Kirsten McCormick – movement and performance specialist, yoga teacher, nutritionist and personal chef – lives with passion and fervor, which she instills in those she coaches, educates and inspires.
Kirsten is a wellness expert focused on guiding individuals to discover their healthiest life through fitness, nutrition, and a means of constant balance. She lives and breathes movement and wellness into her everyday life...and in turn, into yours.
Throughout her career and constant education she has worked with some of the leading health and wellness experts, celebrities, athletes, and wellness companies and prides herself on creating positive environments where people thrive and succeed. Kirsten continues to study the various and growing scientific principles and theories of holistic wellness, gaining a significant appreciation and knowledge for movement assessments and screenings, lifestyle/wellness management techniques, and alternative eating lifestyles and dietary theories.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Kirsten joined Equinox Fitness Clubs and was part of the inaugural team launching the first Tier 4 Coaching Program on the west coast. To further her coaching education, Kirsten received her 200 RYT yoga certification at the American Yoga School in Venice, CA. Her current teaching style leans toward a strong, intelligent and athletic Vinyasa Flow; teaching students to work hard while focusing on alignment and using the power of observation to know their limits.
Having extensively studied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics, her fitness, nutrition and wellness coaching has evolved into a very mindful and science-based approach that reflects her love of movement, focus on alignment and desire to teach the balance between strength and openness.
Credentials: B.S. Clinical Exercise Science, NSCA – CSCS, ACSM – HFI, Precision Nutrition, - PN1, FRCms, Pre/Post Natal, Kettlebell Athletics I and II, Animal Flow Instructor, TRX, Functional Movement Systems - FMS, Power Plate, New Leaf and KOR Metabolic Testing, Posture Pro, Trigger Point Therapy, RYT 200, Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research (CIAR) – Biomechanics of Resistance Training, CIAR - Group Cycling
In her words...
Nutrition, food and movement are an integral part of who I am. My inspiration and passion for healthy balanced living began after losing my father to suicide at the age of 17 and it has been through movement, nourishment (in all forms) and finding daily life balance that I was able to begin the healing process. This part of my story is what led me to be the compassionate and vulnerable human that I am and why I'm so passionate about helping others find a healthy balance in their bodies and in their life.
I consider myself an adventurist, lifestyle and wellness coach, yogi, cultivator of community, cocktail enthusiast and lover of ALL things edible. I choose to help guide and educate those around me to enhance their health and wellbeing through a means of constant balance. I “live” consciously and without regret. I believe great ingredients speak for themselves and nourish our souls. I push forward each day to gain greater self-awareness and I am constantly learning and constantly growing – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Throughout my years in wellness, I have learned to live this life full of balance: To move my body because I love how strong and empowered it makes me feel; To eat amazing, nourishing, sustainable and locally sourced food because it’s good for our planet, good for my soul and fuels my physical movement; To indulge in the things that truly make me happy because life is too damn short not to; To have a practice – yoga, movement or anything else that brings me to life – because it opens my eyes, mind, body and heart to seeing the beauty of life around me and gives perspective that every moment has its purpose. And through this balance, I am able to GIVE MORE, EXPECT LESS, EAT WELL and BE HAPPY.