My name is Chris Craig, and I operate Resilience Physical Education out of HybridFHP in Peterborough, ON., Canada (approximately 2 hours from Toronto).
I appreciate working with a wide array of backgrounds to help facilitate goal achievement with the help of strength and conditioning programs. In recent years I have had the pleasure of working with many unique individuals including artists, athletes, emergency service professionals, intellectuals, and those with lots of life experience. Regardless of ones path in life, I appreciate working individuals who appreciate honesty, work hard, and who have a desire to expand their perspectives. Personal fitness programs are rooted in education and experience to meet individual needs and desires.
“I started with the goal of correcting some mild back pain and generally strengthen my body. After about a year of working with him, I switched gears to focus on weight loss to get ready for my wedding. Chris was an incredible instructor—motivating, creative, and really supportive..." S.M.
"... attentive and knowledgeable. He can quickly establish next steps in my program and strategizes my workouts to ensure they are in line with my goals..." M.J.
"...I haven’t been to a gym for many years so I was just a little out of shape and rusty. Chris prepared a great program for me which is user friendly for my very painful back problems..." S.B.
"I would not hesitate to recommend Chris by any means. I have found him to have a no-nonsense approach to be just what I need in achieving my goals over the past year..." J.D.
"...Over the 18 months I have been working with Chris I have learned a TON of challenging and enjoyable ways to organize my workouts so that they help me to meet my goals and so that they are challenging and effective. He is a professional, supportive, and diverse..." S.O.
- Effective communication
- Proficient with technology
- Critical Thinker
- Goal oriented
- Plan and lead physical training courses that meet program learning outcomes
- Occupational Testing and Evaluation: Police: Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police, Physical Abilities Readiness Evaluation, Ontario Police Fitness Award Test exercises; Fire: York Firefighter Testing, Canadian Physical Ability Test; EMS: Physical Agility Evaluation, Paramedic Candidate Physical Abilities Test
- Researched and implemented programs for physical testing protocols focused on lifestyle-related physical requirements for Police, Fire, and EMS
- Adult education theories incorporated into classroom management
- Cooperative curriculum planning and execution with coworkers and management
- Developed and facilitated inclusion practices and facilitated accommodation for students.
- Oral, written and demonstrative communication to outline objectives
- Wellness concepts presented via oral presentation utilizing power-point, discussion, execution and question-period
Strength & Wellness Coach
- Implement and supervise strength and conditioning programs
- Assess physical competencies
- Instruction and modification of techniques for various learning skill sets
- Exercise programming for approximately 50 individuals/month
- Co-ordinate wellness protocols in conjunction with clinical health practitioners
- Integration of digital technology for fitness and nutrition coaching
- Operations liaison and event creation for athletes and guest speakers
- Order, purchase and maintenance of fitness equipment
- Employee payroll
- Staff recruitment, screening, interview, introduction
- Executable business and operational plans: competition analysis, financial projections, operations, team management, maintenance, relations
- In-house advertising, marketing and branding via apparel, print and virtual platforms
- Community aide through fundraising partnerships and integration initiatives
- Mediated and facilitated international business affiliation
- Utilization of Google Suite, MS Office, email, and various graphics programs
Illustration & Design
- Logo design
- Acrylic and mixed media illustration
- Basic video editing
- Apparel design
- Marketing posters
- Research focus on the efficacy of Gamified Learning and OER.
- Rooted in Problem and Inquiry Based Learning.
- Creating digital tools: video tutorials, learning objects, assessments, and rubrics.
- Theory and research.
"Physical stress that is not excessive will lead to physical adaptation and we will emerge more resilient as individuals and as a society" (Duncan, Liebenson, 2018, p.761). Resilience is not invulnerability, it’s our ability to be self-aware and utilize our experiences, genetics, environment and support networks to positively adapt when our lives are exposed to adversity and stress (Folke, et al., 2016; Guimarães, 2018; Haase, et al., 2016; Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, 2000). With an understanding of these concepts, the intent of my work is to offer individuals the opportunity to increase their quality of life through relative strength so that they may better feel, perform, prevent injuries or frailty, and reduce the likelihood of disease (Duncan, Liebenson, 2018; Guimarães, 2018).
References1 Duncan, F., Liebenson, C. (2018). Strength matters. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 22-3, 761–765. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.06.001
2 Folke, C., Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden, Beijer Institute, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden (2016). Resilience (Republished). Ecology and Society, 21(4), 44. doi: 10.5751/ES-09088-210444
3 Guimarães, R. M. (2018). Resilience. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 22(10), 1146-1147. doi: 10.1007/s12603-018-1093-6
4 Haase, L., Stewart, J. L., Youssef, B., May, A. C., Isakovic, S., Simmons, A. N., Johnson, D. C., Potterat, E. G., & Paulus, M. P. (2016). When the brain does not adequately feel the body: Links between low resilience and interoception. Biological psychology, 113, 37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.11.004
5 Luthar, S. S., Cicchetti, D., & Becker, B. (2000). The construct of resilience: A critical evaluation and guidelines for future work. Child development, 71(3), 543-562. PMCID: PMC1885202