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
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
Starting a Fitness Journey: Know Your ‘Why’
So, you’ve decided to join a gym with some vague fitness goals in mind. After some time you realise these goals are lacking focus and direction. You become confused about how you can work towards any specific objective. Your training sessions are unstructured and unfulfilling. With a lack of results or progress, you start to
Kids Lifting Weights: “When Can I Go Heavier?”
Frequent questions I get asked by the kids I coach at LiftOff Academy are “when can I go heavier” or “why can’t I add weight to this lift?”. To set the scene, we’ll be in class, working on a movement (perhaps a deadlift), and one of the children asks if they can go heavier. My
My Post Partum Story
My post partum story is one filled with mistakes and consequences but one that has lead me to a new and exciting mission. As a woman and mum working in the fitness industry, I have experienced the lack of support, education and guidance during post partum life. I experienced first hand the negative effects of
Resolutions or Anti-Resolutions?
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Well, for me, it’s to carry on as 2019 finished; enjoying my journey as a LiftOff coach, being coached by people who inspire me and my personal life continuing to flourish. That said, there are certainly things I do in my life which perhaps I should cut back on or
New Year’s Resolutions – A Pathway to Success or Free Fall to Failure?
The beginning of a New Year brings moments of reflection for many. Regardless of whether you’re glad to see the back of 2019, or you have plenty of stand out moments, you’re probably starting to look ahead to what 2020 will bring. Maybe this involves setting a New Year’s resolution based around your health, fitness
Winter Motivation
When the days turn to darkness earlier and the morning light takes longer to seep through the cracks in the curtains, it can be difficult to maintain your usual (summer) habits. Winter motivation isn’t easy. Waking up in the dark when your alarm goes off, leaving the warmth of the duvet and, then, toughest of
What is Intra-Abdominal Pressure?
Intra-Abdominal pressure (IAP) refers to the pressure within the abdominal cavity. Maintaining sufficient abdominal pressure, whilst breathing at the same time, is important for achieving good stabilisation of the core. At LiftOff, you’ll often hear the coaches using phrases such as “brace your core” and “create tension in your midline”.  We use our core to
What goes into planning young kids classes? 
The planning of kids classes   When people see my board for younger kids classes, they see a bunch of drawings, some magnets, a few lines and a date at the top. They then spend at least 10 minutes deciphering it! However more thought goes into it than just selecting which animals I’m going to