All Synergy instructors teach exclusively at our studio. They are required to hold a current certification in a mind/body discipline from a nationally accredited organization, a current CPR certification, current professional liability insurance, and a minimum of 100 hours of teaching in their chosen discipline.
Chris Baker states that she loved being a school teacher, but she decided to pursue fitness as her next career, because it had become so meaningful in her own life. Chris, who also has a bachelor's degree in education, brings her teaching skills to her personal training practice, inspiring her clients toward wellness through the principals of good posture, nutrition and consistency of exercise. "As I apply these principals to my own life, I find that I am healthier overall," states Chris. "I not only feel better personally, but I become a better wife, mother, friend, trainer..." She continues, "Staying healthy and well, is a choice; a choice that affects your entire life, for the better. I love being able to share this with other people, and make a difference in their lives, too."
With 20 years of experience in exercise and resistance training, Chris energetically works with clients of all ages and abilities, to help them discover their personal path to fitness and good health. Chris lives in Cookeville with her husband Phillip and their 3 children.
Chris holds her Personal Trainer Certificate through AFAA (American Fitness & Aerobics Association), and also holds a specialty certificate in yoga from the same organization. Chris teaches her popular strength and stretch class format Monday nights and Thursday mornings at Synergy. Chris also teaches private sessions and duets at the studio, instructing clients in a mind/body version of strength training. Her specialties include:
- Fitness for age 50+
- Weight loss
- Cardiovascular conditioning
- Youth Fitness
- Stability ball training
- Injury and Fall prevention
- Strength & resistance training
Check our Chris' group class at Synergy on Thursday mornings at 8:30. Chris is currently available for a limited number of private sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings.