Chris is located out in Cary, North Carolina and is incredibly smart, firey, and is a total go-getter. She owns a Nutrition business called the Endurance Edge and is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist. On top of all that cool, smart stuff, Chris is also founded a group called Wheel Chix, which is a biking group for women. She is a coach, and a mom, an athlete, a total badass (if you do talk to her, please just call her 'Badass'- it makes her happy- lol), and a force to be reckoned with.
Chris loves seeing people SHINE…inside and out and does a great job of helping make that possible in everyone she comes in contact with. Oh, and she has no problem being direct and keeping things simple.... especially when it comes to nutrition, which makes her pretty amazing in my book!
Do yourself a favor and get connected with Chris!
What do you do?
Bring out people's inner badass by coaching them to triathlon, running and cycling greatness. Teach people what and how balanced and thoughtful food choices bring out their energy, strength and inner vibrancy. Bring together amazing professionals dedicated to caring for people who want to treat themselves like gold. Constantly dig for more information and strategies to help others be more awesome.
What else do you do?
Chase my kids, ride bikes, get more women to ride bikes, run for a clear head, do triathlons in the dirt, ski when there's good powder, pick up heavy things, eat chocolate, drink wine...
How do you define the word 'strength'?
Honoring your true self, going after what you love, standing up for what you believe in, constantly challenging yourself.
How did you discover your passion?
When I played volleyball in high school, I desperately wanted my coach to let me play. I knew I could do it and get better, but she rarely put me in. Once I was a starter, her leadership style was lacking. I saw the potential in myself and in the other girls and promised myself that I would be a coach someday to do it right--to believe in people, give them a chance, recognize their talents, and bring out their drive and self-confidence. Combining that with nutrition came after being a personal trainer for several years and realizing how confused people were about food.
How do you incorporate movement into your daily lifestyle?
Running, biking, or lifting things. Talking with my hands a lot.
What do you recommend for someone starting out?
Do something that brings you joy based on who you are and what you value. Run, bike, lift things, dance, jump, play games, climb, stretch, or anything.
How do you define 'fitness'?
Challenging your body and mind regularly.
Where do you see the future of fitness?
Fitness will always have trendy gadgets and methods. But at the end of the day, it's all about moving in a way you love and spreading that to the community.
Does movement increase your self-confidence? If yes, how?
Absolutely! The runners-high is real. Trying new things makes me stronger!
What motivates the crap out of you?
Witnessing other people succeed. "Carpe Diem."
What advice do you wish you could have given your former self?
You don't need anyone's approval. Take the reigns. Do it.
Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Take care of you. Speak kindly to yourself. Do what you love. Be fearless. Do it.