Kristen Schottenheimer

Coach / Personal Trainer/
8 years experience

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

I have been around professional and amateur sports my entire life. I have always loved being active and competitive and challenged through sports whether it is playing or learning or coaching. I was that kid (and truth be told even now that adult) that had inspirational sports quotes taped to my gym locker door. Through sports, I learned firsthand about the incredible amount of sacrifice needed for success, yet the immeasurable sense of accomplishment from helping others succeed.

I actually grew up thinking I would be the first woman coach in the National Football League. But then life got busy, grade school led to college. College led to new aspirations… a career in advertising… fast paced, demanding and competitive. I worked with clients in aviation, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and financial services. It was rewarding in its own way, and I thought my path was set.

Yet through life’s twists and turns, I came back to sports, fitness and health… and most important, my passion of teaching and coaching. Now I have one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. As a coach and personal trainer, I have the privilege of helping people achieve their goals. Whether it’s to lose weight, gain lean muscle, sculpt a 6-pack before summer, win that starting sports position, take less medicine, or run that first 5k. So for our 60-minutes together I help you actually focus on you, train like crazy, push yourself, conquer fears, sweat a bunch, laugh a little, and walk out of the gym feeling on top of the world.

And somewhere along the way, that singular goal generates more fitness goals, which lead to a few nutrition goals… to some lifestyle changes… and then more goals that reach far beyond the gym. And before you know it, you haven’t just found yourself. You are taking every day to create yourself. Yeah, really cool or super corny, but what do you expect from the coach’s kid with quotes taped everywhere. Welcome to Vitality.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification​
  • CrossFit Goal Setting Certification​
  • CrossFit Rowing Certification​
  • CrossFit Kids Certification​
  • CrossFit Defense Trainer​
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification​