Chris Johnson


About Chris Johnson - Speaks about Health, Wellness, and Peak Performance:

Chris Johnson is the leading authority on small steps to healthy living. As Founder/CEO of On Target Living, Chris is a highly respected expert and accomplished executive, who has spent over 30 years researching and building optimal health and performance programs for individuals and corporations. He is the architect of the Food Target® that shifts from counting calories to concentrating on the nutrient values of foods that guide healthy choices.

Chris likes to say he was 'raised by wolves'. Growing up struggling with terrible skin and chronic health issues, he had no idea how his lifestyle affected his health. The doctors couldn't help him, and despite all the medications they prescribed, his health did not improve. By his mid-20's, deeply frustrated and feeling hopeless, Chris set out to heal himself. On his quest, he learned how food affects the body, the importance of sleep, and why people need to move. These discoveries transformed his life. Conditions which plagued him for years disappeared, and his energy and attitude reached new heights. Amazed at how good he felt, Chris knew he’d found his calling, and needed to share his discoveries.

Today, Chris works with organizations to transform their performance from the inside out. He applies the principles of REST-EAT-MOVE to educate, engage and motivate teams around the world. Chris graduated from Michigan State University with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Western Michigan University. He holds certifications from The American College of Sports Medicine, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise and Certified Natural Health Professional. Chris earned and maintains a reputation of providing groundbreaking lifestyle modification strategies with integrity, humor and passion.

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What Chris Johnson Talks About:

CAPACITY: Leading a Culture of Peak Performance – Optimize Talent by Removing Obstacles
As the world speeds-up faster and faster, leaders face tremendous pressure to motivate their people to try to keep up. This pressure to do more with less has reached epidemic levels of concern and Leaders are facing real challenges on how to recruit, retain, and attract the best talent for the future.

Employee burnout, low engagement, and overwhelming stress are jeopardizing many leaders’ ability to deliver. As outdated performance models crumble under pressure, internationally recognized health and performance expert Chris Johnson shows Leaders how to build and protect their most valuable asset – THEIR PEOPLE. Great Leaders understand the impact if their workforce is given fresh capacity to perform, lead, and grow.

In this energizing, humorous, and practical keynote, Chris dispels the beliefs and barriers that restrict performance, while providing simple, actionable tools to boost achievement. The audience will be transformed to seize newfound capacity, boosting individual and organizational performance.

In this session, audiences will learn:

  • Learn how to expand and improve your greatest resource – your health! Looking at your health as business strategy – The Secret Weapon that is overlooked!
  • Laser Focus Directs Performance – learning how expand your greatest skill – the ability to Focus your attention!
  • Boundless Energy Fuels Performance – learning how to build and protect your greatest resource – your Energy!
  • Unstoppable Drive Propels Performance – learning how to tap in to your inner Drive!
  • Learning how to develop a sustainable action plan that you can begin today!

The Power of Feeling Your Best – HEALTH IS WEALTH
Smash limiting beliefs and supercharge your life with a dynamic 60-minute experience. Leverage the three critical On Target Living Principles to start building a performance lifestyle.

In this highly sought after presentation, Chris Johnson’s high energy, humorous, and interactive style will engage and motivate your audience and leave them wanting to know more about what does “Feeling your BEST”, feel like? A poor food environment, coupled with the demanding pace of modern day life, continues to contribute to a downward spiral of health. In The Power Of Feeling Your Best, Chris offers focused strategies to achieve positive results. Exercise, healthier eating habits, and a good night’s rest all contribute to higher performance.

The challenge we face? How do we do it? Let Chris share practical tools that will guide your entire organization to take immediate action, while inspiring everyone to reach for higher levels of energy, fitness and overall performance.

Additional Services

MOVE (60 minute morning exercise session)
If exercise came in a pill, it would be the most prescribed medicine in the world! Daily movement is the real fountain of youth that keeps us healthy-looking from the inside out.

Chris Johnson has designed this MOVE exercise session for the “fittest” of the fit but even more so, for those who have no idea where to even begin. He will explain “quality” versus “quantity” of exercise and show you how to make the limited time you have, count. Come with an “open mind” and you will walk away with an exercise plan you can get EXCITED about!

RESTORE (45-minute evening restorative session)
This session is your CHILL PILL. You will learn cutting edge and natural ways to quite your mind, relax your body, and get a better nights’ rest. If you are looking for ways to improve your balance and flexibility – or if you suffer from pain in your back, neck shoulders, or hips, come join Chris as he takes you through his hands-on RESTORE session that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready for bed!


  • Quiet your mind
  • Improve flexibility and restore balance to the body
  • Breathe using the diaphragm

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