Faces of City Ave – Chris Bradely, Vtrainers
Meet Chris Bradley, Owner of Vtrainers Personal Training.
Located at 21 Bala Ave, Chris has been providing personal training to this area for over 20 years!
The three words he would use to describe Vtrainers would be Great Affordable Training.
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How did you first learn about Vtrainers Personal Training?
I founded Vtrainers with another personal trainer in the year 2000. We worked at Bally Total Fitness and we wanted to start our own personal training programs for gyms all over PA and NJ. I’d travel to Chambersburg Pa and Edison NJ just for one client sometimes to get the programs rolling. We found that owners could get greedy and want to charge the clients too much so we started our studios where we had total control.
What is your role at Vtrainers Personal Training?
I own and manage our five personal training studios. We are always looking to grow!
Before working at Vtrainers Personal Training, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before I worked as a trainer, I worked in a movie theater. We could see all the movies for free and eat as much popcorn as we desired. I now hate popcorn. We once watched Independence Day starting at 11 pm on July 3rd straight into the morning of July 4th. That was a cool moment.
How has Vtrainers Personal Training helped you in your career development?
Being here for 20 years has taught me how to deal with people more than anything. I had to learn how to motivate. How to try to understand what people are feeling even if it isn’t how I feel or think. I think that’s a big problem today in America. If someone doesn’t agree with us we have little desire to try to understand their viewpoint and compromise. In this job wearing the hat of a trainer, marketer, and boss; I have to compromise daily.
What are 3 words to describe Vtrainers Personal Training?
The three words to describe Vtrainers would be Great Affordable Training.
What is your favorite part about working for VtrainersPersonal Training?
My favorite part of working here is that I love physiology and making people happy. In this job, I get to do both. It’s a weird combo.
What is your proudest moment at Vtrainers Personal Training?
The thing I find the coolest is that my daughter, who was months old when I started Vtrainers, now does training sessions for us when she’s home from college. She is the NCAA powerlifting champion, weighing only 100 pounds, yet people listen to her. It sort of comes full circle.
The worst gym moment was when I actually took a few days off and went to Maryland with the kids. A few clients and trainers went for a run and locked the door. When they came back the lock wouldn’t unlock with all of their car keys inside the building. We had to call a locksmith which took hours. Of course one time I took a few days off for the year I had to deal with that from an amusement park. I felt horrible.
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