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Hi. I'm Chris Barlics.​

Since 2005, I’ve been helping people over 45, attain and maintain their desired quality of life through fitness, so they can continue doing what they love, with the ones they love, without limitations.

I hold numerous degrees and certifications in areas such as exercise science, nutrition and psychology – including being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and a Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) from the National Board of Medical Examiners.

When I’m not coaching clients, I serve as the Director of Education of a hospital-affiliated fitness company. I am a speaker, blogger, podcaster and most importantly – a husband and father.

Chris' Latest posts


5 Overlooked Exercises for a Stronger Core

Having a strong core becomes increasingly important as we age. As the years go by, especially if a lot those years has been spent relatively inactive, our core begins to weaken – creating a cascade of consequences. Our back starts to hurt, our posture gets more “hunched,” our hips and knees stiffen and our strength

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7 Exercises to Help Reverse Computer Posture

The average person in the U.S. spends over 7 hours sitting at a computer. While, for many of us, this is unavoidable – it can wreak havoc on our bodies. Studies show that spending hours at the computer negatively affects our posture, causes stiffness in the neck, upper back and shoulders as well as a

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How to Find a Form of Exercise You Don’t Hate

“Chris, I really don’t like exercise. In fact, I don’t just dislike exercise, I detest it. I hate it. If there was a pill I could take instead of having to exercise, I would be the first in line.” That was what a client told me during our initial consultation a number of years ago.

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