ABOUT COACH CHRIS

 

Train. Educate. Connect. 

These 3 simple words embody my approach. Train. This part is obvious. To be the best physical version of yourself, you need to train whichever qualities you choose to improve. It won't be easy. Nothing worth improving is, and training is only one part of the formula. Educate.  My goal with all of my clients is, ultimately, autonomy. I'm not a drill sergeant, nor am I a hand-holder. I am an educator. And I want my clients to learn what they are capable of being. Connect. Human knowledge and progress is a collective endeavor. I want to create a connection with my clients; I want my clients to create a connection with others; and I want to connect my clients with other health professionals in order to provide the best possible growth environment for everyone I meet.

My journey into the field of fitness and performance began in 2009 when I became a run coach for the New England chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Team Challenge half-marathon training program. As someone who has played a variety of sports and enjoyed engaging in physical activity since a very young age, I became interested in helping others towards their goals of living a more active lifestyle. As I navigated my own aches and pains and noticed similar patterns in others, I decided to dig deeper into the biomechanics of human performance. In 2012, I left my job to pursue a career in fitness full time. Along the way I have met and learned a great deal from many amazing people, both clients and colleagues, and my desire to continually learn about the full spectrum of human performance has only grown since. I care deeply about the well-being of everyone I have the good fortune to train. Here are a few of the reasons why clients have decided to train with me:

  • Keep up with kids or grandchildren

  • Train for road races from 5k to marathon

  • Train for long-distance cycling events

  • Compete in amateur downhill ski racing

  • Be able to enjoy rec sports (basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, etc.)

  • Train for challenging hikes (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Presidential Traverse (New Hampshire))

  • Fat loss/weight loss/body composition

  • Improve aerobic endurance

  • Continue rehabilitation from surgery after completing (sometimes in conjunction with) physical therapy

  • Reduce pain and improve daily function to be able to enjoy what they like to do

For more information from those whom I have trained, visit the testimonials page.

For more information on my educational journey, see below, where you will find a partial list of sources of information and influences.

If you'd like more information about training with me or to set up a time to discuss if we would make a good fit, email me at chris@coachchrismullins.com.

 

Continuing Education

Since officially becoming a full-time coach in 2012, I have amassed over 10,000 hours of hands-on training in the one-on-one, small group, and group class settings. Additionally, I see continuing education as a vital component to my growth as a coach. Below is a partial list of my educational journey. I share this with you to offer transparency about the path I've followed. It will be updated regularly as the journey continues.

2020

2019

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Cervical Revolution

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification

  • The Revolution: A Deep Dive into Anti-Fragility - Seth Oberst, Zac Cupples, and Pat Davidson

2018

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Myokinematic Restoration (2nd course)

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Postural Respiration (2nd course)

  • Robertson Training Systems Program Design Mentorship

  • Northeastern University Sports Performance Summit

2017

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Impingement and Instability

  • Robertson Training Systems Physical Preparation Summit

  • Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach

  • Fitness Rehab: An Integrative Approach on Rehab & Training - Mike Mullin

2016

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Integration for Fitness & Movement

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Postural Respiration (1st course)

2015

  • Postural Restoration Institute - Pelvis Restoration

2014

2013

2012

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer certification​

2009-2014