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Chris Keith is the most effective and inspiring personal trainer in San Diego. He is also the most knowledgeable and experienced 1 on 1 Personal Trainer in San Diego for Deconditioned, Beginner, and Intermediate Level Athletes. His list of professional accolades and credentials is extensive and spans over a 20 year career in the fitness industry. He has become one of the strongest endurance athletes in the world and his passion for health and fitness is unparalleled . Chris is very proficient in nutrition, flexibility/mobility, movement preparation, powerlifting and bodyweight exercise for athletic development. His approach is the best approach for taking a beginner or intermediate athlete to an advanced or elite level. His programming can also be for the de-conditioned or beginner athlete but the individual’s pre-existing conditions must be addressed, and the laws of progression must be adhered to and followed at all times for safe and healthy progression. Featured on NBC’s Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda and Inside Edition for his chiseled physique, he maintains 6% body fat year round. He was Voted Best Personal Trainer in San Diego by numerous publications and continues to be a local fitness celebrity and advisor to the local media on health and fitness related issues. Chris started learning about fitness at a very early age and has been hooked ever since. He was first certified as a personal trainer in 1994 before being honorably discharged from the military and has been working as a professional personal fitness trainer in San Diego since 1995.

Experience and Credentials

  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by San Diego Magazine
  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by Ranch & Coast Magazine
  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by San Diego Uptown News
  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by 944 Magazine
  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by The GLT News Weekly
  • Voted BEST Personal Trainer by The Mission Valley News
  • Olympic Weightlifting Course with Mike Burgener
  • Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with US Olympian Chad Vaughn
  • Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics
  • Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with US National Champion Mike Cerbus
  • USA Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach with Bob Takano
  • Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with Diane Fu
  • Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with Edgar and Evelyn Hernandez
  • Vanquish Olympic Weightlifting Clinic with Henry Justin Rojas
  • The Corset with Ido Portal in Vancouver BC
  • Gymnastics Clinic with US Olympian Dave Durante
  • Gymnastics Clinic with Carl Paoli
  • Team Power Monkey Camp 2.0 at Flip Fest Lake Frances, Tennessee
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Certification with Shawn Mozen
  • Westside Barbell Powerlifting Course 2004 w/ Dave Tate, 2013 w/ AJ Roberts
  • Kelly Starrett’s Mobility Workshop
  • Coached and Programmed Regionals Level Athletes 2012,2014
  • 619 San Diego Personal Training Level 1 Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Advanced Weight Training Specialist
  • APEX Fitness Group
  • Certified Nutritionist and Aerobics Instructor
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 San Diego Triple Crown Finisher