"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
Sue, 61 years
I decided to have a personal trainer because I'd just retired and having finally got there, I wanted to be fit enough to enjoy it.
I took my time over choosing someone; watching how they inter-acted with clients and how they responded to queries and requests for help.
Watching Chris it was obvious that he loved his job, was highly expert, was super-approachable and nothing was too much trouble. So I took the plunge and I have never regretted it.
There are three things about Chris that make him stand out. Firstly he isn't a one-size-fits-all trainer. He listens very carefully to what I want to achieve, takes note of problems like my dodgy knees and builds a specific programme for me.
Secondly Chris really believes that keeping fit is a partnership. So he works with me to achieve my goals, monitoring progress and offering constant encouragement.
And finally nothing fazes him. I once asked Chris to help me get ready for driving huskies in Sweden; something that the first time I tried it left me unable to lift my arms above my head. He came up with a programme and I drove those huskies without any after-effects.
With Chris' help I am now stronger and fitter in my "silver" years than I've ever been so I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.