Christianna has been active for as long as she can remember. Since starting Ballet and gymnastics as a toddler, Christi has not let anything get in her way. Sports have always been a huge part of Christi’s life; she played volleyball and basketball in middle school and was a varsity all-American cheerleader in high school with one national championship win under her belt. After college Christi began teaching step aerobics in Charleston, SC and began to explore Pilates. After her job took her to Denver, CO, Christi was introduced to snowboarding by her boyfriend Brian who is now her husband. Unfortunately, not too long after her first snowboarding adventure, Christi suffered a major setback; two herniated lumbar discs that would require surgery. After her first surgery, Christi was on the road to recovery when she had another setback. Sticking to her motto of “go big or go home,” Christi jumped right back into physical activity and re-herniated one of her spinal discs that would require yet another surgery. This time her surgeon prescribed Pilates instead of physical therapy; which changed her life forever. Practicing Pilates regularly got Christi back into shape and allowed her to find a new love, running. After moving to Carmel, CA in 2009, Christi was convinced by one of her friends to run a 5K; the rest, as they say, is history…Christi has now completed eight half marathons, six 10K’s and three 5K’s. Running has become a part of Christi’s life; she regularly runs 20-30 miles a week and still attends Pilates once a week. In 2011 Christi became a certified personal trainer so that she may share her love of running and fitness with others.
"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile