"I am a baseball player in the Kansas City Royals organization and live in Frisco in the offseaon. I was reffered to Chad by my old high school coach and trained with him all offseaon. Could not have asked for a better place to workout, and a more knowlegable strength coach! Chad knows his stuff and helped me gain more than 15 pounds without becoming bulky or losing any agility, which is exactly what I needed going into spring training! I am in better physical shape than i have ever been and will definitely be going back to icon next offseason. On top of that Chad is a great family man and awesome guy to be around! Thanks for everything brother!" ~ Ryan O'Hearn
"I’ve known Chad for many years and you will not find a better, more caring individual. I went to see Chad recently after I could no longer stand my chronic back pain from growing up playing sports competitively and playing college baseball.
I’ve been working out with Chad now for several months. My back pain is totally gone and I feel fantastic. You will not find anyone who is more knowledgeable on how your body works and functions more than Chad.
Chad’s way of “training” instead of “working out” at ICON Gym is second to none. If I could have trained like this in high school and college, there’s no doubt I would’ve had a longer athletic career.
I now manage D-BAT Frisco, an indoor baseball & softball training facility. I see many young athletes daily that could really benefit from Chad’s knowledge and expertise. If you’re a competitive athlete regardless of age who wants to become more athletic, stronger, faster, I suggest you go to ICON Gym immediately." ~ Kyle Wilson
"I am a fellow fitness professional. I've been in the industry for over a decade and have worked at Cooper Fitness Center, Dallas Country Club, Equinox and I have my degree in exercise sports and science. In fitness there is "working out" and then there is "training." Each of our bodies are different and we all have different strengths and weaknesses. At Icon gym, they "train" and they do it the right way.
Honestly, if we could all afford it, we should each go through physical therapy and then get into functional training. When you go to Chad and Icon Gym you are basically getting that whole package for a much cheaper cost. He is SO knowledgeable and his experience in the fitness industry is impressive. Chad knows how to get YOU to a healthier, stronger you. Your body will thank you. He is truly a gem in our industry."
~ Charity Smith, B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, NASM certified personal trainer
"I've known Chad for over 20 years and his knowledge of training and approach to accomplishing individual goals is one of the best in the business. Chad is thorough and precise with his pre assessment and evaluations for each person helping them address their weakness and succeed at their goals." ~ Jason Brown
"A year ago we came to Chad to help our son get in better physical shape so that he could play better baseball increase his velocity and prevent injury. He did everything we asked and more. Luke lost 27 pounds, and became a better ball player. His speed running bases got better, his pitching velocity went from 83-88mph. He pitched more than 38 innings during Spring baseball and 35 innings during summer ball. He never had any issues with pain or injury. This has been the best preparation for any sport and best injury prevention ever. But even better than all of the physical preparation is how much Chad invested time to help Luke become a better man by exhibiting and teaching strong moral character and mental toughness. Luke continues to workout at the ever expanding gym knowing that every minute spent will pay off in long-term benefits." ~ Cathy Childers Scaggs
"As a police officer for more than 15 years, with 12 of those years on the SWAT team, being in top physical and mental condition is not only vital but critical. With Chad’s help, he’s taught me that you cannot have one without the other… that mental strength correlates with physical strength, and when you have both, nothing is impossible.
Chad has been my training coach and partner for the past several years. When we first met, I was having sharp pains in my left shoulder. After his assessment, he told me I was weak in my back from working chest (bench press) more than other muscle groups, and I was even doing that wrong, which was causing the pain in my shoulder, not to mention I could barely press 135lbs. The first several weeks of our training were devoted to strengthening my back and shoulders, and teaching me proper form. Since then, my physical performance and appearance at work has improved. The 135lbs bench press has been replaced with a 315lbs bench press, as well as heavier lifts with other muscle groups, faster run times, and more stamina!
Over the years, I’ve come to know Chad well, and I can definitely say that he possesses the rare ability to genuinely care about each and every person that comes before him. He understands that if you truly want to help someone, you must take the time to get to know the person, inside and out in order to help them improve in all ways.
As for me, with Chad’s workouts and his nutrition guidance, I’ve become physically stronger and gained muscle. I am amazed at his never-ending depth of knowledge. And even now, with his unique exercise techniques and workouts, I continue to build strength and mass.
Currently, Chad is working on a program to help my Department’s SWAT team achieve maximum physical stamina and efficiency. A team is only as strong as the weakest leak, and in an effort to continually push the team’s strength boundaries, Chad will determine the physical fitness of each operator. From there, he’ll craft a specific strength conditioning training program to help the team achieve and exceed optimal levels of performance.
Chad isn’t just a trainer. He genuinely cares about each and every person and does whatever it takes to help bring out the very best in the people he works with." ~ Lance Hobbs, Police Officer (1995-current) / United States Marine Corps (1990-1994)