Chris Merker

The Lodge Personal Training Team
Title: Personal Trainer, CPT (ACSM)
Phone: 314-835-6103
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I’ve been an athlete my entire life, (3-sport in high school and a college defensive end for DePauw University) but didn’t discover coaching until after a brief career as an English teacher.  The rest is history.

I’ve been a full & part time strength (& recently nutrition) coach for the last 12 years. In my first year learning how to coach, a mentor once told me the 2 characteristics any good trainer must have are a BIG personality and a servant’s heart.  I’ve come to discover I possess both and I’m blessed to redeem them every session I train, making my clients stronger, healthier (& hopefully) happier versions of themselves.

Through my Precision Nutrition studies (PN level 1&2 coach) I’ve learned how important small habits are in shaping our health.  It’s not always about reading the latest self-help book or trying the newest diet craze.  It’s about mastering small daily practices until they become second nature.

I’m excited to meet you wherever you are in getting the most from your body.  Let’s break a sweat soon!


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