Hello, I'm Coach Cristina.
science based nutrition & coaching.
Life is an adventure. Live every day to the fullest!
For as long as I can remember, I have been an athlete. Swimming, soccer, tennis, softball, skiing, you name it, I did it. Swimming was my main passion, and one that carried me into a Division 1 program at Miami University. While in school, I realized that the field of exercise physiology and nutrition was where I wanted to be. After graduating with a degree in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition, I knew that I wanted to help athletes achieve success. The feeling of watching athletes cross the line in their first sprint triathlon, or hearing “You Are An Ironman” still gives me chills.
Being able to do what I love while putting my family first is, for me, the key to happiness. I’m so thankful and blessed to have an amazing husband, two adorable sons and one awesome Rhodesian Ridgeback. They make my life full of joy, love and add a bit of craziness. In my spare time you’ll find me racing triathlons, running races (trails are my favorite), open water swimming, cycling, stand up paddle boarding and participating in any adventure race that comes my way. I’m always up for a challenge!
- BS in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
- MS in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition
- USAT Level 2 Triathlon coach
- RRCA Running Coach
- ASCA Swimming Coach
- Graduate of the International Olympic Committee’s Sports Nutrition Diploma (IOC Dip)
- Certified sports nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN)
- Former Division 1 swimmer at Miami University
I’ve been a triathlete for the past 15 years and a coach for the past 11. I’ve worked with athletes of all abilities including age group triathletes, collegiate athletes, professional triathletes, marathoners and ultramarathoners, World Championship qualifiers, Boston Qualifiers, and even Olympic athletes. My specialties include swimming, power based cycling, long distance running, sports nutrition, working with the time crunched athlete and athletes that tend to be injury prone. Plus of course, training and racing while pregnant and with a family.
I’d love to speak with you today about coaching.
Athletes’ Success Stories
Along the way, Cristina worked with me with my nutrition including both general nutrition as well as race-day plans. Even though I felt experienced a
Because Cristina is an endurance athlete herself, she knows how to fuel, and what it feels like when you aren’t fueled correctly. To her,
I’ve only been working with Tina for a short period of time, but she has already helped me immensely with my nutrition. She really works hard t
I was a newcomer to the world of Long Course Triathlon competition this past 2014 season. I knew nothing about the nutrition and fueling needs requir
I started working with Cristina because I was having such a hard time re-learning how to eat after learning I’m lactose intolerant. The three d