Kristina advocates a healthy lifestyle and actively encourages people to strive for being their best by setting fitness goals. She strongly believes that our happiness is a reflection of our health.
Kristina originally hails from Almaty, Kazakhstan where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at the Academy of Sport and Tourism. She fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams to earn an advanced degree in the United States by completing her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science at Troy University in Alabama. Kristina also served as graduate assistant coach to the Division I Women’s Soccer Team during this time. She has since relocated to Washington, DC to start her career as a personal trainer.
Kristina started her career as a professional soccer player at the age of 17. She was a member of the Kazakhstan Women’s National Soccer team from 2004 to 2011 during which she participated in the World Cup and European Cup qualifying competitions. Kristina’s strong leadership qualities were manifested in her being voted as the team captain for the Under 19 Kazakhstan Women’s National team during the Under 19 World Cup qualifiers in Israel in 2003.
Kristina has played professional soccer for various clubs in her native Kazakhstan, including Alma-KTZH FC and SCHWSM-Kairat, where she had the opportunity to play in the prestigious UEFA Women’s Champions League, playing against such teams as Arsenal FC, England, Umea IK FC, Sweden and FCR Duisburg, Germany. Kristina has won seven titles during her soccer career.
Kristina’s moto is best described by one of her favorite quotes…
“There is no giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps!”