Our Team

LAURA MORRISON

Director

I started out like many people with the goal of simply “getting fit”. Mainly by running I indeed got fitter and this culminated in running the Edinburgh Marathon, and the Great North Run in 2013. What I didn’t appreciate until later was how important my nutrition, and using different apparatus was in my exercise routine. At first, I was intimidated by the free weights section of my gym as there wasn’t much kit and it was always busy, so I couldn’t take the time to figure how to use it properly. I decided to hire a personal trainer and honestly, I have never looked back.

 

What I hope to achieve at LIFT is to remove many of the obstacles I faced on my journey towards my fittest and healthiest self. By creating this supportive and welcoming environment I really believe we can work together to reach the version of you that you desire. Whether that is becoming confident to step into the free weights section, improving your marathon time or simply feeling happier within yourself, I know we have the tools you need.

 

As I have moved from my twenties into my second twenties and then into my third twenties (ok I’m in my 40s) I can honestly say that I am in the best shape of my life, getting better every year and the cliché of age being just a number is completely true.

I really look forward to seeing you around our place and please stop and say hi to me if you get the chance, I’m always happy to grab a coffee!

ANDY SMITH

Director

I’m that person that has always had a sporting event to get to. From football and rugby to rock climbing and horse riding, the chances are I’ve had a bash at it! I’ve had reasonable success playing rugby but most of my sporting success is found in Powerlifting where I have set British and European records whilst winning European Silver and Gold medals.

 

I have worked in the sports and fitness industry for over a decade and have studied up to MSc level throughout this time. LIFT is my second project after running my own private personal training studio. What I wanted to do with LIFT was create the gym that you deserve. Combining top of the range custom designed equipment and a kick ass atmosphere, with changing rooms and a café that make you want to stick around, I know LIFT will give you the best opportunity to reach your fitness goals.

 

Opening LIFT with my business partners is the culmination of thousands of hours of work, study, planning and dreaming. I’m proud you chose to become a member of LIFT and am always looking for ideas to help improve the place and keep us at the forefront of the fitness industry. Do feel free to grab me if you see me, even if it is only to see Titan (my dog), I won’t be offended as I’m used to it by now!

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