Published in Spotlights on Feb 10th, 2021
Meet, Kristina! Growing up as an athlete, the impact of movement and being a part of team sports was something that's been with her from a young age. But cycling may not have been in the cards if it wasn't for an injury during a volleyball game. After tearing her ACL and undergoing knee surgery, Kristina was searching for a low-impact form of cardio which led her to discovering indoor cycling 10 years ago. Practice makes perfect, and after three years as a rider, she began to teach for various local and national studios. After six years of teaching for other people, Kristina was pulled to start her own studio with the goal to represent a more diverse style of coaching through mind, body, and spirit. Consider that goal accomplished as she is now the sole owner of Power + Flow, Scottsdale's premiere indoor cycling studio! Learn more about Power + Flow, as well as Kristina's drive below!
"Power+Flow was created from years of self-discovery, development and love. After being pushed out of my comfort zone when a previous studio I worked for shut down unexpectedly it was the perfect time for me to build something for me and the community that was pulled apart by the closure. Just 12 months after, the buildout of my studio was complete and we were able to safely open our doors September 1, 2020. In our first 6 months we have established a worldwide community that truly works together and holds each other accountable to doing our best work in every ride. I have a "no man left behind" policy in my classes and steer my coaching in that direction often. This is why you see so many people "in sync" in my classes. If we work together, we will go farther. It's truly a team effort."
YouTube was a complete fluke! But, I am so grateful for it. I started it in April of 2019 as a way to share some of my strength training and spin workouts with my in-studio clients. With the pandemic shutting down gyms and studios, it was the easiest way to reach my clients from home. I was so narrow-minded that I didn't even consider all of the people outside of my community, city, state and even country I would reach. When I realized how big of an impact I was having (including how much I was having) I redecorated my garage gym and started making content regularly until the studio opened. I absolutely LOVE that this pandemic forced me into the virtual teaching world. It's brought some incredible people into my life and made me realize I have a very rare talent of being able to inspire and encourage people through a computer screen. It was a confidence boost and gave me more drive to be the best I could possibly be at.