Chris is the Founder and CEO of Fitness 4 Focus. After college Chris returned to Central Pennsylvania where he began to work for a local agency as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) from 2003-2012. His primary role as a TSS was to provide intervention strategies in order to assist students in developing daily living, social and cultural skills.
In 2005, while playing catch during recess with a client named Tommy, Chris took notice that Tommy had deficits in areas that many take for granted. Due to Chris' background in physical education and athletics, he immediately began to help Tommy improve in the areas of physical endurance, strength and coordination. In that moment, an idea was born. Chris began to envision a place where individuals with intellectual and developmental delays like Tommy could participate in meaningful physical activity. A place where given the right kind of training they could become physically and mentally stronger, gain more independence, and as a result become happier and healthier. Chris’s new found passion combined with his knowledge and experience led to the creation and now continued success of Fitness 4 Focus.
Coach Bri - Lancaster
Head Fitness Coach / Director of Athlete Services
Hi, everyone! My name is Bri, and I am so excited to be a part of the F4F Team! I have five years of experience as a teacher and most recently MTSS Specialist working with students with a variety of learning needs as well as case managing students in the process of receiving a diagnosis. I received my Bachelors from Temple University, Masters in Education from the University of Houston, and am currently studying for my Doctorate in Special Education Leadership at Drexel University. I am also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
I also work for OrangeTheory Fitness doing sales and memberships for OrangeTheory Fitness Lancaster and more recently, I started coaching classes at OrangeTheory Fitness Harrisburg. I have a huge passion for showing that a disability is actually an ability, and I enjoy helping empower those with a diagnosis that they can succeed at anything others can do.
My lifelong dream has been to get into adaptive fitness, combining my passions from the teaching world with my passion for fitness. Fitness changed my life and helped me learn how to pick myself and prioritize myself in a world that can be constantly moving. Now, I want to take a step into helping others in their story, whatever that may bring along the way.
Outside of training, I am a competitive horseback rider, love photography, and I am a huge Miami Heat basketball fan!
Coach Micah - Hershey
Micah is a graduate of Messiah University studying Applied Health Science with an exercise science concentration. He chose this major because he wanted to study something he was truly passionate about. This passion for health and fitness translates well to Fitness 4 Focus and since starting his work here it has been exciting to see him able to apply what he has learned over the years first hand. His hobbies include anything and everything that gets him outside & keeps him active, such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, etc. On the //////side Micah does semi - professional photography work that began for him as a way to capture nature & God's creation. A lifetime goal of his is to visit every National Park in America!
Coach Erica - Hershey
Erica was born and raised in Palmyra, PA where she was involved in field hockey, swimming and soccer. She studied Kinesiology at Penn State University where she was a member of the Field Hockey Team, and also coached special olympics swimming. After graduation, Erica became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She worked 12 years as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Masonic Village where she enjoyed the opportunity to work with members from the Adult Day Care and the Bleiler Caring Cottage group Home. She has been a youth field hockey coach for 6 years.
Erica is married to Jason, with 3 children, Kensley (7), Eden (6) and Jonah (2).
Coach Nick - Mechanicsburg
Nick joined the F4F team in Mechanicsburg last year and has had an amazing time getting to know all the athletes and seeing the incredible things they are all capable of. Physical fitness has always played an important role in his life. He has coached wrestling and worked with programs like Top Soccer in the past, coaching individuals with a wide range of personalities and needs. These days, he enjoys spending his free time outside or in the weight room. If the weather permits, you might find him running a local trail with his dog Zora or paddling down the Susquehanna on his kayak. "I've always found that physical activity has been one of the things that helps ground me every day. I know the structure and confidence that exercise can provide for someone and I'm glad I can help share that experience with all the amazing athletes at F4F".