Growing up, Chuck’s nickname was "Bones." Everyone called him that. Even his Dad. Mostly because that’s all anyone could really see. Skin. And bones. At 6ft 1inch tall, when he was 18 years old, he tipped the scales at 145lbs soaking wet.
Determined to not walk the earth with a nickname based on his lack of muscle mass and muscle strength, Chuck committed the next year of his life to building muscle. And he was fairly successful, gaining about 30lbs in 12 months.
However, at 6'1" and 175lbs, he still wouldn't have been confused for brawny.
Working out fairly regularly for the next 4 years, without much more in the way of results, in 2009, Chuck took a weight lifting course that Dr John Berardi was teaching. And everything changed.
With Dr Berardi's help, he again committed to building his body. This time, his never-give-up attitude and willingness to learn everything he possibly could, allowed him to gain another 40lbs in the next 12 months. His strength and power went through the roof, and his muscle gains followed.
Chuck now tips the scales at a muscular 215lbs - 70lbs more than we weighed when he was 18 years old.
Of course, Chuck's not all brawn. When he was younger, he wanted to be just like his Dad, which is one of the many reasons he chose Business as his field of study and earned an honors degree from Brock University. However, after working for two years in his father's very successful greenhouse business, he realized that his true passion lied in exercise physiology.
To this end, he's currently completing a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology, has earned the CSCS credential, and is Precision Nutrition certified. Furthermore, Chuck is also part of the Precision Nutrition Scrawny to Brawny coaching team.