Category: Fitness

January F**kery

Part 8: Creating your training program The finale! The finish! The climax! The last instalment of January F**kery. Honestly, I could probably keep going and continue this well into next January, I have so much more I want to help you with but there is more than enough to get you thinking acting differently this […]

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Before & after photos… inspiring or shaming?

“You need to lose a few pounds” “You’ll never look like {insert any Instagram fitness “influencer”} “This is how you should look” “Run fat girl run” That last one was actually a real quote. Seriously, one of my former clients was under the “supervision” of a PT before she came to me and this particular […]

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Instant results, would you take it?

Everyone wants the answers delivered on a plate or more precisely on a quick Google search. Don’t believe me? I’ll bet my life you’ve Googled at least one of the followings or similar phrases: How do I lose body fat? How do I tone up? How do I lose belly fat? How do I lose […]

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Kim’s new bod!

Another prime example that lifting weights and developing badass strength does NOT cause women to bulk… provided they manage their calorie intake. Kim has been part of ourLIFT family since we opened in January 2015 but has been training in our female group CORE sessions for the past 18-months. Our CORE sessions are designed to develop […]

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Do you struggle to show up? Don’t be alone

Do you find you start training with a ton of enthusiasm and motivation only to find 4-6 weeks later your gym visits become significantly less frequent? Your motivation has dwindled away and the excitement of getting that dream body had worn thin.   One of the main reasons people quit on their fitness goals is […]

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Weight loss Vs. Fat loss

Whether you require weight loss or fat loss is entirely your call. But before you make the decision be clear on what both are and the results it will achieve: Weight loss: Loss of muscle, stored energy, water and a small % of fat Very little improvement of physique (essentially a smaller version of the […]

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A beginner’s guide to fuel for the GNR

Another year is nearly upon us and many of you warriors will be taking the stand on Sunday to take part in the annual Great North Run (GNR)… First off, well done for taking part… I wish you the very best of luck! Secondly, have you got your nutrition right? Have you done your research […]

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What is Personal Training?

Sorry, I could resist the opportunity to use a buff guy in cheesy short, shorts… But in reality, this is many peoples perception of Personal Trainers …but what is Personal Training (PT)? Many perceive PT’s to be glorified rep counters or people that are going to get you out of bed at 6am and make […]

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What is a transformation?

A transformation is anything that is specific to you that you have actively and positively changed. Here at LIFT, in Stanley, we specialise in working with you to achieve your own ambitions of positively transforming your life. This can be your physique, your confidence, your self-esteem, your health or a combination of them all Here […]

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Energy Balance & Metabolism

On our Monday night Facebook live event we discussed metabolism and how we can change energy balance by influencing certain aspects. Here is how it went down: There are three aspects we need to consider: BMR – Basel metabolic rate – an estimate of how much energy you would burn in 24hrs at complete rest […]

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