Voting is now open for our Next Fitness Star competition, and the search for the fittest female personal trainer is heating up! Check out the finalists’ bios and videos all this week on WomensHealthMag.com, and head over to thenextfitnessstar.com to vote for your favorite until August 3rd (you can vote once a day).
City: Los Angeles, CA
Catch Phrase: “Breeeathel”
Spirit Animal: Swan
About Me: With crazy-busy schedules, I get that it feels nearly impossible to hit the gym. But you don’t need a lot of time, money, or fancy equipment to score the shape of your dreams. My workouts focus on building power, strength, stability, and endurance—in as little as 20 minutes a day, using mostly just your body weight. That approach gets you lean and balanced, but more important, it’s fun. I want you to smile, laugh, and finish your workout with an “I can’t believe I just did that!” glow. Why? Because if you enjoy it, you’ll keep doing it. If you keep doing it, it will become a habit. And eventually, that habit will become something you couldn’t imagine your life without.
1. Quote that inspires you? Philadelphia Flyers coach Fred Shero said, “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
2. Body part that many women neglect in their training? A strong back helps accentuate your waistline and creates a tall, lean look. Plank dumbbell rows and inverted shoulder presses are great, but I think every woman should work on her pullups. Nothing sculpts your back better—plus, it feels super empowering!
3. Favorite time of day to exercise? I’m a morning person and I love to work out at 7 a.m. It makes me feel energized for the entire day. But sometimes I’ll do two evening workouts each week—I think changing things up can help you avoid plateaus.
4. Go-to workout strategy while traveling? Keep it simple! Choose five or six basic body-weight exercises (mine are plank, bridge, squat jump, side plank, lunge, and pushup) and do 10 reps of each. Aim to do two or three total rounds.
5. Biggest fitness lesson you’ve learned? I used to work out for vanity—to look better in my skinny jeans or bikini. But a few years back, my health declined and I started to realize how deeply fitness and nutrition impact my life on every level. Now I take a more balanced approach and focus on what else I gain from being fit: I have all-day energy, I sleep better, my mood is balanced and positive, and my skin glows. I work out to boost my overall strength and athleticism and, in turn, my confidence.
Check out Christine’s video below:
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