Christine Pinkney

Tucson, AZ 85747

I’m not skinny, but I’m strong and fit!

My background is a little different from other personal trainers. I discovered my passion for health and fitness during my early military career. I faithfully served in the US Air Force for 24+ years with a background in information technology; however, I always maintained fitness, to include passing fitness tests within six months after my pregnancies. I became a physical training leader and fitness program manager because I enjoyed being fit and committed to assist other servicemen meet military standards and/or their fitness goals.

Exercising not only affects our physique but it definitely helps our mental and emotional state. Physical fitness is a stress reliever that made my deployments easier. Exercising kept my mind balanced; it decreased the stress of 1) being away from my family, 2) concerns of deployers’ health and welfare, 3) the environment I was in, and 4) the mission, which enabled me to better concentrate on the mission and its people. I have also witnessed other people enhance their productive at work and enrich their personal lives when fitness is part of their lifestyle.

I wholeheartedly believe that being fit and healthy makes a happier person, enhances their productivity, and overall quality of life. So instead of managing projects and staring at computer screens, I changed my career path towards my passion, helping others become healthier and happier people. I established Operation PowerFit in 2014 but I have over 22+ years of training and coaching experiences with the best military personnel in the world. I have planned, developed, and conducted fitness training in both in-garrison and combat environments to ensure personnel are always combat ready. I also participated in several Air Force women’s basketball teams, and powerlifted in national and international competitions. I still compete in powerlifting through three federations, and a member of the Air Force Powerlifting team. I continue to coach girls’ high school basketball teams. I believe I can provide the proper fitness training for individuals and groups; not only from a coach’s view, but as a trainee who required different coaching styles based on my goals.

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and also certified as a Senior Fitness Instructor, Women's Fitness Specialist, Group Personal Trainer Specialist, and CPR/AED certified. I am insured through Philadelphia Insurance Companies. I am a member of Disabled Veterans, USA Powerlifting Federation, and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

I am enthusiastic about fitness, dedicated to being an athlete, and committed to helping you meet your fitness goals. Allow me to share my knowledge and experiences to help you become enthusiastic about becoming fit and maintaining an active and healthier lifestyle.

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About Me


  • BSc., Computer Science and Systems Management, Colorado Christian University
  • Applied Exercise Science, Concordia University Chicago
  • Master's Degree, Applied Exercise Science, Concordia University Chicago

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Oct 29, 2020
NASM - Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS)
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)

CPR Certified

EMS University, LLC
Expires: Sep 12, 2017

AED Certified

EMS University, LLC
Expires: Sep 12, 2017

Christine's Locations

Davis-Monthan Fitness Center

Benko 5th
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ 85707

Operation PowerFit

Within 25.00 miles of 85747 (Mobile Training Radius)

Purple Heart Park

10050 E Rita Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Based on training session time, frequency, and location.

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4x)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (2x)
  • Air Force Achievment Medal (3x)
  • AF Good Conduct (7x)
  • National Defense Service Medal (2x)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal
  • AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Languages Spoken