Chris Jordan, the Director of Exercise Physiology at the Human Performance Institute, designed and implemented the movement/exercise components of the Corporate Athlete Course, including the widely-known 7-MINUTE WORKOUT, and is responsible for the development and execution of all corporate fitness programming. As an experienced international keynote speaker and performance coach, he trains hundreds of corporate executives of FORTUNE 500 companies each year.
Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with distinction from the Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biological Sciences from University of West England in Bristol, in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Human Performance Institute, he was the Fitness Program Consultant for the U.S. Air Force in Europe, based at Royal Air Force Lakenheath base in the United Kingdom, and an exercise physiologist at the British Army Personnel Research Establishment of the Ministry of Defence. Chris co-authored Energy Every Day, Your Personal Plan for More Energy and Better Health with Ron Woods and is a contributing author to The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He has published research in the Journal of Sports Sciences, and has written over 50 articles for U.S. Air Force publications, the ‘Army Health Connection’ newsletter, Florida Tennis, Men’s Health Magazine, Shape Magazine and Best Life Magazine.
Chris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Health Fitness Specialist and Advanced Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also holds Pre and Post Natal Exercise certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Desert Southwest Fitness and is an American Red Cross Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor. He is a Full member of the NSCA, ACSM, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association.
Chris designed a practical body weight circuit workout that is became known in the media as the "7-minute workout”. He and Brett Klika co-authored the peer-reviewed article “High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight” in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal which led to the Gretchen Reynolds’ blog “The Scientific 7-Minute Workout” in The New York Times and generated significant media coverage. Chris has been interviewed about the workout by ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, NPR, CNN, Sirius XM’s Doctor Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, Men’s Journal, Women’s Health, Shape, and more.