any trainer I’ve ever worked with. He’s easy to work with while pushing me to get the most of my workouts. I highly recommend him!

Jennifer K.A.

Tom has been a positive influence in my life as a trainer, motivator, and friend. I have made massive gains in strength and a huge reduction in weight over the past several years.

Marc P.

I have known Tom a long time. He is dedicated to Health and all its aspects. He doesn’t use custom fads or the latest gimmick for training, nutrition or lifestyle, He uses what works and understands it to the smallest detail why it works.

BRAD D.

I’ve been going to Thomas for about a month now and he’s a great trainer! He’s very patient and knowledgeable in what he’s doing.

Devin K.

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Address: 109 N Greenville, Allen, TX 75002