Chris Bender is a personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is experienced in one on one training and group fitness classes with a focus on boxing, interval techniques and weight training.

Born and raised in Wausau Wisconsin, Chris began his fitness career as a model for Eastbay Sporting Goods where he interacted with athletes and fitness affiliates. Needing a warmer climate, Chris relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and worked as a personal trainer where he learned to implement a variety of exercise programs. Years later, Chris moved to Fort Myers where he began his own business in construction clean up and window treatments. While remaining involved in his own fitness goals, Chris competed in the Royal Palm Classic body building competition where he learned the importance of discipline and hard work. With a goal to continue his passion, Chris left the business and relocated with his wife to Sarasota and began personal and group fitness training. Along this journey, he met Caryn where he was invited to join the Core Fitness family.

Chris’s mission is to pursue his career as a professional personal trainer where he can demonstrate his love for fitness, health and general well-being. He aspires to teach, support and coach people to achieve their goals and improve their overall quality of life.

Chris is available for personal training where he can implement mitt work, upper and lower body weights, and cardiovascular drills. In a group class setting, you will have a variety of stations for a full body workout experience full of energy and intensity.


  • Boxing
  • Interval Techniques
  • Weight Training
  • Cardio Drills


  • NASM Certified
  • Savage Race Finisher

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