Christopher Johnson   ZerenPT

Licensed physical therapist, certified triathlon coach, Kona Qualifier, 5 time USAT All American, and international running expert.


Chris completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, where he earned a bachelor of science with distinction while completing a senior thesis in the physical therapy department under Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler. Chris was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team, scholar athlete, captain in 2000, and recipient of the Lee J Hyncik award for excellence in athletics and academics. He remained at the University of Delaware to earn a degree in physical therapy while completing an orthopedic/sports graduate fellowship under Dr. Michael J. Axe of First State Orthopedics. Following graduation, he relocated to New York City to work at the world-renowned Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma of Lenox Hill Hospital as a physical therapist and researcher. Chris, along with his business partner, Ben Wobker, also founded RunCadence LLC in early 2016. RunCadence is an app for IOS devices and the Apple Watch that help runners apply step rate AKA cadence to their training. In addition to being a physical therapist, Chris is a certified triathlon coach (ITCA). Outside of his professional work, Chris races triathlon at the amateur elite level. He is a five-time USAT All American, multiple time Kona Qualifier, and is one of the dominant age group athletes in long course triathlon. Chris is also extensively published in the medical literature and is a sought after public speaker. To learn more about Chris, please visit his website


Seattle, WA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Run Analysis, Biochemical Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, IRONMAN, Personal Training, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country




4501 39th Ave South
Seattle, WA
United States