How We Help
Tailored to you
Our personal trainers for muscle gain have an in-depth knowledge of the science behind muscle gain and have years of experience too. Our training plans are bespoke to you, and take into account any imbalances or niggling injuries, your nutrition and lifestyle. Building muscle with Storm is about finding a way to make consistent gains in lean muscle whilst enjoying life to the fullest!
Results driven, safe and challenging training
We use a progressive approach with detailed planning and monitoring, our personal trainers for muscle gain find the most effective training schedules for you, that evolve and change as you and your goals do. Our “one size fits one” attitude means that your training is specific to you, so you can continuously gain results by working in a way that suits your body and lifestyle best.
One to one nutrition coaching
Using up to the minute scientific research and years of experience, our muscle gain coaches will work alongside you to draw up a personalised nutrition and training plan and be with you at every step to ensure you continually progress.
Without appropriate recovery, your muscle gaining goals are pretty much unattainable. Our muscle gain coaches work around your life commitments to plan in training sessions and tactical periods of recovery, so that you can train at 100% and get the very most from your training.
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 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.
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.
I am over (insert age) can I still gain muscle?
As we age our response to exercise changes as does our metabolism. This means the old adage “age is just a number doesn’t quite tell the full story. You can achieve almost anything but it’s HOW you do it that needs to change.
I have never weight trained before. How long will it take to gain muscle?
Often people can think they need to get really good at lifting weights to gain muscle when in fact, If you are just getting started with weight training, you will likely gain muscle quite easily. The key is to set yourself up for long term success by training the full range of motion with good form and having long term progression in mind from the start.
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 drink alcohol?
When you train, hormones involved in breaking down muscle, for example, cortisol increase. This might seem counter intuitive but imagine if you wanted to build an extension on your home you might first need to knock a hole in the wall. It’s no big deal though as after training hormones involved in building new muscle suppress those involved in muscle breakdown and the new muscle begins to grow. Alcohol can prevent this process taking place and the muscle breakdown continues for longer. Having one or two drinks once in a while won’t negatively affect your progress but weekly binge drinking certainly will.
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.
I am naturally skinny, will this work for me?
If you are willing to hand over the reins and let our experienced coaches guide you we are very confident we can get results. Whilst you are unique there are recurring themes that can prevent people gaining mass that need to be addressed both in training and your nutrition.
What is the best way for me to gain muscle?
There is some individual differences between what works for one and what works for another, but an effective program is governed by some long standing principals. We consider your energy and protein intake, training volume, the intensity of your training relative to your personal capacity, exercise selection, progression models and recovery.
What age range can train with a trainer to gain muscle?
From 10 years old to any age. For youngsters the start of puberty is key to gain muscle, however, we can work with kids from 10 years to teach good form on the exercises needed to gain muscle so they are in a good starting position when their body is ready. We can work with older adults of any age, our programming and nutrition advice changes in order that your plan is appropriate and effective.
Come and meet the team and try one of our high energy group sessions on the house.