Personal Trainer Boston Area

"Teach, Challenge, Evolve"

Accomplished Athlete + Proven Leader + Knowledgeable Resource = Your Coach

Imagine if every aspect of your fitness lifestyle was custom designed and hand delivered to you by a coach who guides you through every step.  Through years of training experience as well as endless research conducted during his doctoral program, Chris Johnson has created PROformance Training Systems.  A system for providing his clients with holistic and effective training.  

As a result of Chris' blend of sport and fitness experience with leadership knowledge, he is the choice as your coach.  Coach Johnson is dedicated to providing only individuals who are ready to radically improve their lives with a fully immersive coaching experience and support system to help them on their journey.  Every endeavor worth doing is challenging, but Chris is determined to make it rewarding and fun along the way!   He works primarily with over-worked and time-restricted individuals who are looking for proven results.

Over the years, he has consulted for such organizations as Runner's World Magazine, The Boston Globe, Whole Foods, The Sport Digest, WBZ, and NECN news.  Chris has also written PR Pace: Strength & Performance Training for Distance Runners as well as peer-reviewed articles in The Sport Journal.  Coach Johnson has also lectured courses including personal training, ethics in sport, sports for special populations, and sports facility and event management, and international sports management.  

Chris' doctoral and masters studies are in leadership and management and his undergraduate studies are in sports and exercise science.  During undergrad, he interned at Harvard University's Strength and Conditioning Department and ProActive Fitness.  He is also currently an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach, USA Track and Field, National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health, American Trail Running Association, and Road Runners Club of America.  

He has been the captain of both his high school and collegiate teams and qualified for the Boston Marathon numerous times.  His top marathon finish is 4th place overall (Hyannis 2009 & 2010) and half marathon finish is 2nd place (131 Boston Marathon 2010 & Cape Ann Half Marathon 2011).

Chris Johnson is a co-founder at Boston Strength and Conditioning, LLC and was the former Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and Assistant Cross Country Track Coach at Lasell College prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial dream of running his own sport and fitness business full-time.  Coach Johnson is also a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.     

All of Chris' clients are trained using his scientificly developed and proven training method PROformance Training Systems (TM).  


  • Doctor of Education | Sports Management with a concentration in Leadership and an emphasis in Sports, Fitness, & Health | currently pursuing
  • Massachusetts Military Academy 101st Regional Training Institute | Officer Candidate School | 2017
  • Masters of Science | Management with a concentration in Marketing, Lasell College, Newton, Ma.  | 2010
  • Bachelors of Science | Sports Science with a minor in Business Management, Lasell College, Newton, Ma. | 2009


  • National Strength & Conditioning Association | Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association | Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine | Performance Ehnancement Specialist (PES)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine | Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • International Sports Science Association | Specialist in Exercise Therapy (SET)
  • USA Track & Field Certified Coach (USATF)
  • Road Runenrs Club of America Certified Coach (RRCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist (CSN)
  • American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED
  • International Sports Conditioning Association | Kettlebell Certified (KC)
  • American College of Sports Medicine | Exercise is Medicine Credential: Level 1
  • Online Teaching & Learning | Lasell College

Awards / Recognition 

  • 2009 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Lasell College
  • Five Time Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Three Time Collegiate MVP
  • Collegiate Rookie of the Year
  • 4th Place Hyannis Marathon (Twice)
  • 2nd Place 131 Boston Half Marathon
  • 2nd Place Cape Ann Half Marathon
  • 1st Place Reach the Beach Relay (Team Racemenu/Mix1)
  • New England College Cross Country Course Record Holder (2006)



  • President & Founder | improve with Chris | 2006-Present
  • Co-Founder | Boston Strength & Conditioning, LLC | 2015-Present
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator | Lasell College | 2009-2013
  • Fitness Center Manager | Lasell College | 2009-2013
  • Master Personal Trainer | Boston Sports Clubs | 2009-Present
  • Faculty | World Instructors Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) | 2012-2015
  • Assistant Cross Country / Track & Field Coach | Lasell College | 2009-2011
  • Harvard University Strength | Coach Intern | 2009
  • ProActive Fitness | Personal Trainer Intern | 2008

Media / Spotlight

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