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About Slate Fitness

Ask anyone in the industry and they will tell you that Slate is fitness personified. A highly sought after sports and fitness specialist with a well established work history and hand on the pulse of the exercise, fashion and entertainment industry in New York City and beyond.

Professional Achievements

Slate studied at Berkeley College for Business, holds a certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specializes in Athletic Sports Performance, Corrective Exercise Training, Behavior Change Specialization and Fitness Nutrition. He has been featured in numerous publications. Including Men’s Health, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, New York Post, Maxim, Allure and Cosmopolitan just to name a few. He also has appeared as a celebrity trainer and fitness model on ESPN, MTV and VH1 among others.

Personal Commitment

A strong believer in leading by example and philosophy on the power of transformation through proper training and nutrition has driven him to the elite class of the fitness industry. Here to inspire others, both his clients and personal commitment to training are unsurpassed. His clientele is a true reflection of his personality with a combination of highly motivated athletes, celebrities, artists, creative industry professionals and corporate executives. Slate has developed a reputation for his popular no nonsense approach and instinctive style to training.

Boot Camp and Workshops

His reach extends far beyond the American borders of New York, Los Angeles and Miami. In the Caribbean and Mediterranean, he is sponsored to lead teams of men and woman through rigorous boot camps that are designed to maximize the potential of all his recruits. His passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals with precision is priority number one. Using very specific methods and techniques to achieve quality results that are measurable and lasting.

Additional Specialties

Christopher also specializes in pre/post natal exercises for women, sports specific off-season performance enhancement training, muscular development training, endurance-marathon & triathlon training and functional training for everyday living are just some of the tools he applies to the seasoned professional, novice and/or average person searching to achieve set goals or dreams.

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Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
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Our Services

Slate Fitness will help you achieve your fitness goals through a variety of cardiovascular conditioning, resistance and functional training, flexibility and nutritional coaching. Slate Fitness always views your physical health universally, emphasizing total body fitness, and offers safe and effective training for:

Weight Loss and Toning

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Our programs lower body fat and increase lean body mass with higher caloric expenditure and high cardiovascular impact.

Strength and Muscle Gain

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Achieved through programs that vary intensity, repetition and weight loading schemes, maximizing your own body’s abilities.

Functional and Balance Training

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Creating strength and adaptability in the types of movements you perform in daily life, whether for work or leisure.

Sports-Specific Training

sports-specific-traningProgressive and more intense workouts that target specific movement sequences associated with a sport or activity, integrating a high level of strength, speed, and agility.

Other Forms of Exercise Training

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Combining other forms of exercise training through kickboxing, calisthenics, trx suspension training, total body conditioning, body sculpting, circuit training etc.

Additional Specialties

additional-specialtiesPre/post natal exercises for women, sports specific off-season performance enhancement training, muscular development training, endurance-marathon & triathlon training and functional training for everyday living.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, build muscle or just look and feel better about yourself, Slate Fitness is the way to go!

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If you’re looking for a reason, look no further than yourself.
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Media Appearances In

Mens Health
GQ
Vanity Fair
Maxim
Vogue
Allure
Cosmopolitan
New York Post
ESPN
MTV
Vh1
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Train as if your life depends on it, because it does.
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Client Testimonials

  • Matthew Edelstein - HOLLYWOOD STYLIST

    A few years ago I decided to get in shape. At the time I had never had any experience in the gym so I felt it would be necessary to utilize the expertise of a personal trainer. Chris Slate is the fourth trainer I’ve had in two years and my favorite. His training style is effective and his personality is enjoyable. I like working out with him and I saw immediate results on his program. A previous trainer was experimental with our workouts which got to be annoying. Chris keeps it simple and understandable. It’s a tough, effective workout and Chris is a motivating presence throughout. I like that he changes the program enough to keep me guessing but not too much that I don’t understand what we’re trying to accomplish. I would highly recommend Chris Slate.

    Matthew Edelstein - HOLLYWOOD STYLIST
  • Jennifer Ohlsson- FORD MODELS

    In my profession as a model, maintaining a toned and fit body is important. I do love working out and looking for new ways to make it fun, and thanks to Chris Slate I am now addicted to kickboxing! He has taught me the art of the sport, and still every session makes sure to get all of my other muscles groups and a cardio workout in there. He is extremely good at finding new creative ways to workout and there is never a dull moment, all while burning a ton of calories. For me, working out is to stay healthy and happy, and my goal is to maintain both. Chris really does a great job at building my workouts and helping my stay at the top of my game!

    Jennifer Ohlsson- FORD MODELS
  • Scott J Clark

    Chris and I known each other and worked together for 6-7yrs now. I, like a number of New Yorkers, workout in the gym 3-4 times week to keep a sound mind and body. But, I really live for weekend and my favorite sports, skiing and surfing. Giving the demanding nature of both sports, Chris’ guidance, particularly in areas of core strength and balance as well as endurance, has been immeasurable. When a large set of waves roll in, you don’t have the option of not paddling. Or, if you are skiing a steep chute, bailing out is not choice. Working with Chris on the TRX, agility drills, weights and cardio, I’m able to get a good, balanced regime that allows me to really enjoy my sports while being safe. Avoiding serious injury is critical. Chris’ knowledgeable and focused approach to training, coupled with his fun, positive and enthusiastic spirit push me to levels that I couldn’t obtain on my own!! Come join the Slate Team!

    Scott J Clark
  • Khajak Keledjian - CEO - INTERMIX

    Working out with Chris has changed the way I view exercise. I have an extremely busy lifestyle and Chris has a super energetic, positive approach to fitness. He knows how to deal with clients at all levels. I get bored easily and he always has a new trick up his sleeve. Chris bears my long term fitness goals in mind while at the same time gauging my current energy levels; he’s able to find a balance with my rhythms each time. He is very in tune with your state of mind. Chris makes things fun, I look forward to my workouts with him and it’s never wasted time. I highly recommend Chris as a personal trainer. He will get you where you want to be.

    Khajak Keledjian - CEO - INTERMIX
  • Alison Schrag

    I started working with Chris to whip my body back into shape. After three years of law school and one summer of being holed away studying for the bar exam, I needed some serious help. Chris understood my personal goals and helped me to achieve them through a combination of cross-training and weight-training. Once I felt like I had reached my target weight, I decided to set another goal for myself – to run the 2009 NYC Marathon. On days when I wasn’t running, Chris worked with me on conditioning, with a focus on further developing my leg strength. This personalized training plan helped to prevent training injuries and to make running those Central Park hills a little more bearable. With Chris’ help, I finished my first marathon in under 4 hours (and injury-free).

    Alison Schrag
  • Stephan Würth - www.stephanwuerth.com

    I have been working out with Chris for the last 5 years.

    As someone who doesn’t like working out at the gym, Chris is a great fit because he is so creative in how he approaches every work out and I can honestly say that no two workouts have been the same. Training with Chris has also helped strengthen & improve my tennis game so that I am able to be more competitive.

    He is great at reading his clients and customizing each workout to fit the need and mood of his client, sensing when to push and when not to push too hard.

    His enthusiasm and charisma are unmatched and his knowledge of the body and how it reacts is incomparable.

    Stephan Würth - www.stephanwuerth.com
  • D. Evan van Hook - V.P., HSER

    “In a lifetime of intense interest in physical activity, I haven’t met anyone with a better understanding of conditioning than Chris Slate. Like most professionals, I spend a lot of time behind a desk or on business travel. Chris understands that I don’t simply want to avoid gaining weight; I want to try to excel at those things I am passionate about, which right now center on equestrian sports. Chris has an intuitive sense of how and how much to push in his sessions to elicit maximum progress and how to coordinate conditioning of different body parts for a balanced result. He is also able to convey an understanding of fitness that helps me maintain momentum while I’m on the road. His training has definitely made me a better equestrian, and I expect to rely on him to extend my youth for many years to come.”

    D. Evan van Hook - V.P., HSER
  • Pia Cohen

    “Chris Slate Transformed me! I have worked with trainers before and was hesitant to do so again because I felt they never personalized routines or challenged me. However, Chris, came highly recommended and I constantly observed his clients, who’s bodies he had transformed, and hoped to be something I could achieve myself one day. I started on a 6 month 2 day a week regimented workout plan with Chris prior to my wedding. I was not tremendously overweight but could lose 20 lbs and in need of serious toning. Chris gave me the motivation and encouragement to push myself a little harder to achieve the desired results. I found his exercises to be really challenging and not only felt a difference but received an outpouring of compliments within a short amount of time. He has a ‘can-do’ attitude that helps you push yourself to achieve any exercise he gives you. I will never forget the amazing journey he facilitated through enthusiasm, knowledge and motivation to help me reach my goal and will forever be grateful.”

    Pia Cohen
  • Matthew Edelstein - HOLLYWOOD STYLIST

    A few years ago I decided to get in shape. At the time I had never had any experience in the gym so I felt it would be necessary to utilize the expertise of a personal trainer. Chris Slate is the fourth trainer I’ve had in two years and my favorite. His training style is effective and his personality is enjoyable. I like working out with him and I saw immediate results on his program. A previous trainer was experimental with our workouts which got to be annoying. Chris keeps it simple and understandable. It’s a tough, effective workout and Chris is a motivating presence throughout. I like that he changes the program enough to keep me guessing but not too much that I don’t understand what we’re trying to accomplish. I would highly recommend Chris Slate.

