Kristin Walton – I am a NASM certified personal trainer, working on my BS in Nutrition, and lover of fitness and health. I grew up as a very competitive synchronized swimmer; the constant workouts and mind body connection started my love for fitness. Now I coach my own group of swimmers using the same training techniques I use for clients. I love providing workouts that are different and keep you guessing.
About 2 years ago, I started realizing how unhealthy my life was. Through the years of college I had gained weight due to drinking and eating fast food late a night. I finally had enough, as I watched myself buy bigger and bigger sizes I knew I wasn’t living the healthy life I someday wanted to preach. I started off with yoga a few times a week and saw results, then slowly I started working out with a boot camp in my area and that’s when my muscles really started to tone up. Slowly I fixed what I was eating, better portion sizes and quality of food. After that task was completed I kept a food journal, which is what I recommend to my clients as well. Making yourself write down and actually see what you are eating is the best tool I can recommend. After about a year, I lost 40 pounds and got my personal training certification to help others do exactly what I did.
My latest hobby has been running and I just completed my first half marathon. One day I’d love to be able to run the London marathon, I’ll have to keep that in mind every time I run! I believe that to keep you from getting bored with your workouts you need to switch it up. I often make my clients try new equipment and different forms of cardio.