Chris Rich

Chris has trained numerous athletes since 2006 upon earning his CSCS after graduating with a BS in Exercise Science from ASU.  Athletes under his training eye have played in the NFL, minor league baseball, D1 tennis, baseball, basketball, and football.  Chris has also worked with the nationally ranked ASU Rugby team the past two falls, working with six all-Americans in 2010.

Chris earned his Master’s in Exercise Science at ASU in 2009 and is using this degree to also teach under the Exercise Science banner as a full-time instructor.  His training style blends science, function, and art which enables him to initially assess a client or a group of individuals and devise a training plan that is suitable for their needs.

In 2011, Chris earned his CrossFit Level-1 certification, which has allowed him share this methodology and training style with many other people since opening CrossFit 870 in August.  He was introduced to CrossFit by Tyler Parten, a fallen Hero of the US Army.  Along with enjoying CrossFit, Chris likes to share the many ways that health and good choices can impact different disease states.  Chris himself has battled a metabolic condition after being diagnosed with Grave's Disease in 2000.  He can assist people that have issues with their health due to his educational background and having worked with many types of special populations clients over the years.

Chris is also the husband to his wonderful wife Christine, father to a daughter Adalyn, and enjoys time with family and friends and the CrossFit community.

As a collegiate athlete, Chris still ranks in the top 10 in many statistical categories at Arkansas State after his two year stint of playing baseball there.  He was all-conference three of the four years while in college, was all Sun Belt second team as a utility player as a junior and all Sun Belt first team shortstop as a senior.  Chris then played professionally for a summer with both the Rockford Riverhawks and the Evansville Otters in the Frontier League.