Meet the FLO Family
Chris started training in his parent’s basement when he was 15 years old. He developed a passion and love for training others and witnessing not only the physical transformations he was facilitating, but the changes in their overall lives while training with him. He received his initial personal training certification through W.I.T.S. in 2001 and was hired at Work Out World. While at Work Out World, he became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and attended Kean University for Athletic Training. He graduated from Kean University in 2008, and accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer at Westfield High School where he immediately connected with and impacted young athletes lives both on and off the playing fields. He continued to work part-time at Bally’s until the restrictions of the corporate gym pushed him to his breaking point, and he dove head first into opening FLO FITNESS LLC in 2009 with the vision to maintain a "athlete first" atmosphere to help them reach their fitness goals. Chris became the Head Athletic Trainer at Westfield High School in 2010 and began teaching First Aid, Injury Prevention, and Personal Fitness as an Adjunct Professor at Kean University. He is also a Clinical Instructor for the Athletic Training programs at Kean University, Montclair State University, and Seton Hall University. Chris has a passion and a gift for mentoring young trainers and sharing his experiences and acquired knowledge from over 17 years in the fitness industry. He is one of the founding members of the group called Next Generation Fit Pros, an education group that develops seminars and organizes networking events for trainers to continue their education and build their networks. Chris has appeared as a Coach on MTV’s MADE to help a young girl overcome her depression and achieve her goal of becoming a TOUGH MUDDER. He has most recently been selected by NIKE as one of 6 coaches to participate in a pilot training program.
No matter what goals you have set for yourself, Chris will be committed to helping you achieve and go beyond them!
Johnny joined the FLO Fitness staff after the completion his studies at MSU and going through the FLO mentor-ship. Apart from coaching he also co-presents along Chris Flo in their presentation "Upping the Anti" and has also has started his first year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle. Johnny is really passionate about educating and coaching others how to move properly and how to stay injury free.
- Montclair State University 2013
- B.S. in Athletic Training
- Certified Animal Flow Instructor
Lexie is currently a junior at Kean University studying Exercise Science. She has experience working with High School Athletes and coaching Soccer. Her goal is to some day travel the world sharing the message of fitness and wellness. Lexie has a unique ability to connect with people and gain trust. She is light hearted and always has a positive energy. Her life motto is, "Live in the moment". Lexie believes that life is a series of NOW.
Athletics have always been a huge part of my life. Although I’ve enjoyed the competition and life lessons that accompany sports, I’ve also come to appreciate the risks of being an athlete. After 3 ACL tears, I’ve become passionate about learning and teaching proper training techniques with a focus on injury prevention. I’m familiar with the highs and lows of playing sports and now strive to help athletes reach their potential while staying healthy.
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach – September 2014
- Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelors in Exercise Science – May 2014
- Played basketball at UNCW– 2010-2014; captain senior year
- Currently working in the Strength and Conditioning Department at Rutgers University
Roxy is not your average dog. Roxy is passionate, energetic and loves everything fitness. When asked what she considers her passion to be Roxy responds "woof, roof!" which ruffly translates to "Helping humans get into magnificent athletic conditioning and ability." On her days off Roxy can be seen enjoying her favorite things, bones, treats, belly rubs and she especially enjoys cuddle time.