PRECISION NUTRITION CERTIFIED AND CPT
I am extremely passionate about health and fitness. However, what started out as my own personal journey towards my goal aesthetics, morphed into a relentless pursuit of health on a cellular level.
Growing up, I was always active in sports and the gym. In the early teen years, I struggled with an eating disorder that threatened my mental and physical state through most of my adolescence years. I hated my body, my appearance, and felt so unhappy all the time. My family took notice, and I reluctantly allowed myself to be admitted to an outpatient rehabilitation. I did manage to put the weight back on, but eventually fell back into my old habits of restriction. I was lost and looking for an outlet. Food was a way for me to gain some control when other areas of life felt out of control. I struggled in secret for years and masked my unhappiness with alcohol and parties with friends.
Fast forward years and I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was done idolizing other women and their bodies, while I criticized my own. I made a commitment to myself to do whatever it took to find my mental happiness and that the physical changes would follow. It was then that I hired a personal trainer, quit drinking, and focused on nutrition. I had been working out for years and never saw the results I wanted, so I knew my nutrition had to change.
I have made leaps and bounds since then. My journey has not been linear, but it has been worth it. Instead of envying others, I now work on being the best version of me. I believe wholeheartedly that it was through health and fitness that I saved my own life. The mental demons I had during those years would have destroyed me had I not had the courage to stand up, fight back and take hold of my health.
Since then, I married a wonderful man and together we have two children; our daughter, Remington and our son, Owen. I am beyond blessed to have had two healthy pregnancies and two healthy babies. The female body is amazing at what it can do and provide and I have had such a deeper appreciation for my own ever since giving birth.
My mission is therefore to free other women of insecurities, detrimental thoughts, and restrictive behaviors that threaten their overall health. I hope to provide a blueprint for and coach others to lead a balanced and truly happy and healthy lifestyle.
Bachelor’s of Science in Finance
Minor in Sociology
Precision Nutrition Certified
Certified Personal Trainer
8th Place Bikini Open – Junior USA Nationals 2016
1st Place Overall, Bikini Open, Bikini Novice Desert Storm September 2015
Kristen has transformed my life! At the age of 52 I decided to compete in my first bikini competition. Prior to Kristen I worked with a coach that was demeaning, belittling and only wanted me to eat and do as she said and criticized me for asking questions.
At the competition I met another competitor who raved about her coach. We were in Northern Virginia and the coach lived in Arizona. I was skeptical due to the distance but since she spoke so highly of Kristen I figured what could I lose. I contacted Kristen and asked to speak with her on the phone to see if she was what I was looking for. I was shocked that she only required a one month commitment and encouraged questions and genuinely wanted to teach me. She said if you feel comfortable after one month you can decide whether you want to continue or go it alone. After our brief initial call I knew Kristen was for me. What could I lose with just a one month commitment. After one month I knew I wanted more. I had learned so much about macros and weight training that I was just craving more. I was feeling better and was starting to see changes. I was motivated and constantly encouraged despite setbacks. Kristen is so authentic and inspiring – you can view her daily on Instagram, Snapchat and every week now on YouTube. Although I live in the D.C. area I feel like I really know Kristen!
I am constantly asked what I have done to transform my body and have referred at least 4 clients to Kristen, including my 17 year old daughter that worked with Kristen for a few months, lost 20 pounds and has maintained it for a year now. Kristen not only transformed my life but also my daughter’s.
At the age of 53 I am inspired by Kristen to become certified by Precision Nutrition and possibly continue on to a personal training certification. Thank you Kristen! You cannot go wrong with Kristen for guiding you in achieving your health and fitness goals!!!! She is the BEST!
I am extremely thankful for you. To give you an idea of just how far you have helped me come, looking back 15+ years (circa 2001 highschool grad) I struggled to break 180lbs. I wanted to be 190/200 and could never do it. Then around 2004/2005...I hit 190lbs fit. Then 200, 210....still fit. Then life caught up, I let myself go, and before I knew it, I had ballooned. Approximately 2010/2011, Jess and I were down at the beach, and I was standing by one of those "guess your weight" barkers, and I was curious....255 lbs. I was so embarrassed. Right then and there I promised myself to change. I started exercising again and slowly changed my diet. Slowly, I crept back down to 240ish. It was still an unhappy 240 though, so I kept on working out and eating healthier. Then Easter of this year Jess signed me up with you. I was apprehensive at first because of my schedule being so dynamic and downright ridiculous at times, and the adaptation was challenging at first to be honest; however, you made it so much easier than it could have been. Now at 205, I am amazed and confident. I am living, eating, and working healthy, and most of all I feel I am setting an example for my kids, that my parents didn't necessarily do for me. My father sadly passed away early, before he got to meet either of my kids, vice verse. So I want to do anything and everything in my power to be around as long as I can. You have helped me do this, and I am so excited to "keep on keepin on". So thank you for everything you do!!
I do want to take the time to thank you for how much you have helped me over the years we have been together. You got me past my ED and created an extremely healthy relationship with not only food, but with the gym as well. I went from excessively working out every single day and eating 100 carbs a day and feeling terrible every day, to eating over 2,000cal a day doing almost 0 cardio and working out 5 days a week.
You have improved my life more than you will ever know and I’m forever grateful for your coaching and expertise. Thank you for giving me the life I’ve always wanted to have.
Thank you thank you thank you!! You have given me more than I can express. I appreciate your weeks and months of guidance, encouragement, strength, grace, and sometimes some good-old-fashioned tough love!! You were the perfect coach for me and I could not have done this without you. I could not continue on this path without the foundation you've helped me build!