Lakeville, MN 55044
Masters Degree in Kinesiology from The Arizona School of Health Science (2010)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Northern Iowa (2004)
8 years National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Corrective Exercise Specialist Certified
Performance Enhancement Specialist Certified
Functional Movement Systems Certified
CrossFit Coach Certified
Minnesota Army National Guard Fitness Coach and Trainer (2005 – 2011)
Over a 100 hours of Continued Education Credits
Chris Giesking started as an intern personal trainer at Life Time Fitness in Eagan, Minnesota in December 2003. While Chris was at lifetime, he was known for group weight training classes and coaching techniques that were outside the box. In Late 2005, Chris’s Army National Guard unit was being deployed to Iraq for one year. Chris volunteered to go and had plans to come back and continue working as a trainer at Lifetime Fitness, but during the deployment to Iraq his unit was extended making the deployment 22 months long. So in late 2007, Chris finally returned to personal training and created his own company Purpose Driven Fitness. Chris was amazed by all of his clients that continued to train with him after the long time away. With a new zest for life, it is evident how Chris motivates his clients with an attitude of “you only get one life, make it your best.” Staying in the National Guard, Chris took on the challenge of Army Ranger School, pulling him away from his clients again, but completing the course and bringing back a very valuable lesson. Never quit, no matter what and believing in yourself even if you fail a few times. Don’t give up, just keep going. Events in life build character and Ranger school was another building block for Chris.
Chris prides himself on continuing education and improving his knowledge for his clients. Chris has further developed himself completing a Masters Degree in Kinesiology and several personal training certifications. One major certification called; Functional Movement Systems is the staple in which Chris bases all of his programs. FMS is a leader the industry and considered the gold standard for fitness coaches and athletic trainer’s world wide. The FMS system is a method of analyzing movement and finding the weakest link. The weakest link is often an old injury and needs to be rehabilitated back to good working order. Knowing this, Chris is also a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist who integrates both injury rehab and general conditioning.
Always evolving and always learning is Chris’s motto. Working on your fitness alone is difficult and knowing if you’re moving in the right direction can be frustrating. Don't wait call today, 651-274-6897.