I am originally from Colorado and have lived in New York City for about. Growing up I stayed I very active in various sports including soccer, swimming, baseball, Tae-Kwon-Do, and football. I continued to play football through high school. During my sophomore year of high school my dad took my brother and I to work with a personal trainer on the weekends. This was my first real taste of weight training with a coach. I remember being really impressed with how fast my muscles were growing and shaping from just our once a week training sessions.
I moved to NYC in 2001 to attend New York University as a theater major. While in school, I kept working hard in the gym and continued to see progress. My freshman year of college, I wanted to challenge my body even further. My brother encouraged me to look into a 3 month body transformation challenge. During the program, I made a lot of positive strength and muscle gains and really reshaped my body. I enjoyed following a workout system and seeing the results from it, this style of training really got me interested in working out in a gym setting. Although I had reshaped my body and made strength gains, I still was did not have a ripped physique that I desired. I was curious to discover how I could reveal the muscle that I had gained. That is when I started doing more research on how nutrition and weight training went hand in hand. This is when I started my mission to achieve a more lean physique, I started paying attention to calories and logging my food which gave me a better understanding of what my body needed to be lean and strong.
Four years after graduating from college, I decided to pursue a career in personal training. I started studying for my certification through NASM while taking on clients at a well known fitness gym in NYC. Although, I was both nervous and excited to start working with people and the challenge that each person presented, I really loved the chance to help others start their own fitness journey. I loved helping others set goals and watching them achieve their goals through hard and consistent work.
Over the years, I have completed certifications in both Metabolic and Neurological Adaptations with Kettlebells through Kettlebell Concepts (KBC) and also became a Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. I have been training officially for the last 4 years, all the while continuing to learn and educate myself to become a better trainer. Along with working with clients privately in the gym, I also train clients online via an interactive distance training app. I have and still do look at training as a continual learning process whether you are newbie or a seasoned gym goer, there is always a next step if you are willing to challenge yourself.
With this in mind I try to help my clients understand the 'whys' and the 'hows' of performing certain exercises. I want my clients to have that mind body connection, not only do I want them to feel strong, but I also want them to have energy and look their best. I focus on how weight work, cardiovascular training, and nutrition all work together to achieve one's goal.
It is MY goal to help YOU build a stronger, fitter, leaner and more balanced body!
Train hard and believe in yourself - Chris