Kristin Wentworth (Walton) – I am a NASM certified personal trainer, working on my BS in Dietetics, 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. I love providing workouts that are different and keep you guessing.
About 8 years ago, I started realizing how unhealthy my life was. All through college I had gained weight due to drinking and eating fast food late at 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 50 pounds and got my personal training certification to help others do exactly what I did.
Three years ago I had my first baby so pre and postnatal fitness has become a new passion as well as learning how to lose the baby weight by eating natural foods. Even though I was nursing, it took me two whole years to lose the weight and figure out what works for mommies needing to recover. I trained for a marathon and tried to focus on getting stronger in the gym rather than smaller on the scale and eventually, the pounds came off and then some!
Now I have had my second, a boy, and have been able to use all of the things I’ve learned along the way to stay healthy during and after my pregnancy.
My biggest hobby is running, especially if it involves running at Disneyland! Two years ago a few friends and I completed the Dumbo Double Dare which is 19.3 miles in two days, so much fun! This year I’m off to do Dumbo again as well as the Dopey Challenge (a 48.6 mile race) in Jan 2018, Ragnar Napa in November 2017, The Princess Half Marathon weekend in 2018, and many more planned! 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.