Coach of CrossFit Games Champions

Professional Athlete

Professional Athlete

A former All American swimmer and an experienced professional triathlete with 10 Ironman finishes.  His top international finishes include 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.  He has been a CrossFit athlete since 2008.

CrossFit Experience

CrossFit Experience

CrossFit Headquarters selected Coach Chris as their Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) in Aerobic Capacity.  He specializes in endurance coaching for the CrossFit athlete.  He is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, CrossFit Competitor Course certified, Endurance Course certified, CrossFit Mobility certified, Rocktape Doc and Coach at NorCal CrossFit. He currently shares his coaching and endurance methodology through his on-line coaching and his CrossFit Speciality Course: Aerobic Capacity.

Endurance Coach

Endurance Coach

He is the endurance coach to hundreds of CrossFit athletes that range from the day-to-day CrossFitter looking to efficiently and effectively improve their aerobic fitness, to more than two-dozen podium athletes & teams at the 2013, 2014 2015, 2016 & 2017 CrossFit Games including Mat Fraser, Rich Froning, Jason Khalipa, Katrin Daviosdottir, Tia Clair Toomey, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Sara Sigmundsdottir, and Julie Foucher.

The Results Are Real

  • I have been working with Chris for almost a year now and he has impacted my athletic abilities more than I could have ever imagined.

    Lindsey Valenzuela
    Lindsey Valenzuela2nd place at the 2013 CrossFit Games
  • At the Games, there was a lot of running, a lot of longer events. Chris helped me tremendously like on the Row, Naughty Nancy the Burden Run, all that…everything Chris did helped me in every single workout. Teaching me pacing; I would definitely give him credit for how well I did at the Games.

    Garret Fisher
    Garret Fisher5th Place at the 2013 CrossFit Games
  • He is the person who has somehow made running fun and tolerable for all of NorCal CrossFit. There is a lot of talk from top coaches in the CF games about building an aerobic base and I think there is a ton of value here.

    Pat Barber
    Pat Barber5th place NorCal Team Member at the 2014 CrossFit Games
  • I am by no means a natural runner, and it's something I have always struggled with. Since working with Coach Chris I have improved on all aspects of my running including my form, my capacity for longer runs, and my speed. But the thing I like most about Chris is how positive he is.

    Gretchen Kittleberger
    Gretchen Kittleberger5x CrossFit Games Competitor
  • One of the most talented coaches I have ever met. When it comes to understanding endurance and building capacity for CrossFitters in those modalities he is the best. He has helped me so much!

    Miranda Oldroyd
    Miranda Oldroyd5th Place NorCal Team Member at the 2014 CrossFit Games
  • So grateful to be working with this genius! By far the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever met running wise!

    Camille LeBlanc Bazinet
    Camille LeBlanc Bazinet2014 CrossFit Games Champion
  • He’s the Rich Froning of running. He doesn’t just talk it. He walks it and that’s what I think is important in any sport … it builds some respect that you can’t create. You have to earn it. The biggest thing I learned from doing all this work with him is pacing appropriately, and how much that really makes a difference

    Jason Khalipa
    Jason Khalipa2nd place (2013) & 3rd place at the 2014 CrossFit Games
  • The best running coach/program designer around. Thanks to @hinshaw363, I have slowed down and begun developing a true aerobic base for 2015. The man is unreal at programming for endurance – a long standing weakness for yours truly.

    Matt Chan
    Matt Chan2nd place at the 2012 CrossFit Games
  • I’ve been working with Chris for the last year – he has taken my endurance training to the next level. Based on his extensive knowledge, he drafts a plan to help athletes achieve their true potential. You can’t help but enjoy running with such a passionate coach who motivates you to work hard.

    Alessandra Pichelli
    Alessandra Pichelli4th place at the 2013 CrossFit Games
  • I shaved off 40 seconds off of my mile since @hinshaw363 started working with me on my running! Thanks so much!

    Lauren Fisher
    Lauren Fisher9th place at the 2014 CrossFit Games
  • Couldn't think of a better way to spend my free time than a track workout with @hinshaw363 thank you!

    Kaleena Ladeairous
    Kaleena Ladeairous2nd place Team 2015 CrossFit Games
  • 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 think him enough.

    Matthew Fraser
    Matthew Fraser2nd place 2014 & 2015 CrossFit Games
  • Ben Bergeron & Chris Hinshaw -The guys that mean the world to me. WHERE would I be without them?!?!!

    Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
    Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir1st place 2015 CrossFit Games
  • We are beyond thankful for Coach Hinshaw and Heidi, for what they put into our team this year to help us improve and grow has been amazing! Thanks Coach for all the time and effort you put into @crossfitmayhemfreedom to take us to the next level for the Games!! your attitude and dedication are contagious :)!

    Elly Kabboord
    Elly Kabboord1st place team 2015 "Mayhem"
  • It could be argued that running is the most functional training we do. It is merely moving your own body from point A to point B as quickly as possible. It is natural, essential, compound, universal, moves large distances quickly, and has an unrivaled effect on building an engine. Why is it then, that it is also one of the most overlooked aspects of competitive CrossFit training? The best in the world know that winning in this sport takes hours and hours of track work with the best coaches. With the addition of @trueformrunning at regionals your excuses for skipping runs are getting smaller and smaller.

    Ben Bergeron
    Ben BergeronCrossFit Coach
  • Had such a great time training in Tennessee with these awesome people. There is such an amazing community @thecrossfitmayhem and @hinshaw363 put us through some grueling workouts! I've had the opportunity to work with @hinshaw363 for the past few months, and the way he applies his vast knowledge and years of experience with endurance training to @crossfit is unbelievable.

    Julie Foucher
    Julie Foucher2nd place 2012 & 3rd place 2014 CrossFit Games
  • great way to start my birthday. 6am swim with @hinshaw363

    Rob Martin
    Rob Martin5x Regional European Athlete
  • PR'd my mile!

    Elyse Persico
    Elyse PersicoCrossFit Kinnick Team Athlete
  • Thank you to @hinshaw363 for working with the @miamisurge

    Doug Chapman
    Doug ChapmanHypterfit USA
  • Running with sandbags in midday sun to train for the 2015 Crossfit Games. Thanks to Chris Hinshaw for coaching.

    Sandy Hill
    Sandy HillAthlete/Author/Adventurer/4t0h Place CF Games Master 60+

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