If you're serious about getting fit, you should hire Chris! He keeps the workouts interesting and challenging. Every day is different, with the workout built with a purpose. And he challenges me to push beyond what I think is possible. Chris works with you to meet your goals - whether it's fitness level or weight loss - and doing in a healthy, sustainable way. He's is knowledgeable about how to get results but as important, how the body works to keep you from injury or resolve muscle pain. This non-morning person gets up several times a week to work out and it's because of the results I've seen and the energy Chris brings to each day.
“I have had the privilege of training with Chris for about six months now, and I feel this was the best decision I could have made. While I am seeing great results and changes because of the well thought out and researched training plans, what I really appreciate is the attention to detail and care that Chris takes into every step of the process, and not just with me but with all of his clients. Before getting into any kind of training, he performed a detailed FMS analysis to determine areas I needed to work on and improve. As someone who used to lift weights on my own, this seemed foreign and weird but this was extremely important for him to write up a specific plan for me. Shoulder and back pain that I would experience has been completely eliminated because he was able to see problems with how I would work out or I would tell him where I was experiencing pain or discomfort and he would have an exercise or stretch ready to go right then and there. And the nice thing is, when I am leaving after my workout or coming in after he is finishing up with someone else, I see the same detail and guidance with everyone he is working with. Chris' encouragement and engaging personality make it easy and fun to come work with him, even during the times where the last thing you want to do is exercise. He brings the best out of people, whether it be a one-on-one session or a group of four or five people together. He sends me texts during the day praising me on how hard I had worked that morning or how well I am doing keeping up my food diary. Or even to politely tell me I should reconsider that milkshake next time. He is the kind of person you want to show you can accomplish everything he throws at you, and he revels and shares just as much excitement in your improving results as you do. I am seeing great strides in not only weight loss, but overall strength as well. The exercises are fun, and he takes the time to explain why we are doing this specific exercise and what the benefits are. He will also always go through and show you how they are done properly, and that really shows how much he knows what he is doing and that he does it himself as well. I can't recommend Chris' work enough to anyone who is looking for, or even considering a trainer. You will not only get the results you want, but get to know a truly great person.”
“Chris is one of the best trainers I've had the experience of working along side. He is apart of a new generation of trainers that is not only concerned with strengthening the muscles but reducing pain and injury by training functional movements and fixing your areas of weakness. He utilizes his experience in collegiate football strength and conditioning programs and combines that with his drive to learn and master the intricacies of human movement to offer a great, functional workout that will kick your butt. If you are unable to perform an exercise he will have 3 different variations that will work around your needs. I am a chiropractor and I refer patients that need to stay pain free and he makes sure they do.”
Jeff Schwan, Chiropractic Sports Physician, ProActive Sport & Spine
“You will not find anyone better at what he does than Chris. I am constantly impressed by his deep knowledge, infectious passion, and complete dedication to his work and each client. Chris starts by completing a thorough evaluation of each client so that he can tailor every workout for each individual. He will help you work on both your weaknesses and build on your strengths. I am absolutely amazed at what exercises I can now do that were completely impossible for me just four months ago. Every exercise is carefully and purposefully selected. Chris' passion is contagious. He arrives every day with a great attitude ready to work. Every day he pushes me farther than I thought possible - yet always in a safe environment. I leave every workout feeling accomplished. It is great to start out my day with the positive encouragement and feedback he offers. I strongly recommend Chris. I only wish I'd met him sooner and could have learned what I'm learning from him now while playing College Soccer.”
I have been training with Chris for right at a year now and, honestly, that fact amazes me more than you know. See, before going to see Chris as a trainer, I never took time to invest in getting myself in better shape, nor did I maintain any form of exercise regimen, let alone work out with a personal trainer. Honestly, I sometimes doubted the value of using a trainer, as I didn't think they would truly invest themselves into my goals, nor did I think they could bring out that dedication and passion in me. I thought it might be a waste of time on everyone's part. So, when I initially went to Chris, I figured I would just to give it a try, probably not succeed, then return to my normal life.
However, Chris, and his dedication to his work has completely blown me away and has changed me physically, as well as mentally. He has truly taken a personal and active interest in understanding what my goals are in coming to him (getting healthy and getting in better shape) and has put his all into developing a plan that has helped me to push myself in ways I could never have dreamed of prior to coming to him. He has worked with, and encouraged, me not only in weight training and exercise, but also in developing healthy eating habits and developing a mindset that carries forward outside the gym environment.
While he has demanded and expected that I invest myself into my training, I still 100% credit Chris with being the reason that I have improved my conditioning, health and attitude. As a 30-something year old father of two, I have learned that working out is critical to my health not only for me, but for my kids if I am to be the father I want to be for them. His experience, education and approach to training has benefited me in many ways.
In the beginning, he assessed my condition (which was not good at all) and challenged me, but avoided putting me through so much that I would be turned off. From there, however, he has moved along with me, constantly pushing me to do more, without me ever feeling like he's taking it easy on me. He has helped me progress by constantly adding new mixtures of exercises and increasing the level of challenge, while maintaining a core approach to training.
With Chris training comes first but, acknowledging that, we have a blast during the training time and it's always a great way for me to start my day. Most importantly though, I've seen great results.
I'd recommend Chris to anyone looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable trainer who can make getting healthier and stronger a rewarding journey.
Thanks Chris, in more ways than I can express!
“I worked with Chris as a personal trainer in 2010 and I have to say, he is the best trainer I have ever worked with. His knowledge of physiology and biomechanics are fantastic and he uses this knowledge to help you get results. Chris quickly recognized and targeted areas that were limiting my progress and had led to some long term nagging injuries. I am now stronger and healthier than I have been in 20 years. In addition to being a great motivator, knowledgable trainer and a very personable guy, he also poseses some character traits that make him exceptional as a trainer: - He is reliable, always on time and has great follow-up - His workouts are well thought out and designed to help you reach your goals - He takes a personal interest in your well being I would highly recommend Chris as a trainer and always look forward to his workouts.”