About Rage Fitness
Wellbeing Support in Chester
At Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group, our mission and ambition are simple. We want to improve lives and make a positive difference to individuals, communities, and towns across regions. A proportion of our services are delivered at our Rage Fitness Wellbeing Centre in Chester.
However, we also host a health and wellbeing platform. There, you will find a huge variety of health and wellbeing support programmes, which are available for everyone to access.
Additionally, our team has a sub-service – the Rage Fitness Academy. The Rage Fitness Academy offers training, education, and mentoring programmes. Through this, you can obtain national, recognised health and wellbeing qualifications and a mental health framework.
Furthermore, we help to upskill community residents and members of Rage Fitness Wellbeing Centre to become ambassadors. In doing so, you can support others physically, mentally, and emotionally.
We aim to produce a cycle of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing support and success.
My name is Craig Brown and I am the proud founder and owner of Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group.
I have always had the urge to help people. Whether that be in my attempt to be a long-standing Royal Marine Commando in the Royal Navy, or moving into the fitness industry in 2011. I believe I’m here to improve lives in any way I can.
I started Rage Fitness with a skipping rope and a pair of dumbbells. Now, we are helping over thirty thousand people a year to improve their physical, mental emotional wellbeing. We deliver a variety of services across the North West. I also believe we can always do more, be more and help more. With that being said, my Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group ambition is to have 5 facilities by 2025.
Furthermore, I’m excited to see what we can achieve together. Either by you coming to our fitness classes online or face to face, coming to one of our 20 services across the North West, or becoming one of our trusted and vital partners.
Trainer / Mentor
My name is Charlotte and I am a level 3 Personal Trainer (soon to be level 4) and fitness instructor.
I am a mum to Eva and live in Chester, and have spent most of my career in a leadership role in the retail sector. Developing people/teams and mentoring have been a substantial part of my career and it is what I enjoy doing the most.
Within Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group, I am the project lead. I can use my wealth of experience to develop programmes to support our community’s health and wellbeing. When working in the gym, I am a PT as well as a peer mentor. I love to support all walks of life to improve health physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Fitness Instructor / Mentor
Hi, I’m Katie! I am a level 2 fitness instructor/level 3 personal trainer. I have been working for Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group for 3 years now.
Before I started, I was on my own fitness journey to find myself. I am still on my journey and have achieved so much in 3 years. Now I want to help people with their own fitness journey and help them achieve their goals and improve their mental wellbeing.
Hi, my name is Sam, I’m the centre manager at Rage Wellbeing Centre. I have been part of Rage Fitness in one way or another for 3 years. I first started working with Charlotte at Live, where we instructed classes for adults and children with additional needs. From there, I started instructing classes from time to time. At the end of the last lockdown, I started to work in the centre full-time.
After 12 months of working, I passed my level 3 personal training course and I’m currently building my brand. I have recently been appointed as Wellbeing Centre Manager – a role I take great pride in.
My style within my personal training role is to push people outside their comfort zone. I aim to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, showing them that what they thought might not be possible actually is. Being able to take that into everyday life, that self-belief and confidence may prove extremely valuable.
We have an amazing team and a great community within the centre and everyone plays an integral part in making this the best wellbeing centre in the county.
Hard work pays off!
Hello, I’m Andy Milton. I have been passionate about fitness since leaving university in 2005, where I studied Fine Arts. I have been training and had an interest in fitness for over 18 years, but only recently gained my fitness qualification. I hope to turn this into a PT qualification.
I do love a challenge. The harder the better. I’ve done many endurance challenges over the years. Such as an Ironman, the 3 Peaks, and Ultramarathons.
I love talking about fitness and training. It doesn’t matter what you’re training for – I want to know. I’m passionate about my role at Rage Fitness Wellbeing Centre.
I’ve bounced back from a few quite big bumps in my life, and from my own experiences, I can offer an ear and a friendly chat if ever needed.
Hi, I’m Hayley! I am 36 years old and a very proud mum of two amazing kids. I am married to my best friend and childhood sweetheart of 22 years. I have a love for fitness and helping people and am strong in body and mind now. However, that wasn’t always the case.
Losing my mum at 14 years old to suicide, alongside so many traumatic experiences affected me in adulthood. I piled on weight. With that, my self-esteem plummeted, which made me isolate myself from the rest of the world. I didn’t want to be here anymore – I was so unhappy.
My journey started when I entered and won a competition on Facebook that Rage Fitness had organised. Even the phone call I received from Craig to pick my prize up sent my anxiety through the roof. I eventually picked it up and he suggested starting the gym, which I definitely didn’t intend on doing. I told him I’d think about it. A couple of weeks later, he got back to me. I said no.
He was persistent and contacted me again, so I booked an induction. It took me a long time to even walk through the door that day, but Craig was fantastic. He put me at ease and that day gave me a taste of freedom. It changed my life.
I vowed that I’d find myself again and make a happier life for myself and my family. Before I knew it, I was going 5 times a week. I lost 3 and a half stone in weight and felt fantastic! But that wasn’t enough for me. I asked Craig about the Rage Fitness Education Programme because I wanted to learn more. I’d finally found my passion. I was put on Programme and studied for my level 2 fitness instructor qualification. Within 6 months, I’d finished my course and passed.
Everyone at Rage has welcomed me with open arms. They’ve believed in me from day one and shown me so much love and support – it’s amazing. I now teach my very own fitness class and support classes with adults with additional needs, and support classes with school children. Additionally, I also teach a mobility class for people with limited mobility and disabilities. I enjoy every minute – I love trying to help people.
I’ve made so many friends on my journey and I’m so excited for what the future holds. I now love life and am a much happier, stronger woman with ambition. Watch this space – there’s plenty more to come!
Hi, I’m Hollie! I’m 37 years old and a single mum to three boys. I have been training for 8 years and it is a non-negotiable in my life for many reasons. Both for the physical aspects, but more so for the mental strength and post-workout feels it gives me.
I’m an active person with a massive love for the outdoors, and staying as fit and strong as possible. I am full of positivity and have a love for helping people, giving them a boost of confidence in all areas – especially on their fitness journeys.
Our team at Rage Fitness Wellbeing Group work with multiple demographics and abilities. We also have wellbeing partnerships with several organisations, including the NHS, Public Health England and other Government agencies.