Chris Flo (aka Chris Flores) is part of the GBT Team as an Animal Flow Master Instructor. When he’s not busy teaching the next group of certified Animal Flow coaches at workshops throughout the U.S., Chris can be found running his own personal training center, Flo Fitness, specializing in working with young athletes.
“I believe we never truly conquer anything. The concept of conquer is the same as the concept of mastery. You never truly reach it. The joy is in the pursuit. You can however conquer certain goals in life and once you have done that I feel it’s your duty to help others conquer their goals.”
Passion for Fitness Training
Chris’s fitness career began when he was just 15 years old, training his friends in his parents’ basement. He quickly developed a passion for training, drawing inspiration from seeing the positive changes training could have on people’s lives. After attaining his W.I.T.S. certification in 2001, he began his first fitness job working at Work Out World. From there he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Kean University.
Chris spent some time working at Bally’s Fitness, but found that the “big gym” environment wasn’t where he really wanted to be. His real passion was in helping athletes reach their peak performance, and he was able to pursue that through two avenues. First, he expanded his work with young athletes, becoming the Head Athletic Trainer at Westfield High School, a position he still maintains today. And second, in 2009 he opened Flo Fitness, where he focuses helping high school athletes reach their goals.
A Teacher and Mentor
Chris loves mentoring other young trainers and is always seeking out ways to share everything he’s learned during his 15 years in the fitness industry. He is a founding member of Next Generation Fit Pros, an education group that puts together seminars and networking events for trainers to continue their education and build their networks. He is also an adjunct professor at Kean University, where he teaches First Aid/ Injury Prevention and Personal Fitness. He is also a Clinical Instructor for Kean University, Montclair State University and Seton Hall University for their Athletic Training Programs.
Qualifications and Certifications
- 2008 Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Kean University
- 2004 Associates Degree from Brookdale Community College in Business Management
- 2008 – Present. Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- 2004 – 2008 Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- 2003 Certified by World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S) as a Personal Trainer
- 2014 CERTIFIED ANIMAL FLOW MASTER INSTRUCTOR