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 28 CrossFit Games Champions
- Coach to 38 CrossFit Games Podium Athletes
- 10x Ironman Competitor
- 10 Years of CrossFit Experience
- CrossFit Subject Matter Expert: Aerobic Capacity
- Owner: aerobiccapacity.com
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 Headquarters selected Coach Chris as their Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) in Aerobic Capacity. He is also a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), 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 to teach his coaching methodology via the CrossFit Specialty Course: Aerobic Capacity. He is very excited about his next project to be released later this year: CrossFit Aerobic Capacity “on-line” coaches course.
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, and 2018 CrossFit Games including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Katrin Daviosdottir, Tia Clair Toomey, Kara Webb, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Sara Sigmundsdottir, and Julie Foucher.
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 Kalipha, Rich Fronning and Mat Fraser and becoming CrossFit’s most beloved coach.