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with an Olympian

- Nadia Z.

“I hadn’t PR-ed on my 2k all season and after one session with Kristin, I PR-ed by 3.6 splits. She was a game-changer!” 

Danville, California

Who is this for?

junior and masters rowers nationwide looking to PR, win races, and finally reach their potential.

When I was a kid, I was teased about how I huffed and puffed when I ran. I was the token chubby kid picked last in gym class. So slow. So uncoordinated. My parents were dead set on having me be an athlete, but that was met with a huge eye-roll from me. I tried soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, ski team, track and field, and more before we’d all nearly given up. 

Then, I found rowing. The first time I took a 2k erg test, I felt like I was going to die. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done in my life. What I remember even more vividly, though, is what I felt like after the second erg test, when I beat my previous time. I was totally surprised. 


What began in a grungy skating-rink-turned-boathouse at CRI in Boston blossomed into a 15-year rowing career spanning high school, college, and 7 years rowing for Team USA. I sat at the starting line of Youth Nationals, IRA National Championships, World Cups, World Championships, and the Olympic Games. 

I went through the highs of setting records, winning National Championships and competing at the Olympics to lows of injuries, losing races, and failing to qualify for the National Team. I navigated the college recruiting process, then the transfer process from one university to another, and the leap to the National Team after college. 

Me? Getting better at something?

i was hooked.

 I didn't dream of it when I was racing in high school or college either. I just took it one step at a time, one workout at a time, learned the tricks, and honed my skills so much that competing on the international stage was a natural progression. 

When I was a kid, I never dreamed of becoming an Olympian.

Now, I’m passing on everything I learned in those 15 years to athletes who want to get to the next level. 

Sure, you could keep doing what you’re doing, but I want you to make leaps ahead in your career. I want to help you transform into the athlete you never even knew you could be. 

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countries I competed in for team usa

10

athletes worked with one-on-one

50+

percentage of athletes who PR after working with me

86

percentage of rowers who got recruited to their top choice school after working with me

81

Training Plans

Specific, day-by-day plans that guide you to reach a 2k or 6k PR. Gain access to the workouts that got me to the Olympic Games, adjusted to your speed and skill level. 

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“I’ve trained on Kristin’s workout plans for two years and in that time I’ve PR-ed on my erg tests, won Head of the Charles, and gained tons of confidence. The workouts are tough but finishing them makes the huge effort well worth it — no pain, no gain!”

Cristina B.

One-on-one Coaching Package

My most popular program is an all-inclusive, customized experience offered to rowers around the country (it’s all online). You’ll get full access to me, we’ll analyze your strengths and opportunities for improvement, and I’ll teach you my secrets to work smarter, not harder.

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"I owe so much so my rowing success to Kristin. She has helped me achieve what I once thought was impossible. She was able to teach me so many great strategies for the erg and my split dropped immensely."

Amanda A.

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rowing career

1999

Reluctantly attend the first day of track and field. When tasked with choosing an event, I asked the coach which event is the shortest. Huff and puff through the 100m dash. Finished last. 

2000

Discover rowing + find a team I love

2002

Learn the system to achieve success and get good at pushing myself. Finish just out of the medals at Youth Nationals.  

2003

Win first medal at Youth Nationals in the lightweight 8+ 

2004

Break lightweight record for high school club. Win second medal at Youth Nationals in openweight 8+ 

2004

Head to college at Georgetown University, then transfer to the University of Wisconsin (Georgetown just wasn’t my jam) 

2006

Win first collegiate national championship for the University of Wisconsin. Feel great about decision to transfer!

2007

Make first national team at age 21. Compete for Team USA in Scotland. 

2008

Graduate from college. Win second collegiate national championship. Compete for Team USA in Germany that summer. 

2010

Win silver medal at World Championships in New Zealand

2011

Win first ever World Cup for Team USA by earning a gold and two bronze medals internationally in the lightweight double. 

2013

Win silver medal at World Championships in South Korea

2009

Decide I’ll take one year to train full-time in rowing and see if I can hack it on the Senior National Team (the big leagues). Become youngest woman in history to make the priority boat for the lightweight women. Compete for Team USA in Switzerland and Poland. 

2015

Retire from elite competition, go full-time into personal training and helping rowers. Start writing TRAINING PLANS online and hear great reviews from rowers around the country. 

2018

First year of STROKES SUMMER CAMP. My one-on-one clients land spots at their top choice schools. 

2012

MAKE OLYMPIC TEAM!
Life changes forever. I start writing training plans for rowers training all over the country.

2020

Completely refresh the Training Plan Shop. The building continues!

"By creating an awesome training plan and supporting me every step of the way, Kristin helped me earn new PR’s (9 seconds on my 2k and 19 seconds on my 6k) – something I hadn’t done all season.”

Annika C.

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