ACE certified personal trainer

About Chris

Hello everyone! My name is Chris and I became a trainer because I love to move, eat, "bio-hack", and share my passion and experience with others. While I was unaware of the term when I began my fitness journey, I have been "bio-hacking" for as long as I can remember.


I first earned a degree in Fitness Technology at Portland Community College, where I graduated on the Dean's List and was an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa. I then went on to study a BS in Sports Management: Fitness & Wellness at California University of Pennsylvania and plan to complete my MS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion: Nutrition & Applied Sport Science in the next 2 years. During this time I have earned a variety of training and coaching certifications and specializations that are directly relevant to the improvement of our health and will continue on my journey into the distant future.


A typical session with me is more than just a smashing workout, it's an informative and rewarding experience that moves you into relaxation, excitement, and returns you into relaxation so you are prepared to flow fluidly back into your day feeling accomplished and de-stressed. I like to call it mindful movement. You see, exercise is so much more than just burning calories or building muscle, it's an adventure that when done properly should complement and integrate into your life, not take away from it. One might compare it to the difference between a devastating addiction versus a healthy habit and one of my goals is to have you looking forward to the exercise experience from beginning to end so that you and your loved ones can see and feel a difference in you. That said, everyone is unique so individual experience may vary.


I've worked with a diverse group of people from teenagers to older adults and always look forward to the learning opportunity certain conditions may bring. Likewise, I invite you to welcome the mental and physical challenge of bringing it 100% every session!


Please read the statements below to learn more about my history and philosophy.


Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, First Aid/CPR/AED, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Specialist, HPI Human Potential Coach

Education

BS in Sports Management: Wellness & Fitness, AAS in Fitness Technology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Andropause, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Celiac Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Infertility, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Neuropathy, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress

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