"If you are looking for someone who is dedicated to their craft, look no further. Chris will go above and beyond to make sure you are successful in your training. He will provide you the best tools, education, supplements and mentorship. This man is a expert at what he does."

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Coach Chris Grayson formerly ran his gym Urban Strength Institute in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. He has relocated to Simpsonville South Carolina and opened Ascend Perform, a new personal training facility which embodies his passion for training, health, and community. Some footage from both gyms.

ascend perform utilizes the most up-to-date science to ground our principles and we have spent over two decades refining and adapting our methodology. This leverages the best equipment and exercise tools to produce rapid results that are readily identifiable through the collection of real time data.

Over the years I’ve acquired multiple certifications and attended many seminars and courses to continue to hone my craft. I’ve also worked with the most successful strength coach world-renown Charles Poliquin.

All training programs are designed for the individual based on their training objectives and a detailed assessment of what they need. We do not train everyone that exact same way and with the exact same workout program.

 

Conveniently located in downtown Simpsonville, SC ascend perform offers a training environment for individuals of all experience levels from the absolute beginner to the athlete looking to gain an edge for their sport.

THE PROCESS

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1

STRENGTH & STRUCTURAL ALIGNMENT ASSESSMENT

Alignment must precede everything. You should never build strength over a dysfunctional movement pattern. This will yield inefficient results or worse, lead to an injury in the future.

2

PLAN OF ACTION

Determine what the training objectives are and devise a plan for the short term as well as the long term. This is referred to as periodization.

3

COLLECT APPRIOPRIATE DATA

We use the Train with Push app to collect all necessary data to establish a baseline or point of reference. From this we prescribe all the building blocks to an effective program designed for you, collect the data to show progress, and identify when the details of your program need to be changed.

4

ADJUST YOUR TRAINING

Once you’ve gotten used to your program and results have slowed down we then make changes. This helps to ensure long-term results and also avoids staleness by providing variety.

5

DETAILED GUIDANCE ON DAILY NUTRITION

When it comes to results, nothing matters more than what you eat. We make sure to help you as much as possible albeit moving into your home and cooking for you. We use an app created by Designs For Health to put you on a diet that is right for you. With over 16 plans to get you started (example: Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Clean Eating, along with health-related focuses), we pick the one that makes the most sense for you and then help you implement it. We continually adjust the plan so long-term consistency is easy and it’s perfect for you.

MEET CHRIS GRAYSON

21 years of experience and research have been distilled down into my principles and methods.

Since leaving the Marine Corps in 1999 I’ve been involved in the fitness industry. I’ve had countless certifications throughout the years and continue to invest in education to stay up to date on the latest science and research to continually hone my craft. I’ve worked with and studied under some of the brightest and most successful coaches in the industry such as world renown strength coach Charles Poliquin. I believe the results that I get with clients and what they’ve said about me directly reflects this, and I encourage you to see what they have said.

Ready to get started? Choose the training option that’s right for you. 

Personal Training

To get started we measure your initial strength levels to establish a frame of reference, identify your weaknesses structurally, and determine a plan of action. Useful data is collected with all workouts to show progress and adaptations.

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ATHLETE Training

A more comprehensive strength assessment is performed. We also look at the strength qualities and energy systems involved in your sport and create an appropriate periodized program so you peak for the season or the athletic event.

Answer a few simple questions to take your athletic training to the next level!

Virtual Training

We start with an initial strength assessment and have you fill out our general health questionnaire to identity any lifestyle/health issues that are bottlenecks. We discuss and go over the results and all necessary aspects via video conference, email, and/or text for constant support. Training and nutrition are constantly monitored and tweaked as needed.

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