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Chris Raymond ’10

Chris Raymond standing in a fitness center

  • Occupation: Exercise Specialist, Plus One

Every day, Chris Raymond walks into work at Raytheon in Portsmouth, R.I. and heads straight into the fitness center. As an exercise specialist with Plus One, a corporate fitness and wellness company, he spends his day running group fitness classes, teaching clients safe and effective exercise programs, and promoting wellness for the employees at Raytheon.

“I’m doing what I always wanted to do,” he says. “I love getting to be in the fitness world every day.” His position allows him to share his passion for exercise and to provide tips to his clients to assist them in making better health choices. Another perk: “I get to work out at work!”

Raymond landed his job after completing the Kinesiology Program at URI. When he entered the program as a transfer from CCRI, Raymond thought he’d be headed into the physical therapy field. But he, like many others in his department, soon found that physical therapy is just one of many career opportunities available to kinesiology graduates.

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