Meet our Trainers
Metroflex Gym – Plano has an evolving trainer lineup. Receive hands-on, detailed in-person instruction for lifting and meticulous guidance on dieting and nutrition for elite performance and results!
Call 972-423-9647 (ask for respective trainer/coach) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Chris Close | Co-Owner, Trainer
Co-owners, Chris and Ryan Close, have teamed up to create Metroflex Gym-Plano. An atmosphere bringing heavy weights and loud music together under one roof to achieve an intensity you can’t find any where else.
Chris has competed and trained exclusively in the sport of strongman since 2014 and has won “Dallas Strongest Man” and “Oklahoma’s Strongest Man”. He specializes with strongman movements, beginners, mobility, weight lifting techniques, and general fitness.
“If you want something you’ve never had,
you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
Ryan Close | Co-Owner, Trainer
Co-owners, Ryan and Chris Close, have teamed up to create Metroflex Gym-Plano. An atmosphere bringing heavy weights and loud music together under one roof to achieve an intensity you can’t find any where else.
Ryan has been lifting for over 16 years and has spent many of those years helping other athletes, powerlifters, and bodybuilders. His dedication, thoroughness, and knowledge in programming and nutrition has led him to not only his own success, but helping others to achieve maximal size and strength based on their own goals. He specializes in bodybuilding, strength training, beginner, and advanced level weight lifting techniques.
Derek Owens | Trainer
Derek specializes in strength training, strongman movements, HIIT/Circuit training, and corrective exercise. Coming from an unhealthy lifestyle in his early years to competing in strongman and powerlifting competitions, he knows what it’s like starting from the bottom and coming out on top. His interpersonal skills, energy, and his drive to win creates a winning environment for his clients and those around him. If you’re looking for a trainer to help you reach your goals, look no further.
Dalton Ortiz | Trainer
Dalton specializes in bodybuilding, strength training, and beginners. During his time playing lacrosse in high school and college he found weight training to supplement his performance on the field. After his time in the sport, he continued weight training in his pursuit of being happy, healthy, and strong. Are you looking to change your body and feel good about yourself? He can show you how to achieve results. Dalton can show you the way.
Anthony Bellido | Trainer
Anthony is a Marine veteran dedicated to helping you make changes in your lifestyle that will positively effect you. He brings the core values he learned in his eight years of service to help you reach your goals through hard work and discipline. Anthony believes that since everyone has unique goals based on their life experience, their training should be unique as well.
“It’s an amazing feeling to help someone build themselves up and change how not only they view their health, but how they feel about themselves by building self confidence.”
Chance Ray | Trainer
After Chance found weight lifting years ago, it changed his life around for the better. After years of training and competing in strongman and powerlifting competitions, he won “Texas Strongest Man” in 2018. Chance specializes in strength training, strongman movements, and weight lifting techniques. He continues to push his clients out of their comfort zone where they achieve the results they really want. If you want a trainer who will push you to your best, look no further!
Stephen Heinmiller | Trainer
During his time in the marines, Stephen became passionate about fitness and decided to pursue that passion after his service. Over the past 7 years he has obtained has NASM certification and Performance Enhancement Specialization Certification and competed in many powerlifting and strongman competitions all the while helping his clients to be a stronger, leaner, and healthier version of themselves. He specializes with; strength, muscle gain, beginners, athletes, youth, rehabilitation, and first responders.