Meet Aisling

Meet Aisling Daly – the newest member of team Lift but, for a lot of you, a familiar face; Aisling was Ireland's first ever MMA world champion and our first and only female UFC fighter. She made her professional MMA debut in 2007 at the age of just 19 and retired earlier this year, but has amassed years of coaching experience with full-time and recreational athletes in the field of MMA.
Aisling is Ireland's first and only female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a functional martial art where grade is based on performance in competition, personal skill and coaching ability – a ranking achieved after 14 years of training in the sport. In short: Aisling's not someone to mess with!

Aisling qualified as a personal trainer in 2014 and is dedicated to helping people achieve their fitness and health goals, with an emphasis on strength and functional movement.
Training, for Aisling, is about more than achieving aesthetic goals – although they're a nice bonus. It's about improving clients' health and fitness and showing them what can be achieved with consistency, dedication and determination.

If you're interested in training with Aisling drop us and email

Small Group Personal Training at Lift

We are now taking bookings for June. Starting on Monday, 5th June we're running a four-week programme at Lift. You'll get three one-hour group personal training sessions each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You'll also get one-on-one nutritional and exercise advice and support at every turn! If you're interested, drop us a email at - the four-week programme is €160. It's going to be a super small group and spaces are limited, so get in early to secure your space.

Tina's Fitness Journey at Lift Training Studios

What gets you up three times a week at 6am, get up early on a Saturday and radically overhaul what you eat? The answer is love. When I was first asked to write this testimonial I was super proud of myself but then I was worried. Worried I wouldn't know how to find the right words to express how much training with Niamh has changed my life...

Merry LIFTMAS From us all

Look at them in their wee LIFTMAS jumpers full of LIFTMAS cheer. There's a window into to a day in the life of Niamh, Maciej & Shauna this festive season. Right now they are busy decorating a tree with kettlebells (that's going to end well... ahem).

However, they wanted to say thank you to you all, it has been a pleasure for Niamh, Maciej and Shuana to help you reach your fitness goals in 2016. They and everyone at Lift look forward to contributing to your success in 2017.

Don't forget to check out the Lift website for our Christmas Class Schedules.


Lift in Lagos 2017 - Book now


Stuck for a Christmas present for someone you really love? Why not buy them – and you! – a spot on our inaugural Lift in Lagos retreat, May 6th-13th. You'll get 10 training sessions with Lift head honcho Niamh Fitzgerald, gut-friendly breakfast and lunch (and strict dinner guidelines!) and stay in 4**** accommodation in Lagos. There's an early bird rate of €750 going right now, secured with a €150 deposit. (Flights not included.) Interested? Drop us a mail – – to secure your spot!

Charity Event in Aide of Dublin Simon Community

More good news for December: Lift Training Studios will also be holding a Lifting Fundamentals workshop (with workout, of course) & nutrition Q&A in the studio on December 17th at 10am. Our trainers will be on hand to go through basic techniques and safety points for the essential movements of resistance training, perfect for beginners who want to learn to lift safely, or more established Lift-ers who want a reminder! The workshop is completely free, all we ask for is a small donation to Dublin Simon Community (for whom December is always a tricky month, so every little helps!). If you can't make the workshop and would like to donate, just let us know – we'll have a collection box on hand in the studio.

New Lift team member!

  Shauna Fitzgerald, Personal Trainer.

Shauna Fitzgerald, Personal Trainer.

Say hi to Shauna, the newest member of the Lift team! 💪 To celebrate her arrival on board, we're offering a #sixweekstostrong package to one lucky Lifter. You'll get two personal training sessions per week with Shauna, as well as two classes from Lift Training Studios' extensive timetable. To enter? Make sure you're following us here, on Twitter and on Instagram @liftdublin7 – and leave a comment below to let us know! The competition closes Friday at midnight, and we'll pick one lucky winner on Saturday – good luck! (And, in case you needed some encouragement, read how Rosemary Mac Cabe got on when she did the programme last year.)

New class, new trainer and a chance to WIN!

New to the site, we're going to be updating our blog each week with a look at what's new chez Lift.

This week, the big news is that Maciej, the newest member of the team, is adding to the Lift class timetable with a 6.45pm Tuesday evening class. The usual rules apply: bring plenty of water, and all talk of doughnuts is strictly forbidden! 

 Lift's newest addition, Maciej Luberacki! *waves*

Lift's newest addition, Maciej Luberacki! *waves*

You may also have noticed a brand new fridge at Lift (Niamh and Amy carried that up the stairs themselves, round of applause please), which means we're going to be stocking some consumables very, very soon. Don't be expecting chocolate milk or anything, but please let us know if you have any (healthy, clean) ideas of what you'd like to see lining those shelves.

We've also been celebrating our birthday in style: at the weekend, Amy brought in a delicious Paleo tart (if you missed it, you'll just have to wait til next year...), and we've also been running a competition to win a Six Weeks to Strong competition, worth €550. It closes at midnight today, so if you haven't already, get entering.

Remember – we have classes (almost) every day at Lift, and our door is always open (figuratively speaking). Drop us an email to chat about how we can work together today!

Celebrating One Strong Year in Business

It's been one strong year of business at Lift Training Studios and to celebrate we are giving one  lucky person the chance to win a 6 Weeks to Strong Package worth €550.

All you need to do is sign-up to our Newsletter on the competition page (just click here ;). When you sign-up you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription, once you confirm by Midnight on Tuesday the 17th of May, then happy days, you will be in with a chance to win. 

What's so great about this 6 weeks to strong we hear you say? How about we let journalist and stylist Rosemary Mac Cabe tell you. Read all about her fitness journey with us on 6 Weeks to Strong right here.

Our winner will be announced on Wednesday the 18th of  May. So go on what are you waiting for sign-up today! 


January For Free!

At the start of December we offered our members a chance to win January for FREE at Lift Training Studios. The competition was close, but we do have a winner! Congratulations Joanne Kearney you squatted, dead lifted and battle roped your way through December to  win January for Free here with us.  Now that's a great start to 2016!

Check out our updated timetable for 2016, all lunch time classes will start at 12:30. Happy New Year from everyone at Lift!

Six Weeks to Strong, Complete!

My, my, didn't the time just fly by since Stellar Deputy editor Rosemary Mac Cabe began her Six Weeks to Strong journey with us here at Lift Training Studios. But, look at her now, she followed the plan, kept strong, kept lifting and kept a positive attitude, it paid off! You can read her final blog instalment here

Hungry for all the other posts? Well why don'y you fill up on: week one, week two, week three, week 4, week 5 and week 6.


Six Weeks to Strong at Lift

   Rosemary  discovering what Power Pilates is all about.

Rosemary  discovering what Power Pilates is all about.

Deputy editor of Stellar magazines Rosemary MacCabe is taking part in our six week training programme: Six Weeks to Strong. Follow her story over on Stellar each week as she lifts, lunges and battle ropes her way to fitness here at Lift Training Studios. Read how week one went here. It's a very honest account and something a lot of you will relate to. As they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy. But in the end when you feel fit, strong and health you will be ready to take on whatever life throws at you.

Interested in taking up the Six Week to Strong challenge? Then drop us an email today.