Client Spotlight – Meet Chris Dorian


Meet boot camper Chris Dorian. She’s been working out with us at Performance Fitness for five years and has participated in several of our clean eating challenges, which have changed her lifelong eating habits. Chris loves the variety of classes we offer at Performance Fitness and the community we foster. She’s a great addition to our crew, and her dedication to classes and clean eating has paid off in weight lost and strength gained.

Name: Chris Dorian

Where are you from and how long have you lived in this area? South Jersey. I’ve lived in Lower Merion for 15 years.

Occupation: Proofreader

Kids: Two kids, Alex and Ryan

Hobbies? Reading and working out

Sports? None. I thought I was one of those spazy kids. Picked last in gym. Found out later in life how fast and strong I was and that if I had confidence I could’ve done sports.

Favorite magazines: Allure when in airport. My guilty pleasure is People magazine.

Favorite radio station? XPN

Favorite movie: Once

Favorite book: Me Talk Pretty One Day

Favorite way to treat yourself: Travel — short trips

If you had to choose 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be? Positive, hard-working, strong (mentally and physically)

Fun/interesting fact about you that most people don’t know? One time I was bored and made a list of how many boys I had kissed. It was around 75.

How long have you been training with Performance Fitness? Five years

How did you hear about Performance Fitness? Fellow boot camper Kerry Heppen

What would you say is the single biggest reason why you decided to get help with your fitness? I was unhappy with my body.

What fitness and/or weight-loss results have you achieved since joining boot camp/training? I changed eating habits after doing the fall 2014 clean up. I did

Chris D. - Lifestyle transformation winner.

the winter one and was able to get a “vacation body” and lost 11 pounds from my highest weight. The combination of nutrition and boot camp also left me amazed at how many push-ups and pistol squats I could do.

Must-have workout song: “Come on Eileen”

Coolest side-effect from working out? Ability to move large pieces of furniture with my husband.

What inspires and motivates you? Fitness-wise – when clothes are getting big for you and people notice changes in your body.

How has boot camp changed your life? I now eat in a totally different way. I would never have done so without boot camp. I have also formed friendships.

Bacon or ice cream? Bacon

Favorite 80s song: “Left of Center” from Pretty in Pink/Suzanne Vega

What are your big goals for the next 3-6 months?

  1. Lose 10 more pounds.
  2. Keep tweaking my eating habits so they support my overall goals and lifestyle.

If someone asked you about Performance Fitness what do you tell them? These are the best classes I’ve ever taken in terms of results and the diversity of classes. It’s not always the same. I don’t get bored. It’s fun, and you get to meet other women.