About Us

Kristen Hench

 Kristen is currently a full-time triathlon coach, personal trainer, and kid wrangler. Her love and passion for the sport can be seen in many aspects of her life - as a competitor, coach, race director, and fitness writer.


Experience:

Kristen has trained beginner through seasoned athletes helping many to reach podium finishes as well as meet their personal goals in triathlon, running, track, and swimming.  She coaches adaptive sports with the USAF AFW2 program as a cycling coach and enjoys helping children and youth get healthy, learn new life-long skills, and build confidence.


Kristen has also directed numerous family races and competed in a number of triathlons herself, including the Ironman distance events. She placed in the top three for her age group in the inaugural year of the Mountaineer Half Ironman and was one of the top swimmers in the 2004 Lake Placid Ironman. Besides triathlons, Kristen also enjoys marathons (with a PR of 3:15), swimming, and a multitude of boot camp activities.

Education:

  • Soon to finish PhD in Industrial Psychology in Sports, Fitness, and Wellness (University of the Rockies)
  • Master of Education Administration (University of Phoenix).
  • BS in Sports Medicine (Shenandoah University).
  • BS in Kinesiology and Education (Shenandoah University).
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer.
  • FITOUR Certified Spinning Instructor
  • USAT Level 1 certified coach 
  • RRCA Race Director Certified
  • USAC Level 3 certified coach
  • Fitness writer for various businesses.


"It is my wish to help inspire people, in any stage of life, to set and achieve fitness, athletic, and/or racing goals. I hope to support and encourage people to be healthy inspirations to their families and others, wherever life may take them".
 

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