In the lead up to the launch of our brand new studio locations in June, we wanted to celebrate some of our existing studio members and showcase how they mix up their training each week to keep them motivated.

Chris is a local to the Upwey area and a busy family man juggling 4 kids, his job as a UAT coordinator and his training. Chris and his wife Charmaine have been members at our Upwey studio for 2 years now and can often be seen in our Wellness studio doing a Pilates class together.

We sat with Chris to understand his training and what keeps him motivated:

“I train to be the best that I can be. As a young adult I was active but overweight and I had developed bad habits and unhappy with how I looked. Overtime, I have found that by changing little things with diet and lifestyle can really make a healthier and happier person.”

Chris is a man of routine! A normal week for Chris consists of running, 2 x Pilates sessions, 1 x Locker Room class plus a slower Yoga  class to ensure he gets enough variety to stay interested.

Chris’ typical training week schedule:

Monday: Depending on my mood (and the weather!) I will either go for a run or a reformer Pilates class.

Tuesday: 6am Hot Pilates for a good stretch.

Wednesday: Time for an endorphins fulled FIT50 Locker Room class

Thursday: Team running session with the Eastern Masters running club.

Friday: Rest Day! I get to enjoy a sleep in 🙂

Saturday: A sleep in and a restorative Yang Yin Yoga class to start off the weekend.

Sunday:  I usually try and make time for a long leisurely run.

Goal setting is a big motivational factor for Chris and he is facing the biggest goal yet by training to qualify for the Boston Marathon but rewarding himself is equally as motivating.

“What is the point of setting a goal if you can’t reward yourself? And I think a holiday to the US is a pretty good reward ”

Motivation can be hard when you train by yourself as there is no one to keep you accountable and also make it fun!

“I find exercise much easier and more fun by having someone to do it with. My wife Charmaine and I often train together and I have recently joined some running groups as we all keep each other motivated.”

“Success is not about winning, It’s about getting the best out of yourself”

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