Chris Hughes

Senior Instructor and Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Chris has worked in the fitness industry since 2006 and has been a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach since 2011. Chris has taught Sport Science at Swinburne University for two years and fitness qualifications at the vocational level for the past 8 years in both Australia and Canada. Chris has developed and presented several qualification courses such as, Olympic Lifting and Speed and Power. He has also written and developed numerous units for fitness certifications including, Youth Resistance Training, Long-Term Athlete Development, Talent Identification and Injury Management. Chris holds multiple Personal Trainer certifications through ACE, CanFitPro, PFE, and FiaFitnation. Short course qualifications include CHEK Exercise Coach, Kettlebells, Kickboxing, FMS, EMT and FMA.

While away from class, Chris enjoys playing hockey, baseball and hiking. He has 4 kids and spends most free time with family. His training has included Olympic lifting for the past 15 years.


In terms of fitness, I believe that science-based approaches will allow for the greatest potential adaptations. Both lab and field-based research applied properly and safely, will promote positive physiological returns while minimizing injury risk.

With respect to education, every student deserves the absolute best possible opportunity to succeed. It is my duty to supply the student with current literature and available resources. It is then the responsibility of the student to apply themselves and confirm understanding.

Professional Accreditation

  • Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Diploma in Fitness
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
  • TAE: Adult Learning Training and Development
  • ASCA – Australian Strength and Conditioning
  • FMS – Functional Movement Screen
  • FMA – Powerlifting
  • EMT – Effective Movement Training Strength
  • CHEK – Exercise Coach
  • Kettlebells Level 2
  • Kickboxing Level 2
  • Twist Conditioning
Chris Hughes