I have spent most of my life moving. I participated in sports from a very early age and only recently stopped playing competitive sports locally. I understand personally how an injury can sideline or prevent one from moving. I have experienced road blocks in my personal fitness journey starting with an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear at the age of 15. These experiences have made me a great source of knowledge and an empathetic supporter. My interest in the field of personal training began with my family’s health history. I wanted to stop the cycle; not only with myself but others.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Ball State University and moved to Austin. I desired to learn more about how the body works. This led to earning my Master’s degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University. This program further developed my wealth of knowledge on muscle patterning, correcting muscle imbalances, and reeducating the nervous system to facilitate more efficient and pain free movement. With this knowledge I plan workouts based on each individual’s needs. I have been training since 1996 and have experience in training people who have with varied health issues and injuries.  I have obtained several fitness certifications including the National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, Dynamax Certified Personal Trainer and Rock tape’s FMT level I & II (placing me on their Rock Doc national listing).

I believe fitness is a lifetime endeavor and it should be accessible for all. It’s not only about getting in shape in the next 6 weeks but for developing and maintaining health 20+ years down the road.

Most of my clientele seek me out because they have joint pain. I love using my knowledge and experience to help get people out of pain, educate them on their bodies and assist them in reaching their goals in the process.

Chika Christenson