While working as a corporate lawyer in NYC, I started an undefeated amateur boxing run. I guess fighting came easily, but not always readily. Somewhere around the time my coach noticed that I apologized to my opponents every time I hit them too hard, I gained the moniker Chris “The Cuddly Canadian” and figured I’m better suited to helping people than hurting them.
Now, I motivate others to fight for their health and fitness goals – whether it’s strength and mobility or just getting lost in old-school rap for an hour (and feeling a lil’ sweatier about the day). As a Barry’s instructor, I guess I’m tough… in a cuddly way. Fist bumps and hugs always.