As we mentioned, we had the judges in t’other day.


We’ve been short listed to the final 6 of the National Fitness Awards.


Which is cool.


They asked us loads of stuff about what we do at RISE.


Chatted to our ninjas about the awesome transformations they’ve had during their time us.


And spoke to some of our staff who were there.


Lukasz, for those that don’t know him, is a large, hairy (apart from the top of his head) Polish man.


Who many of our female members seem to have taken a shining to.


The judges asked us and Lukasz how he’d come to work for us.


And we explained that he was ‘working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when we found him’.


It was actually Costa Coffee in Macc.


But I prefer the ‘Human League’ version of the story.


Matt and I met Lukasz at the gym we used to work out of.


And, if I remember correctly, Lukasz said “You two are awesome. I want to be just like you. Can you train me up?”.


Or words to that effect 😉


So, Lukasz became qualified through our association with The PT RISE (we’re still taking on students, if anyone wants to find out more?).


And he started working with us and at local gym part time.


And has never looked back.


Similar story with Sally.


A client of Matt’s who liked what we did.


Got qualified and started working us.


And Toni was a member here who started doing our admin and has just finished her Level 2 Instructor course with us and will be taking session soon (well done Toni).


Pauline who cleans and does general stuff around the club is a long term member too.


Our staff are a huge part of what we do at RISE.


And it’s hugely important to us that they aren’t just here for a pay check.


They all have ‘come through’ our system.


And believe in what we do.


And live it themselves.


So, there’s a few purposes to this email.


To say thanks to the guys for helping us build what we have at RISE.


To let you guys know a bit more about them, how ever much you already know them.


And, most importantly, rib Lukasz a bit 😉


If you haven’t already been down, met the team and find out more about what we do, and our free ’20lbs in 8 weeks challenge’ then pop down to the orientation evening we have next Tuesday at 8.30pm – check it out at



Much love,


Jon ‘Picked him up, shook him out and turned him around’ Hall and Matt ‘Turned him into someone new’ Nicholson

He was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar | Macclesfield Personal Trainer weight loss gym

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.