Other than OTF:
I am a lifetime athlete playing all kinds of sports growing up and even played a little college football. After ending my college sport career, I turned my focus to academics and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. During college I also received my CPT from NSCA and began personal training. After graduating college, I moved to Florida working as a Product Development Engineer. I have been with Stryker for 4 and half years developing surgical instrumentation and systems for robotic assisted orthopedic surgery for hip and knee replacements.
Although a lifetime athlete, being healthy has not always been easy for me. As a football player, I played offensive line at over 275 pounds. I made the decision to change the way I ate and exercised and have managed to lose almost 100 pounds total. Since then, it has been my goal to help other do the same thing.
How I will motivate you:
If you come to my class you can expect the following:
- I will push beyond what you think you are capable of.
- As a runner or jogger, you will NOT walk at your base pace.
- As a power walker, you will NOT hold onto the hand rails on the treadmill.
- In the weight room you will grab heavier weights or I'll grab them for you.
- There will be hard rock music (along with other "mainstream" music).
- You will get better each and every class.
- I will not accept excuses (unless you're injured).
- If you truly want it, I'll get you to 12 mph.
When I'm not getting in the ORANGE:
I don't exactly have much free time but when I'm not working or working out, I spend as much time as possible with my lovely wife. I love to cook and try different ethnic spices. I'm a big movie fan, especially superhero, sci-fi, Disney, or action.
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Name: Kristen Raschella
Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
Background: Outdoor enthusiast. University of Oregon Bachelor of Science. Besides Fitness and Personal training, I was a professional raft guide instructor. I also worked on Private yachts.
Motivating People: I like to challenge people to push themselves, whether it's adding a little more speed on the treadmill or advanced exercises in the weight room. I like upbeat music of all varieties. Rock and dance music are some of my favorites. I like the music to be felt in the room, ;) lol!
I love taking OTF classes but I also enjoy biking, running and swimming at the beach. You can catch me there every weekend!
Guilty pleasure: I have a sweet tooth, so most baked goods and ice cream. I also love a good glass of cabernet sauvignon.
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Background/Other than OTF:
Born and raised in South Florida
Full athletic volleyball scholarship to Warner University in Lake Wales Florida.
Bachelors in Biology and Minor in Mathematical Sciences.
Board Certified Physical Therapist for Donner Physical Therapy
Rock Tape Specialist.
Personal trainer/ Group Fitness
Online Website Design/ Social Media Manger of Saviano Online
Owner of Class Act Landscaping
How I Will Motivate You:
My personal touch on body mechanics and physical therapy background.
My ability to alter exercises for anyone.
Positivity, Laughter, Motivation and Music that will want to make you dance.
You can expect to hear some booty music or a remix with a killer beat in every single class.
Bob Marley will always be with us in our yoga cool down.
Hobbies: adventure races, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, Skiing, Hiking, Golfing, home DIY projects, cooking, eating, traveling.
Guilty Pleasures: Sleeping, Wine and Mexican Food (lets be real.. ALL food)