About

Kirsten

Hi, I’m Kirsten. A Midwest girl living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our two dogs. I’ve been passionate about sport and fitness since I was a little girl. I started out as a gymnast but quickly explored other avenues such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis and diving to name a few. I was also an avid rollerblader and tree climber. Flash forward several years later and I still like to find adventure in fitness. If I’m not running destination races across North America, you’ll find me hopping from studio to studio around town and during my travels. I used to be about the hustle lifestyle but recently uncovered some adrenal/thyroid issues that have opened my mind to a more balanced movement approach and holistic health.

These days, my wellness journey focuses more on nutrition, mindful movement, stress management, self-care and loads of nature. I’ve always had a knack for venturing off the beaten path during my travels but now that I live in the PNW, there is so much to see and do just outside my doorstep. After experiencing this type of lifestyle, I don’t know that I could ever go back. I just need my toes in the dirt and the breeze in my hair.  When I’m not in the studio or running, you’ll most likely find me out on the trail taking in all the sights. It’s my zen.

Before blogging, I was the Sr. Digital Strategist for a large restaurant chain in Kansas City. Since leaving my stomping grounds, I’ve followed my passion and pursued a career in content creation and photography. As a journalism major, it just feels like such a natural path for me to explore. My overall goal is really to encourage women to find their own individualized routine that fits their lifestyle and makes them feel empowered to live their best life. Bonuses for me would be 1) inspiring people to make healthier choices, 2) get them to try something new and 3) body positivity – help woman find the confidence to love the skin they’re in.

SweatAdventures.com covers holistic lifestyle, hormones, clean beauty, fit fashion, healthy eats, charitable causes, boutique fitness, outdoor and running

Mantra: Counting adventures not calories

Instagram: @SweatAdventures
Photography page: @Shotsbybelle
Contact: sweatadventures@gmail.com
A really cute French Bulldog: @Bonjour_Knox

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey!
    I LOVE your entire blog and everything you do and stand for! I feel like I am reading my life on paper. 1- I love your March mindfulness. I completely agree and am also trying to follow similar steps! 2 – I think we are fitness soul sisters! I love trying new gyms and work outs. I have heard of/tried majority of the ones you listed! I also go to 24-hour (definitely my home away from home), I go to the AM cycling during the week, and bop into the occasional les mills classes. PiYo is my secret love as well! (only yoga class I like there).
    I wanted to write to give you a new gym idea for your blog…
    Have you tried Fusion Fitness? Definitely one to add to your list (F- Fusion!). It is awesome full body cardio + body weight work out. Totally reliable every time.
    Also, Core Yoga (Antioch and 127th street in Overland Park). it is ‘warm’ yoga, heated to about 90 I’d say. Baron Baptiste style with a quick flow! Love it!

    My fiancé actually found this blog and passed it along to me, he said “this is basically you in a nutshell… It has your state of mind written all over it.” 🙂 I told him we are our own type of person – competitive, loving, nature/outdoorsy, whole-hearted, and mindful (most of the time) 🙂

    Enjoy and best of luck with adventuring and finding new places to try! Looks like you’ll be up for a challenge to continue finding new studios now that you’ve knocked out all of the main KC attractions. There are a few Brookside Pilates and yoga spots, unsure about the quality/intensity.
    Maybe next you can add KC restaurants to your blog! (That’s what I told my fiancé my dream and passion would be — to blog about fitness, body/soul/spirit, and KC Foodie. Plus I’d have a bakery on the side 😉 I love writing + journaling so it all adds up.)
    –TBird

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    1. Tracy, thank you so much for the kind note! It is so encouraging and I really appreciate it. I have lots of rad content planned for the next few months that I think you will enjoy. Yes, I have tried Fusion. I am currently doing Fusion Fly classes – another thing on my list to report on. Don’t be afraid to say hello if you see me out and about. -kg

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  2. Hi Kirsten!
    I just opened EverFit in March and would love to have you visit us in a month are so! We have a variety of classes each week(>60), offering just about everything you can think of(Barre, Spin, Boxing, Pilates, Zumba, Yoga, HIIT). We even have a class that blends boxing, cycling and weights! I am the owner and just wanted to have a place that offers a variety of classes to make it easy to get and stay fit. Thanks for considering!

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