Christopher was born and raised in Houston Texas. He grew up in his Father's American Karate School. Since the age of 5, he has trained in Karate, Kickboxing and Yoga. He reached the level of Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) and more recently attained a Blue Belt in Jujitsu. Fitness is his life. Throughout the years he has realized that Nutrition is just as important(in reality more than) as exercise. So he learned how to properly Counsel clients on their diets. He believes in training for old age because why do we seek help to push us to our limits? To Look better, FEEL better and to LIVE LONGER!! For decades his training methods have proven most effective in helping people reach their Health and Wellness Goals. He believes in teaching people the "why" of the specific exercises instead of just barking orders like some drill sergeant. Fun and encouragement are his theme!
Christopher was also a contestant on the TV show Ninja Warrior 2012!
If you are reading this then you are about to start a Fantastic Journey on the Road to the NEW YOU!!
Hannah has been a personal trainer since 2009. As a nationally qualified NPC figure competitor, she placed in the top five in all her competitions to date. She holds certifications in NFTP, strength training and as a nutrition specialist and enjoys helping clients learn to enjoy the fitness process and reaching their goals.
I started practicing yoga when I was sick, my lung capacity was that of a child’s because of the black mold hiding in the house I lived in. I kept getting sick. After the house was remodeled, my doctor told me to start running or going to the gym to get back on track but I hated working out. I found a yoga video online and started practicing and noticed that it would genuinely make me feel better.
It helped me build strength, balance and confidence. I feel like I can breathe better overall. And best of all; it makes me feel like I’m in control of my own body.
My favorite part about teaching is seeing the people around me, these people I’ve grown to care about, grow. I see them get better and more confident with every class.
Hobbies and interests:
I love good food. Home cooked, fine dining, strange and unusual. Anything. Also, my kitties. They’re the loves of my life.
I love swimming in mermaid tails! Floating in water takes the pressure off the muscles and is a really good tool when you’re sore. I often jump in the pool after a yoga session.
Fitness is a lifestyle and I love to help others see it that way. Sports and fitness has always been a big part of my life. I started with dance at the age of 3, and later became more of a jock. I played every sport they offered in junior high. Tennis won out though and I played all 4 years of my high school career on the Varsity team. After graduating high school I went on to college and obtained my Bachelors degree in Fitness and Human Performance.
Leading others in group exercise classes is my passion! Since about 2014 I’ve been a group exercise instructor teaching everything under the sun ( HIIT, cardio, Pilates, barre, yoga, weight training, kickboxing, boot camp, circuit training, etc.) I love all forms of exercise and enjoy teaching it all.
Here are a few of my favorite things: Jesus! Family, can’t get enough of ‘em. Belle- sweetest puppy on the planet. FOOD. All of the food. Summer, sun, surf, the beach. Houston Astros!
Tennis. Sleeping in- to achieve this is such sweet bliss (life of a Mom). Music—> The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, The Clash, and on and on and on!
Krysten, is the owner and founder of YogaStrong. She is a successful Life Coach. Originally, she desired to become a nurse but was a victim of kidnapping early in her adult life. Needing to understand and process her trauma, she decided to study: Psychology, Anthropology, and Social Work. In doing so she is able to coach others in processing their life struggles and setting up a plan to work through whatever hardships that arise.
Krysten, started practicing yoga years ago to help manage her depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She found that her depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms continued to lessen and became more and more manageable the more she practiced. Using these skills, Krysten decided the best way to share her knowledge and love of these passions was to open her own yoga, health, and fitness studio.
Krysten’s goal is to help others and by opening a studio that offers a holistic approach to mind and body wellness; she is capable of helping many people in many different ways. Helping others is her passion and she absolutely loves her job!
View Krysten's Psychology Today profile.
My yoga journey started as a means to manage anxiety, in 2013. My physical yoga practice became a phenomenal tool for coping with depression and anxiety, and I quickly realized that the practice of yoga was so much more than holding fancy poses and stretching. I am fascinated by and believe in exploring all aspects of yoga - movement, breath, meditation, self-study, etc. - and making all of those tools accessible and available to everyone!
Outside of my full-time job in staffing, I love practicing yoga (of course), exploring nature, enjoying live music, trying all kinds of food, traveling, and often watching Friends marathons with my BFF/husband, our dog Birdie, and our kitty cat Ben.
I am humbled and grateful to be on this path, and look forward to practicing with you very soon! Wishing you power and peace - namaste.
I decided to start practicing yoga/fitness because:
I am a disabled Veteran, and I had become homebound with pain, anxiety, and depression. My therapist suggested I find something outside the house. I looked up local yoga studios and, voila. I started coming a few times a week and was surprised to find my neighbor was the owner. Small World.
Yoga has helped me physically by giving me more strength, endurance, and flexibility. Mentally it has been amazing for me! It helps with my stress and anxiety. I get out of bed everyday and come to practice weather I am taking a class or teaching it.
I love working for YogaStrong! Everyone is so supportive and caring. I can be myself and I have grown so much as a person. I am more confident and doing things I never thought I could. I’m not here for a paycheck, I am here for the environment, the great support, and the wonderful experiences I get while helping other people. I want to share YogaStrong with everyone!
It’s the relief, the relaxation, a smile with a glazed look in their eyes; it’s the transformation that happens to a person who walks in with stress, muscle tension and pain, experiences a massage and it’s as if they left all that stress they brought in with them, in that room. It’s that way ‘every’ time. There’s a look on their face which says it all and it wasn’t there before their session. I love seeing the instant gratification which happens when someone experiences the tension relief they came in to receive from their massage appointment. One massage can really make the difference; it’s no surprise that there are ‘same day’ results which happen at least 9 times out of 10; the person feels better during and after the massage treatment. I really enjoy helping people with their muscle issues and stress, there is no greater experience. I dedicate my time, skills and training to being a massage therapist because there is a very real fulfillment which comes from giving to help someone who has a greater need. When I do this, I hope that my efforts, in some way make a difference in their life, causing a positive change to happen for the better. This is definitely what keeps the passion growing in me to learn all I can and to continue to be a source of help to improve the quality of life for others.
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