Intrinsic Drive™

Finding Joy in The Process with Pan American Squash Medalist Chris Gordon

June 30, 2021 Phil Wharton Season 1 Episode 7
Intrinsic Drive™
Finding Joy in The Process with Pan American Squash Medalist Chris Gordon
Show Notes

In this episode, we follow the journey of professional squash player Chris Gordon - from his relocation from New York to the UK, at the age of fourteen,  to study with world-renowned squash coach David Pearson to his world travels on the professional circuit.  Chris provides valuable insight into navigating the world of professional squash and imparts an understanding of the discipline and resourcefulness required to create the environment necessary to ascend in the sport. We learn about his globe-trekking travels to tournaments and the challenges he faced - before the convenience of current technologies. He also shares his fall, after not making the Pan American Games team in 2019, and the pivot that changed his entire approach to training, life, fitness, and well-being. Chris is the most capped US World Team Championship player, with six appearances since 2005, Four Pan Am Games medals, and a National Singles title. After listening to his interview, you will glean, why Chris “Flash” Gordon is the fittest, healthiest, and most prepared squash player on the world tour—in a career spanning nineteen years. We are excited to welcome Chris Gordon to this episode of Intrinsic Drive™.

Intrinsic Drive™ is produced by Ellen Strickler and Phil Wharton. Special thanks to Andrew Hollingworth, our sound engineer and technical editor.  For more information on this and other episodes visit us at www.whartonhealth.com/intrinsicdrive. Follow us on socials (links below) including Instagram  @intrinsicdrivelive