Meet Skella (aka Cristi)
To create an empowering environment where members can appreciate how powerful their bodies are, while improving their relationship with fitness, both mentally and physically.
Hi, I'm Skella.
Certified Personal Trainer
and Untraditional Athlete
I’m probably not what you’re expecting.
I don’t come from a traditional sports background.
In fact, once upon a time I hated fitness.
I used to joke about how the only time I ever did a sit up in college was when I was getting out of bed in the morning.
I hated running. I hated how awkward and alone I felt when I went to the gym. I absolutely hated the way diet culture was making me feel about myself.
Then I found Roller Derby…
I always loved roller skating as a kid, and in my 20’s I had built up enough angst to hit like a Mack Truck, so roller derby was a natural fit. I was stunned how much I enjoyed getting sweaty and loved the empowering dynamic of the team. However, I knew if I wanted to compete, I had to cross train. This lead me on the path to find ways to enjoy exercise and actually look forward to it, instead of adding another thing I “had” to do onto my dreaded To Do list.
I knew I couldn’t be the only untraditional athlete in the world, so I wanted to share how to make fitness fun, sustainable and how setting goals above and beyond weight loss can be beneficial both mentally and physically. Once I truly let go of diet culture, I began to feel comfortable in my own skin, and that kind of freedom is a gift I want to share with the world.
I was certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer in 2020, TRX Certified in 2021, in 2022 I was certified by the Boxing and Barbells Method and in 2023 I became the first Pretty Deadly Self Defense Trainer in North America.
I would be honored to be in your corner. If you think we’d be a good fit, feel free to give me a shout. Click on the Get Started button and let's go!