Do you want to Shape Up and Burn Off your excess pounds of fat - Fast! Whilst Boosting your Confidence, Energy and Mental Attitude with the Right Support Every Step of the Way!?
If you have ever tried on your own to shape up and fit into your favourite jeans, only to fall flat on your face by re-gaining that dreaded poundage then you are just 2 clicks away from salvation. We can help you acheive your elusive targets, but more importantly teach you how to maintain them for as long as you want them! (Phew!)
Yes, it is said that we are experts in the science of motivation and designing super effective and personalised exercise programmes, based on the latest proven research and over 19 years of fitness training experience in and around Norwich. And yes, we have more certificates and qualifications than maybe necessary. BUT they are not apparently the main reasons many people love to work with us...
Here are a few things that our fantastic clients say they enjoy the most about working with us...
Whether you are an experienced exercise veteran needing help overcoming boredom or a frustrating plateau in results, or you are a total newbie to the health and fitness world and want a complete overhaul, we can provide you with just the right tips, tools and tailored plan which will be convenient, enjoyable and most importantly sustainable!
Now, we won't lie to you, it takes persistance, commitment, hard work and plenty of focused effort to get you into shape (you won't get results by thinking about it or making excuses) but if you genuinely want to change and get real results that make you go "cooool yea, I reeeeally want that" then we will have your back and show you the way that works best for you at a pace that's right for you!
We provide the choice of a male or female personal trainer and we have a fully equipped private training studio or gym facility to train you in depending on your needs, confidence and preferences.
Finding the right trainer for you is as important as finding the right clients for us. In order to make sure we are good fit to work together we will have a chat on the phone first to get to know each other a bit more and if appropriate we will get you booked in for a free no obligation consultation.
It's important that you're confident in our ability to help motivate and guide you to where you want to be PLUS it's important that we know that you are genuinely committed enough for us to work with you and help you reach your goals.
Experienced fitness enthusiasts may be able to simply have a few casual sessions to "top up" their knowledge to tweak and explode their results but if you are in need of a more detailed and supportive approach (like most of our clients) then you will want to take up one of our beginner or intermediate tailored personal training packages.
Casual sessions are £40-£45 an hour depending on what you need and monthly packages range from £320 - £480pm also depending on your needs, wants and budget. We are not a "cheap" option but then you get what you pay for, don't you?
For those with a reasonable fitness level wanting to train 3 times per week with an expert personal trainer at a greatly reduced rate and enjoy training with other like minded people, then you may also want to check out our Group Personal Training Option! With the group training you can train with us 3 x a week for only £125pm!
If you are not very fit at the moment or have not exercised for a long time then we recommend a short term personal training programme first to get you ready for the group training.
The ultimate aim of our 1-2-1 personal training programmes are to provide all the support, skills and strategies you need to get consistent results and then as you become more confident and skilled with your nutrition, exercise and self motivation then you will feel more empowered to do these things on your own for as long as you want to enjoy the benefits. :-)
Call us today to book a Free consultation worth £45 and find out how we can help you reach your long term fitness and weight loss goals!
We look forward to meeting you soon.
"Together, we'll do it!"
Mark and Lorna
When I contacted Lorna after seeing her website, I had no idea that she would become what I call my“ Guru”! I have a daughter Daisy with a rare condition called adams olivers syndrome, and I had to get fit and lose weight for the 3 peak mountain challenge to raise money for her.
My diet was appalling and I was crying daily, eating lots of chocolate and feeling stuck in an angry bubble that I didn’t know how to get out of. Living with my daughters condition is draining and you need to have lots of energy to cope.. and I wasn’t coping, I was using caffeine to keep me awake. Giving up caffeine was a huge benefit for me, and I now can’t believe I even used to drive with it in my body as I feel so much more alert after giving up.
Lorna helped me all the way, I lost 19lbs of fat in the first 8 weeks and came off my 40ml anti depressants and now feel I have a much more balanced lifestyle, and can now even wear Lycra!! I love it! I even find myself choosing to wear it over other clothes just so I can work out when I need to! My kids have started to respect me, especially my little girl Izzy who is on the larger side, its good for her to see that I now look after myself. I feel less stressed and have so much energy and am a more organised person!
With Lorna’s help, I now know how hard I can push my body and I will never go back to how I was. She was always there for me, even with little things that I felt I didn’t understand about food. She never made me feel uneasy or embarrassed and if I fell off the wagon, she was there for me and got me straight back on track.
What I have been saying to anyone is, if you feel your life is coming to a standstill, go and see one of the team at Lifestyles for Living because if you add up everything you would spend on faddy diets, stupid pills and shakes, advice that doesn’t work, or gym membership where you would only find yourself sitting in the sauna, this PT is sooo worth it!
