Christina Ratusznik - Yoga Instructor & Nutrition Coach - Shape-Up Health Club

Christina Ratusznik – Yoga Instructor & Nutrition Coach

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“Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”

After 7 years in the corporate world, Christina has chosen to pursue her passion of working in the fitness and nutrition industry to help individuals improve their lives by living healthy lifestyles and finding fun & results through working out and eating healthy. She has been involved in sports and fitness from a very young age — she grew up playing soccer, basketball, volleyball and running track. In college she began running distance and since has completed 6 marathons, including the Boston Marathon on two occasions with a PR of 3:27. Christina started getting involved in yoga and strength training to complement her running and improve her race performance. She realized the benefits of a well-rounded fitness plan including cardio, strength, and flexibility and now regularly practices all three.

Christina has a number of credentials related to Yoga and Personal Training, including:

200 Hour Yoga Certification with Inner Vision Yoga
100 Hour Yoga and Spin Certification with YAS Fitness
NCSF Personal Training Certification
AFAA Group Fitness Certification
Schwinn Cycling Certification
NAFC Nutrition Coach Certification

From the time I was a young girl I was always involved in sports and my Dad is a Physical Therapist so I saw him working with clients and helping them overcome issues and find ways to better their lives. I knew from the time that I was little that I wanted to find a way to work in a field where I could make a difference in people’s lives. With my passion for fitness, nutrition and anatomy and my desire to help people reach their goals I knew the fitness industry was the right place for me.

It’s really hard for me to pick just one but I have to say I have a love-hate relationship with a BURPEE. It works every part of my body and gets my heart rate going making it one exercise that gives you a lot of bang for your buck!