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About CJT

Christopher J. Tolbert (CJT), the son and only child of Dr. Jerome Tolbert, MD and Evonne Jennings Tolbert, Esq., was born and raised in New York City. Chris has been training clients professionally since 2000, and has led hundreds of people toward attainment of their individual fitness goals. He has garnered experience as a master level trainer at corporate gyms (NYHRC & Equinox). From 2006-2012, Chris was the resident personal trainer at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental (located in New York City’s Time Warner Center). CJT has privately trained some of the world's most successful people at Mandarin Oriental New York, private residences, and overseas. Additionally, Chris is a graduate of the full-time MBA program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked in both the finance and technology industries. He spent time at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street, and most recently ran a sales business for Microsoft.


Fitness Background


Chris holds a certified personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Additionally, he has earned multiple accredited fitness certifications and has taken several advanced courses such as anatomy & kinesiology and biomechanics. Chris has a “Master Personal Trainer” certification from the International Fitness Professionals Association.

CJT is adept at customizing individualized programs for clients encompassing weight resistance training, cardiovascular activity, and diet. Chris has designed individualized client plans to achieve specific fitness goals including weight loss, core stability, strength increase, muscle tone improvement and definition, and augmentation of muscle to body fat ratio.


Fitness, entrepreneurship, sports, music, chess, church, animals, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

International travel: Approaching one hundred countries visited - Australia, Asia, Africa, Carribean, Europe, North America, and South America

Certified PADI scuba diver, Aviation lessons, SkyDiving, Completed Quantico Leadership Venture training with elite marines at The United States Marine Base located in Quantico, Va.

Personal Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), IFPA (Master Personal Trainer)


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) full-time program, class of 2014

"I love building quality relationships while coaching people toward goal attainment and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle"