My Road To Health and Wellness
"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, weightlifting 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 willpower more than anything. Throughout the diverse curriculum, I studied at the 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
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
18 yrs of MMA