Chris Kergin is the 33-yr-old founder of the soon-to-be released startup Arvossa, an e-commerce business for online shopping. This is his very first attempt at this type of venture. Despite the trials and tribulations of the start-up world, Chris maintains that he keeps himself very active.
“I try to do something physical every single day,” he says. “If I’m not in the weight room four to five times a week, I’m playing volleyball and tennis.” Chris admits that he enjoys both sports which he plays all year long.
While he might not have suffered any heart problems in his past, he does have a personal link to the Heart Institute. Two years ago, his father was admitted to the Institute for an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Martin Green and his team performed a catheter ablation and he has been fine ever since.
It isn’t his father’s operation that keeps him moving. Chris has always sought out physical activity. He played hockey and tennis as a young boy and was a member of his university’s varsity volleyball team. Unlike many, however, Kergin stayed true to his routine well after university. To stay balanced while managing a demanding schedule, he maintains a strict routine of all his physical activity. It’s not for vanity, but for his sanity.
“I’m at my happiest when I know that I’ve given enough attention to all parts of my life. To me, athletics is just as important as earning good grades. I always try to challenge myself both physically and intellectually.”
Chris says that while staying fit is important, he suggests that anyone who chooses to become active should know what they want out of a physical routine.
“Be sure to know what you want from it. Just don’t be intimidated to try something new. In the first month, your body is just getting used to a new routine and that’s when all the aches start—it’s called the pain period. But after that, you’ll be able to take your exercise in any direction that you like so that you can get the most out of your workout.”