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The Forge was founded by Grace Smith, purely offering 1-1 Personal Training in a private, custom built Strength & Conditioning studio. Grace is a Coach like no other, in just 12 months she lost over 100lbs….by herself! Grace went on to compete in both CrossFit and Weightlifting, winning Gold in every Weightlifting competition she entered. In early 2016 Grace retired from competitive fitness to dedicate her time to coaching others to find health and happiness through nutrition and fitness.

With a unique, in-depth knowledge of the struggle of loosing weight and how to overcome any barrier to achieve your goals, Grace is a Personal Trainer like no other, with proven results in not only transforming her own life, but those who enter through the Forge doors…

Weightloss Northern Ireland

Morbidly Obese

In 2013 I decided to change my life singlehandedly. I lost over 100lbs in 12 Months through learning about nutrition and being committed to regular exercise.

Overweight & Unhappy
Personal Training Portstewart

Strong & Confident

Through losing weight I discovered a love of Weightlifting and became a competitive CrossFit athlete and Weightlifter, winning multiple competitions in Ireland.

Finding Fitness
Personal Training Portrush

Dreams into Reality

After retiring from competitive fitness and weightlifting I founded the Forge in 2016 to pass on my unique knowledge of healthy weightloss and fitness for all shapes and sizes!

Founding the Forge


 British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

 KBT Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Coach

 REPS Level 2 Fitness Instructor

 Weightlifting Ireland Level 1 Coach

 KBT Advanced Nutrition for Health

Child Safeguarding & Protection Certificate

Why Choose The Forge?

It's Simples

I take the guesswork out of loosing weight and becoming fitter. I know from first hand experience how to help you achieve your goals without over complicating things. My Fitness and Nutrition Programs are easy to understand, you don’t need to count calories and you don’t even need any equipment for your workouts!

Proven Results

Yes I singlehandedly transformed my own life, but I’ve also transformed the lives of many Forge Team Members. People who have tried countless other Personal Trainers and weightloss programs. I know how to get results, and more importantly help you learn how to maintain your new body and confidence!

In Person or At Home

Personal Training in a private studio from a qualified Coach, with individually tailored workouts each week, which create proven results. Have a busy home life, with a career and family? Then our ‘Forged at Home’ program is for you. Follow our workout plan and nutrition guide when best suits you, in your own home.