C.S.C.S., B.S. - Instructor
Chad Hackler, Modoma’s Fitness Director, has been a bold leader in the fitness industry for over 28 years.
Most recently, as one of Golds Gym’s top trainers from 2005-2017, Chad also began and directing the Dallas location of the National Personal Training Institute in July of 2011. Using his vast experience over the last few decades as both a personal training director and strength and conditioning specialist, Chad developed and mentored trainers in the areas of anatomy, nutrition, interpersonal communication, business management and many other areas of fitness.
Chad has written many online articles and has been a featured guest on the Good Day, Texas show as well as doing some fitness videos for Golds Gym.
As a degreed (B.S. in Exercise Science and Nutrition Minor) and nationally certified trainer (former C.S.C.S., NASM instructor), Chad has worked with all kinds of clients but specialized in collegiate, professional (mostly NFL and NHL) and Olympic athletes. He has directed elite sports camps for Jr./Sr. high athletes and was often hired by parents to develop and prepare their children for advanced athletic development. Chad, himself, is a 3-time national champion flag football player and still plays competitively.
Chad has also been a group exercise leader for all of those 25+ years and has brought that expertise to our vast offering of health and fitness services. Early in his career as a health professional, he worked at Presbyterian hospital with cardiac/pulmonary rehab patients as well as creating a prenatal/postpartum fitness program. His passion for science and technology was what drew him to Modoma and its cutting edge approach to partnering medical technology with fitness, nutrition and longevity wellness.
But Chad is not just a fitness nut. He is also a leadership coach and spiritual mentor. His approach is not simply limited to transforming the body but in helping people excel in all facets of life. High-level business executives, pastors, and other leaders seek Chad’s expertise because of his understanding of the stresses inherent with balancing professional leadership and personal life management. He is passionately committed to helping people operate at their maximum capacity while still having enough energy to keep a smile on their face.
The challenges of health and fitness beyond 2019 primarily focus on the epidemic of obesity across the lifespan. The fitness educator of the future cannot accomplish true change across a culture without dedicated schooling and experience. Hopefully, the upcoming decade(s) will focus on preventative health measures rather than the more costly approach of post-event health care.
In many of his speaking engagements with both small or large groups, Chad tries to convey truly original yet ground-breaking concepts while making sure that his quirky sense of humor leaves a lasting impression. What is Chad’s greatest passion? Helping people achieve the impossible…and transforming their self-esteem every step of the way!