Comparison is the Thief of Joy- CB
Rewrite You Own Narrative – Make a Change
we are change makers
“As coaches we hope that our clients achieve their Health & Fitness goals. We hope they lose that weight, we hope they increase in strength and endurance or whatever their goal may be. But the greatest goal we have for you is that one day you will look in the mirror and say to yourself,
” I did’t realise you were so STRONG, I’m proud of you!”
One of the most important skills we can learn in life is to be able to sit in the discomfort of change and allow the process to help us grow into better humans…better parents, stronger partners, more fierce friends, have a stronger body, be in control of your own body shape & size through training & nutrition.
These are the greatest goals.
Losing weight is byproduct of this greater journey.”
I watched one of my closest friends transform her body and had to ask “how”!!!
Chantel and Christie set myself and my family on a path of fitness and health. Having been a serial dieter it was such a relief to finally be on a sustainable path. Having reached my target I now feel I can achieve more and I am very excited to keep going …. Not something that has ever happened before.
Thank you again both of you!
Fabulous journey with two fabulous ladies.
As a woman who was staring at the realities of middle-age while simultaneously staring at ever increasing digits on her scales I knew I needed help if things were going to change. As someone who has battled with weight and eating issues for decades I had started to wonder if I was beyond help but turns out, not so! Having Christie work with me has been truly life changing.
Her holistic approach has been deeply encouraging and transformative, and not just physically. Through her guidance and coaching both my mind and my body are being trained and brought to a much healthier place. And, as much as I love having lost 6kg, what I am most grateful for is the overall well-being I now experience – physically, mentally and emotionally.
I no longer feel as though my body is the enemy. I would encourage any woman who struggles with her weight, her health, or her relationship with food to reach out and contact Christie and the team.
I’ve been seeing Chantel at CWC for nearly 2 years now for nutrition and training.
My main objective was really just to tone up and lose a few kilos. I have always been active and healthy but was getting frustrated that I was not getting results.
Chantel is a very caring and encouraging trainer and you will get results if you follow her plan.
It’s been a great journey with Chantel, previously I had tried every diet under the sun – low carb, no sugar, paleo but with Chantel’s nutrition program I finally feel like I have the freedom to eat whatever food I feel like as long as it fits within my daily calorie and macro goals.
I really enjoy the weekly check ins with Chantel as they make me accountable and helps me stay on track.
I suffered an injury recently and with Chantel’s guidance did not put on any weight with basically very little exercise for 6 weeks.
This journey has exceeded my expectations, I feel confident and body positive and I have to say its changed my life for the better and I feel like I am in the best shape of my life.
I came across Claremont Wellness Collective through a friend who I saw was succeeding in her weight loss journey with no silly fad diet and eating a good volume of food. This got my attention.
I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life, I am 54 and have tried every silly diet you could think of.
I joined Chantel at CWC and I’m now well on my way to a 40 kilo weight loss, no unrealistic diets to follow , I am in control of what I want to eat/drink .
My journey with Chantel has been life changing, I wish I had met her 20 years ago.
I am so proud to say I am now fit, healthy , no longer taking blood pressure medication , the list could go on…
As a person I am now doing everything I want to do – the weight use to hold me back before but now no longer.
It’s an absolute pleasure to shop for clothes , wear those clothes and go out feeling the confident woman I have become.
I could not have done this without you Chantel Baker , you held my hand and showed me the way.
I am strong.
I have been involved with the Claremont Collective and Chantel since the end of last year.
I have often found gyms distracting and intimidating spaces to be in.
I wanted something more from just training in a gym with a trainer. After a certain age you have a lot of young people telling you to just follow the steps and you will lose weight or do this and you will build muscle. It made me weary even though I knew the basics when I wasn’t seeing results because of the other factors in my life including being over 50.
So little consideration goes into finding out about where a person is at in their lives and what stressors or emotional and other constraints they have to deal with whilst trying to lose weight and work out.
Where Chantel differs from so many other trainers is that she understands the mistakes, the misinformation, the stressors women are under and spends time creating a safe space where women can train and learn about reconnecting with their body and nutrition. She then gives you the tools to work with so that you can continue to progress and move forward toward your goals.
Chantel is the walking embodiment of understanding what you need to do to get results. You can see that in the way she has fine tuned her body and her skills as a trainer.
But it is in Chantel’s understanding of real women, I have found the add value.
Chantel takes the time to nurture you to a place where you can accept your body and where you are at and then work to make positive changes.
She guides you on the bodywork and mind and connection with nutrition.
I am grateful for the time we spend together
When I started with Chan back in July 2019, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine where that would take me. I had been training in the gym for around 6 months, having given up Martial Arts due to a foot injury. I had lost a little weight but had felt like the weight loss side of it had stalled, even though I was still training 6-7 days a week. I had no idea if I was eating too much, not enough, or what was going on. After a call with Chan, it became apparent that I was overtraining & under-eating.
Under her guidance, the weight started falling off and I could finally see what had been hiding under those excess layers. I remember Chan asking me if I’d be interested in competing in a bikini comp and I was unsure if that was something I could actually achieve. She said, “if I can shred you down to see what you will look like, will you consider it?” The rest is history!
I found something I loved… I thrived on the challenge. Loved the discipline & worked damn hard to build the body I had dreamed of. Unfortunately due to covid, my stage debut in May 2020 with the WBFF was canceled. Instead, I took part in a virtual show. We then set our sights on the October show. After reversing we went into a build with very limited equipment. Training in lockdown wasn’t fun! There were times where I lacked any motivation but knew the work had to be done. No excuses!!! Once again the October show was canceled. So found myself taking part in yet another virtual show. This time I place 5th and put forward a much better package than I had in the first show. This spurred me on even more… although, the way I trained, I knew I’d be more suited to the fitness category.
So… here I was, still determined to get on that WBFF stage. Time to build again!!! Chan definitely had her work cut out for her with Melbourne in & out of lockdowns, having to change up my programs to suit training at home!
In May 2021 we started my cut, 24 weeks out from the October show. It was a Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day! I remember it clearly because that night as I was finishing my steps off up & down the passage, music blaring, I was pulling out some dance moves & tore my calf. On the phone with Chan not long after it happened, unable to walk she said “if this is your Achilles, then prep is over!” I cried & cried… but I refused to believe prep was over. If there was a way to work around this injury I was going to find it & do just that… and that’s exactly what I did!!
Fast forward 15 weeks… prep was going well & I could definitely see the growth! But for the 3rd time, the show was canceled due to covid. It almost came as a relief as I knew I’d have to make the call to pull the pin in the next few days if the situation didn’t improve in Victoria. I knew the decision would be for the best, but I’m extremely stubborn & won’t give up on anything until I have seen it through. Chan, thank you for everything! You have changed my life completely & shown me just what I’m capable of. I wouldn’t have come this far without you… At the of 45, Im in the best shape of my life and will continue working towards that dream of stepping on stage.
Love ya xx