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
Sleep Deprived? Is your Caffeine Intake to Blame?
There is no escaping the fact that today’s society operates at a pretty frenetic pace. Our busy lives leave us feeling tired, mentally fatigued and suffering with brain fog. A common go-to prescription for dealing with these side effects is caffeine. Every day, billions of us rely on it to kick start our morning, get
Busting the Protein Shake Myths..for kids!
When I was growing up, protein shakes weren’t really a ‘thing’. Not so these days! Our kids are exposed to them a lot more. It might be a parent or sibling are regular shake consumers, or possibly members of their peer group. Kids can feel under huge pressure to fit in, to belong, and one
The Value of Nutritional Consistency and How to Achieve It
We are what we repeatedly do, right? When starting out on a path towards a health, nutrition or fitness goal, consistency in behaviours over long periods of time can be the key difference between success or failure. This should not be new information! Certainly, the coaches here at LiftOff understand and promote the importance of
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
Retraining the Pelvic Floor: From Mat to Movement
There is no denying, I harp on quite a bit about the importance of your pelvic floor. For that I make no apology! That’s because it’s a pretty big deal for us ladies regardless of whether we have had children or not. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, connective tissues (ligaments and fascia) and
Covid 19 update
The News We’ve Been Waiting For! Covid 19 update After the longest, toughest few months known to us all in the fitness industry, the government has at last announced we can re-open our doors from Saturday 25th July. We couldn’t be any more excited to welcome you back properly inside the gym and return to a
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
Children get stressed too!
More than ever we are being taught how to relax and wind down, how to cope with external stressors. Whether it be in seminar or podcast form, regular classes or counselling. We are taught how to listen to our bodies and ‘look within’. Meditation. Mindfulness. Breathing exercises. All useful coping strategies for our everyday, busy
Mindfulness and Nutrition
Let me ask you about the best meal you’ve ever eaten. What made it so memorable? Was it the smell that hit you first? The taste of the components of the meal? The texture and the way the food felt in your mouth? Or was it the environment, the company you were in, or the