Meet Mountain Trek’s Kinesiologist, Kristy Shields

Kristy Shields Mountain Trek Kinesiologist

Mountain Trek Kinesiologist, Kristy Shields, was born in Canada but spent 10+ years in Los Angeles refining her coaching and training skillset

It’s no secret we’re all curious about the “real lives” of the Mountain Trek staff, and how they came to be part of the program. This time around, we’d like to give you the “behind the scenes” on Kristy, Mountain Trek’s kinesiologist.

I’m from Thrums, in the beautiful West Kootenays. I have recently moved back to this area to raise my daughter, after living and working in California in the health and fitness sector. I’m attracted to British Columbia because of the people, the stunning landscapes, and the awesome vibes.

After playing varsity sports through high school and college, I became a member of the Canadian Bobsleigh team while attending the University of Calgary, where I received a degree in Kinesiology. I competed for Canada for 6 seasons, and I also spent 2 years as Assistant Coach for Team Belgium, where I had the incredible experience coaching at the 2010 Olympics.

Prior and post-Olympics, I ran my personal training company in LA, while also running–and teaching at–my fitness studio, Sweat Factory, and hockey-training company, Prospect Factory. I’ve also done consulting for projects, the most recent of which entailed making a pre and post-pregnancy fitness series for German actress Birte Glang (Move It Mama).

I was drawn to Mountain Trek because my balanced, holistic approach to health and lifestyle that encourages improving one’s overall quality of life through empowerment and education aligns with the program. I’m so excited to be part of the Mountain Trek team, and I love that every week I have the pleasure of getting to know such interesting and motivated guests. My goal is to have even the slightest positive effect on guests’ lifestyles, while providing a memorable and fun experience in beautiful settings.