Chris Grayson’s passion for exercise and training began while wrestling in high school, but undoubtedly grew afterward when he enlisted in the Marines. After leaving the Marines in 1998, Chris harnessed his love of fitness and began helping others reach their own fitness goals. His obsession with becoming the most skilled trainer he could ultimately landed him a job at the prestigious Poliquin Performance Center, learning from the most successful strength coach in history, world renown strength coach Chris Poliquin.
Using his understanding of the value of hard work and determination from his time in the military, he took his passion for strength training and has turned it into a thriving business based on the foundations of continuous learning and personal improvement.
Chris has trained everyone on the spectrum, from firefighters and police officers to mixed-martial artists and a UFC champion to the everyday person looking for improved health and physique. Chris has owned and operated two training facilities, one in Chicago for twelve years, and is currently in Simpsonville, South Carolina with his new business ascend perform.