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“Christopher Barakat was one of a handful of competitive bodybuilders and fitness coaches I was following on Instagram earlier this year, and he stuck out to me as the most genuine, knowledgeable, competent, real person out there in this industry. It was so clear to me that he knew what he was talking about, and he wasn’t just in this for himself. In August, he ran a giveaway for 16 weeks of online fitness coaching. I remember exactly where I was and what I was thinking when I wrote my caption/entry for the giveaway. I had never considered receiving coaching before. In fact, it made me a little uncomfortable. I was insecure about being that transparent with someone. But as I thought about learning from Chris, I got more and more excited and was ultimately lucky enough to be one of a few people he chose to give coaching to. 

Being coached by Chris over the past 16 weeks is truly the best thing that could have happened to me and my fitness journey. In a lot of ways, I didn’t even know how much I needed his help. I had been working on my own for 5 months at the time we started. The progress I made from that point forward compared to the time prior was as if it was on double speed. I couldn’t believe the progress I was making each week without even making major adjustments. As I look at the progress photos from week 1 to now, I am floored. I couldn’t be more thankful for Chris’s coaching.

He is knowledgeable, supportive, responsive, and thorough. He doesn’t cut corners. He expects you to put in the work, trust the process, and be consistent. He supports you along the way, answers questions, and adjusts macros and training as needed. Couldn’t recommend coaching from Chris Barakat enough.”a