I was born and raised in Columbus, OH and am now based out of Orange County in Southern California. I work with various clients from professional athletes to youth athletes, as well as adults who want to look, move and feel better. My only expectations are that you have a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard. The program works if you do.


I've trained Olympic gold medalists, World Champions, been a contracted Strength Coach in the NHL & AHL, and coached collegiate athletes from every sport. Over the past 15 years, we still to this day, focus on mastering the fundamentals.

Why? Because strength is never a weakness. Because strength is the most important aspect of one's physical existence and a lack of strength compromises both athletic performance and the quality of life as we age

Anyone can throw together a workout to make you tired, sore and exhausted... But they won't promise you the results you're looking for.  My process is backed by science and experience to consistently get you stronger and more athletic.  You should not expect to find a flashy collection of content for social media.

Whether the long term goal is training for a sport or general health and fitness, my program will provide the training base necessary to succeed and excel at any and all of those endeavors.


"I choose to train here because this is the best place to train in Southern California. Every year I feel good going into camp and fresh for the next season."

--- Matt Nieto, NHL Colorado Avalanche


"There's stuff for all age groups. It's more of a family environment here. Everyone will treat you the right way and get you what you need."

--- Matt Tennyson, NHL NJ Devils


"You come in here, you're excited to workout. Everyone enjoys being here and pushing us. The Pro guys get everything out of it every day. I absolutely suggest Mettle Strength. You come in and put in the work and you'll have great benefits from the training."

--- Scott Savage, AHL Milwauke Admirals


"Just wanted to let you know Allison's swing speed for golf has increased over just a few weeks by 4mph and it's mainly because of the strength and conditioning sessions with you...thank you!"  ---Monica & Allison


"I can't say enough good things about Mettle. This is the best money you will ever spend. I have lost weight, gained muscle and feel better than ever. My energy levels are high. I simply feel great. I hated flying because I didn't fit comfortably into a seat and the seatbelt was usually too short. I flew to the UK this past year without a problem. Life is good! The program is fantastic."

--- Geoff Moore


"Everything starts with the off-ice. I bring my own kids and clients here every summer for the past 6 years. It doesn't get better than this."

--- Pat Stefan, NHL Overall 1st Round Pick & Player Agent


" The key of when you're younger is knowing technique and form and good habits. And you're going to learn it here."

--- Chase Balisy, Ottawa Senators Org.


"With the help of Mettle Strength, I was consistently the strongest and best conditioned player on my team. My coaches were extremely impressed when I would return from summer break in amazing shape. Chris provides challenging workouts that help improve acceleration, speed and injury prevention, which translates directly to the ice."--- Nicole Dunbar, NCAA Div I Athlete


"In addition to myself, my 19-year-old son has worked out at Mettle for several years.  His experience at Mettle has given him the strength, power, confidence and ability to perform well at Canadian Junior Hockey. He credits Mettle with playing an integral part in his success both on and off the ice." --- Jerry & Parker Brakebill

"Wow! I can't believe Liam did your workout 2 days in a row!! He really enjoyed the class. Thank you for talking to the kids about their character and striving to be a good person."

--- Christine & Liam


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