Chris Downing played basketball at Cuyohoga Community College before transferring to play at Alfred University in New York. Having also been a local standout as a young basketball player at GlenOak High, Chris was thrilled to open his first gym so close to his roots in a community that will always have his heart.
Chris has had the privilege of training several High School Athletic Programs, High School, College and Professional Athletes such as Portland Trailblazers Standout CJ McCollum, Turkish League Star Errick McCullom, Sacramento Kings Kosta Koufos, and Former NFL Buffalo Bills Defensive Back Reggie Corner.
Chris has had the unique opportunity to serve as a Motivational Speaker for several audiences including Quest Recovery and Prevention Services, Director of Youth Services (one of the roughest juvenile prisons in Ohio), Corporate Business Events, and many local High School and Youth Groups.
He is also a SAG/AFTRA actor starring in many national television commercials along with a extensive modeling career featured in several commercial print ads all throughout the United States.
With his new partnership with Beachbody, Chris has had the opportunity to release Shift Shop. This revolutionary training program focuses on a 3-week rapid rebuild getting you quickly in better shape for life.