***Sunday, September 20th at 99 Sudbury. ****

Chris Csak.

One side of Chris is described as a man of few words.
Shakespeare uses the phrase in the play King Henry V, from 1599: “He hath heard that men of few words are the best men.” To me, men of few words are also men of action. Chris’ Pilates and Cycling classes speak for themselves. You’ll find his classes packed to the brim every single week, week after week, season to season, and probably year after year considering he has been teaching for over 15 years.

I met Chris while teaching at the Yorkville Club. Our leaner more agile builds used to work out after our classes together, performing highly functional weight training exercises, alongside bodybuilders and machine based trainers, back when the Yorkville Club was under different ownership. We knew of each other, but never really befriended each other. That’s what happens in the fitness world, you pass by people that could be your long lost lover, your mentor, your soulmate, or your bff. It is such a revolving door. But because Chris and I have been around since the old days of Yorkville, we have a common understanding of the evolution of our environment. Our environment cannot be controlled, we must adapt and change and evolve ourselves. My friendship with Chris has evolved over time.

Over the past year, we would meet together for steam and sauna sessions after our Equinox Bay Street classes and philosophize like two old men that have known each other for decades. That’s when I learned that this man is also a man of many profound words and perspectives. Simply put, we get each other.
I’m going to keep this on the shorter side because that’s how Chris would like it.

I see Chris as a big brother to me. Watching my movements, listening and reflecting, inserting the tiniest bits of encouragement and insightfulness at the perfect moments. No judgement, no ego, just respect and heart.

Chris will be bringing his Pilates to us at 2.0 along with his deep thoughts on our theme ‘Equilibrium’. Looking forward to sitting back and listening intently.