”Now 6 months in and I am injury free and back to being the best version of myself physically and mentally”.
” As a full time working mum, time is not always on my side. I had my own gym set up ready to go but no guidance as to where to start and the only thing I was motivated to do was to hit snooze on that morning alarm. The best thing I ever did was ask Chad to design a fitness program to suit not only my time restraints but also to help with nagging injuries that I had always just trained through not knowing any better.
Now 6 months in and I am injury free and back to being the best version of myself physically and mentally. The best part is the communication from Chad who checks in regularly, not only on the workouts but also sleep and nutrition, to make sure I am getting every benefit possible from the program.
Thank you for the program and your continued support Chad, no more snooze button for me (ok maybe once on a Monday 😉 ”.
– Rysha Masters
”Chad is meticulous when it comes to planning my training”.
”I approached Chad a few months ago with a specific fitness goal and rough deadline to try and achieve it. Chad put a program in place for me combining both supervised and unsupervised training sessions and I am really happy with the results so far.
Chad is meticulous when it comes to planning my training. I can clearly see how every workout, every movement has a specific purpose directly linked to achieving my goals. Constantly monitoring and tweaking my technique to provide the greatest benefit from all aspects of a workout, Chad seeks feedback “on the fly”.
If a movement is not producing the intended stimulus, he always has a backup plan to get you where you need to be.
I highly recommend Chad’s Individual Design and coaching services for personalised fitness training”.
– Jordan Isles
”I have lost weight and gained a better knowledge of what I’m able to achieve in my life”.
”I can honestly say that since I have been doing PT with you over the last few years, you have given me direction and guidance on achieving my goals.
I have lost weight, gained a better knowledge of what I’m able to achieve in my life. With Covid – 19 I have been able to move on from depression and stress focusing on our session. Meeting you has been a pleasure with so more to come”.
– Angelene Boschetto
”I have been very impressed, the app is great with demo videos for the movements”.
”I signed up with Chad (chief) for his individual programming (black ops 👌🏻) hoping to get some structure to my training whilst onsite, some motivation and get lean.
I have been very impressed, the app is great with demo videos for the movements, and the chief is always quick to reply to queries and tailors the programme to the gear available. Plus sending videos he can give pointers to tidy techniques up”.
– Dirk Masters
”All the goals I set out to achieve I have been able to achieve”.
”I started my individual design journey with chad as a month trial back in January this year and I haven’t looked back since.
All the goals I set out to achieve I have been able to achieve slowly but surely from weight loss to building strength in my core and other problem areas due to a twin pregnancy.
I love how specific the program is that chad writes for me weekly based on my needs and any pre existing injuries I also had Chads support through my journey so far has been above And beyond always checking in on me weekly and commenting on my progress.
He genuinely cares about the progress I have made and how my workout goes on the daily which means I have someone I feel accountable too and it keeps me pushing for the results I want 6 months working with chad has flown by and I’m forever grateful for how far I have come. Thanks chad!”.
– Jenn Johnson
”I have never felt and performed better, also losing 7 kgs and the best I’ve ever looked too”
”I would say I’m a fairly experienced athlete but still a new-by in the world of Crossfit. The last few years if I’m completely honest, I’ve been tinkering and meddling with my own training without any cemented goals/direction, constantly chopping and changing different training programmes without any real consistency to last longer than 3 months.
Chad’s own educational development into Opex’s Coaching Education: Individualised Design & Programming couldn’t have been better timing for me. To complement his own background over the last 10 years of being a Crossfit competitor and coach, we sat down as both coach/client but more importantly as mates who enjoy this fitness stuff, to discuss and delve deeper into what I wanted to achieve and our expectations going forward.
The “process” included initial consultation & testing, assessing strengths and weaknesses, movement, explanation of the training program/direction, injuries, nutrition and much more. Bearing in mind this was all during Covid, having to be creative with a lack of equipment, gym closure, zero training buddies, but we made/got to work.
It’s been 6 months and time flies, but the hard work has only been realised just recently breaking through a series of back to back personal bests weeks and bucket list movements once thought were hundreds of miles off, literally. There were a few injuries along the way, both old and new (that’s life unfortunately when your constantly pushing and challenging the body), but currently I can say I have never felt and performed better, also losing 7 kgs and the best I’ve ever looked too, even though aesthetics goals were not necessarily our primary focus.
Some accomplishments include: running 3km and 5km PB’s, confidence in kicking up straight into 5m handstand walk, legless rope climbs, strict gymnastics, improving and cleaning up my weightlifting technique and just my overall heightened sense of physical preparedness and awareness in any type of given workout. I know my capability, and it is endless. Chad would say: “that is was all me, and that I had put the hard work in.” and he would be correct, but that doesn’t detract from his hard work which goes on behind the scenes. Programming, listening to my feedback and giving constant coaching and feedback in return.
If you have goals in the functional fitness space and beyond, Chad is your coach. He cares about you being better, without any bullshit and he’ll do it with a joke and laugh. So get after it”.
– Ken Leembruggen
”In only two months I have already seen significant improvement in several movements; strength and endurance have increased significantly, and I have even come to love the assault bike!”
Since I was a kid, exercise has always been a fundamental part of my life. I have tried many different sports, but when it came to spending time at the gym, I would quickly get bored and feel that the workout had no real purpose.
Working with Chad and Fitness by Design has drastically changed this. Having an individualized program means that each exercise, including the number of reps and the amount of weight used, is tailored specifically for my goals and what my body can do.
Chad and I sat down and he went through my exercise history, the goals I want to achieve, and how much time I can spend in the gym each week. This is particularly important as a postgraduate in the last months of my candidature, as I no longer spend time fiddling around wondering what to do in the gym, and wasting valuable time.
Chad adapts the programming according to what I can fit in each week, including how long each workout takes. This means that when I exercise I can switch off, focus on each movement and enjoy myself, knowing that I can put all my trust in Chad’s programming. As anyone with a busy schedule, little spare time, and plenty of stress can appreciate, having one less thing to worry about is massive. And as someone with depression and chronic anxiety, I cannot stress enough the positive effect each workout has on my mood and general outlook on life.
Each workout now has a purpose; Chad explains why he programs different movements, and how these will help me achieve my goals. I have each workout available through the True Coach app, which has a demo video for each movement and where I can update my results. Through this app I also send videos of my workouts so Chad can send feedback, and I can message him with any questions.
In only two months I have already seen significant improvement in several movements; strength and endurance have increased significantly, and I have even come to love the assault bike! And all of this with just three workouts a week. Each month we have a face-to-face consult to make sure that goals are on track, and to see if any modifications are required. There are also regular re-tests to check baseline improvements over time.
I highly recommend that people give individualized programming with Chad a go. If you feel a little lost at the gym and not sure what to do, or feel stuck in a routine, or just curious about what this is all about, you have nothing to lose by trying it out. I know that thanks to Chad’s passion for fitness and helping people achieve their goals, I will finish the most stressful time of my life as a much healthier and fitter person than I was a few months ago.
– Lucia Clayton