Kirsten grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, where she was an avid ballet dancer for ten years and track and field sprinter. She continued her love of running at the collegiate level at Ursinus College (Class of 2012), as one of the Centennial Conference’s top-3 200m and 400m athletes. Her accolades include: numerous medal finishes in the 200m, 400m, and sprint relay events during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, still holding the outdoor women’s 400m school record, and being ranked in the top-10 nationally for the Division III women’s 400m as a junior.

Although suffering a season-ending injury her senior year, Kirsten acted as sprint team captain and cheered her teammates on to several personal and team top conference finishes! Kirsten’s academic background includes both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Neuroscience, but she ultimately found her calling away from research and instead with fitness and coaching.

A Manayunk resident since 2014, her extensive athletic experiences and time coaching her high school girls sprint team allow her to bring seasoned knowledge of correct form, power, and explosiveness to each of her classes. Kirsten loves to incorporate dynamic strength movement into her workouts as well as taking advantage of the famous Manayunk hills. She is USA Track & Field Level-1 Coaching certified and working toward her NASM PT certification.