Founder, Chi Bang Bodies
BA, College of the Holy Cross
Head Personal Trainer
Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness
Harvard Medical/Culinary Institute of America Nutrition Program
Insanity Certified Instructor
ONNIT Academy Foundations Trainer
In 1998, Chi began his career as a personal trainer in Boston, a year after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a degree in pre-medicine. After splitting time training and working in hospitals and other facets of the healthcare industry, he decided to forego medical school and turn his attention towards the fitness industry full-time. In personal training, Chi found something he loved, valued and enjoyed. Working with clients served to fulfill what he desired most in striving to become a physician: the ability to help people. Patients are often treated with medicine after being diagnosed with an ailment, but Chi’s observations while working in the healthcare industry taught him that prevention was as valuable, if not more so, in keeping the body healthy and strong. Ultimately, he cultivated this passion into a career in personal training, allowing him to both help people and enjoy his work.
Chi has worked with athletes of all levels to developed strength programs. His experience includes working with triathletes, USHL hockey players, professional tennis players and notably with David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox on nutrition and strength and conditioning programs. Chi took his work international when he was hired to train Olympic athletes at the Athens 2004 summer Olympics. He has been commissioned to travel abroad for extended periods to work with clients who demand his attention. Chi has developed strength training and fitness programs for tennis, wrestling and martial arts as well as programs to improve speed, agility, power and stamina for the Optimum tennis program at Sportsmen’s Tennis Club and the B.M.C. Durfee High School Wrestling program. His extensive background in the sciences, human physiology, and years of athletic experience aids to develop safe and challenging workouts for clients of all fitness levels. Chi’s strength lies in his versatility of training modalities which include: strength training, wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts, and assisting clients rehabilitating from prior injuries and surgeries. Besides challenging his clients on a daily basis, Chi finds ways to challenge himself to reach new heights. He is an avid practitioner of the Wing Chun kung fu system. He is a 5-time bench press champion and has been crowned champion in national all-natural body building competitions. He has obtained professional status in two organizations.
Chi’s clientele includes men, women and children of different ages and walks of life, as well as seniors, athletes (amateur and professional). His clients come from a variety of professions, such as business professionals, housewives, and performance artists. If you are serious about fitness and want to make a change, Chi is confident that he can help you achieve your goals.