True Wealth Magazine – Feature Article (Published by Hardie Grant for NGS Superannuation)

Check out our most recent article featured in “True Wealth Magazine” this will be our 5th article for a fitness and health magazine,this interview was done from the UK,  find the link below.

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Personal Testimonials

Christine Atkins has been my personal fitness trainer since February 2020.

On researching her background at that time and then meeting her, I was reassured by Chris’s comprehensive experience in nursing and industry fitness training, and the recognition she has achieved via her many awards.

Chris invests a lot of time in keeping up to date in her skills and practice.  She ensures that my fitness program has the right degree of challenge and is regularly refreshed with new exercises.  She applies her anatomical knowledge to ensure that exercises are correctly undertaken to strengthen the body without stress.  My program has been targeted to meet personal goals of weight management and preparation for sporting activity (golf),  and Chris provides advice on nutrition and general health which complements the physical work.

I enjoy my workouts, and enjoy the challenge from Chris to get results and make continuous healthy progress from my weekly fitness program.

In my former career as CEO of Ampol and Caltex, and as Chairman of several large corporations such as CSR, Aristocrat and others, I have seen the value fitness plays in Health and Safety as well as general employee performance and life fulfilment.  I think Chris Atkins is a wonderful contributor to those objectives.

Ian Blackburne

It is with great pleasure that I provide this reference for Christine Atkins – Body and Mind 2000.

I was referred to Christine some 12 Months ago with a debilitating back complaint which caused major pain and affected my ability to carry regular day to day activities.

Following the programme prepared by Christine I am now in much better condition and have resumed all normal activities.

Christine provided and monitored a programme of stretches and Pilates style exercises which I am still using and find absolutely brilliant.

Christine has an extensive knowledge of exercise physiology and implementation and a full understanding of the dynamics of body movement. This enables Christine to prepare and implement targeted sessions which target problem areas as required. I found this appreciably better than most exercise, stretching or Pilates classes. A more focussed programme has led to better faster results, less pain and more flexibility.

Christine is a focused and committed individual with a sense of humour and the ability to connect on a personal level.

I find it easy and rewarding working with Christine and intend to continue into the future.

Should you wish to discuss and issues mentioned above please do not hesitate to make contact.

Yours Sincerely

Stephen McDonald

“My husband and I have been training with Christine at Body & Mind 2000 for 4 months.

We began with a goal of improving our tone and strength, and any weight loss that occurred would be a bonus! We have both found Christine to be a very professional, committed and patient trainer. She is focused on personalising the workout to suit the individual. Training for 1 hour each week with Christine has been amazing and resulted in some positive outcomes – we have become noticeably more toned, increased our overall strength, and have both lost some weight.

We have really enjoyed how Christine readily adapts your programme, ensuring your workout will suit your circumstances on the day. My husband and I look forward to our weekly workouts, excited for new exercises and challenging different muscle groups.

Training with Christine is no walk in the park, but the results are well worth the effort that you put in – luckily Christine makes the hard work enjoyable! The most important thing is that we both feel fantastic, and can’t wait to see the great results continue whilst working with Christine.” Helen





“Christine Atkins has been my personal trainer for 10 months now and I have found the whole experience to be fantastic. I was initially hesitant in commencing a fitness regime, but with Christine’s assistance I could not imagine it any other way. Her dedication to my fitness improvements have resulted in better overall health and improved self esteem.

Christine displays a perfect balance of toughness and compassion enhancing her client’s ability to grow and develop in line with their own goals & visions. The variety of programs along with Christine’s willingness to focus on particular client needs makes her service offering exceptional. With Christine’s encouragement I have recently undertaken a half marathon running program, and my completion will largely be testament to her training techniques.

I could not recommend Christine’s Personal Training any higher.” Sharny

“I have found it hard in the past to find a personal trainer that I felt comfortable working with. Working with Chris has always been very enjoyable; I never thought I would look forward to exercising as much as I currently do! Since I first began with Chris in July 2012, I have yet to miss a week of training. My body transformation has been incredible.

