Hi, Charlie here,
As a personal trainer, my passion is to spread the message that each of us needs to take charge of our own health and wellness, to focus on what we can do to prevent illness as we age.
I'm 59 years old, of Maori/Chinese descent, unfortunately we don't have a say as to what genes we would like. As with many people our cultural background has a huge influence on how we grow up, they then shaped our behaviours and lifestyle. My Whanau have had there fair share of illnesses through the years and I am not immune to the same health issues myself, but I have the choice like many people, to make these changes and live a healthier lifestyle and this has to start with being more active.
Exercise does not have to be serious just regular.
My last workplace tried to insist I take blood pressure medication.
In my 40's I noticed my upper arms and shoulder muscles seemed to be getting smaller and my gut getting larger, even though I eat fairly healthy and love to go for long cycle rides.
I've been involved with the health and wellness industry for many years as my wife is a kinesiologist and naturopath.
Over the years I have tried many diets (ways to eat), many herbal, mineral and vitamin supplements learning much about my body and ways of staying healthy without any medication and I've learnt to cook smaller, healthy meals.
Now we have moved from Perth to beautiful Christchurch I'm working alongside my wife in our Pain, Anxiety and Stress Clinic in Riccarton.
I want to work with each of you to improve your strength, flexibility and fitness, taking into account the need for functional movement, and good posture to keep you in shape being able to have a great life for the next 20 years (or even 30 years)
Look forward to hearing from you soon