I am a London based Singaporean who is an architect in his early forties, frequently travels to Africa and Asia on businesses and I have been training with Chris Lyons regularly for the last 5 years, 3 times a week where possible.
I make it a priority within my weekly schedule to train with Chris at least once to achieve a balanced lifestyle and for health reasons. Due to my international work commitments and frequent travels, my work commitments have taken a toll on my personal health. Prior to my training with Chris I was often nursing my health during my off days which is not ideal as I would like to achieve a more balanced lifestyle between my professional and personal life. To this endeavour we have got the right exercise program and regime that is suitable for my time and commitment and generally I feel better and more positive in my personal wellbeing.
As fitness training is concerned I had no experience whatsoever, and i’d never been to a gym till I started training with Chris in my 40’s. Chris is incredibly patience and encouraging in explaining the purposes of the exercises. He would tailor a programme that is suitable and ideal for my commitment. We would generally have reviews of my fitness levels to address any impending issues or any future targets. The wonderful thing about training with Chris is his ability to explain my physique and fitness conditions based on my social habits and address shoulder and back aches and my tendency to hunch.
Since my early quest for health reasons we have moved to more exciting and challenging exercises as I gain more confidence and strength with my fitness and my physique. Generally I am not looking for body perfect or bulking up of muscles but a more holistic approach to physical training. At the moment I train 3 sessions with Chris over the week days and a session by myself during the weekends just to explore my fitness by myself. On a separate note I am incredibly prone to injuries and Chris’s method of training allows me to exercise safely to avoid any harm or injuries to my physique.
By consciously taking time out and by fully committing to a training program with Chris, I feel that I am more productive and in control in both my personal or professional life with the benefits of feeling less fatigue and more confident with my physique. Our training sessions allows me to reset my stressful professional work patterns and I always look forward to the next training session.
Personally I find Chris engaging with his firm believes and understanding of the benefits of physical training and that inevitability translates to his positive outlook, encouraging thoughts and can do attitude. His clientele as I have met at the gym is diverse from professionals like myself to elderly members of the community to future brides preparing for the isle, that speaks volume of his professional ability and experience.
Perhaps one could view training with Chris is more than therapy for the body but therapy for the soul.