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My name is Chris Shingles I am currently a fitness instructor & coach at Empire Gym in Market Deeping. I teach Metafit at the Gym twice a week& am well known around the area. 


My passion is fitness & it is something that I have been passionate about for many years since I got into exercising. 


I got the passion when I was 28 (I’m now 36) when I hadn’t done any exercise & I was watching the London Marathon on the telly with my then 4 year old son. He said to me “Why don’t you do that Daddy?” And my reply was “Because I can’t run”. The look on his face was of disappointment & I wanted my son to look up to me & be the best role model I could be to him, so with that in mind I promised my little boy that by the time I was 30 I would be on the telly running the London Marathon.


I had to keep my promise & starter training, I was so underprepared as to how hard this challenge would be, as I had never done any form of exercise prior to this.


 I ran the London Marathon that year & then got ‘the bug’ and ran two more in 2013 & 2014. In these two years I raised over £4,000 for Children with Cancer & was one of the top fundraisers that year. 

Since then I haven’t looked back & became a qualified gym instructor 2 years ago & have been running my own classes at Empire. 


I have a passion for sports science & nutrition & am looking into taking my level 3 personal trainer qualification within the next few months.


Am I an inspiration……????


I believe that we are all inspired by something or someone, you just need to take that first step on your journey & who knows what you might become.

Ground and Pound: Shake – Train – Succeed

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