    Matthew Edelstein - HOLLYWOOD STYLIST
  • Jennifer Ohlsson- FORD MODELS

    In my profession as a model, maintaining a toned and fit body is important. I do love working out and looking for new ways to make it fun, and thanks to Chris Slate I am now addicted to kickboxing! He has taught me the art of the sport, and still every session makes sure to get all of my other muscles groups and a cardio workout in there. He is extremely good at finding new creative ways to workout and there is never a dull moment, all while burning a ton of calories. For me, working out is to stay healthy and happy, and my goal is to maintain both. Chris really does a great job at building my workouts and helping my stay at the top of my game!

    Jennifer Ohlsson- FORD MODELS
  • Scott J Clark

    Chris and I known each other and worked together for 6-7yrs now. I, like a number of New Yorkers, workout in the gym 3-4 times week to keep a sound mind and body. But, I really live for weekend and my favorite sports, skiing and surfing. Giving the demanding nature of both sports, Chris’ guidance, particularly in areas of core strength and balance as well as endurance, has been immeasurable. When a large set of waves roll in, you don’t have the option of not paddling. Or, if you are skiing a steep chute, bailing out is not choice. Working with Chris on the TRX, agility drills, weights and cardio, I’m able to get a good, balanced regime that allows me to really enjoy my sports while being safe. Avoiding serious injury is critical. Chris’ knowledgeable and focused approach to training, coupled with his fun, positive and enthusiastic spirit push me to levels that I couldn’t obtain on my own!! Come join the Slate Team!

    Scott J Clark
  • Khajak Keledjian - CEO - INTERMIX

    Working out with Chris has changed the way I view exercise. I have an extremely busy lifestyle and Chris has a super energetic, positive approach to fitness. He knows how to deal with clients at all levels. I get bored easily and he always has a new trick up his sleeve. Chris bears my long term fitness goals in mind while at the same time gauging my current energy levels; he’s able to find a balance with my rhythms each time. He is very in tune with your state of mind. Chris makes things fun, I look forward to my workouts with him and it’s never wasted time. I highly recommend Chris as a personal trainer. He will get you where you want to be.

    Khajak Keledjian - CEO - INTERMIX
  • Alison Schrag

    I started working with Chris to whip my body back into shape. After three years of law school and one summer of being holed away studying for the bar exam, I needed some serious help. Chris understood my personal goals and helped me to achieve them through a combination of cross-training and weight-training. Once I felt like I had reached my target weight, I decided to set another goal for myself – to run the 2009 NYC Marathon. On days when I wasn’t running, Chris worked with me on conditioning, with a focus on further developing my leg strength. This personalized training plan helped to prevent training injuries and to make running those Central Park hills a little more bearable. With Chris’ help, I finished my first marathon in under 4 hours (and injury-free).

    Alison Schrag
  • Stephan Würth - www.stephanwuerth.com

    I have been working out with Chris for the last 5 years.

    As someone who doesn’t like working out at the gym, Chris is a great fit because he is so creative in how he approaches every work out and I can honestly say that no two workouts have been the same. Training with Chris has also helped strengthen & improve my tennis game so that I am able to be more competitive.

    He is great at reading his clients and customizing each workout to fit the need and mood of his client, sensing when to push and when not to push too hard.

    His enthusiasm and charisma are unmatched and his knowledge of the body and how it reacts is incomparable.

    Stephan Würth - www.stephanwuerth.com
  • D. Evan van Hook - V.P., HSER

    “In a lifetime of intense interest in physical activity, I haven’t met anyone with a better understanding of conditioning than Chris Slate. Like most professionals, I spend a lot of time behind a desk or on business travel. Chris understands that I don’t simply want to avoid gaining weight; I want to try to excel at those things I am passionate about, which right now center on equestrian sports. Chris has an intuitive sense of how and how much to push in his sessions to elicit maximum progress and how to coordinate conditioning of different body parts for a balanced result. He is also able to convey an understanding of fitness that helps me maintain momentum while I’m on the road. His training has definitely made me a better equestrian, and I expect to rely on him to extend my youth for many years to come.”

    D. Evan van Hook - V.P., HSER
  • Pia Cohen

    “Chris Slate Transformed me! I have worked with trainers before and was hesitant to do so again because I felt they never personalized routines or challenged me. However, Chris, came highly recommended and I constantly observed his clients, who’s bodies he had transformed, and hoped to be something I could achieve myself one day. I started on a 6 month 2 day a week regimented workout plan with Chris prior to my wedding. I was not tremendously overweight but could lose 20 lbs and in need of serious toning. Chris gave me the motivation and encouragement to push myself a little harder to achieve the desired results. I found his exercises to be really challenging and not only felt a difference but received an outpouring of compliments within a short amount of time. He has a ‘can-do’ attitude that helps you push yourself to achieve any exercise he gives you. I will never forget the amazing journey he facilitated through enthusiasm, knowledge and motivation to help me reach my goal and will forever be grateful.”

    Pia Cohen

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