Major, USMC -- Founder/Executive Director
Learn About Chris
Chris grew up in a middle-class family in Waterbury, CT as the middle child of triplet brothers. Starting from adolescence Chris was inspired by both teachers and his USMC Junior Officer trainers to join the US military.
Following high school Chris attended the United States Naval Academy in 2003 where he began to harvest on his leadership skills, character, and his faith in God.
Some highlights of the accomplishments of Chris;
•Attended United States Naval Academy in 2003, earning a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering; he then went on to achieve an M.S. in Environmental Engineering & Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
•Completed a 3 year MBA like program called "The Master's Program" to receive a master’s level education designed to train marketplace and veteran leaders on how to incorporate the Christian faith into their lives.
•Deployed three times overseas to include service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, with two Marine Expeditionary Units.He has served in aviation, infantry, and installation management units.
•Extensively worked with military chaplains as a volunteer and a Christian.
•Conceived and directed the “After God's Own Heart" video curriculum as his first feat towards helping fellow soldiers with mental health struggles resulting from the battlefield.
•From 2015-2016, Chris led the "Southern California (SoCal) Crucible" events at Marine Corps Base Pendleton in San Diego County, CA in partnership with multiple nonprofits and local businesses.
•2017-2020, Chris worked with his chaplains in the Marine Forces Reserves to start a program for unit physical training and tactical evolution. This included mobile video-led discussion groups to address difficult social issues led by other enlisted officers along with unit chaplains and senior leaders to support.
•Assisted chaplains in one of his units (in partnership with other Marines). They then saw a drop in sexual assaults, and suicidal ideations by approximately 80% over the course of a year with the innovative techniques of his program.
.Chris also has great experience and passion for fitness. From his CrossFit Level 1 certification, coaching at a Crossfit gym in Escondido, CA, to owning and operating his own “Life Life Results” Boot Camp Gym.
.Today he ranks as a Marine Corps Major in active duty service. He has served in Marine Corps aviation, infantry, supporting establishment, and amphibious expeditionary units which included four overseas tours. He looks forward to touching US soil again soon so that he may join his wife and daughter back in the Sunshine State.
Major Christopher Reardon has made it his life’s work to fight not only for his country, but for his brothers’ in arms to be able to be “Fit For The Fight and Life.” This is Chris’s motto that represents his dream to support as many of our US Military to coming back from combat mentally, physically and spiritually WHOLE. Fitness Freedom America is what can and is making that dream a reality today.
Contact Chris if you should decide you want to know anything else about how this program might help, or how you can get involved!