“I’ve been training with Luke since Nov 2015. From the outset, I knew he was someone I needed to work with. His ability to ask the right questions, actively listen and then design and modify a program according to my goals is second to none. Originally I planned to train with him once a week but after the first session I was hooked – I train with him 3 or 4 times a week now.
Training with Luke NEVER feels like a chore. He’s incredibly well credentialed and always explains ‘the why’ behind the work we do. Above all else, Luke is an outstanding human being. Training with him is like hanging out with an old friend. The only difference is, instead of having a beer or coffee, you’re lifting weights and getting fitter.
And now for some stats to give this testimonial some cred… In 3 months I’ve increased my bench weight by double, my squat weight by double, and my dead lift weight by triple. But those stats pale in comparison to the improvement in my self belief and confidence.”
“Training one-on-one with Luke has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my overall life and well-being. I didn’t think it was possible for me to actually like training let alone love it, but Luke’s constant encouragement has been kind, firm and purposeful, and the passion he has is infectious and almost impossible to ignore. I feel stronger, more in tune with my body and really inspired to practise and build upon all the principals and techniques that Luke has taught me.”
“Luke is such a knowledgeable trainer who explains the more technical side of fitness and nutrition in a way that is easy to understand. I’ve really enjoyed the variety of exercises he has factored into my programs which suit my training goals, my body type and also my personality and preferences when working out. His experience and knowledge means he is well equipped & suited to help his clients with their goals no matter what end of the spectrum they are on. Luke is such a valuable resource who can answer & clarify any question I may have in regards to my fitness, nutrition and training. I have noticed more changes in my body in the short time I have been training with Luke at Lift then I had in the years before doing cross fit, where I felt I made little or no progress. Due to the structure of the programs Luke designs it takes all of the guess work out of training for me and my time spent in the gym is now more efficient and effective”
“Having trained at several gyms for years on my own and not achieving my fitness goals I was beginning to lose hope and drive. I decided to look for a PT that understood where my fitness was at, and importantly, someone I could trust and rely on to help me reach my goals. Luke is that PT! Luke explains the ‘what and why’ of my training to help me better understand my sessions and is always available when I have a question to ask. Training with Luke has given my gym sessions direction and focus and I am now stronger and fitter than ever. Luke is invested in my fitness as much as I am and backs this up with his in-depth knowledge and support that are second to none. Because of Luke, I am now training smarter (and harder!) and seeing improvements in my strength every week. Just as importantly, Luke has helped me get back my hope and drive as I head to reaching my goals. A big thanks Luke!”
“From Day 1, I’ve been blown away by Luke’s deep knowledge and passion for the inner workings of our bodies and minds. I’ve had other trainers in the past and he is clearly on another level. Luke has been a key ingredient in the management of my lower back issues. I would strongly recommend him whether you need rehab or you just want to reach your fitness goals.”
“I am an experienced gymgoer, with over 15 years of regular weight training behind me. I was looking for a trainer who could help to add to and build my knowledge further and to take my results to the next level. I came to Lift Performance to work with Luke specifically as he has a reputation for having a highly nuanced and detailed, evidence based approach to training and diet which is what I was looking for.
I have now been working with Luke for over 6 months and he has far surpassed my expectations. From the beginning I have thrown all manner of data at Luke, including blood tests for various endocrine functions, dexa scans, diet plans and injuries, and he has modified and tweaked my programme and diet to ensure that my body is working at optimum, to a level I have never experienced in a trainer before. With all these changes comes an explanation of his reasoning as well, allowing me to be part of the process. As a result, I have put on over 2kg of muscle mass and lost almost 5% bodyfat, which I am ecstatic about, and as we move into the next phase, I expect those results will only get better.
I would heartily recommend Luke to virtually anyone looking to improve their training, but I think experienced lifters who are looking to learn how to take their training, diet and nutrition to the next level would have the most to gain from Luke’s extensive expertise and learning.”
“After months of reading about lifting and resistance training but too intimidated to actually join a gym, I mustered the courage and called up Lift. From the first consultation, Luke listened carefully to my goals and tailored a training plan specific for me. As a beginner with no experience whatsoever, joining the transformation program was ideal for me, as I enjoyed the benefit of having Luke guiding me through each session four times a week. Being in a small group also meant that I could always ask questions, never feeling nervous or out of place at Lift. More importantly, the program gave me a solid foundation for life, as I was taught each lift safely with proper form and technique.
As a trainer, Luke is extremely patient and kind, but continues to bust my ass. I am six months into the program and we’ve already smashed some of my goals for the year. Thanks to Luke and the rest of the team at Lift, I am achieving things that I didn’t think was possible with my body and having heaps of fun while doing so!”
“What do you think about the gym, staff and facilities?
I have been a member of many gyms over the past 10 years and none of them have been anywhere near as good as Lift Performance Centre. The differences are subtle but very important; expert trainers, very high quality equipment, a welcoming atmosphere, and a focus on exercising – not vanity. The staff are very welcoming and the other members appear to be of a similar mindset. The music is not blaring, the layout is uncluttered, and best of all – no mirrors! Out of any gym I have been a member of, Lift Performance Centre is the only one I have enjoyed going to.
What have you achieved so far?
The transformation membership has been a very worthwhile investment. I started as an overweight and sedentary person who knew nothing about how to lift weights, and Luke took me under his wing as my trainer. Luke is not only a highly knowledgeable expert in all things to do with lifting, fitness, and health, but he is also very friendly (except when it comes to pushing out a few extra reps!). Now I am about seven weeks into it and I have noticed a big increase in my strength and lifts, as well as good muscle growth. My back pain is gone, and I feel that my mobility and flexibility has improved too. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the transformation membership to anyone who wants real results and can seriously commit to training at least 3 or more times a week. I have a long way to go yet on my strength training journey but it has been pretty amazing so far.”
“Working with Luke over the last 4 months has had a huge impact on my overall fitness. I suffer a bad back (as so many people do now days) and Luke has worked to develop programs over the time that not only help me strengthen and support my back, but also build muscle and lose some inches from my waist.
Luke’s in depth understand of nutrition, the human body and how it functions and his approach to instilling this information into his clients has given me confidence to not only hit each session pumped and ready to go, but also to head to the gym on my own.
Plus he has an awesome beard.”
“I enjoy training with Luke because he listens and tailors the program to my needs. Luke has got a wide knowledge of the fitness and wellness industry, which not only helps me in my training routine but in my day-to-day wellbeing “
“I’ve been training with Luke for approximately six months and have found him to be an excellent coach & trainer. He is highly attentive and always has the time to explain the theory behind the movements contained within his programming. Through his work and support I have markedly increased my strength and confidence around key lifts and stretches. “