ANNIE "GUNSHOW," MS
STRENGTH, PHYSIQUE, MILITARY PREP, NUTRITION
Annie “Gunshow” started on her path into fitness by achieving B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science as well as her Masters in Exercise Physiology.
During her time as a student, she was able to start working with athletes of varying levels as well as the general population. Since finishing her graduate work, Annie has worked in the collegiate, clinical, and private setting, and has coached for CHP since 2015.
Special interests to Annie are powerlifting, strongman, and physique sports. As an athlete, she has competed in all of those areas at a high level as well as dabbled in running events and CrossFit.
Her areas of specialty at this time are military prep, powerlifting, strongman, and endurance improvement.
MS, Exercise Physiology
Co-Creator of CHP WOMEN
What Annie's clients have to say:
I came to CHP as an actor who had gone through an extended quarantine bubble in order to work in the theatre industry during the early pandemic. No gym, no barbells, just some old dumbbells in the basement and the road. I became really interested in running, but I was really hurting my body. I knew I wanted to hire a CHP coach since I was so interested in hybrid training, but I was sick of being so focused on aesthetics as an actor. I reached out with the intent to focus on performance. Alex paired me up with Annie, and my God she has turned me into a workhorse. I’m a huge fan of her programming.
Since getting back into the gym, I’ve been pushing my lifts higher and recovering better than I ever did in my first few years of training. Now that I have her as a coach, I know I’m on track to really achieve some impressive results in the years to come. She listens to my overly detailed feedback, helps me adjust as needed, and has been an awesome resource for the year we’ve been working together. Annie has gone above and beyond to guide me as I’ve started my own journey as a fitness professional, and she has been nothing short of inspiring. It helps that she’s actually hilarious. I’m pretty sold on the hybrid model, especially due to its considerations toward adequate recovery.
I navigated my first five years of training doing a lot of my own programming based on research I was doing at the time. I got some results, but it was mostly predicated on accumulating more and more work. In the end, it was hardly sustainable, especially adding endurance into the equation.
I became significantly stronger on Annie’s programming, as I learned when to focus on certain aspects of a lift aside from numbers. After a year of training with Annie, I just completed my first marathon! I wanted to start and finish with good form, and even though I was in an iron maiden of fatigue, I kept that form to the finish line. 4:23:17 wasn’t bad for a first timer, especially since I didn’t stress too much about speed. But as far as race day went, it was according to plan.