Meet Your Trainer – Chontel Duncan


Each month on the Active Living Program we feature amazing Cardio, Strength and Stretch Trainers.

Here on MNB’s ‘Meet Your Trainer’ series, we’ll introduce your trainers each month so you can get to know a little more about them. 

Introducing your Cardio / HIIT Trainer for March… Chontel Duncan from HIIT Australia.




How long have you been a trainer?

6 years.


What inspired you to become a trainer?

From my own personal growth through health and fitness. I wanted everyone to experience what I had experienced.


What do you love most about what you do?

Being able to connect with like-minded people on a daily basis, I wake up loving my job and the positivity it brings into my life.


What excites you the most about the Active Living Program?

Being able to connect with a greater community, finally providing some of my HIIT workouts externally and having the opportunity to work with such an amazing brand.


Fun Fact!

I guess I loved exercise at an early age because I used to sleep walk as a child haha…

Half of my front right tooth is missing, I chipped it fainting onto tiles when I was a child holding my breath to try see how red I could go.

I once was at a party in Las Vegas when Joel Madden from Good Charlotte sat next to me and started chatting. It went on for sometime when he eventually said he played in a band, I went on to ask which one “Good Charlotte” he replied. I responded “can you sing one of the song,s I might know it?” he didn’t want to then his phone lit up and I saw Nicole Richie on his home screen. I quickly figured out who he was and couldn’t apologise more for my rudeness.


Favourite post workout snack:

WPI shake with glutamine.


Favourite workout tunes:

“SamDuncanHIIT” mixes on soundcloud


Go to motivation: (how do you stay motivated when times are tough)

I go through phases, when its good its great but when its bad I literally rely on my commitment to consistency. I’m big on routine and consistency, the unmotivated time barely lasts a couple of days if I stay consistent.


How do you Move?

100% HIIT Australia classes is my “go to”


How do you Nourish?

I am pescatarian. I only eat salmon and some white flesh fish though and am incredibly fussy on how it has to be cooked. Overall my diet is 80/20, 80% clean healthy whole foods & 20% relaxed. When I am chasing results (like after a pregnancy) I simply get tailored meal plans from our HIIT Australia transformation programs, which counts my macros.


How do you Believe?

I make being a good positive person just as much of a priority as I do eating, training etc… I try to make people feel good about themselves through bringing forth the little things like;

  • great service
  • a lovely outfit
  • nice perfume
  • hard work
  • wishing them a lovely day
  • waving
  • smiling
  • appreciating them



To find your local HIIT Australia class or to learn about their Transformation Challenges, head here. 

To see more and to follow Chontel on her Instagram adventures – head here!