Meet the Staff

Christopher (Chris) Litten

B.S. Business Marketing NSCA, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certified Personal Trainer, Level 2 Precision Nutrition Coach, FMS I &II Level Certified, Functional Aging Specialist

BodyBasics founder and Fitness Coach, Chris Litten, has a B.S. in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as both a personal trainer and as a strength and conditioning specialist. Chris is also a certified Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach as well as a certified Functional Aging Specialist. He has been working as a professional fitness coach since December of 1994 and has been a part of healthy change to countless people. Chris takes an intellectual approach to fitness and combines his various skill sets with the wants and desires of his clients to produce incredible outcomes.

When he’s not educating and inspiring others toward positive change, Chris enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Kristine, and two beautiful children who inspire him every day to be a better person.

Kristian Martorana

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, FMS I & II Certified

Kristian is a Tucson native who attended Canyon Del Oro High School.  As a young child he was introduced to sports, primarily baseball which kept him busy and active.  After graduating from high school, Kristian attended the U of A with the intention of attending medical school.  After his first year, Kristian realized medicine was not his passion and decided to take a year off school to decide what he wanted to do.  With his active background he decided to explore personal training and attended the Pima Community College Fitness Professional program.  He loved the program and decided to continue on the path of becoming a personal trainer.  Kristian feels lucky to have found out what he really wants to do at such a young age.  He strives to continue learning as much as possible to be the best trainer he can be.

When Kristian is not training, he enjoys playing sports, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Lance Thiele

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, FMS I & II Certified , M. S. Kinesiology, Certified Orthotist

Lance joins the BodyBasics team after spending over 18 years in the health and wellness arena.  After graduating from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Sports Medicine and a minor in Exercise Science, Lance went on to Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned his M.S. in Kinesiology.  Furthering his education, Lance completed his certification in Orthotics.

Lance spent several years as an athletic trainer at the university level and also at Gary Grey Physical Therapy.  For the past 9 years, he has been working as a certified orthotist in the mid-west and Tucson areas.  This past July he earned his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is very excited about continuing on in the health and wellness arena as a personal trainer.

Outside the gym, Lance enjoys being outdoors camping.

Amanda Calderon

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, FMS I Certified

Amanda grew up most of her   childhood here in the beautiful Old Pueblo. Growing up, Amanda was an aspiring musician and artist. Originally a visual and performing arts major, Amanda quickly fell in love with competitive bodybuilding after preparing herself for an all natural bodybuilding competition. The mental challenge and physical demand of bodybuilding provided meant Amanda finally found a sport that matched her intensity.
Amanda recognizes the positive impact that being physically active has had not only to her physique but also to her mental health.  As someone who battles anxiety, Amanda understands how scary and anxious it can be to start a fitness program and doesn’t want anyone to feel that way. Her dream is to share the knowledge and wisdom she has begun to cultivate in hopes of helping people feel better on the outside and inside.
She gives thanks to God for blessing her with the opportunity she’s been given to  further her skills as a coach and mentor at BodyBasics.

When Amanda isn’t training you can find her rocking out at a concert, hanging with her pups, exploring the outdoors,  discovering new music or practicing her new found love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Dustin Perrin

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Dustin was born in Tucson, Arizona and contrary to his career vision of becoming a Physical Therapist and his fitness oriented lifestyle; he did not always have a focus towards the health and wellness industry.  From a young age Dustin explains that his early life was predominantly spent in front of a computer screen creating worldwide friendships from virtual platforms such as online games as well as learning within a tech-based society.  Naturally he decided that an education in Computer Science would serve him well.  This changed after graduating high school at Canyon Del Oro when Dustin’s passion for fitness became profound and spread like wildfire. This passion led him to pursue and complete Pima Community College’s fitness professional program and achieve his ACSM person training certification in 2016.  He now joins us at BodyBasics to encourage and inspire others into following through with their passions and health goals.

Aside from his time spent sharing knowledge of health and fitness to his clients, Dustin is involved with the electronic music subculture and loves going to occasional events and festivals.

He also never says no to a nice and heavy post workout meal at one of his favorite local restaurants.

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