Christine Norris



Growing up, Christine played a variety of sports but never found her niche. It wasn’t until her senior year of high school, when she participated in a weight training course, that Christine’s passion for strength and conditioning blossomed. Staying true to her hometown roots, Christine attended the University of Maryland where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 2009.

Early in 2009, Christine completed an internship with UMD’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. During this time, she worked with a team of researchers on a national research study, Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG), which aimed to reverse the decline of physical activity in middle school-aged girls using school- and community-based intervention. Christine’s experience with TAAG shed light on the increasingly sedentary lifestyle of adolescent girls and reinforced her determination to empower women of all ages to be strong, healthy and confident.

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In the three years that have followed, Christine’s passion to become an elite level strength and conditioning coach has led her to the positions of General Manager and Performance Training Specialist at OPTI while acquiring the following professional credentials and continuing education:

  • Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Certified Level-2 Russian Kettlebell Instructor with StrongFirst (SFG)

In addition Christine is currently preparing for the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer exam, the Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Certified Level-1 and 2 courses and the Level-2 Russian Kettlebell Certification course with StrongFirst.  All plan to be completed in 2013.




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