Hi, I'm Chris

I'm just a girl who has been overweight, a.k.a. fat.  I also had three children and a divorce that started years of up and downs. Fortunately, I was a distance runner and athlete in school and that taught me core training methods and an attitude of persistence.  Through facing many personal challenges, lots of study of food and exercise programs, and a commitment to moving forward to better habits, I was able to change the equation of my life from unhealthy to healthy.  

My mission is to share my knowledge of healthy eating and living and, of course, a fitness program with others.  My unique "direct" style and persistent attention to forming healthy habits has helped hundreds of people. Persistence and attention are the key to our success.  I will help you change how you think about yourself and your surroundings. 

Table Magazine interview:  "Meet Chris Anthony: Pittsburgh's toughest and most successful trainer" 

It's about you

No matter who walks into my studio, I can promise we are all going to be on the same page. That means that for each individual that we meet we handcraft a program that meets your needs and addresses your weaknesses.

Now, that doesn't just mean one-on-one attention. It also means putting you in a team environment that will spark your excitement and challenge your fears of being fit. We create a vibrant, dynamic, supportive place for everyone where no one is able to hide, and no one needs to.

More than a gym

I wouldn't even call this a gym. It is a learning environment for life. It is workout facility that is worthy of any athlete or sports team. And yet it is unique to Pittsburgh. There is never a day repeated. Every workout is original, 365 days a year.

"Whatever it takes" is the theme here – expect to be texting food choices to my iPhone during meal hours, running steps and doing push ups on a nearby park bench, or having me take you to the grocery store to learn new food choices. The program is unique in using a team-oriented, fun, playful approach to inspiring physical, mental and emotional growth.

As for the work we do, there is not a more physically demanding hour in the city. You've got me, other great trainers, and amazing people working together for strength, growth, and health. You can't bottle this recipe -- it is re-created every day. 

Food for thought

With your permission, daily food logs will be observed and dissected. Text me from your dinner table or at the restaurant. At dinner time my phone sounds like a slot machine. You bite it, you write it. This allows the trainers to get into your cupboards and decision making processes and struggles to create a plan for change.

There is not one food plan the suits everyone. It begins with a core approach to "eat to live" not "live to eat." CAF carries daily homemade organic plates of great flavor and color, hosts a variety of healthy cooking classes, and is proud to operate an organic vegan grocery store.

Let's face it, you are what you eat -- so make your food sexy and clean.

Meet our TrainerS



Becky was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She has been competitively swimming since she was 5 years old and was a collegiate division I swimmer. She went to school for health and physical education at St. Bonaventure University, then received her Master's from Duquesne in Administration and Supervision with Principal Papers K-12.  

Currently, Becky is a health and physical education teacher at Hempfield Middle School where she also coaches lacrosse and is the strength and conditioning coach for the varsity swim team. She has a strong background in Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Science.

"What makes Chris Anthony fitness different from any other gym, is Chris Anthony herself and the atmosphere she has created. This type of training is team training that conditions the mind and body like no other. CAF will not only teach you exercises to do, what to eat, and how to change your lifestyle, but will also teach you determination and the the will to never give up. At CAF you work in a group environment as a team working and reaching your goals. Chris Anthony never gives up on you so you won't give up on yourself."