craig chapin personal trainer in tampa

Why Craig Got Into Personal Training

My fitness and personal training philosophy is that if you make small changes everyday, it will result in a huge transformation over time. This philosophy applies to your workout routine, nutrition and lifestyle changes. When I meet with new clients, I believe that we’re starting this fitness journey together. That’s why it’s important that I help my clients create a plan that works for them, so I can help them stay accountable along the way. When I see my clients starting to achieve their goals, I really take it to heart. That’s why I love my job and why I got into this career. Helping people reach their potential is my passion. Learn more about how I help people jumpstart their fitness journey below.

Tampa Personal Training Services

Private Personal Training

With over 15 years of private training experience, I can help you:

  • Get back into your best shape after a long break, injury or pregnancy

  • Lose body fat and build lean body mass

  • Improve your core strength to lose inches around your waist which can also reduce lower back pain

  • Rehab from back pain, sports injuries and normal aches and pains

  • Make a complete lifestyle change to create healthy eating and exercise habits for a lifetime

 Group Fitness

I specialize in:

  • Boot Camps / Metabolic Conditioning / Interval Training (HIIT, Tabata, etc.)

  • Core/Low Back strengthening

  • Group Training for efficient weight loss techniques

  • Muscle strengthening and weight training to build muscle mass

Craig’s Credentials

When you’re looking for a personal trainer, it’s important to find someone who you can trust and rely on, so it’s important to find a professional who is credentialed and certified in the following ways:


  • NASM National Academy Of Sports Medicine (2004)

  • Nutrition For Special Populations (2/22/15)

  • Exercise Programs For Older Adults (2/21/15)

  • Exercise For Chronic Disease (2/22/15)

  • Essential Functional Exercise For Seniors (2/22/15)

  • Exercise For Chronic Disabilities: Life After Hip or Knee Replacement (2/21/15)

  • Avoiding Common Fitness Injuries 5/1/2017

  • Integrated Postural Training 5/22/2017

  • Functional Mobility Drills 1/21/2017

  • Designing Exercise Complexes 4/28/2017

  • Good Knee/Bad Knees 5/8/2017

  • When Good Knees Go Bad 5/17/2017

  • BLS basic life support provider (Aug 2017 - Aug 2019)

  • Balance and Fall Prevention (2/21/15)

  • Designing Strength Programs: Exercise the Older Shoulder (2/21/15)

  • Training The Core (5/31/15)

  • High Intensity Interval Training (6/02/15)

  • Boot Camp Gold (2/25/15)

  • Pilates/Reformer 1 (9/15/09)

  • CPR/AED (08/08/15)

  • Core Training for Seniors  1/21/2017

  • Strength and Conditioning for Seniors 1/21/2017

  • A Dozen Practical Exercises for Seniors 1/21/2017

  • Do This, Not That: Cheap Tricks for Trainers 5/3/2017


2019 Personal Training Certifications

  • Core Training: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

  • High Intensity Training:When Less Is More

  • Lift Weight To Lose Weight

  • Nutrient Timing

  • Exercise To Improve Neck and Back Function

  • Standing Tall:Exercise and the Aging Spine

  • The Bionic Elder:Training with New Knees and Hips

  • The Defiant Senior:Exercise to Manage Chronic Illness

  • High Intensity Interval Training

  • Functional Forever:Remedial Shoulder Exercise