We train you based on your strengths, your weaknesses 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 21 Years of Experience Coaching for a Living

I’m Chris Grayson. 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 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.

What Clients Have Said About the Training

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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.

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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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