Athlete Profile: Krystin StittTwitter: @krysfitness Instagram: @krystinalexandra Facebook Page: KrystinStitt Category: CBBF Athlete Do you use a trainer? Yes Trainer Website: Tyler Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
As someone who played numerous sports and was a competitive dancer throughout my childhood and teenage years I was always very active. After moving to University I focused on school work and enjoying my University experience. After graduating and moving back home I felt I was missing something from my life. My sister approached me to begin working out with her after she had her first child (my nephew Parker :)) I was then told about fitness competitions and immediately wanted to go for it. After my first show I was hooked and found the healthy lifestyle I was looking for.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
My training philosophy is simple and something that my coach really taught me. Train by feel. Knowing your body is key.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
I follow the IIFYM approach after following the “tilapia and asparagus” diet. I find this works best for my lifestyle and my body responds to it really well. Everyone is different and it’s all about finding out what works best for you!
Please tell us about your competitive history and placings (if applicable):
2013 OPA Ottawa Championships – 1st Place Bikini Medium 2015 OPA Ontario Championships – 2nd Place Bikini ‘C’ 2015 OPA Ottawa Natural Classic – 1st Bikini Medium 2015 CBBF Nationals -12th Place Bikini ‘C’
How Many Years have You Competed?
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
My short and long term goals are the same. To be happy and healthy. Work hard in the gym to improve my physique and try to be the best person I can be by growing and learning everyday. I hope I can help to inspire others in any way along my journey!
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
I tend to find motivation in a lot of places from my friends and family to stories of hear of people who have overcome an obstacle. Remember,when you are having a bad day there is someone out there who would kill to have your bad day. If I had to pick one I would say my coach-Tyler. The one person who can make me dig deep and give it 110%no matter how I am feeling.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
I have been quite blessed in my life and am fortunate enough to have not had many major obstacles. I have had a few health issues which I have had to work through, that being that I have scoliosis (which can make training and posing challenging) as well as some digestive issues (emergency gallbladder surgery and diagnosis recently of G.E.R.D)-TMI?!?
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
I wouldn’t say I have any pet peeves of this lifestyle. I would say that one for the gym is seeing a person sit on a machine that you need and watch them just sit there for 20 minutes and maybe do 1 set, 80 selfies and 25 texts. – I’m here to train so if you aren’t – outta my way! LOL
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
I would say to keep moving forward and believe in yourself no matter what (maybe that sounds cheesy but it’s true) For anyone thinking of competing I would say to make sure you are doing it for yourself and to evaluate where you are in your life before committing (e.x., strong support system, financially able to do so, healthy relationship with food)
Are you sponsored?
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Please share anything else you would like to say:
At the end of the day it’s you against you. So do whatmakes you happy!