Active Body Studio - About Me - My Story (take 2)

Active Body Studio

Teach to move well, inspire to move often.

My interest in fitness began when I was a teenager. Like most kids, I dreamt of being a professional athlete. I was a pretty good athlete going into high school, playing basketball and baseball, but when I got to high school, I wanted to play football as well.

There was only one slight problem. I only weighed 110 lbs.! When I told my family and friends of my plans, I was frequently laughed at and told I was crazy. A fire was lit inside me. I was out to prove these people wrong. I quickly realized that if I was ever going to see the field I needed to get bigger and stronger. From this desire developed a passion for weight training. I would typically spend 2 or more hours in the gym 5-6 days a week. I "bulked" up to 140 pounds by my junior year.

When it came time to look at colleges, I knew I wanted to make fitness a career and continue to play football. I went to Ithaca College in NY, majored in Exercise Science and my football career lived on. It was a short  stint on the field however as I was not invited back to camp after my first session. I took the news relatively well and viewed this as an opportunity to get some experience in the fitness field. 

I got a job at a local health club in Ithaca. I was on my way to making it big in the fitness world! My dreams again were quickly squashed as I realized that I was doing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, but I was only making minimum wage which at time was $3.55/hour! How could I ever make a living and support a family on that?!

Another opportunity arose. I transferred to Cortland State and was able to resume my football career. I had an extra year of eligibility, and I decided to pick up a dual major in Physical Education and Biology. My fascination with the human body and how to improve it remained very strong and I by this time I was considering going on to Medical school or maybe a master's degree Physical Therapy. I decided to take the year off and apply for research positions.

When no research positions materialized, I started thinking again about the fitness field. I landed my dream job working at Harvard Business School as a Fitness Specialist. This put me back on the path that I am still following today. I have been fortunate to be able to make a living in a field that I am still passionate about today.

My passion has led me to meet many of the top therapists and trainers in the country today. It is a combination of their practical knowledge, my continuing education and experience that I base my approach to fitness on. This passion has continued to grow through the years as I continually strive to learn more. This knowledge is always advancing which opens up a vast number of new opportunities to expand my skills and understanding of  improving the human body.

Contact Chris Roy
at Active Body Studio

303 Amherst St.
Suite 10
Nashua, NH 03063

(603) 886-1121 - office


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