WHEN it comes to grit and determination Mildura’s Chris Brown has both in spades.
He has faced plenty of adversity in his young life, but never one to be bowed, the enterprising young man has just opened a new business called ‘Fun and Fitness with Chris’.
As the name suggests, it’s all about having fun while you get fit, the latter being something Chris says is a must for everyone.
Earlier in the year Chris decided he would open his personal training business after his previous employment proved to be unreliable and not wholly satisfying.
“I wanted start my own adventure. To have a goal and a dream, and I thought it would be a great idea to establish my own business for all-abilities personal training – helping people get fit through exercise, and at the same time enjoying the outdoors by the riverfront,” Chris said.
His classes are structured to offer participants flexible options, and include one-on-one training or group classes, which can be half-hour or one -hour sessions.
Open to all age groups, the training sessions include sit-ups, stretching, short sprints, jogging as well as cardio and agility exercises, and Chris also conducts boxing training on Thursdays from 6.30-7.30pm. Fees range from $10 for a single 30-minute group fitness class, up to $50 for a one-hour, one-on-one personal training session.
Chris said he owed a debt of gratitude to his team of mentors who have coached him in how to set up and run a business. Without their assistance, Chris acknowledges, he wouldn’t have been able to establish his personal training business.
In order to go into business Chris needed to undertake a personal training certificate course, which he completed in Mildura.
“I did that through AIPT (Australian Institute of Personal Trainers) at Mildura Waves, and at the end of the course I gained my Certificate 3 and 4 in personal training,” Chris said.
To take part in the Fun and Fitness classes is easy. No special equipment is required, with Chris providing any that is needed.
“People just need to bring their water bottle, sweat towels, dress in their sports gear and runners and I’ll provide all of the other equipment, including exercise mats and the music!
Chris runs his classes down by the river at Nowingi Place and anyone wishing to know more about the classes can contact him on his mobile; 0400 810 620 or via his Facebook page: ‘Fun and Fitness with Chris’.