An experienced cyclist, endurance athlete, coach, personal trainer, volunteer and ambassador, Kristina’s passion for endurance sports is woven into every aspect of her life. Kristina has competed in triathlon, road cycling, road running and trail running. She loves to cross-train in the mountains by skate skiing, mountain biking, hiking or snowshoeing.
After relocating from Whistler to Vancouver, Kristina’s desire to share her passion brought about the creation of Kits Energy Training Inc. – an endurance coaching and personal training business. Since 2003, Kristina has been working with all levels of athletes from a variety of competitive sports including triathlon, road cycling, mountain biking and running. Her business also includes those looking for a healthier lifestyle, even if they may not think of themselves as athletes – yet.
Kristina believes in giving back to the community she loves by volunteering her time and knowledge. Kristina spent three years volunteering as a triathlon coach for the Leaukemia and Lymphoma Society. Kristina continues to teach through her own coaching blog and through her regular bi-weekly column in the Vancouver Courier.
While running her own business and racing Kristina relies on Vega Products to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She finds them beneficial for performance and recovery and is a proud ambassador for the local company.
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Shakuntla Sharma has a long history of grabbing onto big challenges. Good thing: Her family moved her at the age of ten from tropical Fiji to the middle-of-winter Edmonton. It kick-started her love of the outdoors and she discovered her desire for adventure.
She’s been running flat out – or uphill and over mountains – ever since. Shakuntla, and her mountain-climbing husband, have summited Mount Baker, neighbouring Rainer and Kalapathar (5,500 metres) in the Himalayas. The West Coast Trail, Chilkoot Trail and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu are all crossed off her bucket list. Also on the crossed-off list is a full marathon – her first in May.
She skis the North Shore, alpine and cross country – why limit yourself, she says. And she kayaks – once with penguins in Antarctica – and paddles, including a Bowron Lake expedition.
To ensure she doesn’t miss an adventure, Shakuntla volunteers with the Coquitlam Search and Rescue, team based not far from her home in South Surrey. Cycling? You bet. It’s her next adventure.
Follow her blog as she takes to the road clipped to her Argon 18 Krypton.
Miranda is a downhill mountain bike racer based out of Squamish, British Columbia. She is a 6x National Team member, the 2009 US Open Champion and has had the opportunity to stand on many national and international podiums. In the summer months she travels to races and rides her bike at home in the Sea-to-Sky corridor as much as possible. She’s extremely lucky to have the support of some amazing people and companies in the industry that allow her to live out her dream. In the winter, she works at Corsa Cycles in Squamish while training hard and smart.
Miranda is very excited to be a contributing member of the Women in Cycling Blog for 2013. It will definitely be a new challenge for her! She hopes to write a little bit about her training experiences, opinions and love of cycling and British Columbia.