Thanks so much Lorna, I don’t cry anymore, and you helped me get fit to climb the mountains for our Daisy. Oh and one more thing.. I don’t even visit the chocolate Isle anymore.. not even when penguins are on offer in tesco!! ;)
Kerry from Norwich
I decided to start personal training with Lorna after she successfully transformed my twin sister prior to her wedding day. Having been a keen runner triathlete and cake eater,I found Lorna's diet tips easy to follow. The homework she gave me to do when I wasn't with her was straightforward to complete and I soon began recieving comments from friends as I became leaner within the 10 sessions I had booked. My goal was based on losing body fat and was realistic. Lorna was always there to help with my queries via email.
I looked forward to the sessions as we always seemed to do something different! Its now great to fit into my old clothes and the weight loss and strength from the weights program has really improved my running. I am now looking forward to this summer & the London Triathalon... Thanks Lorna!
Sarah Lake - Thetford
"Someone recently asked me what the secret to my ‘weight loss’ success was, I replied it’s no secret, his name’s Mark Bone; he’s been the support, the driving force behind what I’ve now managed to achieve! The day I met Mark I had incredilbly low self esteem but was truly the real turning point for me! The result, to date I have lost about 3 stone of fat and my shape has totally changed. To my delight I have lost an incredible 7 inches from my waist, and the pounds/inches are still coming off! I am much fitter, my confidence has increased leaps and bounds and I feel fantastic, better than I have done for years! He advised me on diet and exercise but most importantly for me it was the use of his NLP techniques which helped address my inner feelings, fears, previous disappointments and helped me focus on what I wanted for the future. That’s the big difference with this style of programme; that’s what has made the huge difference to me and has enabled me to achieve the weight loss and fitness I have today. Mark is a great guy, he’s the whole package, we have such fun working together, he’s making the whole process such an enjoyable one, and I can’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you so much Mr B!"
Debbie Willcox aka Halle B :) (Norwich)
Training with Lorna has been the most positive, life-changing experience!
Well into my fifth decade I could hardly climb stairs without getting out of breath. Running was a total no-no. I chose Lifestyles for Living because I liked their friendly website and also wanted to be trained by a woman. Right from the start Lorna has been amazingly supportive, never being judgmental or making me feel bad. She tailors workouts to how I feel on the day and can always find fun alternatives if something is too hard at the moment. She puts 100% into what she does and is always ready with friendly, encouraging emails and texts.
Lorna is backed up by her partner Mark, an amazing sports massage therapist who freed off a painful shoulder joint at the start of my sessions.
Two months down the line on the Gold Package, I've lost a stone, feel so much more fit and cheerful and find that exercise in the gym and at home has become a natural part of my daily routine. If you're looking to improve your fitness and health levels, to amaze your family and friends, to have lots of fun as well as going down several clothes sizes, sign up with Lorna!
Their motto says it all - "Together we'll do it"
"Training with Mark was great fun and really educational. In my first 12 weeks I lost 17lb of body fat and gained 10lb of muscles, Damn!!! I lost 3 inches off my belly, gained 2 inches on my skinny thighs and added an inch of muscle onto my guns, even though I lost all that fat. The dieting and exercise tips Mark gave me fit into my life-style really well and I now have much more energy to play with my little girl! I feel much more confident about my body image and now know what to do to keep it off. Cheers Mark."
Ben Connelly (Norwich)
"I signed up to Lorna for 10 weeks of Personal Training and 10 sessions of Yoga. And I must say she is incredible. I've always healthy, but a tough year or so meant I'd put on some weight and was feeling really low in self-confidence. Thanks to Lorna, I am now in the best shape of my life and feel super sexy.
She makes it really easy for you, helping you with nutrition and exercises to do at home and I saw incredible results after only 4 weeks of working with her. I've never been a runner, but with Lorna's help I can now run for miles and really enjoy it. She is incredibly supportive of her clients, and has loads of tips and ideas to keep you motivated and make things a little easier for you if you're finding it hard.
I've not only seen changes in myself, but also in some of her other clients that I know, and her results are unbelievable. If you want to lose a little weight or completely overhaul your body, Lorna is your girl. If you can imagine it, Lorna can get you there."
Kathryn Jones - Norwich
"I went to see Mark over 2 years ago now with a long standing calf injury that I could not shake off. Mark took the time to look at how my body was (or more to the point wasn't) working and explained how other muscles were not working correctly, which in turn was putting pressure on elsewhere. Since then, he has developed a training programme which allowed me to return to football fitter than I had been for some time, and also helped to sort out poor body posture, which had contributed to various strains and injuries over the years. As I approach 50, I feel confident that with Mark's knowledge and continuing guidance, I can continue to play sport for a few more years. Mark is clearly passionate about what he does, and I only wish that I had visited him before, as maybe some of the problems I have had over the years could have been prevented. Mark doesn't look to just offer short term solutions, but to work with you on developing long term plans, to prevent future re-occurrences, and also to make you feel better about how you look, and how you feel. If you have a problem with poor posture, an injury that you can't seem to shake, or just need some personal training to tone up that tired body, then look no further, Mark is the man to go to."
Ian Carter - Norwich
“It’s so easy to stray off course and make excuses not to train, but I am now so focused and really enjoy every training session. I can see and feel addictive results in the mirror, in the clothes that I wear and seeing the results in the gym and the 15lb of muscle I gained in my measurements gives me a real boost. I never felt that trainers in the past listened or took any real interest in what I wanted so ended up with a one size fits all program to follow which did not motivate me at all. Mark really does listen and understand exactly what I want then helps me get it! Staying focused means achieving my goals and if I achieve my goals then I am happy. I just know that this is the best shape I have ever felt in my life! Thanks Mark”
Danial Kindrid (Suffolk)
"I love the way that Mark pushes me through my workouts and always shows me what can be achieved and where I can improve. I now know that it is possible for me to get down to my target shape as I never used to feel like it would be possible. I'm so much more positive now that I know that I'M WORTH IT! :) My measurements are coming down fast, I'm gettting to the gym and going outside for small runs (which I never thought I would be able to) and I'm now in control of my food and alcohol which feels great. I have lost over a stone and am half way there which should take me another 9 or 10 weeks and I know I will do it. I used to feel sorry for myself, get stressed at little things and never speak my mind but now i'm a very different person. I would recommend Mark and Lorna to very highly because if they can do this for ME then I think they can do it for anyone."
Joy Emms (Norwich)
“The coaching and training advice I received was exactly what I needed. I was so bored with exercise making annoying excuses after excuse not to train, and boy do I hate not training! I needed something new and to see some real results badly as I had become stale and was about to give up completely. After gaining some support and vital new exercise and nutritional tips I quickly regained my love for exercise. I could never previously get over the 13 stone barrier building muscle but soon packed on half a stone of strong, lean muscle along with the energy I once had. I now train harder than ever and an occasional monthly review and programme update gives me just the edge and motivation I need. Trust what these guys say, stick to it and you will get the results.
Jason Delaney (Norwich)
"I have been training with Lorna for 3 months now and have found her very professional. Each week her motivation inspires me. Workouts are never boring, each session has lots of variety. Lorna has a great knowledge of not only training and exercise but nutrition too, which has been an enormous bonus for me being vegetarian. I have also had some Sport massage with Mark. My posture is now better than it has been for years. A true professional with lots of good advice along the way! Thanks Lorna & Mark. I have come a fair way in 3 months but still have a bit more to do! You have both been such a great help to me!"
Angie - Horsham St Faiths
"A friend recommended Mark to me nearly a year ago as I was having persistent trouble with my back despite treatment and also my personal life. In that time Mark has worked some minor miracles! He gave me some specific exercises for my back and now it only gives me trouble if I forget to do them. My personal troubles have not been so easy to cure but Mark is always there with excellent coaching to get me back on track when I feel I have hit rock bottom. Even when I ignore his sound advice he still gives me his support, which has been invaluable to me, and I know I will soon be living the life I deserve. Thanks Mark :-)"
Martine - Norwich
“I had never really worked out before so was very new to exercise. I tried joining a gym but I clearly didn’t know enough to make any real difference to my body shape. After just 6 weeks into my programme I had lost an inch and a half off my belly and increased my muscle mass by 8lb! I was amazed at the improvements I received in such a short time and found that having my measurements and body fat taken was really inspiring. I loved learning all the new exercises as I can get bored easily and I felt I was getting a real personal service rather than an hour a week with a trainer. My trainer’s availability to answer questions via email or phone was great and that call to see how I was getting on between sessions made a real difference. I would recommend anyone who was in my position to go for it and use these guys and girl’s, you will have a great time as well as get the results you want.”
Yoram Halberstam (London)
“I have so far lost over 2 stone and gone from a size 22 to 14-16 so far and feel great about it! I love seeing results when we do the measurements and if I don’t then it’s just the kick up the butt I need to get going again and work harder. Mark is very entertaining and we have a great laugh. I was very nervous about walking into a gym but Mark making me laugh on the phone and in person made me feel more at ease to try new things and meet new people in the gym. I used a gym before but had no support and felt let down as they were not genuinely interested but now I know I have the support I need to tackle challenges, focus on my goals and can now get excited about achieving them. The initial first step is the hardest but getting the right help makes it so much easier. Mark understands me and is genuine, reliable, honest, easy to talk to and importantly humorous with it.”
“Before I started training with Mark I was frustrated with my work out attempts getting left to my own devices, I used to put my work first and was full of excuses which made me feel guilty, unhealthy and uncertain about my future. Even on the initial consultation I felt much better about myself and had a clearer way forward. I now make sure that I finish work on time, I have conquered my old excuses and now miss my workouts if I can’t make one. I feel more confident in the gym, the support is excellent and my fitness and flexibility is the best it has been for years.”
John Reynolds (Forncett saint peter)
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