We are not your average gym so don't expect average results. We are the best equipped gym in Central Florida. Go hard or go home is the philosophy we live by.
All employees are expert trainers with knowledge and experience in bodybuilding, powerlifting, boxing, MMA, nutrition & more.
Amp was created for those who refuse to accept average or good enough. “Go hard or go home” is the philosophy we live by. All others need not apply.
Owner & Master Personal Trainer & Martial Arts Instructor
Neil has over 30 years experience in the fitness industry as a coach, a trainer, and has over 40 years experience in Martial Arts. Neil began Golden Glove Boxing at the age of 8, and eventually gave up a career in Law Enforcement to train throughout Asia with the Masters. He has been featured in multiple documentaries, a Top-Rated TV program on NBC, multiple magazine articles, and was nominated in the Black Belt Hall of Fame. After many years of experience, he has blended Eastern Medicine with ancient mind & body healing and integration techniques, with the most up-to-date training modalities and nutritional information, to create a true holistic training program.
He has trained movie and television personalities, professional and amateur athletes, those with debilitating injuries, and many who just want to improve their health and lifestyle.
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATIONS:
IFPA Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine Member
University of Alabama R.T.I. Graduate
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Certified Health Care Provider (AHA)
Certified CPR & AED Provider (AHA)
Certified Shiatsu Practitioner
Unsui Reiki Master Practitioner
Certified Cross-Training Instructor
President - American Close Quarter Combat Society
Founder - Japanese Combat Arts, INC
Senior Instructor Next Level Combat Club
Urban Tactical Krav Maga Instructor
Certified Micro Fit Technician & Instructor
Black Belt Instructor of Ninjutsu
Instructor of Aikido
Black Belt Instructor of Kenpo Karate
Master Instructor of Japanese Jujutsu
Instructor of Ninjutsu & Taijutsu
Za-Zen Meditation Instructor
PHILOSOPHY: Health and fitness starts from the inside out. True fitness is a balance between body, mind and spirit. As long as we give each equal training, we will be on the path of health.
Fitness Coordinator & Personal Trainer
Matt is our Fitness Coordinator at Amp Gym. He began apprenticing under Owner, Neil Chandler, at the age of 13 and has been with Amp Gym since we opened our doors in March of 2014. Matt brings over 10 years of Personal Training experience and 15 years of Martial Arts experience. Matt was voted Best Personal Trainer in the St. Augustine Record in 2017.
Matt works very closely with our team of Personal Trainers to provide our clients with the most effective and result-oriented fitness programs for their individual goals. Matt is responsible for new client evaluations, nutritional counseling, lifestyle coaching and assisting Sensei Neil Chandler in our Martial Arts Program. Although he specializes in weight lass and performance enhancement training, Matt has consistently delivered results to clients as young as 6, and up to seniors well into their 80's, as well as everyone in between. Matt boasts a long list of satisfied clients and proudly can say absolutely no injuries.
Matt offers Personal Training, Small Group Personal Training, Boot-Camps, Private Martial Arts Instruction, and individualized exercise and nutrition program design.
CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS:
1st Dan Black Belt Japanese Jujutsu under Sensei Neil Chandler
Currently Enrolled in the NASM Master Trainer Program scheduled to graduate in July 2018
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist
NASM Integrated Core Training Specialist
NASM Neuromuscular Flexibility Specialist
CPR/AED First Aid Certified with Pro First Aid
Runner-up Best Personal Trainer 2016 St. Augustine Record
Best Personal Trainer 2017 St. Augustine Record
PHILOSOPHY: Train Hard. Eat Clean. Rest Well. Love Life.
Chris has competed in many sports throughout his life here in Florida that have helped to prepare him for his career as a Personal Trainer: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Rugby and Weightlifting Competitions. He has been Strength Training and Body Building for 9 years.
Chris loves to help people succeed. Whether that's improving athletic skills for sports, helping a client achieve the body they have always wanted, or improving a clients quality of life as they age.
EDUCATION & ASSOCIATION:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified CPR & AED Provider
NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist
PHILOSOPHY: If we work together in a goal-setting environment, there is no limit on what you can achieve with your fitness and health levels!