Chris Hallam – Personal Trainer
Growing up I stayed active as a three sport athlete throughout high school. In 1996, during a football game, I suffered a broken collar bone and a dislocated shoulder. Unable to finish the season I was forced into physical therapy for three months. The combination of the physical therapy and my growing interest in anatomy led me to pursue the benefits of strength training. Shortly after my medical release, I began incorporating strength training into my daily routine .After working out for several weeks, I was back playing basketball and football but unfortunately didn’t have the range of motion or the strength to throw a baseball anymore. Realizing the injuries would keep me from being an athlete in collegiate sports, I chose to take on a full time job immediately following graduation.
I took a position for a manufacturing company as a CNC Fabricator. The heavy lifting and repetitiveness involved with this position led to a lower back injury. It was during this time that I realized that this career path was not for me. While in rehabilitation for my back, I started exploring my options for a different career. Knowing that helping others had always come naturally to me, combined with my passion for fitness, I decided to pursue personal training. After researching different organizations and comparing certifications, I chose to sign up with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
Through ISSA I received my personal training certification. Putting the manufacturing position behind me, I started as a trainer at a local gym. I used the next three years to master the skills of personal training while building relationships with my growing clientele. During that time I witnessed many people being taken advantage of. I also learned how not to run a business. In October 2010, I decided to leave the large chain gym and set out on my own. The creation of EVOLVE Fitness Training soon followed. As the owner of this business I get to personally ensure that everyone has the tools they need to be successful and that no one is being taken advantage of.
Over the years it has been clear to me; personal training is not only my career, but my passion! I want to help as many people as I can, EVOLVE to their full potential! I personalize each workout to meet individual’s specific goals and needs. Nutrition consultations, unique workout regimes, body composition analysis, and wellness techniques to living an overall healthier lifestyle are just part of what my training and EVOLVE Fitness have to offer. Since receiving my ISSA certification I have also been trained and certified in: TRX, Kettlebells, Isolated -active stretching, and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Whether it is for the summer, an event, or for a lifelong change, everyone can use a personal trainer. With the combination of good nutrition, individualized exercise programs, and cardiovascular activity you will get the results you desire. If you want to look different you have to train different. Your time is NOW! It’s time for YOU to EVOLVE!!