By: Akm 01/11/16 Member On The Move

Chris Donahue
Tell us about you goals, what inspired you to get into CTF?

I’ve always played a lot of sports and ran a ton, but never did much strength training. After gym hopping for awhile, a Groupon brought me to CTF and I ended up loving the intensity and community atmosphere of the group trainings.

What do you do from 9 to 5?

I work for a nonprofit academic consortium that provides study abroad opportunities for students at more than 250 US colleges and universities. I spend most of the school year hanging out on different campuses working with undergrad students and faculty. I love watching young people go out into the great big world and have their identity and perceptions challenged.

 When do you make time to workout?

Whenever I can! I try to get to CTF as often as possible, but there are definitely days when my workout is running to the bar to meet friends (multi-tasking!). During the school year, I basically live in hotels, so I end up spending a lot of time with the NTC app on my phone and finding the best running routes through random cities/campuses.

How do your workouts at CTF keep you going in your busy professional life?

My life is a mess of trains, planes and automobiles that requires an insane color coded planner to keep straight (CTF gets its own highlighter color – orange!). I look forward to coming to class as a way to shut that part of my brain down for an hour and just focus on getting super sweaty.

What’s one goal you have inside the gym and one outside of it?

I really want to be able to do just one unassisted pull up! My upper body strength is still pretty sad, but I’m working on it. Outside of the gym, I’m hoping to do a 150 mile relay in the spring, running from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea in Jordan. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂

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