Krista Stryker


Krista Stryker, NSCA-CPT is the author of "The 12-Minute Athlete: Get Fitter, Faster, and Stronger Using HIIT and Your Bodyweight" and a specialist in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and bodyweight fitness.

From trying her first push-up in college, to teaching herself to do pull-ups and handstands, Stryker is living proof of her philosophy that everybody is an athlete. She has helped tens of thousands of people unlock their full athletic potential through her 12-Minute Athlete blog. You can find her @12minuteathlete on all social platforms.


  • The 20-Minute, No-Weight, Full-Body Workout

    Want to get a killer full-body workout without having to hit the gym? All you need is a plyo box and a little creativity to work every muscle group in just 20 minutes.

  • Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the L-Sit

    L-sits may look fairly simple, but they require tremendous strength and flexibility. Work through the correct progression, and you'll nail the full thing and get its big-time benefits!

  • The Benefits of Ring Training: 5 Reasons Gymnastic Rings Can Help Transform Your Body

    It's time to channel your inner gymnast. From greater strength gains to better joint health, learn how adding rings to your workout can help you build muscle and get in shape fast!

  • The No-Excuses, 12-Minute Jump Rope HIIT Workout

    This fast and furious interval workout works your entire body and helps you burn calories and build strength anytime, anywhere!

  • 5 Stretches Every Lifter Needs To Do

    When your ultimate goal is to get stronger, fitter, leaner, and more athletic, flexibility has to be more than just an afterthought.

  • Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Handstands

    Handstands can be intimidating at first, even if you're used to crushing it at the gym. Learn the right approach to master this impressive exercise and build some serious all-over strength.

  • Quick Full-Body HIIT!

    Being short on time means you need to get the most out of your workout in as little time as possible. A full-body HIIT workout gives you the best bang for your buck, no equipment needed!