Chris Bean


Chris Bean

Chris Bean Coach's Bio

I was introduced to CrossFit while living in Columbus, OH and then was brought to CrossFit Thunder of Huntington by a friend in 2014. I instantly fell in love with the style of training and moved away from the traditional gym setting, having grown bored with the monotony of thirty minutes of cardio followed by lifting. 

I was extremely overweight as a child and teenager, my heaviest being 408lbs. After being told that I may not see the age of 21, I decided to make a change. The most valuable education I've received so far has been everything I've learned over the last seven years of losing weight and regaining my health, along with my internship at Thunder. I fully believe that fitness is 90% mental and 10% physical. As someone that never believed I could get to where I am now, I believe that makes me a better coach: understanding the uncertainty people may have when they first step foot through the gym doors and having overcome that uncertainty.

If you're considering making a change, don't wait. Make the change. Thunder is a great community to be a part of. Whether you decide to hangout in the Front Room or jump in on classes, you won't be sorry.

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Education & Experience

CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)