Some of the feedback 'up&about' get from our clients...
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Chis recently coordinated and hosted our sports day at the Funky Owls Nursery and it was absolutely superb! Chris was fantastic with the children and was able to tailor all the activities to the ages and stages of all our kids, which ranged from 1 year to 3.5 years. They had a fantastic time, and so did the parents. We'd love to have him back again next year!
Thank you for the fantastic Boot Camp Party yesterday. William and his friends had an amazing time and I overheard one saying that it was the best party ever and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I will be recommending you highly.
Thank you so much for putting together such an amazing party for Rory's 9th Birthday party on June 11th. He had such a great time and all his friends said it was the best party they'd been too. How you managed to keep 13 8-9 year olds under control for 2 hours beats me, but you did it so well and they were exhausted by the end....well most of them!
I will definitely be in touch next year to discuss doing one of your other adventurous party themes, but in the meantime, thanks again.
PS Thanks also for dropping party bags round that evening - big hit with the boys.
Just a note to say that the boys had an amazing time being ordered about by you on Saturday! William has marked it as his best birthday party ever! We were so impressed with the set up, it totally surpassed our expectations. Only trouble is how are we going to beat this next year! Massive thanks Chris
Thank you so much Chris for an action packed birthday party! My son and his classmates loved it. Your energy and enthusiasm really got everyone involved. To keep twelve 9 year old boys interested and enjoying themselves for a whole hour and a half is an achievement in itself! The teamwork aspect of your energetic drills were perfect. I think that they would enjoy doing this every week. Oh and having your dogs with you helped to entertain my two year old as well! What more could I wish for....thank you!
Just wanted to thank you so much for the fantastic party you ran for Henry last Sunday, we’ve had so much feedback from the children and the parents that they absolutely loved it and several have already said they want to do the same for their birthday. It was different, active, well-organised and you were great with the kids. Henry said it was his best party ever.
We wish you all the best with Up and About, you deserve it, and we will certainly recommend you.
Had a Boot Camp party for 24 kids on Saturday and it was absolutely amazing! The equipment Chris had took our breath away and he managed to keep all of them moving and motivated for the full 1.5 hours with physical challenges, assault courses, team building exercises and evacutation drills with smoke bombs and grenades thrown in to build tension and atmosphere! It was a very wet day but the mud and puddles only added to the enjoyment. Highly recommend from 3 happy Mums & Dads and 24 dirty but exhilerated children!
"The 3 peaks challenge led by Chris was a great success. Chris is a very cheerful guide who is very encouraging all the time. He is very helpful to all of us, whether it be advise on equipment, or even lending us his own equipment on the mountains when we needed it. He also has very good knowledge of all the possible routes up the 3 summits. In fact, it was mainly down to him making excellent judgement calls on routes to use for descending and ascending Scarfell Pike and Snowdon, that our team made it back just on time. All in all, Chris was not only guided us safely through the 3 mountains, but he was also determined to give our team the best shot we had to crack them in 24 hours". Thanks Chris!! Man Yiu Wong, London
To all those reading this that are going to be attempting the challenge, Good Luck! There's nothing more satisfying than completing the challenge it really is quite surreal.
We are moving to Northamptonshire this Thursday so sadly won't be able to come to your bootcamp on Monday nights anymore which is a real shame as I really enjoyed them as you always made it so much fun and I never thought I'd be able to say that about bootcamp, Thanks again Chris..
Apart from being a good friend and a superb fitness professional I choose to do the 3 peaks challenge with up and about because of its outstanding value. I have been waiting to do this challenge for a long time and the one thing that has stopped me doing it until now is the cost but with up and about its a very fair price and well worth every penny.
