We train you based on your anatomy, your movement quality and your tolerance.

In other words, we train you as an individual. We don’t run classes where everyone is doing the exact same thing. 

Instead, we set you up with a custom plan that meets you right where you’re at. We have you do exercises that you can do well, and we give you the amount of volume and frequency to get results without feeling beaten up. 

We track necessary data to show both progress and room for improvement. Because small changes today yield big improvements long term. 

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Over 22 Years of Experience Coaching for a Living

I’m Chris Grayson. Since leaving the Marine Corps in 1998 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 research and science to continually hone my craft.

I believe the results that I get with my athletes and clients and what they’ve said about me directly reflects this, and I encourage you to read the testimonials. 


  • Poliquin Performance Specialist Level 3
  • Biosignature Modulation Level 1 and 2
  • Certified Bio-Force Conditioning Coach
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Development of Explosive Strength for Athletes
  • Certified Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Level 1
  • Certified Applied Nutrition for Strength Coaches
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer



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.


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.


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.


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.


At ascend perform we train you optimally. We find out what is the effective dosage you need when it comes to volume and frequency. Doing to little or to much will lead to poor results or potentially getting injured.

To learn about our process and what you can expect from your training with us, read the articles below that are relevant to you.


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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

For one, over 20 years of experience. I’ve been training people for a living since leaving the Marine Corps at the end of 1998. I also maintain a huge passion to the science and art of coaching. I’m constantly staying up to date on the latest information. I say this because this industry has people come and go. To get really good as a coach you have to be obsessed with continuing education or else you won’t grow your knowledge and you’ll get burned out.

At ascend perform we don’t do group classes where everyone is doing the exact same workout.

We train you based on what you have, what you own, and what you can tolerate. What you have is basically your anatomy (height, limb lengths). What you own is what you can show proficiency in. We don’t want to build strength on top of a dysfunctional movement pattern. And what you can tolerate is your training volume and training frequency. We’re not looking for the maximum or the minimum, but rather what is optimal for you.

We absolutely do. In order to get in your best shape nutrition has to be a focal point. We see what your current habits are and help you to build new ones that are sustainable and will get you results. We don’t believe that fad diets work and we believe that any dietary changes should be something you can do permanently. If you can’t do it for a lifetime is it worth doing at all? We use an app for nutrition as well as a PDF on good nutritional principles to follow. For there we discuss and help fine-tune a nutritional plan that’s perfect for you. Here’s a few pics of the app.

They range from 45 minutes up to an hour and 15 minutes. We don’t base the training on a set time but research has shown that the longer your training session is the more stress hormones go up and anabolic hormones go down, so it eventually becomes counterproductive if you train for too long.

We’re by appointment only but we’re willing to work from 

6am – 9pm Monday through Friday 

7am – 1pm on Saturday. 

We’re closed on Sunday.

There is no contract. If we don’t get you results we really couldn’t blame you for wanting to leave.

Results really vary from person to person. Some things that will determine this are:

  • your frequency and commitment to training (try not to miss workouts).
  • If you make any necessary changes to your diet (example:hitting your daily protein goals.)

I’ve had people lose up to 25 pounds in 3 months and gain 10 pounds of muscle. Here’s a few before and after pics.

Training is $350 per month and goes from month to month (no contracts). We recommend you train 3 to 4 times a week. That equates to between $22-$29 per session. For perspective, one-on-one personal training is usually at least $60 per session at the lowest possible cost and upwards of $100 per session.

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