Hello, I'm Chris von Frantzius! I grew up here in paradise and have always led an active lifestyle as a youth playing baseball, football, basketball, wrestling and power lifting. As so many of us do in this country, I let life's indulgences get the best of me. I put on quite a bit of weight in my mid 20’s topping the scales at nearly 300 pounds.
Luckily, and I say luckily as it was a pivotal turning point in my life, I was involved in a severe motorcycle accident that left me with countless injuries from head to toe. The Doctors told me that I would need numerous surgeries and skin grafts as well as extensive physical therapy in order to regain mobility…. However, at the time, I did not have health insurance so I dressed my wounds in Aloe, wrapped them up and went to the gym where I began my own rehab and weight-loss transformation.
I lost 70 pounds in seven months and was stronger than I had ever been before. This was amazing to me as I felt fantastic, re-energized and young again! I believed that I had found the fountain of youth. I now realized that I wanted to share this with other people so I began studying to become a fitness professional through the National Academy of Sports Medicine where I’ve achieved my CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certification. After working with people in this space, I realized that the majority of clients that I worked with had underlying muscle imbalances which put them at a higher risk of injury. So I studied to become a CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) to address these issues. As nutrition and fitness go hand in hand I also ascertained my FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialization) certification.
Something I pride myself in is program design and the ability to progress at a challenging, yet appropriate tempo based on each client for their specific goals. While utilizing corrective exercise to help such conditions as low back pain, shoulder impingement, plantar fasciitis or any kinetic chain check points and proper postural alignment leading to optimum performance of the human body.
I look forward to sharing my passion with you and helping you to achieve your fitness goals!