Chrissy Kanakis

Group Fitness Director


20 yrs experience 

Hobbies :
Interior decorating/dancing/baseball mom 

“If nothing changes nothing changes”

Chrissy began her career in Fitness as a Group Fitness Instructor at the In Shape formerly located in North Haven. A natural who absolutely loves teaching, she went on to obtain multiple MOSSA format certifications including Power, Blast, Fight and Ride. She eventually moved on to become Group Fitness Director, and then obtained her Personal Trainer certification from The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM CPT).

She took a hiatus from the fitness industry to give more time to her three children, until 2013 when she came back to In Shape of Branford to start teaching group classes again. And just like she did at the North Haven location, she eventually moved on to become Group Fitness Director here in Branford, and ultimately began taking on personal training clients, joining our dynamic staff of fitness professionals.

Like some of the most successful professionals in this industry, Chrissy struggled with weight in the past, but her interest in body building led toward her transformation and a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and clean eating.

She is approachable, genuine and an incredible motivator, and is a warmly welcomed addition to our talented team of training professionals.