Having graduated from New York University's College of Dentistry in 2009, Krystal has built a career around her two passions. First, as a dental hygienist in private practices across NYC, and secondly turning her love for healthy living and fitness into a career.
Read on to find out how Krystal is styling the AM White Maxi this Fall...
AM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your typical day?
KS: I am a seasoned dental hygienist turned fitness maven. I got certified a few years back, as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and also model. Life is very much on the go. Juggling coaching, casting calls, shooting and making time for myself gets tricky but I love it!
AM: What inspired you to become a personal trainer and group fitness instructor?
KS: I LOVE fitness. Fitness has helped me mentally, physically, and spiritually awaken a person that stayed quite because she was afraid of failing, often living in the what if’s. It’s given me a platform where there is no hiding. It’s me all the time, and it’s pretty liberating. Living on the other side of fear, has been so freeing. That is what I share with my clients, that it is okay to be vulnerable. It’s how we grow.
AM: You mentioned that you also do corporate fitness classes, tell us more!
KS: It’s one of my very rewarding opportunities. Because of the nature of the corporate environment, I stress and bring team into their work space. I am a big proponent of working collaboratively. It builds comradery, which help make their work day easier to handle under high stress conditions.
At the corporate office, I train but also educate them on how to move functionally. Most of the clients sit for many hours at a time. I incorporate different movements and stretches that they can do at their desk in addition to part of their workouts, without feeling like they are taking time away from their work. I also teach spin a few times a week to the team, where we ride hard, to kick ass beats and have fun doing it!
AM: Tell us about this outfit! Which pieces did you pair your AM gear with, and why?
AM: Where are 3 places you’d wear this outfit?
KS: I’d wear this everywhere. The great part of this piece is that I can wear it all year round. It’s an easy beach cover up, spring dress with a sweater and booties or a winter white dress as shown above. It’s just so versatile.
AM: What do you love most about your new AM piece?
KS: How incredibly versatile it is!!
AM: How would you describe your style in two words?
KS: Functional and Chic
AM: If you were deserted on an island, what one item would you want with you?
KS: The photo option on my iPhone, so I can live daily all my great memories.
AM: Favorite sinful treat food?
KS: Soft baked Cookies
AM: One place in the world you would love to visit?
AM: Favorite yoga pose?
KS: Savasana or Corpse Pose
AM: Favorite song to work out to?
KS: I have way to many, music is life!
AM: One food you could not live without?
KS: Nut butters!
AM: Three things that are always in your gym bag?
- Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
- Degree motion sense Dry Spray in Sexy Intrigue
- Single serving pack of Trader Joe’s Omega 3 mix
|Perfect on the go! | Photo courtesy of traderjoes.com|
AM: Favorite way to start the day?
KS: Saying “Thank you” out loud for another opportunity at life and a cup of Café Bustelo (Cuban coffee I make a home) . I don’t leave home with my Cuban coffee!
AM: Go to healthy food spot in NYC for a quick bite?
KS: I love Sweetgreen
|Sweetgreen, Meatpacking NYC | Photo courtesy of @sweetgreen|
AM: Favorite good vibes quote?
KS: Overthinking Kills the MagicTweet