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About Chris

Hi, I’m Chris, and I am the founder of The Advocate Voice as well as the author of two top-selling books, Move to Improve and Nourish Your Nerves. I originally became a certified personal trainer & nutritionist to help others like myself who are affected by chronic, rare, and autoimmune diseases. Soon, however, I found myself helping people through difficult pregnancies, preparing for sports evaluations, transforming personal appearances, and much more. This led to what I now call Adaptive Wellness. Adaptive Wellness is a dynamic and personalized approach to nutrition and fitness. Tailoring wellness programs to individual needs, emphasizing functional fitness and nutrition strategies. Promoting flexibility, mobility, resilience, and overall vitality for a healthier and more active lifestyle.

My training philosophy

Fitness and nutrition should compliment YOUR daily life!

My training experience

My training experience began with my own personal health journey, and as I saw symptom improvement, I also saw improvement in my overall daily life. I used this as motivation to become certified and offer my services to help others live better, more functional lives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Issa nutritionist


Functional Fitness and Nutrition Specialist

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Delays, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Hamstring Issues, Headaches/Migraines, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Menopause, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Parkinson's Disease, Plantar fasciitis, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Stroke, Stroke recovery, Ulcerative Colitis

I've been attending physical therapy for over a year for my CIDP, but functional training with Chris is on another level. The personalized focus on functional movements has not only improved my mobility and balance but has also had a significant impact on my day-to-day activities

Rob S.

Chris is not just a coach; he's genuine, compassionate, and cares about my journey. The personalized attention to detail in my nutrition and workout plans has been instrumental in my recovery journey. I'm motivated, leaner, and more confident than I've ever been.

Donna D.

Functional fitness has transformed the way I approach exercise! I appreciate the emphasis on practical movements that translate into real-life strength and agility. The varied exercises and focus on functional strength have not only reshaped my body but have also given me a newfound sense of purpose. Kudos to Chris for understanding my unique needs and making my workouts enjoyable yet challenging.

Ashli F.

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