One of the best things I have done is walk into the gym where Crystal was working and decided to take that next step in my fitness routine and be personally trained by Crystal.
I had been to a few gyms around Brisbane to learn Muay Thai and kickboxing but everyone who I trained with didn’t really seem to care all that much about me personally and my needs and goals. I wanted to improve my overall technique and really start to take this training seriously. After just my first session with Crystal I was amazed at how much she helped me to improve in my overall technique and was so impressed with her caring and helpful ways of training me.
I had only ever been trained by guys and I was skeptical as to whether she could push me as hard as a male trainer or as hard as I wanted and needed. Let me tell you don’t let her appearance fool you! She’s so sweet and nice but that girl can pack a punch! She has pushed me harder and pushed my body to its limits harder than any male trainer I’ve ever had. I found myself improving more and more after each session and learning so many new things every time. I finally felt like I was being taken serious and that she genuinely cared about my needs and goals and wanted to help me to improve my overall fitness.
If I walk into training and have had a bad day Crystal knows and she knows exactly what training we need to do when I’m not feeling my best. The training varies from Muay Thai/kickboxing to just weights sessions and boot camp sessions that really kick my butt. She knows me and my needs and changes her training to suit me. She knows when to push me harder and when to just step back and let me decide what I want to do.
Crystal listens to me and will do everything in her power to get me to where I want to be. She gives her all in every training session and believes in me which makes me want to train harder for her. She really does put the “personal” in personal trainer. Crystal has become more than just a trainer but also a good friend and there is never a day when I dread going into training. I get excited about going in for every session. There is nothing better than walking into the gym, seeing her smiling face and hearing her wonderful words of advice and encouragement when she is training me.
She’s an amazing trainer and an amazing person. I am so lucky to have found her and am so grateful for all the time and effort she puts in to making me the best that I can be.
Alice Little, 24 – ARMY
I started training with Crystal about 2 years ago and within that time, Crystal has helped me get into shape and train for certain events.
One event being Open Zones Netball. In a short amount of time Crystal boosted my fitness levels in strength, cardio and agility. During the weekend of the Zones Competition I felt great! I did not think that I would have been fit enough to play about 3 full games, each day, over one very full on weekend.
The other event is me falling pregnant AND training the entire time. Yes it was tough (on many levels), but if I can get up at stupid o’clock twice a week and train before work and attend boot camp on Saturday mornings, it must not be that hard and the results were amazing, which means anyone can do it and its worth it.
Below are some pictures of me during my pregnancy, which you will notice that I did not put on much weight at all. I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant and I have only put on about 9.5kgs so far.
With only putting on baby weight, it has made me feel good about not gaining more weight which I would need to lose after bubs is born and also made it easy to continue with everyday tasks, such as picking up something off the floor, putting socks and shoes on… It may sound silly, but with a growing a big belly, these tasks get harder and harder to do.
1 week to go!
Rhiannan & Maddison
Rhiannan Laughton, 27 – New Mum