Reflecting on The LiftOff Lockdown Experience
The announcement of a nation-wide lockdown on 21st March 2020 and, along with it, the closure of gyms, came as a massive shock to many. While we were all aware of its necessity to safe lives and combat the threat of Covid-19, it still hit us hard. Regular gym-goers were left with a pretty big
Understanding the Buzzwords: “Scaling” vs “Individualising”
There’s a constant stream of buzzwords that do the rounds of gyms and the fitness industry in general. It can often be a case of playing Chinese whispers with the latest health and fitness terminology. This isn’t helped by the saturation of coaching on social media and indirect communications from person to person. It can
Taken Up Running in Lockdown? Why Preparation is the Key!
I’m sure the vast majority of us would agree that lockdown has had its high points and its low points. One of the upsides for many has been having more time to ourselves. We have gained precious hours through the absence of commuting to work or battling the school run. As a coach, I have
Motherhood: Self Care isn’t Selfish
The moment a child is born, a mother is born too. She didn’t exist before. The women existed but not the mother. A mother is something completely new. We all imagined what motherhood look like. We had 9 months to do nothing but think right? Imaging that first encounter with our baby. Speculating what kind of
LiftOff Gym: The three pillars of success
Everyone in business thinks they have the best solution for your problem. Whether it’s the latest tech providers or the convenient online ordering company. At LiftOff, we think we are best equipped to make you fitter and healthier in the long term. And that is no simple task. Our clients come from very different starting
How to Lose Unwanted Body Weight Forever? Ask a (LiftOff) Coach
“So, Coach Mike, is this workout going to help me burn fat and lose weight?” Or, “This type of workout isn’t helping me burn fat and lose weight, so why should I do it Coach Mike?” I’ve been faced with these questions far more times than I can count, and every time, I give roughly
The Covid-19 Diaries: Staying at home doesn’t mean sitting around
For years now, adults have been advised to avoid sustained periods of sitting down in everyday life. We’ve long been told about the negative associations if we go against this advice; potential weight gain, increased risk of diabetes, lack of mobility etc. Do as many adults heed the same advice when it comes to our
Welcome to LiftOff Home
Launching ‘LiftOff Home’ Since the government’s restrictions were imposed on Friday night, we have been working hard (and quickly!) to finalise the details of our new home workout programme. It is therefore with great excitement that we welcome you to join LiftOff Home! We’re going to be honest with you – we are in the
Tools of the LiftOff Trade: what we use and why we use it
Gym equipment is akin to a tool, and a tool is designed for a specific purpose. Before you can use the tool, you need to know how it is used and what the job is that the tool is intended for. If any component is missing, you are likely to fall short of expectations and
Coach -vs- Gym Instructor: What it requires to really help people
Over the 11 years I’ve spent in the fitness industry, I’ve come to understand what the people who come to me want when they start a fitness journey. It’s to feel safe, know they are getting guidance that is beyond their own knowledge level and have someone that can empathise with their current journey in