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Self Defence For Women

Tim’s workshop has provided me a great insight of defending myself in dangerous situations. It was comprehensive and easy to understand. Started with knowing nothing about self defence, I walked away with confidence of protecting myself in just 2 hours.

- Vikki Song

Tim’s self-defence class gave me the skills to be more confident in being able to protect myself as well as making me more aware of my surroundings and being able to read situations before they got out of hand. Thanks Tim.

- Jackie Stokes

I attended a Self Defence workshop for women yesterday. It was excellent!! I learnt so much and really enjoyed the whacking part of it!! Thank you, Tim!

- Kathy Campbell

Adults Fitness

More than just a gym! I would highly recommend Personal Strength to anyone who is looking to gain strength and confidence as well as to anyone looking to improve their performance in other sports.

As a distance runner, cyclist and dragon-boat racer, I had felt that my sport practices combined with my regular home conditioning were sufficient for my fitness and performance. I first went to a Personal Strength class simply for something to do with a friend and I have loved it since and have been going back on a regular basis.

Small class sizes allow for a good level of coaching and attention from the trainer and the atmosphere of the facility combines fun with purpose and intent. The gym’s motto of “better than yesterday” is evident through the progressive training and variety of interesting exercises, with a focus on form, proficiency and strength building rather than merely calories burned.
After just a few classes, I not only noticed an improvement in my overall strength and confidence but also in my performance in my other sports as well. Awesome gym, I highly recommend!

- Lisa Mah

Tim, thanks again for your demo yesterday afternoon on using the foam roller. I was always under the impression that as long as you felt OK (i.e. no sore points) then that indicated that the body was basically relaxed. Your simple demo yesterday has blown this particular perspective wide apart. I just had no idea that the body could so effectively hide stresses, etc.. Cheers!

- John O.

Great private gym! Tim is friendly and approachable and the atmosphere of a Personal Strength session is quite unique! His experience and knowledge is beyond most trainers you’ll meet meaning that you’ll always get value for money and far more attention than you would at a corporate big-box gym.

Tackling that big race or just wanna improve your physical wellbeing? Don’t wait, you’ll have blast and reap amazing benefits! Look forward to seeing you at the next session!

- Rocky Huang

Tim is a transformational coach that I have being training with for last 8 years. Tim uses the principles functional fitness that develops fitness for everyday life. Tim has taken the best of different fitness methodologies to develop his own program. Then scaled that program to challenge me a an individual. If you want a healthier and happier lifestyle then Personal Strength is worth checking out.

- Adam Davis

Great local gym with a very welcoming environment. I’ve been training with Tim for years and I have always enjoyed his personalised approach which helped me to achieve my goals. Tim is always very encouraging and makes each training session challenging, but rewarding.

- S L

Tim helped me turn around my health and fitness completely. After 27 years of inactivity, he showed me the way to a healthier, stronger and rewarding way of life, and all in such a short time. My hat’s off to you my friend.

- Chris Raap

Personal Training

Tim’s personal approach and genuine concern for my well being and progress is unique, and his advice on diet, exercise and mental/emotional balance means I enjoy a well-rounded health regime.

I have seen enormous benefits from attending FunFit and I have now made it a significant priority in my life.

I have been a client at Personal Strength for almost a year; I attend twice a week for a personal training session of 30 minutes each. In that time I have benefited greatly from Tim Brown’s skill and advice on how to get myself functionally fit and live an easier and physically stronger life. This means now doing things around my home and in life generally that require physical exertion with ease and enjoyment rather than with concern, physical damage and fatigue.

Tim challenges me every time with new and innovative exercises to test and strengthen and gain more flexibility in my body. Tim carefully tailors each session depending on my needs and progress, and also takes into account my stress, fatigue, and other personal health factors. This means that, unlike some other gyms I have attended, he avoids overloading me when I am fragile, and also creates a variety of exercises to keep me interested and motivated.

In addition, Tim is always full of encouragement and praise when I get through difficult exercises or sessions, but he is not afraid to correct me when I need it. He tracks my progress and has been able to show me through the performance numbers and graphs he keeps on my on how I have improved over time. This is great feedback and very helpful to see.

I highly recommend anyone interested in getting fitter and staying that way to see Tim at Personal Strength.

