Q&A with Ruby (35)
Why did you start personal training and wellness coaching?
My training had plateaued and I knew that I needed some advice in order to see some improvement.
What were your goals?
To do as little extra training as possible for maximum benefit.
Did you have any injuries or special concerns that you needed to be able to work around or improve?
Really tight calves
What changes do you feel that you’ve made?
Chris gives me the guidance I need to structure my training program. I am generally pretty independent with my training but he gives me the knowledge I need to push myself harder.
How do you feel now, compared to before you started your program?
I feel stronger, much stronger.
What sort of training have you been doing?
I consider myself a lazy triathlete. I basically do training so that I can eat chocolate with impunity.
How many sessions do you do each week?
I train anywhere between twice a week and twice a day. I like to be flexible with my training regime.
Do you train on your own sometimes? Or do you only do the sessions with Chris?
I do most of my training on my own. I just need a little of Chris’ advice on occasion.
How do you find the nutritional program and guidance?
He says “Don’t eat chocolate, don’t smoke and don’t drink”, I say “Don’t get preachy with me, Chris.”
What text message from Chris has made you laugh?
“I’m the funny one, I say all the funny sh*t.”
What line has Chris used during training that made you chuckle or roll your eyes a little?
Me: *eyes roll*
What are your favourite words of wisdom from Chris that have really struck a chord for you?
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Oh, no, wait, that was Yoda.
How has Chris helped or supported you with achieving your goals?
We have learned how to work together. He tailors his advice to suit the modus operandi of each client.
What part of your training program do you enjoy most?
Drinking coffee at the summit on a big ride.
What part of your training program do you enjoy least?
The part where I confess my sins of gluttony and excess and Chris gets preachy about it.
How did you find out about Chris?
I got a recommendation to see Chris through my gym because I wanted to improve my triathlon training and that’s his specialty.
Have you or would you recommend Chris to your friends and family?
Yes, I recommend Chris to my friends. Except I don’t like it when he’s booked out and I have to wait for an appointment. It’s a Catch-22.
What’s your next health and fitness goal and how are you planning to achieve it?
There’s this 70.3 that I’ve registered for. I’m using fear of failure to motive me. Also, Chris gives me lots of helpful advice when I ask for it.
How has your life changed since you started your program? How do you feel?
Before, I was all doom and gloom. Now, I’m all unicorns and rainbows. It’s pretty amazing. I’m sure it’s Chris’ magical influence on my life.
Any other experiences, thoughts or background you’d like to share?
The thing I appreciate the most about Chris is his background and experience. My respect for him has grown not just through my own experience in training with him, but also watching him work with other clients.
Thanks for sharing your experience Ruby!