Bringing Fitness To The Virtual World • Chris Colotti's Blog

Bringing Fitness To The Virtual World

Many people who have been following me know that my only other hobby besides work is Health and Fitness.  About a month ago I started reaching out through Twitter and a new blog site, Virtual Fitness, to help others get fit if they wanted to change-up their routines.  The interesting thing I have found is that many people in the VMware community and IT space can relate to my story.  Many of us travel for a living, we eat out all the time, and generally we are just not healthy.  A few years ago I decided to turn all that around using P90X, and recently P90X2.  I decided I wanted to share and help others in our industry do the same because I know how hard it can be.  So I decided to become with is known as a Team Beachbody Coach.

The response has been great so far!  We have one group of folks from literally around the world, Tim Gleed is in Australia, working together to do Virtual Fitness.  We are already looking to get additional groups together, and there is even talk of some vFitness activities for VMworld with Wade Holmes and a few others.  I did want to thank all those that have been jumping in from around the Virtualization community and the world.  It has made me feel like I am making a difference in people’s live’s above and beyond the technical expertise I bring to the community.  It is really cool to be able to take my own hobby and passion and bring it to others.  I can also say these folks have kept me motivated to do my own workouts!

If there is anyone else out there that is interested in joining any of our challenge groups, please ping me on twitter or read more about the rules of a challenge here.  Most of the posts in our little FaceBook group have been really funny as well.  Guys seem to have a rough day of coding or dealing with work and have just been taking it out on some workouts.  I think many would be surprised to see the current folks challenging themselves from the community.  Some are pretty well-known in the blogosphere and Twitter space.  All I know is it’s pretty cool to hear these guys talk about how they are continuing to get better each week.


About Chris Colotti

Chris is currently a Principal Architect at Cohesity. In his role he spends the majority of his time supporting Cohesity events and creating outward facing content. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management as customer zero in the TAG production lab. Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.


  1. Just joined!  

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