How We Help
A complete service
Rehabilitation at Storm is a complete service using a multi-disciplined team. We have an in house team of Physiotherapists and massage therapists through our partners Activate Physiotherapy so you are able to get assessed by an experienced and highly qualified Physio. From the assessment stage we work as a team to manage you through every stage of your rehab making sure everything you do in the gym is of maximum benefit.
Training the whole person is key to successful rehab
We find a way to work around your limitations whilst you are recovering to train the whole body, not just the injury site. A healthy, fit and strong person recovers quicker and let’s face it, being injured can drive you close to madness particularly if you are usually active. Our aim is that you get fitter and stronger whilst you recover.
The power of good nutrition
More than ever the importance of sound nutrition can’t be overstated when it comes to recovering from injury. We’ll guide you on how to manage swelling, how to adjust your intake to avoid weight gain and how to kick start new muscle growth.
Support & guidance
Whether you have short term injury or whether you have just received a new knee there will undoubtedly be ups and downs in your recovery. Our team will give you realistic timelines and keep you moving forward and motivated every step of the way.
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.
What age range can rehabilitate with Storm?
Any age whatsoever.
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?
Your rehabilitation can be broken down into different stages, during some of which inflammation can be the major limiting factor and unfortunately alcohol is pro inflammatory. That said being injured can be tough from a psychological perspective and if you are used to having a few drinks with a significant other, family or friends and then you are unable to, that alone can make matters worse not better. We advise a bit of common sense and if possible keep alcohol intake at a low level during periods where managing inflammation is critical.
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.
Come and meet the team and try one of our high energy group sessions on the house.