Kristina Earnest (@kristinaearnest)
Kristina is a current west coaster with an east coast heart! After graduating with a degree in marketing, she jumped right into the fashion industry in New York City, working for globally recognized fashion retailers. After about 5 years, she started to realize something was missing…
In 2010, she decided she needed a challenge. After some research, she confirmed a sprint triathlon was exactly what she needed! There was only one issue – she wasn’t exactly “triathlete” material. Due to a heart condition she was diagnosed with at the age of 9, she was unable to participate in many activities. Any sort of prolonged activity – running, standing, etc. – would result in embarrassing fainting episodes. These episodes could happen ANYWHERE – the NYC subway, Disney World, an elementary school science fair! However, there was an inner voice, her SPARKLY SOUL within, which told her this was HER time. A true couch-to-race success story, she successfully completed my first triathlon in July 2010! Since then, she has completed 2 more triathlons, duathlons, countless 10Ks, 7 half marathons, and most recently… 1 FULL MARATHON!
Currently, she is living in the South Bay, California working as a group fitness instructor and trainer at Equinox – certified through AFAA, TRX,& Schwinn Indoor Cycling. She constantly urgesher clients and riders to “do the thing you THINK you cannot do.” With drive and a dream, anything is possible!