Connor grew up in Zanesville, Ohio, and played soccer for Tri-Valley High School. He would then go on to receive his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology at Ohio University. While there, he spent time as a personal trainer and later became a certified strength and conditioning specialist, working with clients that would win state championships in powerlifting. Connor returned to Ohio University to graduate with his doctorate in physical therapy. His areas of specialty include athletic strength and conditioning, dry needling, blood-flow restriction training, and manual therapy.