CENTRAL PA LOCATIONS
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 special needs individuals like Tommy could participate in meaningful individualized 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 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 Noah - Mechanicsburg
Noah grew up in Elizabethtown PA, and he graduated from Mount Calvary Christian School in 2016. He developed a love of fitness and sports growing up leading him to attend Grove City College to get a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science while getting the chance to play soccer and lacrosse. He graduated in 2020, and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Messiah University and will be graduating in 2023.
Noah has a passion for coaching and has experience coaching athletes from the middle school to the professional level. He enjoys playing a part in helping others achieve their goals. While shadowing, Noah saw how athletes benefited from Fitness 4 Focus to improve physically and gain confidence in and out of the gym, and he wanted to be part of this team. In his free time, Noah enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and playing with his 2 dogs.