Chris Charise: Founder/Owner
   Chris spent four years studying exercise science, health, sports performance, and management at Eastern Connecticut State University earning himself a B.S. in Sports Management with a health and fitness concentration.  During his senior year, he began an internship at Velocity Sports Performance in Trumbull, CT where he would later begin his career... all while attaining the most respected certification in the field, a C.S.C.S.(Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist).

   During his stay at Velocity, Chris gained valuable experience working with hundreds of athletes from young teenage amateurs to experienced semi-professionals.  After just one year, he also became head of Velocity's Adult Program which consisted of semi-private personal training for non-athletes wanting to meet specific fitness and health-related goals.  Before leaving Velocity, and only two years out of college Chris's expertise was recognized and he was asked to present at the NSCA's Northeastern Regional Conference regarding Sports Nutrition. 

   In 2007 Chris left Velocity to pursue a position at Equinox in Darien, CT.  He quickly became known as one of the best personal trainers at Equinox and he was known for his ability to individualize fitness programs for a wide array of clientele while providing the nutritional guidance needed to meet each client's goals.  After several years in the field, Chris became widely recognized as one of the best personal trainers in Darien and found himself with many opportunities and offers to pursue.  

   In 2010 he founded 203 Fitness LLC with the goal of improving the quality of service once receives from personal training and bringing forth a new level of professionalism in the personal training industry. 
  • Fat loss/toning
  • Muscle building
  • Postural improvement
  • Injury Prevention(muscular imbalance recognition and correction)
  • Pain relief (back pain solutions)
  • Pre/post natal

  • Kettle bell training
  • Boxing
  • Sandbag Training
  • Power development
  • Speed and agility training
  • Nutrition

"Don't just workout hard...
workout smart!"