Chrissy King is a writer, speaker, fitness and strength coach and powerlifter. She is also the vice executive director of Women’s Strength Coalition.
Chrissy started her journey at age 16 when she gained a lot of weight during her parents’ divorce. A casual comment about it drove her to crash dieting and because she lost a lot of weight doing this and received positive feedback from others, she continued an unhealthy cycle of extreme dieting then weight gain.
Eventually, she joined her sister training at a gym and got a trainer who convinced her to start strength training. Although resistant at first because she thought she would get big muscles, she enjoyed how she felt and looked.
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She took an online qualification to become a trainer while working a corporate job and began training clients after work hours.
Eventually she quit her job to work full time as a trainer, dedicated to helping women, particularly those of colour, to love and appreciate their body in all its iterations.
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