President, CEO and Lead Trainer
"My own journey into physical activity and overall wellness began at the age of 15. My brother, Josh, introduced me to weight-lifting through a gym membership birthday gift. In my early teens, I was one of the smaller kids in my grade, maybe 5'2" and 120 lbs. I was heavily bullied and pushed around by my 'friends.' That was my driving motivation to never be picked on or bullied again. Within one year, I had grown to more than 6' and with the addition of weight-lifting and martial arts had increased my weight to 170 lbs. Needless to say, I've never been bullied again. I found that through those outlets and the more competent I became, the more humble and respectful I grew. This was only the first-step of my transformation.
Years later, I joined the Air Force as an Electronic Warfare Technician. The work was interesting but I was not passionate about it. As an avid 'gym rat,' my superiors began seeing my optimal physical fitness levels and approached me to become a Physical Training Leader. In that role I lead fellow airmen in physical activities such as flag football, basketball, weight lifting and endurance training. I also privately trained airmen who had previously failed their yearly mandated physical fitness tests and coached them to a passing grade.
Upon completion of my military enlistment, I traveled to New Zealand and Australia for what was supposed to be a celebratory trip. Instead, I suffered a gruesome injury to my dominant hand and was told by surgeons that I would never use my right-hand again. After arriving home, I began Occupational Therapy at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. It became my mission to prove the surgeons wrong. With six months of intense therapy, I regained 95% motor-control. It was then that I truly realized just how powerful the mind is over the spirit and body.
Since that time, I wanted to learn the true science behind achieving results that were considered medically improbable or even impossible. But what I found even more intriguing was that ones' true physical well-being was immensely impacted by their emotional state and strength of their will power more than anything. Throughout the diverse curriculum I studied at University of Illinois at Chicago (sports psychology, health coaching and motivational interviewing), I have successfully applied a scientifically proven method behind not only physical achievements, but more substantially, mental and emotional life changing transformations. And that was the birth of Three60fit. This life journey inspires me to help take my clients and bring them through a full transformation that celebrates 360 degrees of health."
Christian holds certifications in: * USAF Physical Training Leader * Crossfit Level I Instructor * ACE certified personal trainer * American Sport Education Program: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries certification * B.S. In Exercise Science, U of I, Chicago, Candidate * 18 yrs of MMA