Hi, I'm Keith ''Concrete'' Symes. In 2012 I hung up my chefs jacket and made the switch to Health and Fitness, starting out as a gym instructor. Soon after learning the ropes I was allowed to start taking personal training clients and assist in the running of group fitness classes. Enjoying training many people at once I decided to launch my own indoor/outdoor classes which included boxing, circuit and cardio drills. I create programmes for my clients to change their lives and create a better version of themselves. Thanks for visiting :)
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While still working in the hospitality industry, Keith Symes also began working as a Club Instructor at the YMCA in Christchurch. During this time Keith assisted in the day to day running of the gym and assisting members with their training.
Keith started taking Group Fitness classes and started building a membership base for Personal Training.
After working at the YMCA for just over a year, Keith made the switch to Personal Training full time over at Snap Fitness in Papanui. During this time he created a weekly set of Group Fitness classes, focusing mainly on Box-Fit. Concrete Personal Training made its debut and it was here Tim Morton was able to assist with the running of additional Group Fitness classes.
During 2015 as business grew, Keith was able to start incorporating his career as a Chef into the Concrete brand to further assist clients and friends. Keith and Tim also used this year to up skill and improve the quality of training they provided. Concrete Personal Training was re branded to become Concrete Empire Ltd. Towards the end of the year a gym became available to purchase. By December 1st Physical Sense had been purchased and renamed Concrete Health and Fitness.
Concrete Health and Fitness continues to grow as a locally owned and operated 24/7 gym. Running over 20 Group Fitness classes, working with an onsite Physio Clinic, a growing number of qualified Personal Trainers and providing a warm friendly atmosphere for everyday people. Concrete Health and Fitness prides itself on making sure our members feel at home within the facility and involved with the continued development and changes in the future.