Christian Ampania



Christian is a Sacramento native whose life-long love affair with fitness began with the hope of training hard enough to become a superhero. While he still isn’t quite able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the drive to embody his values and bring out the best  in himself hasn’t changed. His mission is to use fitness coaching to help his clients embody the best in themselves and become strong enough to handle whatever life demands of them. Christian was voted Class Pass’ Instructor of the Year in Sacramento in 2017. He has competed in both powerlifting and strongman, but also enjoys bodyweight training. When he isn’t pushing clients and members of the Academy to their limits, he’s doing research (including new and fun ways to “torture” clients and members); creating fitness videos for YouTube; working his laughing muscles watching comedy shows; or out under the open sky with his pup Eleiko (who, yes, is named after weightlifting equipment). 


  • NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)
  • Pn Level 1 (Precision Nutrition)
  • OTA (Certified Online Trainer Academy)
  • NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)
John Gardiner