My name is Chris and I am a Master Trainer with over a decade of high level success in the Chicago Fitness industry. I have worked as a top tier Personal Trainer for FFC, XSport and Lifetime Fitness as well as a Program Director for Xsport. I have been an active contributor to many fitness publications as well as a successful fitness model.
But...the most important aspect of who I am is being a single dad to my amazing Princess. And as such, I know how daunting and sometimes overwhelming life can get. I know how it can suck you in and not let go for a while. I have been there and I truly feel that gives me an edge, not only in being sincerely empathetic to your reality and life, but also a solid and genuine understanding of just how difficult getting and staying in shape can be sometimes.
My training background began in the U.S. Navy and when I left, I know right away what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Spending the last 15 years with the great honor and privelage of not only seeing, but being an integral part of people reaching and exceeding their goals has been an absolute dream come true. I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Now I am taking my experience and making sure more people can achieve their goals without the time constraints, uneasy feelings and intimidation that tend to plague many gym goers. Consultations are absolutely free with no obligation so if you're looking to take that next step, improve your quality of life and health, look and feel better, message me any way you like.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Core and Balance
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Injury Prevention
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
BA in Exercise Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Bodybuilders, LGBTQIA, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Student-athletes
Medical Conditions Experience
Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Knee Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Sciatica
Chris helped me tremendously to get back in shape after a long break, he was very professional and informative throughout our sessions which were both varied and challenging. I also learnt a lot about the right way to train to activate certain muscle groups without injury and received advice on diet and nutrition.
I have been a client of Chris's for over 3 months now and while working with him I have lost over 30 pounds (I am a 33 yr old male with a peak weight of 300 lbs). Chris is a highly qualified, committed, no-nonsense trainer. The client relationship begins with a meeting to discuss your goals, motivation, eating habits, and lifestyle. Following that is a physical assessment where he will take all your measurements and gauge your overall fitness level with a series of physical tests. Training sessions begin thereafter. Chris is very knowledgeable and knows every conceivable exercise there is to know. I see him 4 times a week and every training session is completely different - no repeat routines. I have worked with him in a tiny residential gym as well as a larger gym and it is impressive how he can improvise and introduce variety no matter how limited the available equipment may be. More importantly, he stresses the importance of technique/form so that you not only get the most effective workout but also so that you do not injure yourself. He will not let you get away with poor form even if he has to keep reminding you. His overall approach is direct and results oriented so he is best suited for someone who is ready and willing to make lifestyle changes and can seriously commit to the program. I also mention this because Chris is selective about who he takes on as a client.
Where to begin...Chris is an amazing guy all around. He takes tremendous pride in all he does and makes it abundantly clear that he is beyond passionate about his clients and their well being. I have worked with Chris for about 5 months and have not only lost the 25 lbs I wanted to lose , but my body has some amazing shap3 and you can see subtle muscle tone everywhere. I have never been this happy with my body and while there are days I hate him for what he has me do, every time I look in the mirror, it's so worth it. Chris is awesome. If you're reading this, just hire him. Best decision you'll ever make.
Chris really redefined how I viewed fitness by choosing unique exercises that leverage multiple muscle groups at the same time. Previously, I exercised mainly by focusing on muscle group at a time. He constantly challenged me and kept each session unique (not repeated). I highly recommend Chris if you're serious about your fitness goals and want to achieve them fast!