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:

The Power of Feeling Your BEST

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. This 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 a downward spiral of health. The Power of Feeling Your Best offers focused strategies to achieve  positive results. Exercise, healthier eating habits, and a good night’s rest all contribute to higher performance. This presentation  offers 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.  

Takeaways: Tools and strategies to take immediate action; Premiere guide to balance, energy and vitality; REST|EAT|MOVE to  feeling your best  


Stress & Immunity

When everything around us is out of control, what can you control?  

Hand sanitizer and face masks are sold out at most convenient stores. The stock market is plunging. Events, meetings and schools  are getting canceled. Flights are empty as corporate America puts a hold on travel for employees. People aren’t shaking hands  anymore…it’s elbow or fist bumps only. There is obvious fear and uncertainty—and this creates stress.  

  • What if we took back control?
  • What if we created less stress when everything around us was getting stressful?
  • What if we built our invisible armor called the immune system?

We will always have setbacks, road bumps, corrections and periods where things around us are out of control. When this  happens, we have two options: Play Offense or Play Defense. Think of defense as washing hands, limiting travel, investing is less  risk—these all can be great. The problem is most of us forget about playing offense during periods of stress and uncertainty. If you  can play both, you start to take back some control and at the same +me create opportunity!  

The truth is we have a lot of control over our stress level and how strong our immune system is and the crazy thing is they are  both related. Create more stress for yourself, you will have a weaker immune system. This presentation is for YOU, it’s for you to  take control of what you can control to handle the chaos around us!  

Takeaways: Control your stress; Quiet your mind; Build your most powerful armor–Immune System  


The Power of Food

Today more than ever before we have become fascinated with the subject of nutrition. Keto, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, Apple Cider Vinegar, Probiotics, Turmeric, Supplements, GMO’s, Organic, Calories—the list is long and continues to grow!  

This engaging, fun, and educational presentation will teach you how to navigate the confusing world of nutrition and develop an eating plan that you enjoy and makes you feel and be your best!  

Takeaways: Simple rules of mindful eating, never be confused with food again, how to live healthily without making sacrifices. 


 CAPACITY Optimize Talent by Removing Obstacles  

As the world speeds-up faster and faster, organizations and their people try to keep up. This pressure to do more with less has  reached epidemic levels of concern and organizations are panicking on how to recruit, retain, and attract the best talent for the  future. Burnout, low engagement, and overwhelming stress are jeopardizing organizations’ ability to scale and win. As outdated  performance models crumble under pressure, CAPACITY shows you how to build and protect your most valuable asset – YOUR  PEOPLE. Think about the organizational impact if your workforce were given fresh capacity to perform, lead, and grow.  

Takeaways: Learn what top performers need to produce their very best work; Discover the biggest factor influencing  your FOCUS + ENERGY + DRIVE; Adopt a strategy of expanding human capacity to exceed your high-performing goals. 


Decoding Your Health 

  • Problems sleeping? 
  • Acid Reflux?  
  • Type-2 diabetes?  
  • High Blood Pressure? 
  • Chronic pain? 
  • Low testosterone? 
  • Thyroid issues? 
  • Weight gain? 
  • Stress?  
  • Overmedicated?

Your doctor ordered a blood test, do you understand the numbers? 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, now is time to understand what makes the human body healthy. Your body is always talking to you, are you listening? 


Eating for Better Mental Health 

How would you rate your mental health? How would you rate your nutritional habits?  

In this fun and educational presentation, you will learn the fundamental steps it takes to improve thoughts | mood| focus, as it  relates to what you “do” or “do not” put in your body! 


Food & Mood, Good Digestion = Healthy Nervous System, and Impact of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats


Anxiety = Fear of the Future

If we don’t anticipate harm in the future, we can’t create fear. 

Anxiety is one of the top mental health issues in the United States, and the pandemic has magnified its spread. “We  are told to control our emotions, but we are never shown how”. 

Join Chris Johnson as he breaks-down the root cause of anxiety and offers techniques to improve inner  dialogue.


The Power of Feeling Your Best in a Post Covid Workplace 

Making the New Normal a Powerful Normal 

Does the thought of a “new normal” in the workplace leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Do you feel  worried, confused, or apprehensive about transitioning back to some sort of work/life balance without masks, home  offices, and pajamas?  

Adjustment IS hard, and it takes time. Join our keynote speaker, Chris Johnson, as he teaches you how  to take small steps to healthy living through his (3) signature pillars: rest, eat, move

In this dynamic presentation, you’ll learn how prepare yourself for the workplace after COVID while adapting simple  concepts for being more productive and unstoppable.


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