What Makes Dr. Johnson Stand Out?
I am dedicated to bringing you the most effective sports and exercise science. During my doctoral studies, I combined two research emphasizes. One in sports leadership and another in sport, fitness, and health science. This unique blend of mental and physical coaching gives me a coaching edge. Since I am trained to produce incredible synergy between an athlete's mind and body, I can keep you motivated and driven toward your goals.
My coaching journey began at Harvard University. Eventually, I was offered a Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator position at Lasell University so I coached there for three years before opening a studio in Wellesley. Years later, I would return to Lasell as a professor. During the same time as joining the Army as a Medical Services Officer, I relocated my studio to Newton where I have more space.
I have played sports my entire life, and am particularly proud of my running achievements, running a 2:49 marathon and 1:19 half marathon. My college team voted me Rookie of the Year and 3x MVP. Currently, I stay fit through strength training and a blend of adventure sports. I am also a firefighter, which encourages me to live live by the same principles I teach my athletes.
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How does Improve with Chris stand out?
What do I enjoy about personal training?
Excellence is my passion. “Always improve” is not just my motto but the way I live my life and provide the services of my craft. I enjoy the small things in my work, a child calling to say thank you because her father can join her on a run, a husband who smiles when he sees his wife in a dress again, and a businesswoman with the confidence to own a stage. It’s not only the improvement in exercise but the progress in life.
What should a client know about my pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
"Cheap work ain't good and good work aint cheap."
What is my typical process for working with a new client?
It depends on my client’s goals and personality. Every client is unique and every session depends on my client’s needs. I take you and your goals very seriously, only using the best and most tested science when formulating your plan. All of my clients are monitored online, to ensure sucess when they are not with me.
What education and/or training do I have that relates to my work?
I have a doctorate and 11 certifications including my CSCS (which is the gold standard). I began coaching at Harvard University before becoming the head strength and conditioning coordinator at Lasell College.
Why does Chris coach?
Passion = Freedom & Fitness = Freedom
What types of customers have I worked with?
Division I athletes, stay at home parents, C-level management, producers, actresses, musicians. I began by working with high level athletes and people recovering from injuries. Eventually referals expanded my reach to everyone.
What advice would you give a client looking to hire a personal trainer?
Experience & Match
What questions should clients think through before talking to personal trainers?
1. Am I ready to improve my life?