I'm Chris Benn, a qualified personal trainer based in Shepherds Bush, West London. One day, mid-2015, I went up a flight of stairs and was out of breath. I thought to myself "this shouldn't be normal for a 25 year old" and this was the ignition to my fitness journey. I started exercising regularly and felt the benefits almost immediately. Late 2015, while looking for the next way to boost my overall health, I experimented with a plant-based diet. After just a couple of weeks I knew that this was the diet for me; I had tons of energy and while training for a half-marathon, I beat my personal best by minutes! By mid-2016, I had successfully completed the half marathon and a full Tough Mudder obstacle course. I was then introduced to bodyweight training by calisthenics group 'Spartanfam' and was amazed to learn how much fitter and stronger the body can become by using our weight alone!
After many months of research and experimenting, I have now adopted a mostly holistic approach towards my health and have never felt better. When the sense of "feeling alive" was restored, I then knew I wanted to dedicate my time and effort towards helping others to feel the same.
In 2017, I completed my Personal Training course and today I am a freelance Personal Trainer helping others to become fitter and more confident in themselves. I document my journey on Instagram for others to see that they can do the same. I am now determined to inspire others to become the best version of themselves and feel good for life.