Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Chris grew up as a multi-sport athlete who committed to Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do in high school, comp
eting in open martial arts circuits. He became one of the premier martial arts coaches in the Midwest, producing a number of nationally-ranked competitors. Always a multi-tasker, Chris graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a business degree while he was running Cleveland’s number one martial arts and fitness studio.
In 1999, Chris moved to the west coast to train and compete with some of the best martial arts professionals in the nation and quickly “fell into” stunt work. While Chris landed multiple roles in movies, television and live venues, teaching and training continued to be his true passion. He obtained his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and quickly became one of the most sought after personal trainers in Los Angeles.
Chris was employed by the Chiropractic Sports Institute where he became proficient in injury rehabilitation and bio-mechanics. He obtained his certification in strength and conditioning, one of the most recognized and respected specialties in sports medicine.
Chris was determined to combine the disciplines of clinical sports medicine and fitness training and that led to the birth of Stevenson Fitness in Oak Park, California in 2003. Stevenson Fitness was built on Chris’ vision to create a gym that members actually ENJOYED being a part of. He had seen too many phony fitness formulas where a steep membership fee was required and the gym counted on members to NOT show up. Stevenson Fitness became a one stop shop where people can enjoy meeting their fitness goals including weight loss, improved sport performance, pain management, team exercise and nutritional guidance. It is the place that caters to the needs of men and women from age 6 – 106 and where each trainer, with the highest level of expertise, can work intimately with any client while focusing on their individual goals. It is the place where members support each other, come together as a community, stay motivated, are held accountable and achieve the best possible results in a fun, positive, comfortable environment.
For nearly seven years now, Stevenson Fitness continues to be the elite spot for the community to enjoy reaching its physical fitness goals. Chris Stevenson’s dream brought the Conejo Valley community THEIR GYM!