"I was first introduced to Chris Gorres when he and other members of Explosive Performance came to Princeton NJ. Chris was there to help educate the USWNT about injury prevention and getting your body at its optimal performance leading up to the Olympics. His knowledge of the body was beyond impressive to me. I instantly bought into his ideas and different methods about keeping my body in its top form. I have now been training with Chris for a year and he has consistently pushed me to become a better player and athlete. Being a goal keeper at the highest level demands specific training for the position. What I love most about our training is he gears it to MY specific position. Everything is relative to my movements in training and in games. Nothing is worse to me than a coach who trains me like every other athlete, or for a sport I do not play. Chris puts in the work which keeps me motivated everyday. Trust me when I say you want to be in the right hands. Chris is there to help separate me from the rest, and get me to my peak performance. Everyday in training I know I am working with the best to become the best."

— Ashlyn Harris, US Women's Soccer Team

"If you're looking to improve your overall athletic performance, then Chris is your guy. During my time training with Chris, I noticed tremendous improvement in two main areas: explosiveness and functional movement. These are two key elements in developing as a football player and Chris' training techniques really helped me improve these areas. My single-leg explosion/strength, in particular, saw the biggest improvement. Chris' attention to detail in not only becoming strong but becoming quickly/explosively strong is a valuable resource to any athlete who trains with Chris. I could certainly feel the results of training with Chris on the field this past fall."

— Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins NFL

"My form has gotten much better and I feel quicker and faster than I ever have. The best part of the training is that it is different every time and the stuff we do translates well to the baseball field. I've always trained hard, but now to be able to combine that with training SMART as Chris guides me along, I feel on top of my game. If you want to take your game to the next level, Chris is the man to help you get there!"

— Brandon Guyer, Tampa Bay Rays (Baseball)

"Avatus does a fantastic job of pushing you past what you think your limits are and motivating you throughout the workout, all while taking the time to patiently explain any moves you may not know or may be doing incorrectly."

— Katie C. (25 year old female)

"As a U20 and U23 rugby national team player, aspiring to make the senior side national team, I decided to start training with Avatus to ramp up my S&C and improve a part of my game I hadn't really focused on before. I've been working with him for six months now and have already seen astounding improvements in my strength, agility and functional movements. As a result of my consistent performances, I have been invited to several national team camps and 7s tours in the US and abroad. This would not have been possible without Avatus and his hard work and philosophy, and I know he will help me reach my goal of becoming a USA Rugby Women's National team member."


"Good variety of drills/weight lifting that led to quick results. As a division I soccer player, I noticed an improvement in my ability to change speed and direction more efficiently due to an increase in strength and improvement in form. Highly recommend for all athletes at any level."

Melissa D. (Womens Pro Soccer - FC Luango)

"Avatus has been a lifesaver for last year and half, he has helped me in many ways. He understands my needs, remembers my medical history and condition. I don't know what I will do without him. I miss him when he is or I are not available to so the session."

Ajay M. (60 year old male)

basic principles

  • A


    Be committed to beginning this journey with us and seeing it to the end.

  • B


    Know what your personal goal is, and attack it head on.

  • C


    Nothing great came without much effort. Be prepared to get out what you put in


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Onyx Elite,LLC - RVA
2101 Maywill St
Richmond,VA 23230
Phone: (804) 269-7696

Onyx Elite, LLC - RESTON
11800 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite #100
Reston,VA 20191
Phone: (703) 709-1116