How We Help
The days of starving yourself are over.
This isn’t a “diet” and we won’t send you to boot camp. Weight loss with Storm is a lifestyle change, we’ll help you swap some body fat for a large helping of confidence, energy and health. Our weight loss personal trainers work with you to create an training and nutrition roadmap, based on your lifestyle, schedule and current ability. Our fat loss coaches were selected for their track record of consistently achieving results with their clients, and with our tried and tested approach will support you towards healthily and safely dropping the lbs and keeping them off for good.
Personalised, progressive and motivating training
Our weight loss trainers work with you to improve your fitness and burn body fat, working with your current ability and pushing you to improve week on week. There is more than one way to achieve fat loss so we start by listening, we then tailor a program that will keep you motivated and importantly keep you progressing.
Tailor-made sustainable nutrition
We don’t deal in fads. Our weight loss trainers approach to nutrition is to ensure that your body is properly fuelled to train hard and drop body fat whilst staying super healthy. We believe that success in weight loss doesn’t come from starvation but by being sensible and ensuring the changes you make are sustainable.
Weight loss can be tough so we’re here to help
The challenges are both physical and psychological so not only are our weight loss personal trainers able to support you in nutrition and training, but they also have boatloads of experience and will help to keep you motivated and on track at those critical moments that lead to your long term success.
How We Think
Optimal made simple
“We take everything that’s important to you and create one plan that progresses and morphs as you do.”
Stronger for longer
“The effects of our approach create strength that lasts.“
Whatever it is, whatever it takes
“Our approach means we can adapt our plan to fit any goal from any starting point”
Professional and Knowledgeable
“We are passionate about adapting and delivering the most appropriate training in a way that is uncomplicated, challenging and fun”
What Our Customers Say
“You fixed a bad knee I’ve had for 20 years since a tragi-comic disco dancing accident. I’m probably running faster than I ever have, I’ve got muscles I’ve never noticed before. Perhaps most of all I really enjoy the gym and a coupe of hours a week with Storm, which is weird. Bad back much much better. And none of this has been difficult.”
“Storm was recommended from a fellow runner, and the facilities were exactly what I was looking for – a space that was unlikely to get too busy, and a space that felt fairly private. Within a month or two. Key movement patterns were becoming easier and my body was changing.”
“I wanted to improve my running, particularly in terms of speed, with the aim of breaking 90 mins for a half marathon. Four months in, I ran the Sunderland half marathon in 88 mins. My times have improved consistently since then and on reduced mileages.”
“Storms reputation is very good, I was recommended to storm by my yoga teacher, who I trust implicitly. I was also very impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. Being in the industry myself and a retired scientist I know what I am looking for in a trainer. I have never been as strong or healthy as I am now and I love it! I’m 50+ so it’s a great feeling!”
“I was quite fit but attending the same gym for years and making little progress. I started working with Storm and Activate Physio, I can’t recommend them highly enough, they are both excellent. I feel great, I’m stronger with more muscle bulk and I’m thinner too.”
“I had a very low level of fitness, no specific health problems but a friend recommended Storm, I feel stronger now and it’s made me take up different forms of exercise, I now do Pilates and yoga in addition to my PT sessions.”
“I had long term lower back pain I was fit but at my wits end with lower back pain. 6 months on my back pain has gone and I feel fitter and stronger then ever.”
“Due to my poor knees, I was afraid to get back to the gym to train for my fitness and dance career, but fortunately I have found this awesome gym with the best coach! Not only has my fitness improved tremendously, but my mind is also at ease! knowing that my knees are being rehabilitated along with being stronger than ever before, I couldn’t be happier”
“I wanted to change my lifestyle and change my focus. Coming to Storm was the best decision I could of made. The word ‘gym’ or ‘fitness’ doesn’t come close to what you experience at Storm. You’re training physically and mentally and the dedication from everyone is amazing. The atmosphere is so welcoming and you feel part of the storm family straight away. If I could give a 6th star I would!!!!”
“Have recently started with storm fitness and I have ro say this is a top class facility with friendly approachable coaches. What I like about this gym is it specialises in personal training and it is a lovely place to train and has all the equipment you need. Spencer and the team are genuine friendly warm coaches who always greet with a smile.”
Got questions? Here are a few that tend to pop up. If you’d like any more details, contact us and fire away!
What happens after I get in touch?
We’ll send you further details of the packages available and arrange a time for you to meet one of our team with a suitable skill set. We offer a complimentary planning session which involves a discussion around your goals, a tour of our home here in Newcastle and an opportunity for you and your coach to come up with a plan of action.
Can I drink alcohol?
We are all about a sustainable approach, however moderation is key. Alcohol does have calories (7kcal per gram) and each and every drink will contain a different amount of carbohydrate. Your coach can help you to fit a few drinks into your life without ruining your progress but if fat loss is the goal moderate alcohol intake is recommended.
Does anybody ever mess up with their nutrition?
Yes all the time! A key factor whilst working with us is honesty both between you and your coach and also with yourself. One of the best things we can offer you is accountability. We don’t tell people off for messing up because it’s our job to help you find out why you go off track and offer our experience and advice to find a solution.
Do I need to have any experience with lifting weights?
No none. We coach absolute beginners to become level ninja through learning the fundamentals really, really well.
How often do I need to train each week?
Once we have met we will have a much more informed idea of how often you need to train. This is part of the coaching process, more training isn’t always the answer for our clients. It is about finding a balance where you can progress effectively week on week. It is usually between 2 to 5 times per week. Depending on your preferences, hobbies and budget. We can also offer advice and programming for sessions not performed in our gym.
I am over (insert age) can I still train and see results?
Yes. Because we provide a completely individualised program Storm is for anyone who wants to improve their health and is willing to change.
What are the best foods for fat loss?
A successful fat loss plan relies on providing enough energy for you to have optimal health and to fuel your training, whilst being slightly under what you require to maintain weight. It’s unlikely our coaches will place a huge emphasis on particular foods unless you have an established nutritional deficiency that we need to address.
Do I have to take fat loss supplements?
No. Actually 99% of fat loss supplements are a complete waste of money and have very little evidence supporting their claims. Depending on your diet and nutrition status your coach may advise a small number of supplements to benefit your general health, for example a good fish oil. Our coaches are not incentivised to sell supplements and we will only recommend supplements that are evidenced and suitable for you.
What age range can train with Storm’s fat loss coaches?
We don’t advise young adults train with a specific fat loss goals, however with young adults we focus on building good habits and a healthy relationship with exercise food and body image. We don’t limit the age of older adults and can create effective solutions for any age.
How strict is the diet?
Your goals and the timeframe you want to reach them in will dictate how strict you need to be. We have seen that if you take on 90% of your calories and above from food sources with a high nutrient density you can have 10% of your calories from whatever you like without affecting your results.
Can I use the gym on my own in between my sessions with my coach?
We’re afraid not. We want to offer the most effective training possible and this means limiting the number of people working out in our facility at any one time so you don’t have to wait to get on equipment. If you want to top up your aerobic fitness alongside your one to one training we offer group training or we can also offer programming to be completed alongside working with your coach.
Can I eat cheat foods?
Yes. Any diet if it is to be effective needs to be sustainable and if having the occasional treat helps you stay on track for longer then we would see that as a positive. It’s important that you get the nutrient dense foods into your diet first, A highly nutritious, balanced diet with the occasional treat works!
I’ve got a pre-existing injury, can I still join up?
YES. But to be safe we ask that you provide full details of your pre-existing injury, we’ll then run through an assessment and in some cases we may refer you to our physio partners before we plan your program and get started. We will only charge you once we start training you however an assessment with our physio partners is chargeable.
I do shift work, is this programme suitable for my lifestyle?
Yes, we’ve worked with a lot of shift workers and find that there is plenty of opportunity to train and eat.
What exercises are best for fat loss?
Fat loss is a game of maintaining muscle and using energy. There is no definitive list of exercises that must be included to achieve results so understanding what you enjoy is key to the long-term success of our working together. Typically our fat loss sessions include some weight training and some fitness training using equipment like sleds, battling ropes, kettle bells and body weight exercises. We’ll listen to you and create a program you’ll love!
Do I have to cut out carbs?
With very few exceptions our coaches advise a moderate to high protein intake to accompany your training. If fat loss is the goal we will most often reduce your intake and this usually will mean reducing both carbs and fat. The level we reduce each comes down to a number of factors but your personal preference of what you like to eat is the biggest factor we consider.
How rapidly can I safely lose weight?
Typically 0.5kg – 1kg per week is a good goal however if you have more weight to lose its possible you’ll see faster progress due to the fact our enzymes can change when we have gained significant weight. The caveat here is that if you are starting to exercise more and lift weights more your bone density and muscle will increase which can mean scale weight doesn’t tell the full story. Our coaches regularly measure circumferences with a tape measure as well as scale weight.