Chas Rodgers is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Before his honorable discharge from the Navy, he started his fitness career by teaching group exercise classes on military bases and learning the ins and outs of group exercise coaching. He went on to earn an advanced personal training certification through NASM. Since then, he has become a master fitness trainer, a coach and a presenter, gaining expertise in all disciplines related to health, fitness, coaching and mentoring. He is a role model and poster child for the Veterans Impact Program 45 (VIP45), created by F45 Training. As VIP45’s operations and performance officer, he works with his team to mentor and help as many veterans and active-duty personnel as possible, from all branches of service, who have a passion for fitness and helping others.