Our Member of The Month for February 2018 is Chris Kalbfleisch who has been training at Contenders since January 2011. CK comes regularly to our noon classes, and also does private training, often joined by his daughter Caleigh.
CK used to be an avid runner, but when he turned 40 and felt like “my body was telling my running days were over”, he tried boxing at Contenders, and has been hooked since the first class. CK had his second back surgery in April 2017, and feels fully recovered now. His fitness goal for 2018 is to get back to the peak conditioning and stay there.
CK is a partner at Connor Clark and Lunn Investment Management. When he is not working or boxing at Contenders, he enjoys skiing, showshoeing, hiking, biking, as well as being involved in various sports as a coach. “I also like winning MOMAR’s with Kevin Reynolds. It is particularly satisfying to win because Kevin is such a slow runner.”
As his advice to someone who is considering trying boxing, CK says “it is a very satisfying sport because you can always work to bet better and fitter. I like the lunch classes because there is a real social element to it on top of a fantastic work out.”
Keep up the great work, CK!