Christian is a 1999 graduate of Wiesbaden High School in Germany, where he was born and raised. He received his varsity letter in wrestling during his senior year. After High School, Christian joined the United States Navy and while training for the Underwater Demolition S.E.A.L. program, performed duties as the ship's assigned search and rescue swimmer. He is currently enrolled at Pennsylvania State University Berks where he is expecting to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. Christian also intends to continue his education, planning to attend a Master level program in a Kinesiology related field such as physical or chiropractic therapy.
Sports and physical activity have been a large part of Christian's life, starting with a variety of martial arts at the age of 10 including Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Muay Thai boxing, and Aikido. Christian has also competed in various distance races including the Philadelphia Full- and Half-Marathon, VA Beach Half-Marathon, and the Washington Full-Marathon. In addition to personal training, Christian attends and lectures at National fitness conventions assisting the indoor cycling certification program through Interactive Fitness Trainers of America.