Chris Hinshaw

Chris Hinshaw specializes in aerobic capacity coaching and programming for CrossFit athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and sports specialists.  Hinshaw has successfully coached 27 CrossFit Games champions and his athletes have filled more than 36 podium spots since 2013. He’s a former All American swimmer and an experienced professional triathlete that includes 10 Ironman finishes with 7 in Kona, Hawaii. 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 Headquarters selected Coach Chris as their Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) in Aerobic Capacity. He specializes in endurance coaching for the CrossFit athlete. He’s a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), CrossFit Competitor Course certified, Endurance Course certified, CrossFit Mobility certified, and CrossFit Judge. He currently shares his coaching and endurance programming through and travels the world to teach his coaching methodology via his CrossFit Specialty Course: Aerobic Capacity. 

He is the endurance 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, MMA fighters, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu World Champions to more than 3-dozen podium athletes & teams since the 2013 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 (low fat with sea salt) potato chips and onion dip. He was born in Mountain View, CA and currently lives in Cookeville, TN.

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  • Coached 27 CrossFit Games Champions
  • Owner of
  • CrossFit Subject Matter Expert: Aerobic Capacity
  • 10 Years of CrossFit Experience
  • 10x Ironman Competitor 



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