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About Me

familyAw thanks… you came here to learn a bit more about me…

Well first off my name is Chris Azzari and I run this site to keep me motivated to stay in shape and help others do the same. Accountability is a great thing! I work in IT and I do internet marketing. My dream is that you will join me on this journey and turn your health & your finances around.

A little about me…

  • I am a 38 year old father of three boys. Maxwell “7” , Westin “5” and Ryder “3”. My wife Stefanie is a stay at home mom/nursery school teacher/runner/awesome and keeps busy running those  rug rats around 😉 She also stays in shape by working out.
  • I have always been an active guy. In high school I played sports all year long, ate whatever I wanted and had tons of energy. Of course as I got older, went to college that all started to slack. I always made sure I was somewhat active and would hit the gym here and there, but my diet was horrible as most college guys are. At 6'3″ I was always able to carry an extra few pounds and still look OK, but feeling OK was a different story.

It all changed…

  • Up until 2010… actually wait let me rewind for a second here. Back in 2001 I actually tried my first Beach Body program which was called Power 90 “it was on VHS ;-)”. This was the prequel to the famed P90X. I did not know much about BeachBody or Tony Horton back then. All I knew was I did this workout for about a month and I felt great! The spring was back in my step and I was feeling good. Of course I slacked…

Gym Limbo

  • For the next 9 years I would be in “Gym Limbo“… you know aimlessly walking around the gym and not really having a plan or actually following through. Barely even breaking a sweat sometimes. Of course it was better then nothing, but I was never really getting the results I wanted. At one point I was 252 pounds, the most I have ever weighed. Nowadays I am usually around 220-225. Actually down at a lean 215 after a p90x/insanity hybrid workout as of now 😉
  • OK back to 2010… I saw the Insanity commercials and said hey I remember the Power 90 workout and this looks way more intense. My first son was just born and it was hard to find time to get to the gym let alone workout, so I figured this will save me time and money. I decided to take the challenge. All I could say was wow! I was getting the workout of my life. I was so sore the first few weeks, but I felt great. Over the years I am in  the best shape I have been in since high school. I have gone back to the Insanity Workout as my go to workout as well as other BeachBody workouts such as P90X, Les Mills Combat, Insanity Asylum 2 and bits and pieces of other workouts. I have also really gotten into obstacle racing since participating in and finishing last years Super Spartan at Mt Creek New Jersey. My hope is to keep adding races and eventually compete in an Ironman Triathlon, but I think I am a few years away from that.

After seeing the results and how well the products work I decided to become a BeachBody coach and get my buddies Mike & Ken involved. Our goal is to get in shape, stay in shape, and motivate other dads to do the same. If you are looking to get in the best shape of your life and have some accountability and help to do it.

  • chuck says:

    Need motivation. I was a crossfittet for 2 years. I got lean and strong had a girl and fell off because of the cost. Now heaviest I have ever weighed. I just bought Insanity and need a push.

    • FitDadChris says:

      PUSH!! I know how it is! You really just gotta get moving…. Even if you don’t do insanity 6 days a week do it as much as you can. It is better than nothing. I used to feel if I missed a day I was screwed, but you just have to keep pushing and clean up the diet the best you can. When are you starting insanity?

  • Erica says:

    Hey Chris! I just wanted to say HI. My sister is a Beachbody coach too and I am her assistant! I was looking for some info about inactive status for one of her downline, and came across one of your blog articles! So THANKS!
    Also, your website is really great and I would like to just say… 🙂 congrats on your journey !

  • Dhruv says:

    Hi Chris,
    Congratulations for being in such great shape. I’m not even 14 years old yet and I’m obese. I weigh almost 80kg (176 pounds) and if I keep being like this I’ll have a really difficult future. I’ve done bits and pieces of Insanity and Focus T25, so I know what they’re like. What would you suggest for me at this age? I really need a good solution to my obesity. Everyone tells me to eat right, be active in school and work out more and I do what I can but it’s not enough.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey thanks for the positive comments! Diet really is a huge factor. I think you need to start a food journal and just record everything you are eating then use a website like sparkpeople or myfitness pay to really understand how much you are eating. I think the biggest thing is being consistent. You don’t need to workout 7 days a week, but you can’t workout 1 day and eat healthy 1 day and expect results. Find a happy medium and stick with it for at least 3 months and go from there.

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