Lisa has been training with me for just under a year and in that time she has completely transformed herself.
I couldn’t be prouder of this lady and I think you should all get to know a little bit more about her and her journey;
Name: Lisa Power
Occupation: Head of Partnerships
What was your motivation for beginning your fitness journey?
Having been a serial yo-yo dieter and fickle exerciser, I’ve always struggled to find something ‘liveable’ – fitness that I enjoy, that doesn’t feel like a chore, and an eating plan that doesn’t discount a social life, but I always believed it was out there. With weight training, I felt like I’d finally found something that I could benefit from and enjoy forever.
What has been the biggest change you have seen in yourself over the past year,besides your amazing weightloss?
My fitness and stamina is through the roof; I’ve surpassed targets I never thought possible with strength; and I thoroughly enjoy exercising, every single day.
What have you found to be the biggest challenges in losing weight?
My social life, in particular my nemesis – alcohol – slowed down my weight loss a bit more than I’d like. However I am happy to say I’ve found a way to balance this with my diet, and having Katy advise me on nutrition and giving me valuable advice about coping mechanisms when faced with temptation helped me work out what’s most important to me and still achieve my goals.
What is your favourite exercise and why?
I love deadlifting! Not only because it’s such an amazing all over workout but also because I look totally badass lifting a huge barbell with plates!
Any advice for women who have yet to start their own journey?
Be consistent. It’s the most important part of achieving your goal. Find something you love and do it regularly until it becomes habit. If you’re embarking on training don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Most gyms offer a taster PT session and for me, it was invaluable – I wouldn’t have got here otherwise. This is particularly important for weight training, as form is everything as a basis to improve.
Well done Lisa, I can’t wait to see what you achieve next!!