Functional Movement Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Gia-Ninh Chuang is the premier Functional Movement Specialist and Personal Trainer in the DC region. With over 20 years of experience as a Coach, Trainer and Educator, he has turned a drive to help others into a lifelong career of service and education in the fitness industry.
A Maryland native, Gia-Ninh attended The University of Maryland, College Park for dual undergraduate studies in Kinesiology and Opera Performance. It was at UMCP where he discovered his love of movement. He has performed with, coached, and choreographed for multiple dance teams. As a fitness athlete, he is a two-time National Aerobics Champion and has been seen on ESPN.
Gia-Ninh is a well-respected educator in the fitness industry and has led workshops for hundreds of fellow fitness professionals throughout his career. He is the first-ever winner of the AAAI/ISMA “Aerobics Instructor Star Search” and has toured the East Coast teaching masterclasses to fellow instructors. He has provided Continuing Education Credits for ACE and AFAA, has served as faculty for Town Sports International, and is the Regional Cycle Pro Mentor for Equinox Fitness.
Gia-Ninh’s movement expertise is wide-reaching. He is a Level 2 Functional Movement Specialist through FMS, and is a Pain-Free Movement Specialist with ACE. He earned his Personal Trainer Certification through NASM, and was trained in Classical Pilates Mat through Power Pilates. Other specializations include aquatic fitness through AEA, kettlebell training through Kettlebell Concepts, and suspension training with TRX.
Gia-Ninh’s clientele is equally diverse, with ages ranging from 18 to 90. His clients have ranged from the top amateur Stand-Up Paddleboard athlete in the US training for Nationals to a person successfully returning to an active lifestyle after their second hip replacement. He has been featured in The Washington Post, Fitness Magazine, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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FMS – Functional Movement Specialist
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
ACE – Pain-Free Movement Specialist
AEA – Aquatic Fitness Professional
Kettlebell Concepts – Group Instructor
Power Pilates – Classical Mat
Schwinn Cycling – Certified Instructor
Stages Cycling – Certified Instructor
TRX – Suspension Training