Chris is a native Texan from Fort Worth who joined Athlete Training + Health at the Arlington location the summer of 2017. He started as the Senior Performance Coach and recently got promoted to the Athletic Performance Manager and Internship Coordinator. The position is a hybrid between the operations and performance coaching sides of the company. His operations responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day items of the training center, community outreach, product strategic planning, and staffing. His performance coaching duties includes designing, implementing, and overseeing the training for all student athletes, program oversight for the Forever Athletes, coaching staff mentoring, and culture integrity. Lastly, his Internship Coordinating involves university campus presentations, intern recruitment, and teaching the on-site 12-week internship curriculum with his fellow coaches.
Chris has been professionally involved in multiple facets of research, health, fitness, and sports. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a Master Personal Trainer for 24 Hour Fitness in Mountain View, California. He trained a wide spectrum of populations from youth, geriatric, disabled, and active adults. From 2013-2015 he was a strength and conditioning intern at Stanford University, The University of North Texas in Denton, and The University of Texas at Arlington. At these respected programs he assisted the strength and conditioning staff with football, softball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, track and field, pole vaulters, and cheerleading. In 2016-2017 he served a dual role as an independent contractor and physical therapy technician for Sport Therapy in Lake Worth, Texas. During this time he was the on-site strength and conditioning coach for the clinic that implemented the Velocity Sports Performance training for both youth and pro athletes. His role as a PT tech involved assisting in patient care through oversight and execution of their prescribed exercises and modalities. The summer of 2016, he was the performance coach for the Chisholm Trail High School Varsity Cheerleaders. Lastly, in 2017, he was the assistant baseball coach for the Country Day Private School’s 7th and 8th grade boys teams.
Chris received his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2011. He began his Master’s of Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University in 2013 where he worked closely with the Army ROTC cadets researching the possible outcomes of their current fitness testing and protocols on performance. He then switched and earned his degree from A.T. Still University’s master’s program from 2014-2016 to gain a deeper focus on exercise physiology as it pertains to sports performance and conditioning. He has his National Strength and Conditioning certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, a Certified Personal Trainer, and has his Sports Performance Coach Level 1 from the United States Association of Weightlifting. He enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and five-month old daughter, Harper, playing sand volleyball, baseball, and from time to time Jiu-Jitsu.