3 Peaks Challenge 26/27 July. Possibly one of the hardest things I've ever done but also one of the best experiences too. We completed the challenge in just under the 24 hour deadline (traffic problems) with an amazing effort & last push up Snowdon & a bit of a cheeky 5k run along the Miners route to finish but having a brilliant leader & an excellent team to motivate everyone helped loads. I couldn't of asked for a better team. Liz, Chester
The Three Peaks Challenge was an absolutely amazing experience. We finished in 23 hours and 55 minutes. It was by far the hardest 24 hours in my life as it tests both your mental and physical dexterity! Believe me, you'll need plenty of both! To be honest another part of the challenge is the lack of sleep and the food. There's nothing like a home cooked meal so be ready to prepare your own. Stack up energy bars, juices and gels as it can make a world of difference when you're climbing providing boosts in both energy and morale!
Thank you very much for organising our 3 Peaks in 24 hours challenge! By completing the challenge we raised over £1000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust!
The whole weekend was a real adventure, exceptionally well run and prepared for and I look forward to booking some other activities with you in the future. Ialready have a number of colleagues lined up for an adventure weekend away later in the summer that we will hopefully confirm with you soon. Darren & Emma Surbiton
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the weekend 3 Peaks Challenege and a massive thank you for all your encouragement and belief in me, I really could not have done it without you, Aching quite a bit this morning but elated!!! Linda New Malden
I asked Chris to arrange a weekend away for 3 of us. The brief was to have a blast and to do so without it turning into an endurance challenge (we are after all getting on a bit!). Chris arranged all the transport and lodgings as well as providing all the necessary kit for gorge walking, rock climbing, surf kayaking and white water rafting. All four activities were awesome and made for a great weekend away. Chris's enthusiasm is infectious and he goes over the above to ensure that his clients really enjoy themselves. let's face it, these activity weekends are not without dangers but Chris starts each activity with a full and clear safety briefing before the fun begins, Well organised and a fantastic weekend was had by all...thank you!! Dean C, Wimbledon
“Loving Boot Camp - so sore after the sessions! But very worth it! Body Combat was easier today as a result!” Hayley Fittal
“Had a fantastic weekend gorge walking in Swansea, very supportive. Amazing experience, thanks Chris x “ Kay Mara
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Chris organised a fantastic party for our 9 year old son. From start to finish, it was full-on non-stop action for one and a half hours and the kids had a great time. Chris was brilliant with the kids, holding their attention for the whole duration (with an impressively loud voice!) as he and his helpers took them through various different activities, involving both teamwork and physical/mental skills. The kids had loads of exercise and masses of fun. I really recommend it. Mark Beck Richmond
Thank you Sophie for supporting me and ancouraging me to believe I could do it. Thank you Chris for your eternal optimism, knowledge, sounds advice, all the driving (I don't know how you done it!), and even for making me run at the end...!!! Thank you Darren for setting the paceto get our amazing time(sorry I held you up!) and for talking to Chris all the way back so he didn't fall alsleep, only sorry that I didn't get a chance to really talk to you... I could never catch you up! Thank you Emma for your laughter and brilliant games. Thank you Jim spending so long at the back talking to me and encouraging me when you really should have been leading with the young ones! Thank you Andy for being such a gentlemen, always smiling and even lending me your only hat when my hands were to cold to get my own. Thank you David for all the hours of driving and pots of hot tea to sooth aching bones. and finally... Thank you to Lola & Macy for providing us with boundless entertainment and companionship. what a team!!! Linda
“Had a Great time gorge walking last weekend! Would definitely do it again.
“Gorge walking was amazing with Up and About,
“Loving the boot camps ATM :)
Thanks for a top stag mate, thought it was brilliant and really grateful to you for organsing it!. Dave 'Berry, Twickenham
Hi Chris, Hope you are well. I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help and enthusiasm before and during the event on Saturday, We have had numerous comments singing your praises. We will make a point of mentioning you (up&about) in an article/press we do about the event. Many thanks again and if you are up for it we will probably do it again next year. Alan "Wild Woods Charity Day"
"Up and About is amazing!! Encouraged by my sister to join, I reluctantly did so. Couldn't have made a better choice. Chris is a very friendly trainer full of motivation. Each session is totally different from the last and is so much fun. I'm feeling the fittest I have ever been and loving the training Chris gives". Ren, Kingston