Why Choose Gym Noobs

  • Have you just joined or are you thinking about joining a gym?
  • Have you found yourself not actually knowing what to do, where to start, or how to structure your work outs?
  • Do you find yourself dithering between equipment, then spend most of your time on the same few machines?
  • Do you feel intimidated at the gym and spend most of your energy on trying to not look stupid rather than really getting involved?
  • Are you unable to step out of your comfort zone and really make a long lasting impact?

I totally get this, I’ve been there and the good news is it doesn’t have to stay that way.

These are just a few problems that Gym Newbies may encounter and we’re here, help you overcome them. If you are wanting to finally make that change and really learn to enjoy the gym and get optimal results for your efforts, then this is the place for you.

This is where we get you started and you finally make those long needed lifestyle changes.

lien-profile-gymnoobsHi, I’m Lien. Co-founder of

Tyrone had been my partner for 7 years. We lived totally different lives – he was a personal trainer and I was a restaurateur. Back in 2011 when I sold my restaurants I over indulged and put on a bit too much weight. More than I was comfortable with.

That’s when I finally paid attention to what Tyrone was doing. We didn’t have a full training plan, we just fit in a few sessions as and when we could. The sessions where a real eye opener. I would never have trained that hard, or trained in so many ways if I’d gone at it alone. I couldn’t believe how many times I needed to be corrected on basic exercises.

It just highlighted just how much I didn’t know about ‘being healthy’ and how misleading health campaigns could be. I was totally out of my comfort zone but I knew that going back to my old ways was not an option.

I signed up to a personal training and nutrition adviser course. I thought at least I could train myself if nothing else and perhaps it would build my confidence. As I waitressed through my studies I noticed that almost everybody had health, weight or fitness issues.

No one really seemed to know what they were doing.

They were trying low calorie diets, low carb diets, juicing diets. They tried running, they tried insanity and they joined the gym, but never seemed to last more than a few sessions, and I’m not surprised. Despite training to be a trainer I wouldn’t have known what to do either – Aside pay for a personal trainer!

I was lucky I was walked through the sessions and saw results quickly. So although I’m not In love with the gym, I certainly have a lot of respect for it, and, you cant beat that feeling you get after a good session.

Although many may not consider me as a gym newbie, I still do. I still have so much to learn and many techniques to perfect. But I’m happy if I can just make one other persons fitness journey as well informed as mine was and make it that little bit less intimidating.

tyrone-profile-gymnoobsHi, My name is Tyrone Bray and I’m the other co-counder of

I began life in the Health and Performance Industry when I started training in the Master Wong Fighting System. Taking only a short time to grasp the foundation of Master Wong’s Wing Chun System, I decided to train to become an instructor. With this decision made, I began training six and sometimes seven days a week in Jeet Kune Do, San Shou (Chinese Kickboxing) and Tai Chi both the health and combat aspects alongside the Wing Chun.

To compliment my Martial Arts knowledge, I decided to become a Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist and Nutritional Adviser in order to give me a better understanding of the body, how it works and how to effectively fuel the human machine for optimal health and performance.

My love for learning and quest for continuing improvement initially lead me to The CHEK Institute and I’m now qualified as a Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiologist Lv. 1 and Holistic Lifestyle Coach Lv. 1. It was on the CHEK Study Programme that I met Mark Buckley (founder of the FMA Strength Training Programme) and I have since completed both Level 1 and 2 as well as become a Mentor and official representative for the FMA Strength Training Programme in the UK.

I’m also trained in Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Analysis and the use of Mitochondrial Supplementation and ANS Nutrition to aid in the improvement of many health problems. HRV is slowly becoming the cornerstone of our practice because no matter what somebody thinks is going on with their body and how well it’s coping the HRV Analysis does not lie so we are able to tailor nutrition protocols, exercise intensity and frequency as well as rest duration all from the one test.

I also run my main Health Blog over at which caters for many aspects of health including, HRV, Nutrition, Martial Arts and Lifestyle to name a few.