When I first started, I was unable to complete a single push up off my knees. With Chris’s patience, training and motivation I am now able to complete multiple push ups off my toes which, along with losing 9kg, had been one of my biggest achievements so far. I can be hard work to keep motivated and interested in training and Chris combats this with having a creative work out plan for me with each new session keeping me both entertained and excited about working out.

I feel through my experience with Chris that I have not only gained strength, abs and confidence in myself, but I have also gained a good friend who I look forward to seeing every week.” Bree


Phil commenced the program to shed the weight he was carrying and gained excellent results.
Now competing in Fun Runs and enjoying life.

Phil Before
Phil After

“Chris is the most dedicated, passionate, innovative trainer I have met. Chris is continually working on effective training with a personal touch. Chris is truly inspiring without being overbearing and is genuinely interested in the best outcome for each individual.” Jenny


“I have been coming to the gym for nearly six years and have enjoyed the exercise program set by Christine. It has improved me mobility and flexibility to a new level and has improved my health.” Peter

“Exceptionally professional trainer, careful through instruction on all equipment and its safe use. Equipment is always in very good condition. Chris is never too busy to answer questions.” John



Tony was fed up carrying extra weight so commenced the program to reduce his weight.
Now feels great and enjoys the things he loves to do on the farm.



“Chris is genuinely interested in the best outcomes for her members and goes out of her way to assist and advise. She is passionate in her work to improve the wellbeing of all members.” Russell

“I find that the Body and Mind 2000 has helped me become stronger and fitter and the personal attention from Chris is First Class.” John

“The personal attention ensures you stay focused on your goals. Chris’s approach means you feel comfortable no matter what level of fitness you are at.” Linda

“Whenever I come to the gym there is always a happy smiling face that greets me. Also there is so much personal work in that everyone is shown exactly how to use every machine.Emma


“My name is Ben and I am 25 years old. I am a qualified horticulturist and played rugby league back in school, with regular training.

Since then, I had done little exercise with no real training. I applied for the defence force as a rifleman, a lifelong dream of mine! I simply searched personal trainer in my local area (Cessnock and surrounds) from there my mother, sister and I met with Christine to talk about what level of fitness I needed to achieve.

I had 3 months to increase my fitness level and meet the army’s pre-entry requirements, which I did comfortably, without the support of Christine I wouldn’t have achieved this! Christine’s fitness plan includes cardio, strength and flexibility program tailored for me. An eating plan was put together. Sessions increased from 2 a week, to 4 a week, sometimes sessions lasting 2 hours, Chris was always flexible with her hours! She always gave me fresh ideas and new ways to exercise without having to use expensive gym equipment.

Christine was willing to go that extra mile, spending time with me to make sure I was stretching correctly; she always made sure I was comfortable, giving me the motivation I needed, at no extra expense!
Programs were balanced of upper and lower body, constantly changing routines so the workout doesn’t become repetitive, and workouts designs to suit my needs. Christine was always encouraging me to strive for my best and test my ability challenging me a step further each time.

Since starting with Christine, my attitude has changed; I am more conscience of self-well being and eating habits and has given me more self-confidence.

Christine is welcoming, friendly and easy going which makes it a more enjoyable workout!” Ben


“Christine Atkins has been a contractor with Health & Fitness Recruitment Australia since May 2017.

During this time she has worked with us as an Exercise/Nutrition Consultant at a client’s Health Expo and as a Personal Trainer conducting 1:1 sessions for a number or individuals at a workplace where she also needed to present at the kick off event.

Our clients have all given positive feedback regarding her work and we are glad to have Christine in our team of fitness professionals.
“Chris is excellent – a real local who worked with the participants well!”

Throughout her time with us, Christine has been very easy to contact and communicate with and is always very responsive to calls and emails.

We would be thrilled to have Christine work on many more jobs with us in the future & would recommend her service to businesses and individuals, alike.” – Health and Fitness Recruitment Australia