BS in Fitness, Wellness, and Health Promotion

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer


Chris has a background in song and dance after traveling with an international performance group called Up With People after high school.  He wanted to keep on dancing and to involve movement in his work, so he started teaching fitness classes. This pointed Chris toward getting a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in Fitness, Wellness, and Health Promotion in 1992.  He has totally absorbed himself in teaching and coaching all populations now for almost 30 years.  Chris is a 10-year competitor in the Iron Horse Race has previously sponsored Iron Horse Training programs at DSC. 
Chris’s training philosophy is in coaching people to achieve a highly functional mental and physical life experience that is largely pain free.  His training style is first focusing on proximal core strengthening and mobility to achieve a strong foundation and physiological balance.

Chris Grotefend