Playing out in the school yard, there was that one fat kid, who, when the recess bell rang and everyone had to get back to class, always ended up last in line, out of breath, sweat pouring down his forehead from the 40 foot sprint from the sandbox to the classroom door.
That was Chris Lopez.
Now, fast forward almost 30 years and Chris is one of the most sought after experts in the field of kettlebell fat loss training.
Chris is a 13 year veteran in the fitness and strength & conditioning field getting certified as a personal trainer while completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph back in 2000.
He is now an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, an RKC certified kettlebell instructor and The 1st Certified Turbulence Trainer.
Chris, a former varsity volleyball player, is also an assistant coach with the Canadian National Beach Volleyball Team and a strength & conditioning consultant with Team Ontario Volleyball and proudly coaches his oldest daughter and her club volleyball team.
These days, Chris can be found in various downtown espresso shops, listening to ‘90s hip hop in the park while training with kettlebells or with his wife carting their 5 kids around on his Opafiet (dutch for “Grandpa bike”) through the streets of downtown Toronto.
If it wasn’t for the days when his mom would purposely “sauce up” the rice on his dinner plate with bacon fat to make him “healthier”, Chris probably wouldn’t have the drive today to want to get anyone in shape – let alone himself.
Chris Lopez, The 1st Turbulence Trainer (and Former “Fat Kid”)