- Mike Godfrey

Coming to the gym has been one of the best things that’s happened to me. It changed everything. Before I was afraid to try because I thought I would fail.

Now I show up and you challenge me and I think I can do it and then say “What’s next?!” The super can-do attitude is now a part of life.

- Sarah McMahon.

Great private gym! Tim is friendly and approachable and the atmosphere of a Personal Strength session is quite unique! His experience and knowledge is beyond most trainers you’ll meet meaning that you’ll always get value for money and far more attention than you would at a corporate big-box gym.

Tackling that big race or just wanna improve your physical wellbeing? Don’t wait, you’ll have blast and reap amazing benefits! Look forward to seeing you at the next session!

- Rocky Huang

Dear Tim, Thank you very much for your support and training! The highlight of my week.

- Larisa Alexander

Kids Fitness

(Speaking about her son) “Oh yes – a great thrill for him as he tends to be the person who doesn’t stick with things and so never gets to the reward part. Well done you! As you have maintained the interest level.

- Kate Gilbert

I have been a competitive middle-distance runner for four years and I wanted to improve my strength for the longer distances. Personal Strength has improved my overall fitness, especially my upper-body strength, and has given me the edge.

Tim’s classes are always interesting and fun because each class is different and challenging. Tim shows me how to do the exercises properly and is always telling me to eat good food! My mum is so impressed with Tim’s professionalism that she now goes to Personal Strength too!
I also started Ninja Kids this year and my friends and I are enjoying learning how to keep safe while respecting others.

- Ele P – Aged 11

Sally & Tim, I just wanted to say a big thank you again for doing the warm up at our Walk-A-Thon. The day was a huge success and your enthusiasm, warm up exercises and music certainly got the kids into the groove of things. Thank you again.

- Jane Heap

Our son has attended Personal Strength fitness and ninja training with Tim for the past six years. Tim is a fantastic coach – blending deep knowledge of martial arts and functional fitness with a true passion for motivating athletes to achieve their best. Our son has gained strength and confidence in a really supportive fun environment. Personal Strength is excellent!

- David Cameron

Self Defence

There are many skills we can learn in life. I have found self defence training a value skill in my life. For me it more than the physical skills but the mental and people skills. Self Defence training has given me the confidence to speak up when I have something to say, to say the things that need to be said. Help me be the person I want to be. Thanks Tim keep up the training and awareness.

- Adam Davis

Tim was an excellent speaker at our local Gordon Area 24/12 Neighbourhood Watch AGM. He spoke about personal safety issues and self defence strategies.

- Julia Eagles – Neighbourhood Watch Gordon Area Coordinator

Thank you, Tim, for an interesting, useful and entertaining presentation. You came over as very professional, well-informed and easy to follow. Everyone said they appreciated your talk. You did a great job and I shall make sure other NHW groups know. Thanks indeed.

- Barbara J. – Neighbourhood Watch

Ninjas

Dear Tim, I just wanted to say how delighted/proud Eddie was to have “graded” yesterday. He was demonstrating various things to his father last night (while Andrew was trying to eat his dinner!).
He is really enjoying ninja and fitness classes. So thanks for doing such a great job with them.

- Tracey Coster

Apart from training adults, Tim is excellent working with kids and my 5.5yo son is always looking forward for his next Little Ninjas class. Kids classes are always fun, with a mix of games and various exercises teaching self-awareness and safety. I would definitely recommend Personal Strength to everyone.

- S L

My children have been going to Tim for over two years and they absolutely love it! I think that for boys to be able to defend themselves by learning how to avoid being hurt and also not hurting back is invaluable. I have been impressed by how Tim teaches them how to manage stranger danger situations. I would highly recommend Personal Strength.

- Lisa Marriner

Tim teaches my 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son Ninjutsu and they both love it. He teaches the ninja moves, protecting themselves, safety awareness and discipline amongst other things but above all they have fun playing games whilst learning. It’s good for fitness and self awareness and equally good for boys and girls – I couldn’t recommend an activity any higher than this.

- Charlotte Lee

Absolutely love Personal Strength! My son has been going for over 2 years now and loves it! Tim is amazing with the kids. He has this amazing ability to keep calm and order in his classes even when the kids can get silly and disruptive. Highly recommend.

