Gym Laird #04 | Kris Freeman - Marine Combat Training and Recovery

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This episode of the Gym Laird Show deals with how people handle struggles and adversity in varying degrees. Former Marine Recon, Kris Freeman, sits down to chat with Jim about his experience training in the Marines for combat, his deployment, and all he had to go through after being hit by an IED.

Kris shares what led him to train people online after recovering from his various injuries including traumatic brain injury.

Obsessed, passionate, driven. These were words that Kris Freeman heard growing up to describe how he figured out the world. The passion Kris has for health and fitness has been no different. Sharing this passion with his clients and now the online world is his new mission. He has been a personal trainer since medically retiring from the US Marines in 2007.

To learn more about Kris, click the following link:

1. Kris Freeman website.
2. Kris’ Facebook page.


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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