The people behind Forward Lean Running are Lit Onrubia and Cliff Eala.

Lit Onrubia

Lit Onrubia used to be passionate about basketball until he got too old and slow. Thus, he turned to running, where slow isn’t bad at all! He is a running enthusiast who’s been running happily and injury-free for over thirteen years.

Lit is the first and only Certified ChiRunning/ChiWalking® Instructor in the Philippines, and only the second Certified ChiRunning/ChiWalking® Instructor in Asia.

Lit studied under ChiRunning® Master Instructors Chris Griffin (in San Francisco) and Kathy Griest (in San Diego). Lit also co-owns Spark Marketing and Research Services, Inc., a BPO company, and Pestbusters Philippines, a pest management company servicing luxury hotels, residential and commercial buildings.

He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a B.S. Management degree, and spent three years teaching Philosophy at the Ateneo’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Cliff Eala

Cliff Eala is a technology entrepreneur by profession, and a triathlete at heart. His company Synerbyte is engaged in product innovation consulting, and IT consulting.

He and his team have built, and are currently marketing, an online applicant tracking system for BPO recruitment managers.

Cliff is the Founder and past President of Stratpoint Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by a venture capital firm in 2007.

He is also a Director for Cristanelle International, Inc., a corporation founded in 1989 engaged in the importation and distribution of consumer products.

Cliff has an MBA (Finance) from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, an M.A. and B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.A. in Socio-Legal Sciences from the University of Navarre, Spain.