Why does Tactical Strength Coach exist?

The simple is answer is you. 

You are the one going into harm’s way. 

You deserve every opportunity to succeed at your mission and return to your loved ones.

Mission Statement

To provide effective and safe strength and conditioning solutions to the men and women who put their bodies on the line for the protection of others.



My name is Chris Sheffield and I am Veteran of the U.S. Army.  During my service I bought into self – fulfilling prophecies about fitness and basic Soldier proficiencies.  That is until these ideas were exposed for what they were; mediocrity.  I chose to take those lessons to heart and improve myself.  I had good reason to as I had a sacred obligation to be ready for duty.  Along the way I was fortunate enough to serve with men and women who taught me, held me accountable and challenged me.  This process is still ongoing and you are welcome to share in that journey.


I had the privilege to learn from some outstanding coaches and athletes.  I have been responsible for the physical fitness of Soldiers.  I have also worked with general population, youth and Division I athletes.

Positions held:

Tactical Strength Coach for Manatee YourChoice

CrossFit Orientation Coach with Big Blue CrossFit

Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach – Olympic Sports at University of Kentucky

Strength and Conditioning Intern with Goldin Athletic Training Association

U.S. Army Non Commissioned Officer with assignments in INSCOM, FORSCOM and USASOC 

 Education and Certifications:

M.S. in Sports and Health Sciences with Honors from American Military University

NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning – Facilitator

USA Weightlifting Level 1 – Sports Performance Coach

USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach

Functional Movement Screen Level 1

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Striking, CrossFit Olympic Lifting

Athletes Performance Mentorships Phases I – III

Cooper Institute Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

USMC Combat Fitness Training, High Intensity Tactical Training and Physical Training Coordinator

Gym Jones Foundations and Intermediate Seminars


If you commit to bettering yourself you will have the benefit of my knowledge, experience and passion.

I look forward to working with you.