Manage episode 297610705 series 2309346
On today’s episode, Celeste speaks with Kristy Imsande, a lifelong athlete who has a background in cheerleading, her bachelors degree in nutrition, and who is also a coach and athlete for FitBody Fusion. Kristy turned pro in 2020 and went on to get first call outs in only her second pro show.
Kristy shares what helps put her in the zone before stepping on stage and explains what “being herself” on stage means to her. She explains how her background in cheer has had an influence on her stage presence and talks about the influence sports had while growing up as she had a difficult upbringing in a broken household, and talks about the relationship she has with her mom.
Next, Kristy tells listeners how she found bodybuilding and shares her experiences with a bad reverse diet and what she’s learned in the process. She also explains the strategy she uses for herself and her clients when it comes to reversing, emphasizing the importance of a proper reverse and the affect it can have on an athletes future.
Celeste and Kristy talk about her relationship with her husband. Celeste asks Jami about Kristy’s decision to change coaches and teams, what fueled that decision, and what made Kristy decide to become a FitBody Fusion coach herself.
Celeste and Kristy talk about Kristy’s national show experiences, when she received some tough love coaching from Jami, and how she nailed her stage look. Kristy shares her experiences on the pro stage, what feedback she’s working toward in her current off season and also shares what goals she has for this upcoming season. Celeste wraps up the episode by having Kristy share her best advice for novice competitors and for girls on their road to pro.
Topics Covered Include:
-How a cheer background influenced stage presence -The impact sports had while growing up in a broken household -How Kristy found bodybuilding -Importance of a proper reverse diet -Implementing yoga -Bad coaching experiences & switching teams -Nailing her stage look -Tough love coaching
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[0:55] Celeste introduces Kristy. [1:45] Kristy shares her pre stage ritual. [3:10] Celeste asks Kristy if she feels her cheerleading background helped her showcase herself on stage. [4:45] Kristy shares how sports have influenced her growing up given her rough upbringing. [7:30] Celeste asks Kristy how she got into competing. [8:55] Celeste asks Kristy what shifted to make her want to turn pro. [10:30] Kristy shares what qualifies as a good reverse for herself and what she allows for her clients. [13:00] Celeste asks Kristy what happens from a physiological standpoint if one does not properly follow a reverse. [19:30] Celeste asks Kristy what she learned from her bad first reverse diet to set herself up for success going into this season. [22:45] Celeste asks Kristy if she’s ever experienced self doubt in bodybuilding. [25:50] Celeste asks Kristy how it felt to go from being top 3 on a national stage to transitioning into a honeymoon phase with her new husband. [30:31] Kristy shares if her husbands absence because of work brings her any emotional stress or pain. [32:00] Celeste asks Kristy if there are any changes to her routine she wishes she had implemented or started sooner. [36:05] Celeste asks Kristy about her bad past coaching experiences & the what drove her decision to switch to FitBody Fusion. [38:30] Kristy shares her decision to leave behind her own coaching business to become a FBF coach. [40:32] Kristy tells listeners what sets herself apart as a coach. [43:20] Kristy shares a time when Jami gave her tough love at Jr USAs. [46:10] Celeste asks Kristy about her stage look. [51:10] Celeste & Kristy talk about her first two pro shows and Celeste asks what changed to fuel her success. [54:40] Celeste asks Kristy if there’s any specific feedback she’s been working towards in her off season. [56:00] Kristy shares what she’s done differently to deliver on her feedback. [57:45] Kristy gives her best advice to novice competitors and for girls on their road to pro. [60:40] Kristy tells listeners where they can find and connect with her further.