Meet Your Trainer: KRISTEN
Hey guys, so a little bit about me! So I have always been into dancing. I took several dance classes growing up and got very involved in musical theatre in grade school and high school, acting in shows throughout the regional playhouses in my hometown. When I was 17, I flew to London to audition for a spot in the Musical Theater department at The Arts Educational School of London where Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is President. I was so thrilled to get in I moved to London when I was 18. It was a big jump, but I was ready for the challenge.
It was in my first year of college I started going to the gym. We had personal trainers at Arts Ed who worked with us to stay lean and flexible whilst gaining lean muscle to improve strength. I really absorbed everything I learned and made going to the gym part of my daily routine. Especially when I left school, dance classes could get expensive so I made sure I stayed fit by keeping up my gym regime.
A year after I graduated I went on to get my qualifications in Personal Training and Gym Instruction to do along side my dance and acting jobs. I love dancing and performing and that will never go away, however I also love training and sharing all my unique exercises I created and adapted from working with top industry trainers over the last 10 years.
It was in 2011 that I booked a job to present a fitness show on Sky TV. I created 20 different workouts for the TV show, however, the TV channel went into administration just before filming. So the director and I decided to use our talents and create a YouTube channel instead; K’s Perfect Fitness TV.
I still dance, sing and perform internationally and am the featured vocalist on James Granstrom’s hit electronic album, “Gold Dust,” which I play on the YouTube channel. I am also a fitness model with W Athletic and have been fortunate to work with the world’s leading fitness brands like Nike, Reebok and Zaggora. My passion for fitness and well-being has developed into one of YouTube’s TopWorkout channels and I’m so excited to see where this channel will take me. Right now, I love being able to build a tight-knit community which inspires and empowers others’ lives.
I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer, Les Mills International Instructor, Zumba Instructor, Xtend Barre Instructor and Stott Pilates Instructor.