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13: Chris Plourde – Fitness Coach and WLC Team Captain

By February 4, 2015Podcasts
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So wait, you mean to tell me that on your team, if you’re playing at the WLC Lifestyle level, you can drink a glass of wine every day or eat a piece of dark chocolate and not lose a point?

That’s just one of the things we talk about when we hangout with Chris Plourde this week. He’s the Captain of an eighty-plus person team that has players all over the world. He’s done some innovative things with his team in the spirit of the Whole Life Challenge in order to make it work best for them, so that it stands a better chance of creating sustainable change for all. He’s also making great use of conference calling to keep the players on his team connected. Listen in to learn more.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.