- Bianca Jensen

MY CHILDREN LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! All three of my children (2 boys and a girl) can’t wait to get to class – they have never laughed so much while learning something that’s so important – I’m sure they don’t even realise how much they are learning. The knowledge they now have is amazing. I had one of them on the weekend implementing the skills they had learnt without even knowing (ie: how to fall to the ground and protect your head). Highly recommend.

- Vanessa Free

Very happy with all aspects of Personal Strength. Tim is brilliant with the kids and makes training fun. Highly recommended

- Darren L

Self Defence For Teens

Our son has attended Personal Strength fitness and ninja training with Tim for the past six years. Tim is a fantastic coach – blending deep knowledge of martial arts and functional fitness with a true passion for motivating athletes to achieve their best. Our son has gained strength and confidence in a really supportive fun environment. Personal Strength is excellent!

- David Cameron

My son attends the self defence course and it is the only course that I do not need to drag him over to come. Sensei Brown is very caring and patient but yet discipline and determined. The learning environment is very supportive and friendly towards anybody. I really recommend Personal Strength for all parents, it is so much worth it for your children’s self development.

- Dewi Hermanto

Discover Your Personal Strength

S L
UPDATE: it's been almost 5 years since I left this review. We're still going strong! I'm still training with Tim 💪 My now 10-year-old son is still doing Ninjas classes 👍 Great local gym with a very welcoming environment. I've been training with Tim for almost 2 years and I always enjoyed his personalised approach which helped me to achieve my goals. Tim is always very encouraging and makes each training session challenging, but rewarding. Apart from training adults, Tim is excellent working with kids and my 5.5yo son is always looking forward for his next Little Ninjas classes, which he started as a 3-year-old. Kids classes are always fun, with a mix of games and various exercises teaching self-awareness and safety. I would definitely recommend FunFit to everyone.
S L
2022-05-16
Neil G
Lovely atmosphere. It’s a great place to spend time with your child. Tim and his family are some of the nicest people you could hope to meet. It’s perfect for fun - plus introduces genuine concepts of discipline to youngsters.
Neil G
2020-10-30
Karen Wakil
Fantastic mix of fitness, self-defence and life skills in a fun environment. Builds confidence, respect and strength - both physical and mental - in the children. Highly recommend!
Karen Wakil
2020-10-27
Estelle Demontrond-Box
My boy really enjoys Tim's teenagers' fitness classes: Tim is very encouraging and motivating and has a good sense of humour! The class is very energetic and fun! Highly recommend!
Estelle Demontrond-Box
2020-10-16
Edward Kim
Tim always keeps the workouts fresh and interesting and was always committed to safety. Workouts were always challenging but catered to the level you were at. Never a boring session and looked forward to them always. Great community feel and music too! Only reason I'm not going anymore is because I moved to the other side of Sydney.
Edward Kim
2020-06-03
Ruth Hawkins
Both my 4 year old girl and 6 year boy absolutely love the classes. They've done lots of other activities over the years but there's something about being a little ninja that makes them light up and they enjoy every minute of the class.
Ruth Hawkins
2020-02-04
Michael Darcy
Great classes. My daughter loves them. They're a good mix of fun, fitness, knowledge and skills. An awesome find.
Michael Darcy
2019-12-30
Pablo Lillo
Very friendly people and staff, classes are fun and engaging!
Pablo Lillo
2019-12-25
Vfr Doug
My 6 year old son has been attending Mini Ninjas for almost a year and loves it! Tim is a natural with kids, he has the right balance of humour, fun and discipline to keep the whole class motivated and engaged. As well as having a great time and a good workout, our son is gaining physical confidence, self discipline and respect for others. Having trained in different martial art clubs when I was younger, I can see Tim has all the right qualities, values and knowledge you would want to be teaching our children.
Vfr Doug
2019-10-24
Zoe Jenkins
My son joined mini ninja class as a 3 years old. He has been excited to go every week. Tim is extremely good with engaging young kids with various activities. The whole lesson is filled with kids' joy and laugh. It's also great entertainment for parents to watch on the side. I can see my son has been improving in protecting himself with all the self defence actions he learned from Tim, which is very important for kids safety.
Zoe Jenkins
2019-09-26
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