Meet Kristen

My passion is helping people become healthier, more energetic, and able to move better by making fitness and nutrition a regular and accessible part of their lives.

My Story

I’ve always been a big fan of science, exercise and nutrition. When I was growing up there wasn’t much of a fitness industry. So, it didn’t occur to me until much later to combine my two loves and pursue a career in fitness and nutrition.

Oh yes…there’s one other thing I am a big fan of. That is learning! I quickly realized that being a Certified Personal Trainer was not enough for me. So, I continued on and got a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

This Opened Lots of Doors for Me

I was able to get involved with weight loss and exercise programs for people around the state of Pennsylvania. I also became involved in research programs with the Philadelphia Department of Aging.

Along the way I spent many years working in a Physical Therapy Clinic, assisting with physical therapy and working with people on their fitness after rehabilitating an injury. Each opportunity allowed me to learn more and more about how our bodies work, or sometimes don’t work! Then I added in a Titleist Golf Fitness Certification, which focuses on how our bodies move and how to actually correct unhealthy and inefficient movement patterns.

I added Lifestyle Management and Weight Control, Health Coaching, and Precision Nutrition certifications in order to hone my skills and bring people the total package…healthy eating and exercise.

Healthy Eating and Exercise Today

Meanwhile, statistics show that the number of people who are overweight, obese, and sedentary has just continued to grow. In fact, almost 75% of people in the US are either overweight or obese.  And, as of this writing, it is estimated that 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise that will result in health benefits for them.

My Approach

My passion is to re-examine the tools we have been using to help people lead healthier lives and overcome the challenges we are up against – images created by the fitness industry, commercialism in gyms, and pressure from those selling the latest diet or exercise fad. We are also fighting body/brain chemistry, human nature, and fast food. Finally, we have to contend with our own busy lives and current lifestyles.

I bring you a plan for how to make some changes that will lead to a healthier life for you, help you set the right goals, and give you the skills you need to reach them. 

I provide informative blogs, free “cheat sheets,” and access to my latest book, The End of Try Try Again.  This easy-to-read book explains how difficult it can be to make changes for your health, and how to conquer those difficulties so that you can finally reach your goals.  Coming soon…a workbook that walks you through exactly how to do that.

My training includes Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Titleist Golf Fitness Specialist, Lifestyle Management and Weight Control, Health Coaching and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.

This website will be evolving, continuously adding new things for you.  I hope you find the ideas presented here useful in your quest to develop a happier and healthier lifestyle. 

I am glad you are here!

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My book brings a whole new perspective to the problem of losing weight and getting more exercise. It explains why it can be so hard and so confusing to do something that we know is good for us. This is NOT an advice book or another diet. It lets you know that you are not alone in feeling resistant to change. Discover an easy to understand solution to the whole mess of diet and exercise.

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“Carter genuinely surprised me. This isn’t a diet; it is a lifestyle adjustment that happens in a way that feels organic and more like a natural progression toward overcoming the struggle instead of band-aiding it.” – Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite