Simple Gains
Simple Gains
Your Better Body, Simplified.

If you're looking for a way to…

🔥 Burn Fat

🏋🏻‍♂️ Get Stronger

💪🏼 Build/Tone Muscle

📈 Maintain Your Progress

…and you're tired of going through the same old “all-or-nothing” approach to improving your fitness that leaves you worse-off than when you started…

You’re right where you need to be.

Simple Gains is the only fitness coaching program committed to helping hard-charging high achievers take control of their fitness and build a strong, ripped physique that inspires others.

It’s not just about building your strength, promoting longevity, and creating desirable changes in body composition (muscle gain, toning, and fat loss).

Those things are great, but I understand that progress toward your fitness goals doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

You still have to live your life.

My job is to help you make change a part of your unique life so that you can maintain your progress over the long haul.

The Simple Gains Online Training program is here to meet you where you are and help you get yourself to a place you can be happy with, one step at a time.

Getting Started

Whether your goal is to build strength and muscle, lean out and maintain your strength, or just live a healthier life for yourself and the people you love--we all benefit from the basics.



Simple Gains

is run by Christian Ampania, a Sacramento native whose life-long love affair with fitness began with the hope of training hard enough to become a superhero.

While he still isn’t quite able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the drive to embody his values and bring out the best in himself hasn’t changed.

He is a Certified Online Trainer and fitness coach at the Academy Training and Performance Center in Sacramento.

Christian was voted Class Pass’ Instructor of the Year in Sacramento in 2017.

When we work together, my first commitment is to you and helping you define and reach your goals.


I help people find purpose and meaning in their training. A big part of my "fitness philosophy" is that working out/exercise is not the goal, nor is it just a means to an end.

It should be rewarding and fun, but challenging at the same time.

Helping people find their strength through fitness is my passion and purpose. I’m good at it—or at least good enough at it that my roster for in-person clients is totally booked and I have a waitlist going.

Online training allows me to make my services more accessible, and allows you to work your fitness into your life in a way that suits you best (rather than trying to work your life around your fitness).


I love the feeling that comes with knowing I’ve helped somebody overcome their own self-doubt, fears, and obstacles in order to achieve something they might not have thought possible.

When a client sends me a message telling me about how they felt so amazing after leaving a training session that they went out and did something awesome in their life outside of the gym…I’m happy.

When a client messages me on the weekend and tells me about how active they’ve been and how their back or their knees aren’t hurting after spending some time gardening…that’s a huge win for me.

When a client looks me in the eye and tells me, "You've changed my life," I know that I'm fulfilling my purpose and doing what I'm here to do.


I connect best with people who are curious and inquisitive about their fitness.

They don’t just want to be told to do something—they want to know WHY they’re doing it, so they can apply it in their own life outside of the training session.

Most of my clients are busy parents and professionals between 30-50 and aren’t trying to become the next fitness model. They just want to be in better shape, feel good, and be happy with how they look…without becoming obsessive about food or exercise.

Mission and Values


To use fitness coaching to help people embody the best in themselves--physically, mentally, emotionally--and become strong enough to handle whatever life demands of them.


A world united in strength where people are equipped with the mental and physical strength and skills needed to realize their highest potential.


  1. Integrity

    I believe in acting in a way that I can be proud to speak about, even when no one is watching

  2. Professionalism

    I conduct myself such that my clients understand that the job they hire me for is my highest priority

  3. Responsibility

    I follow through on my commitments and take responsibility for my mistakes

  4. Connection

    I understand that the first step in helping somebody create change is to be able to connect with them on a basic human level

  5. Empathy

    I strive to connect with my clients through a better understanding of what they feel and experience throughout our coaching relationship


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Coaching Application

If you're ready to take the next step on your journey to a healthier, more energetic, and less "fluffy" version of yourself, fill out the application.

Name *
Including minor injuries that still bother you
1 = Exercise offends my soul 5 = I'm working out even when I'm standing in line at Costco
What have you done in the past? What did you like? What did you hate? Do you prefer heart-pounding cardio training, heavy lifting, or something else?
Within the next 12 weeks
It's ok if you don't have a clear picture yet--it'll likely change as you progress, anyway. Nothing wrong with that!
Why do you think that I can specifically help you crush the obstacles that stand between you and your goals?
1 = I'd rather invest my effort in thinking about what I'm going to eat next 5 = I am an unstoppable force and nothing shall stand in my way now that I have set my mind to the task
Is there anyone else who may be involved in either your decision to hire a coach or your desire to stick with a fitness program? *