Chris Sharkey, Personal Trainer, Performance Manager
Chris comes to the Acumen Reconditioning team with enthusiasm, keenness, knowledge and experience. As an athlete, Chris experienced the benefit and rewards provided by a personal trainer/coach himself. Chris played competitive hockey and worked his way throughout his career at the AAA, JR.A, and WHL levels. He understands the steps needed during this important journey to get to the “next level” and ensures maintenance of high-level performance.
It has now been a few years since Chris was side-lined from contact sport due to post-concussion symptoms. His love and desire to be competitive still burned bright as he discovered bodybuilding. He has since taken on the responsibility to bring his own body to its peak potential, transforming from a skinny goaltender to a less skinny, more muscular and toned personal trainer. Chris has competed in two bodybuilding shows: ABBA Northerns Men’s Physique 2016 (8th place) and 2017 (6th place) (add info on his 2019 show). However, his true passion lies in coaching others to their fitness potential and training our young athletes of tomorrow.
Chris has dedicated himself to being a fountain of knowledge! His lifelong commitment to continuing education in the fitness and nutrition field plays a large role in his patient/client care. Chris has worked with a variety of people from hard-working business executives, avid gym-goers looking to gain confidence, bodybuilding, high caliber athletes individually or team training. Chris is your guy to help reach your goals. Now in collaboration with Acumen Reconditioning, Chris will listen to you, your goals and aspirations, and ultimately guide you on the path to “Transform Yourself”.
So, go ahead, Invest In Yourself.
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
NASM-Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM-Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist
What do you do for leisure?
I enjoy watching hockey, Oiler fan here. I enjoy taking my dog (Kilo Shark the miniature schnauzer) to the park so he can run and frolic and I can chase him. I am also a big advocate for day time naps!
Most memorable moment in your profession?
Most memorable moment would be the inception of Shark Bodies Fitness and becoming self employed. I share many valuable moments of success with my clients each day and that will never get old. I love getting feedback and success stories from them.
Biggest mentor or motivator?
Prior to becoming an Acumen team member I followed a lot of industry leaders, non of which have been as helpful as my time with Athletic Therapist LeeAnne Gullet.
If you could be invisible, whose conversations would you like to overhear?
If I could be invisible and understand animals I would love to listen to what my dog, Kilo Shark says about his mom and I swell as what he is saying to other dogs at the park. I mean who wouldn’t want to know!
If you had a superpower but could only use it once a month, what would it be?
I think it would be amazing to be able to hold my breath long enough or the ability to breathe under water to swim with the sharks…. or my ancestors ;).
Christmas, the family time and down time is the best, All the christmas movies as well I eat chocolate for breakfast on christmas morning, one day out of the year, guilt free.
If you could go back in time which year would you choose to go back to and why?
I would go back to 13 y/o (2007) where I can take the knowledge I have now and potentially rewrite my hockey career.
How do you like your coffee? or caffeine?
Not a coffee guy, I tried. I don’t like the taste but love the smell. I drink amino acids with caffeine in them as a replacement, lets be honest us trainers need our caffeine.
Tell us something no one would know about you?
In grade 2 I was hit in the face with an axe and have a very visible scar across my nose. Everyone thinks my glasses are too tight or I wear goggles in my free time. My nose was actually stitched up twice as it reopened a week after my initial injury.