Here are a few athletes I have worked with to cultivate their personal bests.
Nick is a professional soccer player currently on Ocean City Nor’easters. In 2017 at the Midwest PRO Soccer Combine he was recognized as the ‘top pro prospect’ with high level experience as a #3. He is coming off international experience with Grythyttans IF where he made 11 starts with the Sweedish 4th Division Club.
"At the professional level, you have to do whatever it takes to get a competitive advantage and working with Kristen has given me the opportunity to perform at peak levels day in and day out."
— Nick Norman, Professional Soccer Player
Julie is a professional cyclist racing for Hagens Berman I Supermint UCI-registered professional women’s cycling team. She has been racing professionally across North America and Australia since 2013 as a domestique and criterium specialist. Julie is not only a fierce racer but an incredible asset to the sport of cycling. She takes pride in her excellent ability to bring up new women riders coming up in the sport.
Liz is an accomplished CrossFit Games athlete. She competed in the CrossFit Games in 2017 and 2018 in the women’s 60+ age group. Liz has been lifting weights since the early 90’s. Not only does Liz workout almost every day twice a day for her personal athletic goals, but she also instructs CrossFit classes and works as a massage therapist.
Jack is a competitive pack burro racer. Pack Burro Racing is Colorado's summer heritage sport which began in 1949 (www.packburroracing.com). It involves teams of racers and burros completing a course over high country trails and roads (no riding allowed!). A typical race (and training run) is about 10-12 miles with altitudes ranging from 8,000-11,000 feet; however, the two longest races are Fairplay, 29 miles, and Leadville, 21 miles, both starting at 10,000 ft and ascending to 13,185 feet and back. Although I watched my first race as a young boy in 1956, I didn't start participating as a burro racer until 2017; thus, I am among a few 'senior' racers.
“Kristen's professional counsel has been a tremendous help in boosting my energy to run these races as well as providing me with a better lifestyle diet.”
—Jack Lohmann, Competitive Pack Burro Racer
Jordan began competing in Mixed Martial Arts his Junior year of college. In just two short years he went onto go 5-1 in the cage, winning a Welterweight Championship and win numerous Grapplong tournaments including the Mid-West Championship and Ohio State Tournament.
“Working with Kristen made me realize how much a good diet helps push you to have a better workout and greater recovery!”
- Jordan Zawahri, Mixed Martial Arts Competitor
Sam Haseltine is a Senior at Denison University where she is a four year letter winner on the Varsity Women’s soccer team and a two year captain. This program has been consistently ranked each season in the top 25 Division lll Women’s Soccer Programs in the country. She recently helped the team win the 35th NCAC Conference title. Outside of soccer she is an avid runner, hiker, and yogi.
“Kristen helped me perform my very best on and off the soccer field. I suffer from a lot of food allergies that made it difficult for me to get enough nutrients for day to day life let alone perform at a high level. Kristen helped me navigate my allergies and made many detailed meal plans and relayed many tips that completely neutralized my challenges. I found myself having more energy and performing at a much higher level. It has me feeling and performing beyond what I thought was a normal level!! Each consultation was unique and personal to me. Kristen guided me towards the perfect diet while being cognizant of my allergies, of my busy schedule, and my likes and dislikes Thank you!!”
- Sam Haseltine, Collegiate Soccer Player
“Thanks to Kristen, I was able to tackle the fueling challenges of a multi-day tournament. I’ve never felt or performed better than I did during this year’s 1st place finish.
Employing the customized hydration plan has significantly improved how I feel on my training days, particularly during lactate threshold training.”
—Christy Zwolski, Professional Indoor Soccer Player
Working with Kristen helped me break through a weight loss plateau that had frustrated me for more than a year. Getting those last few pounds off with Kristen really boosted my self-confidence—no more so than this past weekend, when I felt good about myself getting into the awkward looking required singlet for my first weightlifting competition. Thanks, Kristen!
—Cheryl Peterson, regional master’s weight lifting athlete
Working with Kristen through her athlete’s nutrition plan, hydration protocol, and competition day nutrition plan has revolutionized my performance. I have been able to maintain the lean physique critical to rock climbing while simultaneously improving my strength and energy levels.
—Ben VanTreese, Personal Trainer national-level water skier and advanced rock climber
The past few years I have struggled with medical issues (hereditary hemochromatosis) and injuries and recurrent sinus infections requiring multiple antibiotic courses. I have not felt healthy an entire winter since 2014.
After sinus surgery in 4/2019 and a knee injury Sept 2018, I hired Kristen to help me with my nutrition choices in order to stay healthy while trying to get myself back into shape. As a physician I really like the fact she has the scientific training and knowledge to help me. As a post menopausal woman I was doing everything wrong. She helped me realize that fad dieting is not good for me, that I need to eat more carbs and fiber in my diet in order to recover and stay healthy. She also helped me with post menopausal strategies for my training and recovery. I am happy to say that it has been an entire year since I have been sick and my body is recovering well and I am able to amp up my training a bit. I also realize that as we age we need to pay more attention to our nutrition. I just did this amazing ride up McKenzie pass on my road bike and was able to maintain a good tempo power for 90 min which I have not been able to do. I even had some kick at the end to push the sprint back down. Thanks, Kristen.
— Dr. Anne Linton, coach physician and personal trainer