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"My experience with training with Chris has been excellent. Chris is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge she brings to every session. Her easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Chris makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! She also places a high value on correct form with each exercise and always motivates you to push past your perceived limits to get results.
Thank you Chris, you’re amazing!!!!"
"Training with Chris regularly over the past year has been a game changer for me! My hectic life balancing a family and a career left me with limited time for taking care of me. Chris worked around my schedule and ensured I was fitting in my workouts. I went from struggling to run 400m to running my first 5km fun run. All along Chris was there challenging and cheering me on. I'm fit, had tons of laughs and learnt a lot along the way."
"I came to know Jim Winter as a coach on the recommendation of a trusted friend. I started with the goal of a half Ironman in mind, then with dedicated coaching, I was able to succeed at a marathon the following year and then Ironman Canada a few years later. Jim's unyielding energy, scheduled workouts and low key approach suited my needs perfectly. Jim has competed on many different international stages in both Ironman and ultramarathon races. He uses this irreplaceable experience to help motivate and understand his athletes. He innate ability to read when an athlete should push through tough/hard workouts and when to "shut down" a work out to avoid injury/sickness is what proves to keep his athletes successful with their goals and injury free. He is a fabulous coach and recommend him to anyone wanting to achieve success in their first multisport or single event distance, or wanting to win their age group. He has the knowledge, dedication and ability to help you attain your goals."
After an SI injury sidelined me for 12 weeks in 2012 I worked with Chris to rehabilitate my back. Chris provided exercises to strengthen my core, stabilize my back and enured I was using proper technique when stretching and rolling. Working with Chris, my chiropractor, and massage therapist I was able to rehabilitate my back and even went on to complete an Ironman a few months later. I put in a lot of miles training for triathlons and marathons but haven't had any reoccuring issues with my back. By continuing to do the exercises and stretching that Chris recommended I have stayed healthy and injury-free!!
"Coach Jim Winter helped me thoroughly prepare for my 3rd Ironman Canada (2nd at Whistler). I have read lots of triathlon training books, blogs and magazines but having a coach offers much more. It is the minute details that Jim and I would talk about during our training rides and runs. Things like how to be more areo while descending from the Callaghan Valley and into Pemberton, how to try to avoid running a longer marathon by running the tangents of the course, and how to mentally prepare for the always taxing swim start. I dropped 3 minutes of my previous swim time with only one individual coaches pool session (imagine what I could have done with more!!). I had the best bike portion after taking into account the missing km's from the previous year's race and the extra 8+ degrees of heat. I enjoyed our training sessions together and always fed off the incredible energy that he brings. Jim even surprised me on race day by showing up to cheer me on - that was incredible! Coach Winter is a superb coach has an incredible amount to offer any tri-athlete!"
"Chris has been training my daughter and I for several years now, supporting us to achieve our goals in a variety of activities. We have become stronger and faster athletes and, most importantly, knowledgeable ourselves about how to safely train and stay healthy. Chris has extensive knowledge on training athletes of all levels. She is a great communicator and an excellent coach!"
"I have been training with Chris for just over a year and her knowledge of training has helped me immensely. I have been able to train more productively and have seen huge improvements in my endurance and strength. I usually injure myself from over training and improper techniques but with Chris I've been able to not only remain injury free but also sustain a training schedule that fits into my life style. I recommend Chris as a personal trainer for not only entry level training but also for the seasoned athlete."
I have been training with Chris for about 2 years and have loved every minute of it...even when I hated it ;-) Her approach combines the perfect amount of endurance, weight and balance training and her motivational coaching makes me laugh and want to keep working hard! I enjoy training alone or in groups for that extra challenge, and find that Chris always makes the classes beneficial for all levels!
I'm sure on behalf of all the loyal trainees, I think I sum up the joy
of a FreeStyle Fitness session by saying "aannndddd ttiimmmmeeee..."
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