“My core principle on day zero, as a trainer, was to influence as many people as possible to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle through training.”
With over 20 years of experience in the gym industry, Chris is a health icon, with massive credibility and is highly sought after.
His journey started as a Fitness Instructor, at Health and Racquet Club in Claremont, Cape Town. He took various classes and his popularity on the floor, while he was doing his practical hours, led to employment, before he had even qualified as a trainer.
Following a move to London for his football, he began Personal Training at Holmes Place Gym. His client based soared and due to high demand he decided to solely make it his career. With over 50 clients a week and an ever growing waiting list, he managed to train over 1000 clients during a 7 year stay there.
His reputation led to him being handpicked to train high profile clientele and he spent a year flying around the world as an activity coach and trainer.
In 2009 he decided to return to his boyhood city and lend his skills to setting up his own gym where he managed Personal Trainers. In this period, he built up a team of 20 trainers and a client base of over 300 people.
4 Years later he expanded his gym and moved into a multiple class format, so that more people could enjoy the experience. At it’s peak the gym had over a 1000 members.
Wanting to be more exclusive, he has evolved it to a much more niche product where he has a greater personal interaction with the clients, the gym is more result focused and alongside taking all the classes, he’ll also be leading outdoor fitness activities on the weekends.
He has a wealth of exercise knowledge, a huge sporting background, written and modelled for multiple health magazines, run online body transformation programs and organised various fitness events.
He literally is fitness!
“Pain is weakness leaving the body”Training Philosophy:
One Legion, One Philosophy, One Heartbeat … I’m crazy about training!! Training myself, training others, training others to train others….you get my point – I’m installing a training philosophy – Perform as Good as you look!! Training is a lifestyle and it’s an art to change pain to pleasure thus making an awesome physique a byproduct of what you love, enjoy and crave rather then the focus!! Too many people look at the end result as the primary reason for starting a regime, it’s short-lived, when you are there, you want more, it’s human nature!! Focus on the journey or challenge, this is where most time is spent. Find harmony, compete with yourself, not others, set yourself goals and achieve them. Motivate, support and encourage as many people as you can to start moving. The positives of exercise far outweigh the negatives. It’s not all about the exterior either – so be careful with what you put into your body to achieve those shallow results. A fitness revolution started along time ago: it’s the ability to bite pride and realize you have weaknesses which if addressed, will make you more efficient and bring about a physique and mentality you never thought possible. If you feel the need to get on a stage to be approved, then I can recommend a good psychologist. If you approve yourself and are happy with the person you are, I congratulate you. These are the people who will carry on the philosophy and find a much greater reward in their lives. INSPIRE, WE ARE HERE TO TEACH, NOT TO IMPRESS!!!
|Clean & Press||115kgs|
|1 Arm Snatch||48kgs|
|2 min Push-ups||148|
|Platteklip Gorge (up)||30:20min|