BS, CSCS, ACE-CPT
In 2010 Chris received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness Leadership. He spent his senior year working with individuals suffering from chronic back pain and studied the effects of strength training on Parkinson’s disease. Before joining the Empower team, Chris gained extensive practical knowledge prescribing exercise to adults over 50 in the UNCG HOPE Program (Helping Older Participants Exercise) as well as training other individuals with a variety of different physical limitations. His diverse experiences have given him a greater understanding of the ever evolving dynamic between our physical and psychological selves. These experiences have led Chris to use a variety of different approaches to help clients stay active and reach their goals. From seniors coping with chronic pain, to 20 year olds getting in shape for boot camp, Chris has used his education and creativity to develop exercise programs for a diverse group of clients. He believes in using exercise programs that safely lead each individual toward their goals without leaving them bored from repetition. Chris approaches exercise from a realistic standpoint and understands that everyone must discover what wellness means to them.
Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
With his free time Chris enjoys playing golf, running, and just being outdoors. He also likes spending time with his German Sheppard and loves to learn about American History.