SA 082: How to Build True Resilience with Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo

Sweet Adversity Podcast - Chris Romulo


Muay Thai Champion Chris Romulo talks about his upbringing, his relationship with his father, what he’s tried to do with his own kids, and the amazing story of adversity he’s gone through to build this resilience that he has through sport.

Guest Bio:

Chris Romulo is a Queens, New York native who always yearned for growth. In his early twenties, he transformed himself from a street kid into a Muay Thai Champion with over 40 fights and 6 titles under his belt.

Today, he’s a coach at his gym CROM Physical Culture and mindset speaker to both youth and adults. Chris has taken what he’s learned in the ring and turned it into a practical curriculum, U.P.R.I.S.E. The curriculum shows you how to tap into your natural abilities and become the champion of your life.

In May of 2017, Chris co-authored and published his memoir, Champions Uprising, which displays his unwavering mindset of determination, grit, and perseverance of spirit.

Chris has taken his focus from performing in the ring to jumping on stage to motivate, educate and inspire the masses.  He has been featured in Yahoo News, The NY Daily News and Men’s Journal, to name a few.


Some Questions We Ask:

  • When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind and why?
  • What was the turning point in his life when things changed for him?
  • What does it take to have “heart” in sports and in life?
  • If he could have dinner with someone he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • Chris’ family background, and how his relationship with his father affected him
  • Why he turned to martial arts, Muay Thai
  • The key to his success in Muay Thai
  • The CHAMPS mindset

Anything that we want in life has to start from within us, not from some external source. It has to start with our own mindset and understanding that we can take decisive control over what we really want.

Surround yourself with better people. People that are going to pull you up and help you become a better person.

  • Hurricane Sandy and how it affected him, his business and his family
  • What it means to “fall seven times, get up eight”

Chris’ Book:

Champions Uprising by Chris Romulo


Champions Uprising: Fall 7 Times, Stand Up 8






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