Christopher Paruch grew up in Bayside, Queens, and attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, where he was on the national honors society. In addition to Academics, Christopher Paruch also played baseball and football for the Flyers. Christopher Paruch attended Columbia University, where he studied Sociology and Business Management. He has had a successful career in finance, real estate, genetic testing, and business operations.

What is your hobby?

Training for Triathalons, joining a swim club, cycling team, and running.

How did you get started with this hobby?

I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally and overcome the inevitable obstacles to reaching my goal.

Tell us what you love about your hobby.

Better Physical Health. Triathlon is an amazing physical activity that combines cardio buildup, muscle mass increase, and stamina boost.
Improved Mental Health.
Less risk of injuries.
Improved motivation to achieve goals outside of training.
Develop multidisciplinary skills.
Inspire others

 

 

What types of things/equipment have you spent money on for your hobby?

Running shoes, a high-performance bike, swimming fins, and correlating gear.

What are some of your favorite places to shop for your hobby?

Stradalli Cycle is the best place to shop for a road bike or triathlon bike. Tom Steinbacher, the owner, has a vast knowledge of racing, training, and nutrition.

Are there any good books for beginners?

The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion,

Are there any online videos you recommend to help beginners?

IRONMIND is the story of a challenge to race the Ironman 70.3 triathlon with just 90-days to train on a 100% plant-based diet under the guidance of the hardcore punk icon John Joseph

How has your hobby changed your life?

Training for triathlons has imparted discipline, mental fortitude, and resiliency in my personal and professional life.

What advice do you have for others starting out with this hobby?

You can do hard things. …
Decide to become a triathlete. …
Tell someone (yes, really). …
Set your goals. …
Put your money down. …
Consistency is key. …
Find the humor in all the things. …
Be smart, safe, and a student.
Get good running shoes.