Chris has been a personal trainer since 2004 when he realized the experience wasn’t enough to help others with powerlifting – he needed credentials. He enrolled in the National Personal Training Institute to gain the knowledge and certification needed to instruct others on their fitness journeys. He’s found he enjoys the endorphins and excitement he gets from knowing he’s influencing someone else to become a better version of themselves.
His training style revolves around the client and their ability to perform certain movements. Chris’s approach is uniquely very attentive to each individual’s needs and his specialty is core training. The core is the foundation of human movement, and without a strong core, the entire musculature is compromised.
His advice to anyone interested in personal training is, “This is the first day of the rest of your life; it’s not just a season but a lifestyle!”
Chris is also currently preparing two clients to compete in a local powerlifting meet. One of Chris’s personal training and powerlifting clients, Candise Dunnington, first started working with him after her knee surgery. He helped her work from stabilizing and strengthening exercises all the way to USAPL powerlifting competitions. She says, “I’m truly impressed with my body transformation since working with Chris. I’ve toned and lost weight without spending hours on a treadmill or elliptical. We did it all through fun-filled anaerobic exercises and of course “squats and deadlifts” for those powerlifters out there.”
Outside of MINT, Chris loves to cycle on DC’s many beautiful cycling trails, and his favorite restaurant is Filomena in Georgetown.
If you’re interested in training with Chris please email our GM Bresni (firstname.lastname@example.org).