Endurance Authority


hris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com, and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. Chris is known internationally for his extensive knowledge and practical experience developing aerobic capacity in athletes of all experience levels using his comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training.

  • Coach to 30 CrossFit Games Champions
  • Coach to 43 CrossFit Games Podium Athletes
  • 10x Ironman Competitor
  • 10+ Years of CrossFit Experience
  • CrossFit Subject Matter Expert: Aerobic Capacity
  • Owner: aerobiccapacity.com

Professional Athlete

Hinshaw is a former All American swimmer and world-class professional triathlete. His top international finishes includes a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil.

CrossFit Experience

In 2016, CrossFit Headquarters selected Coach Chris as their Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) in Aerobic Capacity. He is also a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Competitor Course certified, Endurance Course certified, CrossFit Mobility certified, and CrossFit Judge. He has been a CrossFit athlete since 2008.

Hinshaw currently shares his coaching and endurance programming through aerobiccapacity.com and travels the world teaching his coaching & training methodology via his Aerobic Capacity Course (AC-L1). He is very excited about his next two project to be released later this year: The first project is the Aerobic Capacity “On-Line” Course. The AC-L1 0n-Line Course will include all the leading edge AC-L1 content and more. The second project is the Aerobic Capacity 2-hour Intensive. The AC 2-hour Intensive will only be available to AC-L1 Ambassadors looking to build their respective Aerobic Capacity community.

Coaching Experience

He is the coach to hundreds of athletes that range from the day-to-day fitness enthusiast looking to efficiently and effectively improve their aerobic fitness to professional surfers, Olympians, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu World Champions to more than three-dozen podium athletes & teams at the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 CrossFit Games including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Katrin Davidsdottir, Tia Clair Toomey, Kara Webb, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Kristen Holte, Sara Sigmundsdottir, and Julie Foucher.  

With your guidance I was able to take weaknesses and turn them into strengths. It has been great having Hinshaw in my corner giving me direction on endurance training this year. I can't thank him enough.
Mat Fraser

Personal Details

Hinshaw graduated in 1989 with a BS in Business Administration and a Concentration in Finance from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. His favorite cheat meal is Ruffles potato chips (low fat with sea salt) and onion dip. He was born in Mountain View, CA and currently resides in Cookeville, TN

Read on to find out how Chris went from being a professional triathlete to training Jason Khalipa, Rich Froning and Mat Fraser and becoming CrossFit’s most beloved coach.

Chris Hinshaw
The Endurance Authority
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