- Master of Business Administration
- Bachelors of Science in Finance
Growing up playing sports, Kristen had some experience in a weight room, but never enough to feel confident going into a globo gym to work out. After being lazy through college, and starting her career, she wanted to start a routine of making exercise a priority. It started with signing up for a yoga class, and doing the at-home fad programs – P90X and Insanity.
Kristen says: I always knew I wanted to get back to strength training, but didn’t know where to start. I first heard about CrossFit from a coworker, he started telling about his workouts, and how he struggled with a movement called a pistol. I said to him “I think we do something just like that in my yoga class”, and I did pistol in his cubicle. Months later, some friends and I started planning a girls trip to Miami for the Raven/Dolphins game. We all lived in different locations, but we were committed to get in shape for the trip. A few weeks later I went to the CrossFit gym, I don’t even remember my first workout, but I remember a few weeks in doing my first hero workout – 31 Heroes. My partner left halfway through, but I kept pushing, and after that I was hooked. CrossFit is the one hour of my day where I turn off my brain from everything else going on that day, and focus on me and what my body is capable of doing.
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION AS A COACH?
Making my classes stretch or do mobility exercises before and/or after class
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COACHING?
Arguing with Joe about form
FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF IRON FOUNDRY ATHLETICS?
Hiking with my dogs, practicing yoga, and I love to cook.
ADVICE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OR WANTING TO START CROSSFIT OR EXERCISE?
Stop comparing yourself to others, there is no 'one size fits all' answer to fitness. Do what makes you happy, and keeps you active.
FINISH WITH A JOKE.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.