Transformation Tuesday: Chris Ball

Transformation Tuesday is back and I’m happy to welcome Chris to RAD!  I think Chris’ story is true for many people who are competitive in their youth and I think you will relate to it.  Congrats Chris on recently finishing your first half marathon and we hope to see you run many runDisney races in the future!


My whole life I have been involved in sports.  I was a competitive swimmer from 8 years old all the way through high school.  I also ran cross-country in middle school.  After I graduated from high school I stopped swimming and stopped running and I continued eating as if I were still competing.  I went from 165 lbs to 220 lbs. I went through periods of weight loss but could not keep the weight off.

I started running again and working out at my local gym, and I am now down to 173 lbs.   I ran in the Atlantic City 11K in April 2013 and I competed in my first Triathlon in August of 2013.  After competing in these two races I wanted to challenge myself and complete a half marathon.  I achieved this goal on November 9, 2013 after completing the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.



I have been a huge Disney fan since I was little and I am so glad to be able to combine my love for running and my love of Disney.  I have even convinced my fiancé, who doesn’t run, to start training for a runDisney run in a few years.


I recently started my own business, Chris’s Health and Fitness, to help share what I have learned through my journey and to help others achieve their goals.  To check it out go to,  I am also a Personal fitness coach for Beachbody.  You can check out my site at,


Has running at Disney helped to transform your life?  If so, I want to hear your story!  Send me an email at to be featured on an upcoming Transformation Tuesday!

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  • Congratulations on your weight loss. I have a question and i can’t figure out did you flip the picture from 2013 not sure why the hollywood studios sign is flip and also mickey in the background. Just wondering.

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