Meet the Interns: Chase & Connor

Chase DiStasio

Hometown. I was born in Fort Worth, but we moved to New Hampshire when I was nine-years-old.

Degree. I have a degree in Criminal Justice / Public Communications from TCU.

Career. I am a corporate marketing consultant for a private equity firm that oversees Gigis Cupcakes.

What brought you to enduraLAB. I came to enduraLAB with my friend Graham McMillan. I remember the first workout we did here together, I almost threw up. I didn’t realize I was that out of shape. I stayed because I love a challenge, and enduraLAB certainly provides that environment.

New Year's Resolution. I want to read more, and take my wife out on more dates.  

Philanthropy. My charity of choice is the Global Mission program at Christ Chapel. We also contribute to Young Life, an organization that focuses on helping adolescents get closer to God though fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of purpose.  

Television Series. Riverdale and This Is Us.

Athletic Background. I began playing football as far back as elementary school. I also loved playing baseball and track in High School. My college football career began as a walk-on along with Connor, and nearly 60 other players. I was selected as a slot receiver for the Horned Frogs, and played for two years. Highlights included playing in the 2012 and 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Role Model. My wife, Hannah, my son, Shepherd, and my dad. He showed me how to make the right decision when it was the hardest decision.

Coaching Experience. I have always coached. I coached football and baseball until college. At TCU, I worked in the recreation center coaching other athletes.

Motivation Technique. I believe in giving athletes small goals to work towards, and providing affirmations along the way. I have found that criticism doesn’t work.

Favorite Restaurant. Hopdoddy. The best steak in town is at Grace.

Favorite / Least Favorite Workout. I love strength workouts. Upper body work. Even squats. My least favorite activity is rowing anything over 1,000 meters.

Song. Everything by Justin Bieber.

Movie. It’s a Wonderful Life and Remember the Titans.

Bucket List. I would like to go bungee jumping with my wife in Switzerland. Running of the Bulls.

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Connor O'Modhrain

Hometown. I was born and raised in Orange County, California.

Degree. I have a degree in Marketing / Business from TCU.

Career. I am at Christ Chapel and work with the young adult development group.

What brought you to enduraLAB. I also came to enduraLAB with my friend Graham McMillan. I was hooked immediately. The attention to detail, color scheme and simplicity. I appreciate the options and the immediate community found here at the LAB. Oh, and Lee’s face.

New Year's Resolutions. I want to be in the best shape of my life in 2018. I want to be more intentional with the people in my life by putting my needs in the backseat. I want to be more intentional with my wife, Hillary. I want to be the best father I can though sacrifice.

Philanthropy. We provide support for US2UGANDA4life, a non-profit grassroots organization that provides sponsorship support for Ugandan Children and Kalungi Medical Center and Nursing School.

Television Series. Peaky Blinders, The Good Doctor and The Office.

Athletic Background. Football is by far my favorite sport, and I’ve played since I was five-years-old. I was a walk-on with Chase for the TCU football team, and was selected to be on the roster as a wide receiver.

Role Model. My dad as a father figure and his commitment to serve his family. My mother for her love for Jesus and sacrifice for her family. My sister for her ambition to serve the needy. My wife, Hillary, for her intellect and pushing the status quo by loving those who might not be loved by others. And my daughter, Noah, as she makes me want to be the best example of who Jesus was to us.

Coaching Experience. As a coach, I bring my athletic training as a TCU Horned Frog and my highly competitive nature.  

Motivation Technique. I believe in teaching people to focus on the present days workout. Live in the now.  

Favorite Restaurant. In-N-Out Burger, Texas de Brazil and the buffet at Terra Mediterranean Grill.

Favorite / Least Favorite Workout. Laughs. It’s easily the final pose of any yoga class, Savasana. I also love strength training. My least favorite is the “Holy Trinity” workout and TCU Colorado workout we did during football practice.

Song. Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean by Explosions in the Sky.

Movie. Remember the Titans.

Bucket List. I would like to surf in Iceland, learn to play the piano, and release an album as a singer/songwriter/guitarist.