Chris Borda

Burlington, CT 06013

Exercise is key to overall, life-long health at any age. Through safe and effective exercise programs, through the inspiration, motivation and relationship with me and my Coaches, my clients meet their health and fitness goals. Ultimately, as my clients learn patience and compliance, a feeling of well-being surpasses the exhausting race for the magic number and the perfect body. Though these may still be goals, my clients learn how to create healthy habits, one at a time, learning how to forgive their mistakes and get back on course. They learn how to pace themselves for a lifetime run that should not be an isolated sprint. This is the learning which I believe is necessary for the long-term development and maintenance of a healthy and fit body.

I enjoy developing personal, trusting relationships with my clients. As we work together, I learn about their strengths and limitations and, in accordance with their goals, we create challenging sessions which are not boring or routine. It is a pleasure to hear clients discover that they are stronger and capable of greater intensity or that they are interested in something new that had previously been thought impossible. We enjoy these small successes together which fuel our future efforts.

My commitment in a training session is to listen well and to be supportive. I always try to ask how a previous session has gone and I want to hear what worked and what needs to be changed. I believe that personal training is a collaborative effort and will lead to the best results when a client trusts me enough to participate openly and honestly. I emphasize the positive and remind clients, who may have forgotten, how far they have come since beginning the program. A session that includes laughter and a smile (or two) makes intense exercise fun and more likely to be embraced over years. I want to hear my clients say, “Over Already?” I want them to look forward to our next meeting.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, Empire State College - SUNY
  • AS, Civil & Env. Engineering, Westchester Community College

Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: Dec 31, 2017
Functional Movement Systems - Functional Movement screen
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Great American Insurance Group

Chris's Locations

Yes Fitness

292 Spielman Hwy
Burlington, CT 06013

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, $40/half hr, pkgs. available

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Burlington Chamber of Commerce "Distinguished Small Business Award"

Languages Spoken




8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Maryann H on May 19, 2011

    In May of 2003 I met with Chris at his Fitness Advantage studio in Burlington, CT and knew right away that I wanted to work with him. Chris has that rare combination of talent, skill, knowledge, and experience matched with an aura of confidence and a style that makes you at ease while creating the perfect atmosphere for working to enhance your fitness level and health.

    The result was a significant increase in energy, flexibility, strength, and decrease in weight. Being physically stronger and having greater endurance has tremendous benefits for your body and spirit.

    While I was working with Chris I became very interested in the fitness business overall and started reading fitness magazines and subscribing to IDEA Health & Fitness Association newsletter so I would better understand what Chris was teaching me. I was very interested in the physiology aspect of training. I also visited other fitness centers and training studios in nearby towns and met with some owners & trainers. Even though at the time I thought Chris was exceptional at what he did, I never expected that Chris would so clearly stand apart. We are lucky to have him and Fitness Advantage right here in Burlington, CT (and a second studio in Canton, CT). It is now May of 2011 and I continue to train with Chris at Fitness Advantage. Maryann

  • by Anne DiSorbo on May 10, 2011

    I have been consistently going to Fitness Advantage for 11 years. I have always been excited about fitness and have run or participated in step aerobics. However, it is because of Fitness Advantage that I have been able to be so consistent with my workouts and training. The great thing about this studio is that you can get personal training in a group setting. This is unlike any other gym! Because of Fitness Advantage, I have been able to stay fit and trim--not an easy task as we get older! Don't join a typical gym! You know you won't go! Check out the Fitness Advantage Studio. It's small and personal and you will get one-on-one attention which will keep you motivated and help you change your lifestyle to a healthy one. Chris and his staff are wonderful. You will not be disappointed!

  • by Marion Royer on Apr 23, 2011

    When I started working out with Chris, it was just supposed to be for a little while. Going to
    Fitness Advantage is now part of my life and I would not have it any other way.
    I have been with Chris for over a year now seeing him twice a week and I consider him my friend and Sargent of arms. Chris keeps me on track with my health and work outs. He challenges me to limits I thought I could never achieve and the work outs are never the same so I am never bored. I recommend him to anyone interested.
    I have a couple of friends that started working out with including my daughter that loves working with him.
    I have worked out with other personal trainers but none have compared to who Chris is and what he does. You need to try it for yourself.

  • by Bill Braun on Apr 19, 2011

    I have been going to Fitness Advantage and working with Chris for about ten years. The program Chris created, and continues to update depending on my individual needs, has enabled me, physically and mentally to deal with several life challenges. Not only was I physically better prepared for several surgeries, but my recovery was quicker and at less risk. Now with the challenge of Parkinson’s, Chris has enhanced my program to address specific issues, such a balance and core strength. His attention to detail, listening to each person’s needs, and researching what is appropriate and validated, and then incorporating the best approach for each individual is what differentiates him and his studio. If you are looking for a true partnership on your fitness, Chris is your best choice.

  • by Dwight Lewis on Apr 05, 2011

    I have been working out with Chris for 20 plus years. His attention to detail and the creativeity that he puts into all his class have alway made for an enjoyable and rewarding class. His staff is alway plesant and willing to work with you so you can get the full benifit of all they have to offer. Thank you Fittness Advantage

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