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Chris Carvajal

What made you choose the IFPA?

I chose the IFPA because of the great reviews I read and also the professionalism they showed me in the process as I was doing my certification.

If you have taken more than the PFT course, what has been your favorite certification course?

I think in all the certifications there is something new to discover. Everyday I want to learn something new and all of them offer that.

How long have you been a Personal Trainer?

I have been a personal trainer since 2005.

What is your best success story?

Since I have a lot of clients all the clients are great experiences because you get to know them, as a person as well, not just “a client”. I had the opportunity to work with professional athletes, models, actors and your normal moms and dads. Probably my best moment was when one of my clients lost 120lbs … that was like touching the sky with my hands.

What qualities set you apart from other personal trainers? Education? Experience?

Well, I was a professional soccer player (played in Argentina, Germany and United States) so I definitely have the professional background and training as an athlete, also education is the key to success. I’m a neuro-muscular and massage therapist.

How do you envision growing your personal training business?

Just keep doing what I’m doing, expanding by having my own gym and then opening more branches. Helping as many people as I can to change their lives and put them on the right track.

What is your best advice to someone just starting in the business?

Learn, ask questions and ask again, this business is constantly evolving, way too much information out there to know it all. Start slow, no rush to build your business “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.

What are some adjectives your clients would use to describe you?

Energetic, outgoing, fun, knowledgeable and most important, great listener.

What made you choose a career in personal fitness training?

Coming from an athlete background I knew I wanted to be around it. Personal Training just fit in perfectly.

What aspect of personal fitness training do you like most?

I like every aspect, from the moment I meet you till the moment we “part ways”. To be a good trainer you have a few favorites aspect, to be a great trainer, you have to love and understand them all, so that you can guide your client to the top.