The company began in early 2015, which blossomed from the desire to help others live pain-free lives. We saw the need to provide a solution for the market to provide classes that were in between mass group classes (1-to-many) and Personal Training (1-on-1) in terms of price and training structure.
Seeing that both the founders survived their accidents and thrived from Chi Seng’s training expertise, Valerie felt that it was their calling to get this out to others who could benefit from this; she considered that if she could get strong and fit even though she had existing asthma, eczema, scoliosis and a slipped disc injury, what more others who had less fragility than her!
So began the incorporation of The Brave Shapes Co., which began in Valerie’s humble home, where there was a large living room space with no sofa. Her 5 cats were the first batch of trainees’ companions and this community grew to what you see in the studio today. The name Brave Shapes was decided upon because they wanted to serve a community of all ages, shapes and sizes who were brave enough to take on the commitment of health and wellness through their lives, all the way into their silver years.
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We are committed to upholding a safe & honest space where our brave & beautiful community can be focused on transformative and holistic wellness. Our mission is always to provide the highest quality training & education while having fun.
WU CHI SENG
FOUNDER | CHIEF TRAINER
Chi Seng is a certified FISAF International Personal Trainer and majored in Film Studies. IN addition to FITNESS, He likes studying GEEKY STUFF and listening to good music. He plays the cello & the electric guitar. He is father to Puffy & 6 cats.
Jeremy is a Level 3 Active IQ and PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer. His study was in Business Administration. He loves TO READ non-fiction, sing & play the acoustic guitar. HE OWNS A CAT CALLED KITTY.
FOUNDER | PR & CLIENT MANAGER
Valerie is a Counsellor by training and her study was in Psychology & Mass Communication. HER SPECIALTY WAS IN ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. She LOVES THE movies, MUSIC and CHEESE FRIES. She is Chi Seng's wife after working hours.
BRANDING MANAGER | CONTENT CREATOR
JeffREY is a Professional Photographer by training. His study was in Systems Engineering. He likes reading non-fictioN AND BELONGS TO THE OLDHAM BREAKFAST CYCLING CLUB.
COMMUNITY MANAGER | SENIOR TRAINER
Jon is a certified FISAF International Personal Trainer and his study was in Biomedical Science. He likes to play computer games, THE BASS GUITAR & PRACTICES martial artS. HIS TRUISM IS THAT HIS WIFE IS ALWAYS RIGHT, & A HAPPY WIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE.
PR MANAGER (IN-TRAINING)
Puffy is PR Manager in-training and is concerned with the welfare and happiness of the community. He likes water bottles, ceiling lights and books that play music. HE ENJOYS MUSIC & DANCING TREMENDOUSLY.