After working in the fitness industry I was deeply concerned about how often clients and members within the gyms I had worked at were mistreated – like they were just a number! And anyone who knows me from back then, also knows I often went head to head with management of those gyms going into bat on behalf of members that were being mistreated. I felt sick to my stomach, disheartened and not to mention, frustrated that this was taking place! It went against everything I believed in.
It made me determined to provide an alternative and do things the way I felt they should be done. Giving clients a strong, positive, yet compassionate community and environment where I could provide quality advice and train clients to achieve their fitness goals, knowing that they’re genuinely valued and cared for.
After working in the fitness industry for over 16 years I’ve learned a great deal from my clients, members and visitors – and my mission, as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Transformation Coach is for VFT to always over-deliver to help you with your fitness journey.
College of Health and Fitness: Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness – Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association – Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Advanced Personal Training – Personal Fitness Trainer
Fitness Leader Course – Fitness Gym Instructor
Fat Loss Leader Course
Medicine Ball Training / Paul Check
Exercise and Pregnancy
…And other courses along the way.
Ross Harrison has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and involved in the fitness industry since 1996. He is a certified personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, nutritional consultant, and has a BA in psychology from Grinnell College. He has also completed post-certification work in numerous areas including core conditioning, low back health, exercise (Swiss) ball training, exercise nutrition, and sports psychology.
Ross takes a holistic approach to health and fitness and believes a good program must address a variety of issues, including exercise, nutrition, injury prevention, posture, stabilization, and exercise psychology. He works to train and educate people of all ages to improve their quality of life through exercise and nutrition.
Ross is currently living in Austin, TX where he runs Precision Health and Fitness, an in-home and online personal training and consulting company.
Exercise and fitness has always been a part of my life ever since I was a little kid. From little league baseball to being a competitive track runner throughout high school and college, I saw all the benefits of being fit, and how it helped me in every aspect of my life. Seeing how exercise has helped me led me to becoming a certified fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise so that I can start helping people become healthier, fitter, and successful in achieving their goals.
There was only one problem: I was not a big fan of gyms! I’m not sure if it’s because I’m from New Jersey and gyms are filled with guys who spend half of their day working their biceps (think Jersey Shore), or if I didn’t like watching many trainers just go through motions with their clients, but one thing was certain, gyms were low on my list of places I wanted to be.
This led me to create Chris FloresFitness, an in-home personal training service where people can workout in the comfort of their own home. Whether someone wants to tone their body or prepare for a big race, I am with them every step of the way, helping them achieve their goals. For those who aren’t in the area, I also offer free fitness articles where you can find workouts, articles on nutrition, and tips you can use in your everyday life to become healthier!
Live healthy, have fun! That is my motto and that is what I will bring to all VFT members. I will provide you with fun and effective workouts you can do anywhere, with minimal equipment, so you don’t have to waste time driving to and from a gym. You can expect full body workouts that will work your cardio and your muscles at the same time, helping you become leaner and more energized in no time!