Chris Griffin pops the question to his girlfriend in today’s Bully.
Chris Griffin pops the question to his girlfriend in today’s Bully. Sharyn O'Neill

Who said the gym wasn't romantic?

CHRIS Griffin is the first to admit he's no romantic, but today he is letting the world know he wants to spend the rest of his life with Natasha Askin.

Forget the predictable candlelit dinner or the cliche Eiffel Tower back drop.

When Gladstone girl, Natasha, picks up The Morning Bulletin today she will also get the proposal of a lifetime.

"Being romantic is not my number-one attribute," Chris, a Gracemere police officer, laughed.

"But it's all about her, not me.

"She will definitely be surprised and happy I went to the effort."

And with Natasha due to deliver their first child any week now, Chris joked the shock might even bring on her labour.

"She's between 35 and 37 weeks," he said.

"I'm excited about starting our family together."

Chris first met Natasha two years ago when he started going to a gym in Gladstone where she was a personal trainer.

"I got free personal training sessions and they just happened to be with her," he said.

"I guess you could say she made the first move.

"Our first unofficial date was a 15km run and then we went to breakfast."

Chris described Natasha as "very loyal and friendly".

"She would do absolutely anything for anyone," he said.

"I love her a lot."

Chris said he was a bit nervous, but quietly confident.

"She's been putting the pressure on for a while now," he said.

Chris said he hoped to make the trip to Gladstone tonight to see his future bride.

The couple plan to move to Rockhampton soon.



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