Kristi Lees

Background

Born and raised in New Zealand, I spent several years traveling Australia and Canada; searching, experimenting and studying. I suffered with anorexia in my youth; I think this is what sparked my interest in the fitness and wellness industry. Years of dealing with my own issues towards food and exercise have left me with a large amount of knowledge and a desire to assist others in getting the most out of their own life.

Yoga is a big part of my fitness regime; many people do not realize just how effective it is. It has traveled with me through numerous strange cities and guided me to many places. In Yoga I have found strength, knowledge, faith and confidence. I do truly believe it has the ability to help the body heal anything. Through Yoga I have learned a lot about myself, life and others. I feel that what Yoga has taught me applies to many other areas of health, fitness and of life in general.

When it comes to working out, I feel it is important to develop functional strength. Develop a body that not only looks and feels good but one that you can actually use effectively in everyday life; physically, spiritually and emotionally. Same goes for nutrition, it should be about long term lifestyle balance, something that works for you all round. A way of eating that encourages health of the body as well as the mind.

I believe achieving health and happiness is unique to every individual and it is important to find the right balance that fits and works for you. At the end of the day it is all about the journey, all about stepping aside and finding your own way. I encourage you to make the most of it and enjoy the ride!

Name: Kristi Lees
Email: kristi_trinity@yahoo.com
Age: 24
Height: 5'3"

Favorite Supplements:

  • Royal Jelly
  • Spirulina
  • Bee Pollen

Qualifications:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Advanced Nutrition Diploma
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Holistic Fitness Practitioner

Articles

  • The Key To Weight Loss Is… Knowledge!

    The key to weight loss isn't in the latest diet craze, it can't be found in a bottle and it is not in the form of a pill. The key to weight loss is KNOWLEDGE. Simple but true.

  • Yoga FAQ's With Kristi.

    Since I put up my first yoga article here on Bodybuilding.com the case has been the same and I have received many e-mails with numerous yoga queries.

  • Go Veggie Go: Women Making It On A Vegetarian Diet

    In a protein crazed world these three women have done just that. These dedicated athletes show us how it is done their way and expel the myths that vegetarianism is all about washed out hippies and lentil stew.

  • Vegetarian Sources Of Protein & Alternative Foods To Spice Up Your Meals

    Even if you are not a vegetarian your diet could probably benefit from the addition of some plant based protein, so think twice before wiping it from your plate completely.

  • An Interview With Vegan Ironman Triathlete Brendan Brazier.

    Brendan Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete based in Vancouver B.C. He started his running career in 1990 and has been pro since 1998.

  • Yoga - Debunking The Myths

    When most people think of yoga they get images of incense, chanting and mystical gurus. Learn the truth here.

  • The Vegetarian Athlete

    With the increasing proof of the many benefits that can be obtained from this type of diet, it is not hard to see why an increasing number of athletes are opting for the vegetarian alternative.

  • The Training Game - Benefits Of Training Journals.

    You are probably wondering if you want to be bothered with the hassle of keeping a journal, recording every exercise, meal, thought and feeling in a book (along with actually getting yourself to the gym). You'd be surprised how much one can really help!

  • Nature's Multivitamins.

    Below are some of nature's super foods, multivitamins as they are made in nature. In there natural form they are a lot easier for the body to recognize, digest and assimilate.

  • An Interview With Fawnia Mondey.

    Look out world here she comes! A small girl from a small town with big aspirations Fawnia Mondey has been quietly achieving for the last several years. Learn more...

  • Natural Thermogenics

    The rate at which your body metabolizes fat cells determines how slowly or how quickly you can gain or lose weight. Over the years people have tried many things to accelerate this process. Here are some of the products I have tried and why...

  • Yoga FAQ's With Kristi: Part 3!

    Questions in this FAQ range from wanting to know about different styles and positions to integrating yoga and weightlifting. To see if your questions get answered read below.

  • Vegetarian Sources Of Protein & Alternative Foods To Spice Up Your Meals - Part 2.

    In part 2, Kristi goes into the option of dairy/egg products as a source of protein if you are a vegetarian who is willing to add dairy or eggs into your diet. Learn what she has to say...

  • Finding A Partner That Fits: Part Two!

    Why is finding a suitable partner so difficult? Why is it that just when you think you have finally found the right one something pops up, some slight change that throws a complete spanner in the works?

  • My Yoga Journey: How I Got Started

    Yoga, like life, is a never-ending journey. Below is how my journey began and where it has led me so far. There is always more to explore and learn.

  • Finding A Partner That Fits!

    Why is finding a suitable partner so difficult? Why is it that just when you think you have finally found the right one something pops up, some slight change that throws a complete spanner in the works?

  • How A Vegan Lifestyle Changed Tonya Kay's Life

    A pro dancer since the age of 15, Tonya believes 'We are what we eat and I'd rather be a sexy young coconut than empty, puffy pasta - even if it is whole wheat!'

  • Yoga 101

    In this article learn all about the origins of the different types of yoga and much more. Find out which one is right for you.

  • Yoga: The Philosophy Behind The Practice.

    Learn more about the 8 limbs of yoga and each of their fundamental Philosophies . Which one is right for you?

  • Yoga FAQ's With Kristi: Part 2!

    Questions in this FAQ range from wanting to know about different styles and positions to integrating yoga and weightlifting. To see if your questions get answered read below.

  • Motivation And Success: Follow Through With Your Ideas!

    The key to success is having the motivation to follow through with your ideas and put them into action; to set goals and actively work towards achieving them. I would like to offer some thoughts on exactly that - Goals and Motivation!