This time last year I was 11 weeks pregnant with my second baby and although slightly over weight was not at all concerned. Then it all went horribly wrong. I miscarried at 11 and a half weeks, bleeding for over 8 weeks. By the end of June I was just overweight and broken. I got in touch with Lois Emma Gair after the positive comments I had seen from friends and once I had been given the okay from the doctors I joined up. I have never looked back. It is so true what they say about exercise it is good for your mind and your body. I have never felt better. I can’t thank Lois enough for helping me towards the body I want but also going a long way to fixing my mind too! She is amazing.
I was that girl that had “tried it all”… Slim fast, Atkins, starvation, Exante, diet pills….. I was getting close to the point where I was using the excuse of “it was just part of getting older”. I was not happy with my body at all, I covered up, hated going on nights out – that involved clothes shopping which would end in the usual, going home after hours of sweaty changing rooms and crying because nothing made me magically a size 0. I play the clown but in reality my confidence was at the lowest it had ever been.
I’d looked at joining a bootcamp before but never had the confidence. A friend mentioned she was joining, she’d seen Lois on Facebook and encouraged me to go along with her so I did just that.
There was Lois with a massive smile on her face welcoming me on my first night, I was put at ease from day 1, all the other girls were amazing too! I’m an all or nothing person so I forced myself and attended every class that month, I was aching, used muscles I’d never worked (obviously because in one of my fads years ago I joined a gym and all I used was the treadmill! No wonder I quit).
Even though it was hard I strangely really enjoyed my evenings and it was something to look forward to after work, cleared my mind and helped me sleep at night.
Then my friend quit… Ahh panic!!! Should I? Can I go on my own??! I forced myself after hours of telling myself I couldn’t go alone. I’m so glad I got my trainers on that night!
Lois started taking measurements, pushing me in class now she knew my ability, tracking my diet, getting my techniques right, keeping me motivated, inspiring me with her own fitness journey, spotting when I was slipping off getting me right back on it.
Classes change every month, no ones ever an expert so it’s easy to join any time as once a new month starts everyone’s a newbie! Lois keeps the classes fresh, fun and exciting.
I think it’s fair to say everyone needs a Lois in their life, she’s transformed mine, thanks to her determination with me when I catch up with friends I can wear what the hell I want. People notice, I get asked at least once a week now how much weight I’ve lost, I have confidence and there’s no price on that.
I even made friends along the way! A truly amazing bunch of girls.
I’ve been attending Lois’ classes now for about 15 months and honestly I’ve never looked back, I’m the most happiest and focussed now that I’ve been in years and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
If you ever thought about coming along just stop thinking and do it. Lois will be there for your day 1 ready to welcome you as she did so kindly for me.
When I went back to train with Lois I was post pregnancy and post cancer treatment – my body was a wreck!
The classes have been tough but have kept me motivated and Lois is always supportive and makes sure you are pushed to your limits.
I have made some great friends at LG Fitness, all the girls are really welcoming and supportive. When I started I didn’t know anyone, I was nervous at first but then I soon felt at home.
Because the classes change every month you always feel challenged and your body is worked in different ways.
Still some work to do but I am over the moon with my progress so far. Next mission is to sort my post c-section belly out!
Thanks Lois for all your help, you really are a star! xxx
Whickham Camp with LG Fitness. We all dread starting that new class, being the biggest most unfit person ever, scared you will look stupid, not be able to do the exercise and look an idiot. What we don’t tell ourselves is that it’s the gutsiest move you make. Yes we can’t do the exercise, yes we will be out of breath and yes two weeks later that killer burpee you’d never heard became more achievable. With Lois’s class no one looks down at you, every is there for the same reason, to achieve a personal goal. The girls encourage each other they are always friendly and never turn their backs. Lois, she is a down to earth girl who treats all her ladies the same. She helps motivate us, kicks our butts when needed and helps you get through the class. Each day she will send the group motivated pictures to help you start the day as you mean to go on. Lois is also supportive with dietary guidance. I am part of a brilliant bunch of girls with a fabulous caring instructor, Lois Gair. X
I’ve been training with Lois at LG Fitness for 6 months now and I really enjoy her classes. There is a class to suit everyone’s needs, whether it be toning legs, bums, tums and arms or fat burning and cardio. My personal favourite is Lois’ Boxing Circuit class. This class combines boxing with upper body and leg exercises.
Lois is full of enthusiasm and this certainly rubs off on everyone in class. Lois very quickly establishes your strengths and weaknesses and can adapt all exercises to suit individual needs.
I would highly recommend LG Fitness to any ladies out there looking for a new challenge with realistic goals in sight!
Lois is a star!
I’m not one for the gym, but I started in January and I’ve normally given up by now, but I’m loving Lois’s classes and still going strong. Lois has helped me by providing me with alternative exercises as I suffer from arthritis in my knees. I can’t recommend her enough.
Starting bootcamp classes with Lois has literally been the best decision I have ever made. She has completely inspired me and solely because of Lois I have a new found love of my own fitness regime.
