Monday, August 3, 2015


If you have ever read my blog or know me at all you know that I love change.  I am not one to shy away from new experiences and enjoy the thrill of taking on new adventures.  I think it is exciting to see the results of change.  So I am very excited to share with you the next chapter in my life.

I will be in the business of changing lives.  In the most amazing, trans formative and personal way.  I get to have the opportunity to see first hand the physical, mental and spiritual effects of positive change on a single individual.

In my fitness career I have been blessed to watch transformations in a group setting.  I have seen new friendships form, confidence regained, self esteem heightened and bodies become stronger.  There is something special about getting a whole room full of people from different backgrounds together to achieve a common goal - health.  I am now taking it to a deeper level.  I want to help people on a more personal level experience life changing transformations.

I have experienced first hand the benefits of CHOOSING to live a healthier and more active life.  Here is a little background on me.  I was not always active.  I didn't play sports in school.  I felt intimidated and awkward.  It was once said in sixth grade by my teacher that "Kristin, you couldn't hit the side of a barn if you were in the barn with the doors closed".  I was uncoordinated and missed the life lesson that you have to practice and work hard to be successful at anything in life.  That set the stage for my timidness when it came to physical activity.  I spent my 20s not realizing that physical exertion is directly related to emotional health.  These years were full of angst and stress.  I felt out of control and without direction.  I have been blessed with a relatively high metabolism so I stayed within the normal weight range but completely lacked self confidence.  Two kids, stretch marks and rolls were the marker of my early 30s.  I lacked energy and always felt tired.  Easy food was more common than good food in our home.

It wasn't until I met my dear friend Suzanne that I was introduced to this new world of fitness.  She asked me several times to take her class before I finally agreed.  I was scared.  I didn't know what I was doing.  I was not strong or coordinated.  Everyone was going to look at me.  It was because of Suzanne that I actually enjoyed that first class.  She made me feel comfortable and capable.  She encouraged me and although I was sore after that first class it made me feel stronger and I wanted to go back.  I didn't feel alone.  I felt secure knowing she was there to show me the way.

That is how it all started.  She gave me a gift by encouraging me to embrace health and wellness and now I want to pay it forward and give that gift to others.  I want to walk along side you and be your best cheerleader.  I want to share my knowledge with you so the road becomes easier.  I want to watch you succeed and surpass goals you didn't think were possible.  I want you to feel empowered and capable of achieving your biggest dreams.

Cancer has taught me one very important thing - you have heard me say it often.  Life is short so you should take every opportunity to really LIVE it.  We don't realize how important our health is until we don't have it.  I have never felt stronger, healthier, or more driven than I do right now.  My health allows me to embrace all of the other areas of my life in a much more fulfilling and satisfying  way.  I want you to feel that too!

I have taken a full time position at Kennedy Club Fitness as a personal trainer and will start training people in September.  This will be my sole focus for the time being.  I intend to be more than what you would expect from a "personal trainer".  I intend to be there every step of the way until you reach your goals.  I want to be the one you call when you are at the grocery store and don't know what to buy and the one who calls you at 5:30am to get you out of bed.  I only have one pre-requisite for me to train you.  You have to be ready and you have to want it.  Do you want to change your life?  I mean really change your life?   Do you want to feel good every day?  Do you want to experience life to the fullest?  If you do - then nothing can stop us!