CHRIS RIDER PRESENTS THE OLDE TIME CONEY ISLAND STRONGMAN WORKSHOP
Chris “Hairculese” Rider is an internationally-known performing strongman who holds world records in license plate, phonebook, & tennis ball tearing. Rider is also featured in the award-winning film “Bending Steel”, which details the training journey of Rider’s protégé Chris “Wonder” Schoeck, as Schoeck pursues his dream of becoming a performing strongman. Chris has been extensively featured in the media, including the Science Channel’s ”Oddities”, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
But Chris Rider is just as busy behind the scenes. As a private coach, Chris is the ‘secret-weapon’ behind many of today’s top-level performing strongmen. Chris’s broad repertoire of feats and exceptional teaching skills make him a sought after, “go-to” source for the little-known physical and mental training techniques of this secretive art. Through both his performances and teachings, Rider is spearheading a resurgence of the traditions of the Coney Island Strongmen.
In 2011, Rider teamed up with Adam Realman – the Dean and “Professa” at Coney Island USA’s Sideshow School, together they founded the Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular. What started as a small theater show has exploded into an annual outdoor extravaganza in historic Coney Island and has begun touring in the United States. The Spectacular draws strength fans along with major media coverage nationally and internationally.
To continue the legacy of the olde time strongmen and expand the reach of this nearly-forgotten art form, Chris “Hairculese” Rider now offers The Coney Island Strongman Workshop. In this amazing, one-day/8-hour workshop, Chris provides intensive small group coaching in traditional feats of strength, special training techniques, and cultivating the mindset needed to accomplish feats many view as impossible. In addition to helping students develop in what has been called “a life-changing activity”, he is also on the lookout for new talent. Who will be the next Coney Island Strongman?
What People Are Saying
“This is an opportunity like no other because this is a teaching workshop like no other. When it comes to feats of strength, there is one man who is so far ahead of the rest that his abilities are difficult to put into words. Chris Rider makes the ‘impossible’ an everyday occurrence. And fortunately for you, Chris is as gifted a teacher as he is a practitioner. If you have ever wondered if you have “it” in you, then you need to be at this seminar. Get here, put in the work and prepare to amaze yourself…”
Mind/Body Strength Expert, member of the Masters Hall-of-Fame, featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Guinness World Records
“Chris Rider is a better coach than he is a Strongman, and as a strongman he is unsurpassed!”
Ironman John McGrath
Performing strongman, International sports coach, Martial Arts Champion
“Chris Rider is not only one of the greatest performing Olde Time Strongmen alive today, but he is also one of the most knowledgeable and encouraging strength coaches in the world as well”
“Chris’s feats of strength are as mind blowing as is his in-depth mentoring and coaching. He can help get you to your goals and beyond if you listen and work hard.”
“You can be sure that if you seek Chris’s advice and guidance, that you will be on your way to discovering the seemingly impossible limits of how strong you can become if you want it bad enough and if you are willing to train as Chris does”
“Chris Rider has been a great coach for myself & others. He has opened my eyes to many forms of strength! If your planning on taking that first step into the world of Oldetime Strongman, make that first step contacting Chris. My thoughts can be summed up with one word –RESPECT.”
“Mr. Rider, please keep up this tradition. It should be preserved and made known to this next generation.”
Jay Greenstein – Grandson of “The Mighty Atom”
“Chris Rider is one of the best strongmen in the business.”
“Chris is one of those guys who can really dial in to everything and teach you how to teach yourself, which is something that’s rare in most coaches.”
Eric Chessen, Founder of Autism Fitness & Co-founder of Stronger Than U Strength Equipment www.StrongerThanU.com
“Best seminar I’ve been to in years, as far as personal development.” “Life altering”
Dr. Kathy Dooley – DC, MS, ART, Adjunct Professor – Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Weill Cornell Medical College
“Chris Rider is one of the strongest human beings who has ever lived. And not only is he a legendary strongman, he’s also a superstar at teaching these old-time strongman skills to others. His excitement and passion are contagious.”
Dr. Rob Gilbert, PHD, Professor of Sports Psychology at Montclair State University and Motivational Speaker
Topics covered during the 8 hour program are:
• where to start
• training techniques
• how to train progressively
• what materials to use
• where to get materials
• body mechanics
• resistance training vs weight training
• auxiliary exercises
• feat of strength vs feat of technique
• developing the “yes I can” mindset
Traditional feats of strength that will be covered are:
• tearing a deck of playing cards
• short steel bending
• nail driving by hand
• horseshoe twisting
• braced bending
• phonebook tearing
LEARN TO DO THIS!
Materials needed for the workshop will be provided for attendees use at the workshop.
Feats of strength are not for everyone and can be dangerous. Coney Island Strongman Workshop instructors are not physicians. Check with your physician before attempting feats of strength or attending a C.I.S. Workshop. C.I.S.W. requires a waiver of liability as part of registration for a workshop or training.
Workshop registration is limited to a 10 attendee maximum, adults 18 and over, by pre-registration only, no walk-ins.
The Coney Island Strongman Workshop Level 1 is a single instructor workshop by CHRIS “HAIRCULESE” RIDER and is coming to:
WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING FINALIZED FOR UPSTATE NY, NYC, EDMONTON CANADA, & MORE! DATES AND LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ATTENTION GYM OWNERS:
Would you like to bring The Coney Island Strongman Workshop to YOUR facility for YOUR clients? Here’s your opportunity! Contact Chris “Hairculese” Rider for more details!
For enrollment and inquiries contact :
Chris “Hairculese” Rider