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Brent Durran – Healthier Life
I started working as a Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor in 2003 and am now a FULL TIME Personal Trainer (and I just love doing this work)
My qualifications include:
• Qualified Certificate 3 Fitness Instructor
• Certificate 4 Personal Trainer
• AusSwim Teacher
• Nutrition in Sport Certificate
• Boxing Certificate
• Mediball Certificate
My experience includes:
• Coaching at Geelong Grammar
• AFL Football
• Weight Reduction
• I am currently competing in triathlons, marathons, ocean swims and fun runs.
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I started running for fitness 5 1/2 years ago. Never having been a runner or athletic in any sense of the word I received advice from running friends for how to get started and increase distance over time. However, after completing my first Half Marathon in Geelong in 2012, I started to have a few issues with severe muscle tightness and then injuries (a torn calf muscle among other things) and back problems that have been chronic since I was a teenager. This continued for a couple of years, and as a result I struggled with weight gain. I knew I should be doing more cross training to gain strength and give me more stability, but the gym is not something I knew I would commit to.
During last year I had noticed a number of posts on Facebook for Healthier Life Group Training, and noticed Brent’s positive attitude and encouragement to his clients. I thought group training would be something I would like to try. I discussed it with my husband Craig Walter as I knew he also wanted to improve his fitness and running.
My goal was to improve fitness and strength in order to combat my back issues and I have not only achieved this but so much more. I think it is the best thing we could have done for ourselves, no question. My back issues have settled down and I am now enjoying running again. I have lost 10kgs since following the Metabolic Jumpstart Program and I again completed the Geelong Half Marathon in April, this time with a 15 min PB! All of my running times have improved beyond what I expected in such a short time; 7 min PB for 5km and 5 min PB for 8km. I have now registered for the Medibank Melbourne Half Marathon in October.
Brent continues to encourage us to try new events and his positive attitude to set goals is conveyed to his clients; everyone is very welcoming and supportive, and age is no issue. I look forward to every session and the Free Sunday run which is a bonus.
As I get older it has become more important to me how I feel and I can honestly say I “feel” great and I want to feel this good for as long as possible.