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Believe In You Now Fitness was founded in 2011 by Chris Barlics. He has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years, during which time he has worn many hats. Having served as a personal trainer to hundreds, a former fitness director of 3 state-of-the art Fitness Centers and a coach to many current personal trainers, Chris brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience to each and every client he works with. 

A self-described "fitness nerd," Chris feels it is essential to never stop learning. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer who also holds a degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University, where he has also completed a graduate program in Sport and Exercise Psychology. In addition, Chris holds numerous other credentials including:

Precision Nutrition Certified Coach

Weight Loss Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine

Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist

Certified Movement Rehabilitation Specialist, Z-Health Performance 

Certified Movement Integration Specialist, Z-Health Performance

Certified Sports Performance Coach, Z-Health Performance

Certified TRX Suspension Training Coach

CPR/AED Certified from The American Red Cross


Chris loves helping others reach their fitness goals, but he also feels it is important to give back to his community. He is an active member of the Cranford Rotary Club and has volunteered his time in local nursing homes in the past. 

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Chris and his new bride, Patrice.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, studying martial arts, bowling, golf, tennis, and of course spending time with his friends and family. Last May (5/18/14) Chris married Patrice, the love of his life along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. They do not have any children yet, but look forward to growing their family within the next few years.