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Chris Ritter

Ritter Sports Performance

Portland, OR

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Personal Training, Online Programs, Performance Assessment, Program Evaluation, Strength & Conditioning:

Training for Sports Performance. I'm able to evaluate your sport and performance demands and create a program specific for you and your weaknesses. Contact me for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Chris brings a unique blend of training styles enabling his athletes to achieve their best performances. There are many ways to achieve results, but few programs are like his: maximizing performance, reducing injuries and empowering the athlete to go beyond what they once believed were barriers.

Having worked with hundreds of athletes ranging in level from beginners in their sport to Olympic Gold Medalists his experience in coaching is a given. Chris understands how to balance an athletes training with trusted fundamentals yet incorporate cutting edge techniques. Hes constantly innovating and staying current on the latest research to be certain his clients have the edge on their competition.

Through competing in athletics all his life, Chris understands what an athlete needs to perform in both training and competition. Having coached for many years he has been able to guide his athletes to great feats because of the optimal training programs hes created and implemented. Being able to establish trust with a client and always improve is a hallmark that hes established with his athletes. And ultimately trust is earned through results when it comes to sports performance.

Practical Experience:
    Trained 2 USA Gold Medal swimmers on the Beijing Olympic Team
    Prepared US Master swimmers for national title performances
    Coached hundreds of athletes novice to elite to master athletes
    Raced in Death Valley and competed in multiple triathlons
    Swam collegiately with a distance and IM training emphasis
    Diverse background of competing, training and coaching
    Assisted 3 Olympic swim coaches
    Fitness manager of a private health club
    Adjunct instructor for the SBBC fitness trainer program

Academic Education:
    B.Sc. Exercise Science & Kinesiology
    Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
    Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM)
    Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
    Youth Fitness Specialist (IYCA)