Lifting Weights & Spirits in Balham

Building you up to be your best

Louise combines immense expertise with immense empathy for what you really need to improve your fitness and wellbeing, pushing you hard to achieve a sustainable not an impossible level
– Lord Peter Hain
I’ve developed a greater awareness of my body, I’m working out smarter and harder now as a result. This is next level personal training
– Laura
She works me really hard but we have a laugh which makes the process really enjoyable. I used to feel very self-conscious, particularly in the gym but I’ve gained confidence and for the first time in ages I don’t hate my body
– Izzy
I’m now far more focussed on how my body performs than how it looks but I’ve dropped 3 dress sizes. It’s a really positive experience. I’m hooked
– Katie
She has really understood my objectives and frustrations with previous trainers and designs workouts that I actually enjoy. I look forward to my workouts and our chats, I leave feeling so much better than when I walked in
– Michelle

Lou Knight

I’m not your typical personal trainer

I’m approaching 40, I have a naturally curvy body type and thyroid hormone issues. So, I fully understand the challenges that many people face in the pursuit of feeling happy in their body and how standard exercise and lifestyle strategies need to be adapted with age to continue to yield results.

I’ve learnt that fitness is so much more than purely the pursuit of aesthetics. It’s about feeling strong, powerful and comfortable in how your body moves and feels. However, if fat loss is your main objective, I’ve developed a method that will work brilliantly for most – as long as you are prepared to make a long term investment in yourself rather than looking for a quick fix.

We’ll build your body up so that it’s working and moving at its best, fuelling your metabolism to work optimally and sustainably, rather than depleting it. I’ll train you up as an athlete, shifting the focus to training for a sport, hobby or event. You’ll feel energised, more comfortable in your body and happier and more confident in everyday life.

Lou Knight, Personal Trainer