Premier Fitness had its start as a small private personal training and nutrition business in the Farmington Valley of central Connecticut. After working exclusively in various health clubs and gyms as a Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Fitness Director since 1996, I decided to branch out on my own as an independent trainer/nutrition coach in 2006. As I was building my business I found that while there were many fitness enthusiasts and people who wanted to exercise and would love to join a gym, their busy schedules prevented them from making the commitment.

Many of my early clients came from referrals I obtained from local fitness equipment retailers. Most of them were looking for training in the convenience of their own home. What I found in servicing clients in their homes was that many people upon purchasing home exercise equipment often had limited knowledge of proper exercise techniques, programming structure, and less than optimal eating habits to promote maximal results with their programs. These individuals lacked the nearby fitness professional in the gym to let them know they were doing something incorrectly. It was likely they could be performing an exercise incorrectly or hurting themselves without ever knowing it. Once I would meet with an interested referral more often than not they would sign on for training recognizing the need for professional instruction to get the best results.

In 2008, we branched out into the fitness equipment business having stores in Avon and Manchester, CT continuing to service the personal training needs of our customers. After selling the stores in 2013, we now are back doing what we do best which is helping our clients the best results possible through our professional training systems and nutrition education. We have now also expanded our training and nutrition services into Fairfield County as well as the Farmington Valley area.


My husband and I have worked with Christian for over four years and are very happy with the level of training and service he provides. As active people, we appreciate Christian’s approach to building core stability and strength. He is passionate and knowledgeable about his field and a consummate professional. I would recommend Christian to anyone seeking a high quality, results-oriented personal trainer.

Rebecca L.

Thank you, Premier!

About five years ago, I decided that I needed to get into better shape, but I really didn’t have any concrete fitness goals or a plan to get there. Working with Christian Silva from Premier Fitness, I set realistic weight-loss and fitness goals for myself. In addition, Christian designed a holistic program of nutrition, strength training, and cardio exercise. All three of these elements are really essential to a successful, sustainable fitness plan. In addition, when I first started, I wasn’t comfortable working out at a gym or fitness center. Premier Fitness enabled me to purchase high-quality equipment and personal training services so that I could work out in my own home. (Today, you can also benefit from their private, in-store training studio.) Over the course of 18 months, I lost approximately 40 pounds and significantly improved my endurance and stamina. Premier’s approach created an overall lifestyle change for me and has enabled me to keep my weight down and my fitness level high for almost five years. Thank you, Premier!

Don Bossi

Christian Silva, MS, CSCS

    – Work Experience –

  • Premier Fitness
  • Personal Trainer, 2006 – Present
  • Offering in-home personal training and nutrition consulting in the Farmington Valley and Fairfield County area.
  • Healthtrax, Inc. – Dartmouth, MA
  • Fitness Director, 1996 – 2000
  • Healthtrax, Inc. – Bristol, CT
  • Fitness Director, 2000 – 2004
  • Equinox Fitness – Darien, CT
  • Personal Training Manager, 2004 – 2005
  • Equinox Fitness – Darien, CT
  • Tier III – Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, 2005 – 2006
  • Premier Fitness
  • Owner/Sales, 2008 – 2013
  • Owned and operated two fitness equipment retail stores in Avon and Manchester, CT. Specializing in residential and commercial sales and service.
  • The Valley Press
  • Health & Fitness Writer, 2010 – 2013
  • Wrote bi-weekly article for the Valley and West Hartford News

    – Education –

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Exercise Science, 1991 – 1995
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bridgewater State College
  • Exercise Science, 1998 – 2000
  • Master’s Degree