Not only is Lois the consummate professional in everything she does, she also gives me an enormous amount of motivation. She is constantly coming up with new training routines and I know she works very hard behind the scenes researching new techniques etc.
Lois includes a wide variety of training in her classes from weights and strengthening body conditioning to cardio, boxing and targeted muscle group work – so basically there is something for everyone.
I could literally talk about Lois all day long in terms of how motivating, understanding and passionate she is about her work. However, I think her results speak for themselves.
She is fastidious in helping me track my progress – she takes measurements on a fortnightly basis – and has offered me nutritional advice and guidance.
I have physically seen the difference since training with Lois in terms of losing weight and body fat and improved muscle tone, but I have also noticed increased strength, increased motivation and a complete change in my mind-set – all of which I can attribute to my sessions with Lois.
The classes are so welcoming too – such a great group of girls all training together and helping each other along.
Choosing Lois as class instructor has been the best decision I have ever made, her inspiration is second to none and I have never enjoyed training so much as I have during the last year.
There couldn’t be a truer saying than “everyone needs a Lois in their life”! I joined LG Fitness only a couple of weeks ago after hearing nothing but good things about Lois and her classes and I certainly don’t regret my decision to join. Not only is Lois so lovely and so friendly, every single member is too which creates an amazing atmosphere in every single class! Classes are full of nothing but positivity and motivation which is exactly what you need whether it be at 6am or 7pm classes! Classes are tough and there’s never a dry forehead in sight – Lois certainly knows how to push everyone and get the best out of each individual! She’s always there for support not only in class but also online if you ever need advice. I honestly couldn’t recommend a more friendly instructor and a better bunch of girls to be surrounded by. Never thought there’d be a day I looked forward to going to a fitness class!
Lois’ dedication and commitment to all clients is unbeatable and I can’t thank her enough for making me feel so welcome from day 1, can’t wait for LG Fitness to evolve even further! X
These classes are amazing; friendly, supportive and focused. Classes change every month so it’s a varied programme. My lower back ache has gone and I feel much stronger- mentally and physically.
I started training with Lois in September 2014 after attending a couple of her boot camp classes in Whickham. At my first session Lois explained how the sessions would work, asked me what I wanted to achieve that she would challenge me each and every week, she also told me I would be measured and weighed every 2-4 weeks. My first session consisted of a fitness test to give her some indication of what I was capable of. I now train with Lois 2-3 times a week, my sessions have been a fantastic mixture of cardio, strength training, fat burning – until starting these sessions I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy training with weights. I love training with Lois, she is always full of energy and she is very passionate and professional about getting results which make each training session enjoyable. There have been a few times I’ve lost my motivation, but she gets me back on track quickly with encouragement and support. She is always approachable, if I need some advice on nutrition I know I can message her and she’ll get back to me very quickly. The measurements we do every few weeks really help with seeing the results, and Lois then changes whatever she feels needs addressing for the following weeks sessions. I can honestly say since I started with Lois I have never felt fitter, stronger, healthier and happier.
LG Fitness was recommended to me by friends so decided to give it a go after having my second baby. I was nervous to get started again after having over a year out but after contacting Lois, I felt reassured that I could take things at my own pace. Four months on I’m loving the classes, feeling so much fitter and seeing a noticeable difference. They’re fun, lively and there’s plenty of variation so we’re never bored! Lois is very motivational and always keen to listen to our comments and take our feedback on board to enable us to achieve amazing results!
I started some classes in May 2021, and i love them! It’s a mint atmosphere and it doesn’t feel intimidating at all if you are new to this kind of thing. I also do personal training sessions with Lois, they are hard work but we also have a laugh, i have learnt so much in the space of a few months, i 100% recommend the studio to anyone.
I started training with Lois in a bid to lose the extra 3 1/2 stone that had crept up on me over the the last few years.
I have to admit my first class was hard and before hand felt out of my comfort zone! However I have never felt so at ease in a class and lois and all the girls made me feel so welcome. Even so now I class her and them as close fiends.
What lois has helped me achieve is amazing and I have never been able to get anywhere near the results from classes I have tried elsewhere before…and I’ve tried a few! Not only have I lost the 3 1/2 stone that I wanted to lose I have toned up all over and am in the best shape I’ve ever been in.
Her guidance in classes is always spot on and she gives you that extra push to better yourself every time. Her tips on nutrition are excellent. Lois’ dedication and determination is amazing and she goes from strength to strength just like all her girls in classes.
Well I started training with Lois 18 months ago and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I was desperate to get back into exercise; I’d tried loads of classes in the past and for one reason or another I’d never been able to stick with them. I never felt comfortable or felt that I got anything from the classes. Now I was on the sick from work for various personal reasons; I’d had another miscarriage, i needed to lose weight, tone up and get my mind sorted out. So, being the chicken that I am, I persuaded my sister in law to come all the way from bedlington to come to the class with me, I felt so nervous but I need not have. Lois was so welcoming, reassured me about my body hang ups and encouraged me all the way through the class. The class was and still is a great mix of age ranges, shape and abilities and no one is made to feel inferior or inadequate. Within a week I felt mentally amazing, my ‘sadness’ was lifting, I had more energy and enthusiasm for my then 3 year old daughter and husband, I was sleeping better and then people started to say I was losing weight and looking well…I’d never felt better! 18 months on, it’s now a way of life
I honestly can’t go a week without going (unless I’m on holiday of course!). Lois makes you want to come back, she’s got so much enthusiasm and passion for what she does and she wants everyone to succeed. She’s genuinely pleased for you when you show her your results, you’re never just a number to her. If you’re thinking of coming to her classes, don’t hesitate, she’ll welcome you, support you and encourage you and you’ll never look back!
I have been training with Lois for 5 months now and I can honestly say, her classes are second to none. I love how versatile her monthly timetable is and the variety of classes scheduled to suit everyone’s needs. The classes change everyone month which I love as it reduces tedium and keeps everyone on their toes. My cardiovascular endurance, as well as strength, have definitely improved and I am feeling great as result of Lois’ support and expertise.
I have suffered from back pain since my early twenties. Over this time I have had many hospital, osteopath and physio appointments. In my mid thirties I had an operation that did help but I still suffered from pain and stiffness and no strength in my upper body.
I started training with Lois in 2014 attending her classes and PT sessions. I explained the issues with my back and my worries about making it worse. She advised me on the best exercises to do to strengthen my back using weights and machines I would normally have avoided.
At my last osteopath appointment I was told my back was in the best condition she had seen it, which was all down to exercise. I came away so happy I cried, after years of being in pain and all those painful osteopath appointments to be told that was a breakthrough.
While I know I will always have a weakness in my back I feel stronger, fitter and so much better in myself. I put this all down to the amazing training by Lois, she has encouraged me, supported me and on occasions told me off for slacking!!
Its not always about losing weight, even tho that has helped but sometimes its about your health and wellbeing. I couldn’t recommend Lois enough she is an amazing and supportive trainer who even has me attending 6 am classes! Who knew that would ever happen!!
I started classes with Lois in February 2015 and can honestly say I have never looked back. Ive tried all sorts of classes and gyms etc and have never managed to stick it out. I started out with a goal of wanting to become generally fitter and to feel better in my clothes as us women do!
Lois is a fabulous trainer who is open and honest about her own struggles. She understands that sometimes we can fall off the wagon and who doesn’t from time to time!! But her classes keep you motivated with the challenges that your body needs.
Lois’s support with diet tips have certainly contributed to the results I’ve seen, with little changes here and there helping me to tackle those bad habits!
I would absolutely recommend LG fitness and can guarantee that you won’t regret it.
The classes are welcoming and we quickly realise that everyone is there with the same goals in mind.
One of my favourite achievements was when I was able to do full press ups. I honestly had zero upper body strength. I used to laugh about this with Lois and it probably seems so minor to others but, it was a goal I set and with Lois’s support I’ve managed it!
I started with Lois doing PT sessions 7 months ago I was extremely over weight, unfit and unhealthy. Walking into the studio was a huge deal for me and so daunting but lois was non-judgemental understanding and extremely patient. I struggled at first but Lois helped me and pushed me to finish my sessions and work as hard as I could whilst giving me the emotional support I needed when I thought I couldn’t do it and helping me through some extremely difficult personal issues I was having. 7 months on and I am happier fitter and look forward to every PT or class I do I love LG Fitness ! Thank you so much to Lois and the girls for helping me change my life for the better you are all amazing. ~ Claire
LG is a sanctuary for those who want to get fit, those who want an hour to themselves and those who want a sense of belongingI remember walking through the LG door for the 1st time 3 years ago feeling apprehensive, not really knowing anyone but determined to do something for myself. Instantly made to feel welcome, and encouraged to be the best version of me, I started doing 2-3 classes a week. The variety of muscle groups, intensity and positive attitude had me hooked! Fast forward to now, through the pandemic, and with a brand new LG wardrobe, I am committed to 4-5 classes a week. The monthly refresh, the different instructors and the genuine feel good factor is what keeps me sane. LG is a sanctuary for those who want to get fit, those who want an hour to themselves and those who want a sense of belonging. Whatever it is you’re looking for, the LG ethos is for you. I am proud of LG achievements, personally for helping me be the best version of me, I’m proud of their success and I’m super proud to be a part of it – big love to everyone . ~ Sally
Supportive, encouraging and super motivated to help you achieve your goals is the best way I can describe Emily and Jo who train us in the beginners class. They understand when exercises need to be adapted to support existing conditions, and will encourage you to push yourselves that bit more than you thought you could. The classes are fun, challenging and instructive and you train with like minded ladies. If you think you can, you will – they even got me doing a plank, proof that you never know what you can achieve! ~ Lisa