The highly sought-af­ter Per­sonal Trainer of the Month award goes to Kris Miler from Christchurch.

New Zealand Fitness - - IN THIS ISSUE - Kris Miller

It is with plea­sure that I nom­i­nate Kris Miller for his pro­fes­sion­al­ism and un­der­stand­ing. Kris is a strength and con­di­tion­ing coach at Lin­coln Univer­sity near Christchurch.

I have been train­ing with Kris set­ting pro­grammes and guid­ing me through them since he started Red Shirt Per­sonal Train­ers, un­til his present po­si­tion as strength and con­di­tion­ing coach.

Giv­ing up the gym for a pe­riod of time, be­cause I felt that it was not do­ing any­thing for me, has not helped. But in De­cem­ber last year I found enough courage to ac­cept there was a prob­lem, so sought pro­fes­sional help from my doc­tor, di­ag­nos­ing de­pres­sion with all its chal­lenges.

Hav­ing worked with Kris be­fore, he helped me get enough courage to get back to the gym in Jan­uary this year on a reg­u­lar ba­sis of two days a week with Kris and one by my­self.

It has been with Kris’s help and guid­ance, as well as freely of­fer­ing time and sup­port deal­ing with per­sonal prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with de­pres­sion, that has given me the will and pur­pose to carry on.

With Kris set­ting pro­grammes and chal­lenges for the year ahead, su­per­vis­ing and giv­ing a great deal of en­cour­age­ment, as well as be­ing a good men­tor, I have set the fol­low­ing chal­lenges a 5km run, 10km run and the Queen­stown half-marathon.

Kris has been run­ning with me, set­ting cross train­ing ses­sions, run­ning pro­grammes, as well as dis­cussing diet to achieve the chal­lenges set. And af­ter meet­ing some of his other clients – we all agree he is both pro­fes­sional in his train­ing ethics and sup­port.

Kris has sup­ported me as he has other clients – he has been a coun­sel­lor that I am very grate­ful for.

Kris Miller, 26 Strength and con­di­tion­ing coach Lin­coln Univer­sity Christchurch

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