Headed by Founder and Director, Chris Gizzi exemplifies what ZoneReady is all about. As a professional athlete, military officer, and human performance specialist – Coach Gizzi lives “in the zone” and breathes it into everyone he consults. Any and all coaches under the ZoneReady banner share the same passion for high performance and are committed 100% to helping you achieve success.
We pride ourselves at simplifying the complex – this is an overwhelming advantage in our field. We are not scientists, we are not trainers – we are coaches to bring out your athletic potential.
About Coach Giz:
Coach Chris Gizzi is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1997. As a Bachelor of Science, he holds an accreditation in Human Behavior and Leadership. After serving as an Air Force officer, coaching at the highest level of college football, and playing as a linebacker in the NFL; Chris Gizzi transitioned into the field of human performance through his company ZoneReady.
Armed with certifications from USA Weightlifting and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he specializes in sports and physical performance development and injury prevention and recovery. Coach Gizzi has trained, consulted, and assisted athletes, organizations, and teams in a wide variety of performance endeavors. The list of sports include: football, volleyball, baseball, basketball, boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, judo, taekwondo, lacrosse, Olympic shooting, Olympic weightlifting, golf, triathlon, soccer, hockey, surfing, rugby, and Australian Rules football.
He provides training programs, coaches, and acts as a subject matter expert for Nike, ESPN, SPARQ, Champion, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Muscle and Fitness, Glazier Clinics, Health and Fitness Providers Network, and Eastbay.
Two years of football for the Air Force Academy, a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist credentials from the National Academy of Sports Medicine make Coach Doug Gizzi a key member of the Zone Ready staff. Coach Doug Gizzi has worked with a wide variety of individual athletes and teams, both on the amateur and professional levels. His training and consulting experience runs the sport gamut including baseball, basketball, fast pitch softball, figure skating, Irish dancing, football, freestyle skiing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling. He is an elite training consultant for Nike Camps and Combines; which includes the Nike/SPARQ Testing Combine, Nike Elite Lacrosse Camp, Nike Football Mini Camp, Nike Football Training Camp, Fast-Pitch Softball Combine, and the Area Code Baseball Combine. Coach Doug Gizzi also has worked as Nike technical consultant for commercial photo shoots.