WHO IS CHRIS?
I’m Chris Romulo, a leadership coach, public speaker, author, and founder of G.R.I.T., an online coaching program that helps men transform their habits and create real, lasting changes to their health and wellness. I’m also a dedicated father and husband, former professional fighter, and inspiring speaker and writer – but these things didn’t come easy. I’ve been knocked down in the ring and in life. But I’ve always found a “why” to get back up.
Today, I thrive on helping men like you find their own why. My proven G.R.I.T. system helps men unstuck themselves from the negative effects of years of bad habits and poor decisions. Whether it’s shifting your mindset, creating and sticking to nutritional plans, or building life-long exercise habits, my goal is to help you uncover your purpose so that you can take the lead on life.
I know where you’re at because I’ve had to scrape and claw my way from the bottom of the barrel. Growing up in Queens Village, New York, I got pulled into the streets. And at 20 years old, a near-death street fight changed my life forever. Luckily, I found Muay Thai, and after an amateur career that took me to Bangkok, Thailand, I turned my focus to professional competition. Once there, I worked my way up the ranks of super-middleweight, eventually becoming the first WKA North American Super-Middleweight Champion.
I’m here to tell you that the same things I did to become a ring-tested champion, you can do as well. I know this because I’ve had to put my G.R.I.T. system to the test outside of competition. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy decimated Rockaway Beach and buried my first storefront gym under six feet of debris and water. I could've used the destruction as an excuse to give up on my mission. But instead, I embraced that adversity and came back bigger than ever, building a 5,000 square-foot gym.
My resilience was tested again in 2020, when COVID-19 sent gyms into temporary lockdowns. Some of those gyms survived, others didn’t. Mine was one of the unfortunate facilities that had to close down for good. But my passion to lead was stronger than my willingness to give in to the challenges of life. It was like life was asking me: Chris, how badly do you want this?
I knew the answer to that question, and after shifting my focus to online coaching, I began asking other men that very same question. Since 2020, I’ve worked one-on-one with men from all walks of life, helping them to create the life-changing habits that have transformed their health, fitness, and mindset. I’d love to work with you, too. If you’re interested in a free consultation, reach out to me.