Name: Kristen Mitchell
Birth Date: 04/26/1991
Birth Place: Plattsburgh, NY
Current Residence: Plattsburgh, NY
Height & Weight: 5’3” 103 lbs
1. What made you want to compete?
My younger brother Eric! Eric started training and dieting for his 1st show in 2011. I watched how dedicated he was and the amount of work that he did in order to look his best, he competed in his first show at 18yrs. old and won second overall! Watching how proud he was of himself made me want to work just as hard as he has to accomplish my goals and dreams. I told him I wanted to become a bikini competitor and that I would compete with him in a year and thats what I did 🙂
2. What do you do to stay inspired?
To stay inspired I constantly think of how rewarding it will be to win a PRO CARD with the WBFF! I’m always looking at other women who compete and work hard for what they’ve earned and it motivates me to never ever give up!
3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
OCB Empire State Natural Binghamton, Ny 2012-4th Place bikini open short
Atlantic Super Show Richmond, Virginia 2012-2nd Place bikini open short
NYS Natural Syracuse, Ny 2012-1st Place bikini open short/2nd overall
USBF Schenectady, Ny 2013-1st Place bikini open-PRO CARD awarded!
Future Competitions- WBFF Boston June 29th!
4. Who got you started?
My brother Eric was the one to first encourage me and I started working with Larry Roberts who is the founder of Team Extreme on diet and nutrition, through Larry I was introduced to Erin Iannacchino who is a WBFF Pro Fitness Model!
5. Who do you look to for help now?
Erin Iannacchino! She has helped me come so far in my posing and presentation, Erin has been a complete confidence boost for me. Working with Erin and being apart of her Barbell Beauty Fitness team has given me the exact confidence and motivation that is needed when I’m on stage. With Erin’s help I have gone above and beyond what I ever thought I could be and my dreams and goals are only growing!
6. Where do you usually workout?
Most of my workouts take place at home, however I also go to CV Fitness!
7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
I don’t take many supplements but I’m currently using Beverly International UMP as one of my protein sources. I also take amino acids by AST Sports Science and of course a multi vitamin!
8. What are your most noticeable results?
Since my first competition in 2012 my most noticeable results are my legs! After looking at pictures from every competition I know each time what areas I need to work on, and watching my body change for the better is such an accomplishment!
9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
Fitness has completely changed my life! Some people think I’m too obsessed but in reality I’m just proud of myself for how far I’ve come! I totally enjoy leading a healthy lifestyle and eating clean, its the best feeling in the world to be able to notice all of the progress I have made!
10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
My main goal is to earn my WBFF PRO CARD as a Bikini Diva Model, and to be able to call myself part of the WBFF family would be absolutely amazing and a dream come true!
11. Describe your diet.
I eat the same meals as the same times EVERY DAY! Consistency is extremely important to me and I believe it is the key to looking my best!
Meal 1-Eggs and a piece of ezekiel bread
Meal 2-Yogurt with almonds
Meal 3-Lean turkey burger with brown rice
Meal 4-UMP protein shake
Meal 5-Egg whites with brown rice
12. What does your workout schedule look like?
My workouts stay pretty consistent on and off season really the only thing that changes is the amount of cardio. Here is what my workout schedule looks like now as I get ready to compete in the WBFF Boston on June 29th!
Monday-Glutes + Cardio
Tuesday-Back + Cardio
Wednesday-Legs + Cardio
Thursday-Shoulders + Glutes + Cardio
Friday-Arms + Cardio
Saturday- Glutes + Cardio
13. What do you do for a living?
I am currently a student at Plattsburgh State University where I major in Social Work and I plan on getting my masters degree in Social Work!
14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
A big personal non-fitness goal that I have is to graduate with my masters degree and have my own practice as a therapist. I want my area of concentration to be with teen girls who struggle with eating disorders and self esteem issues.
15. Have you participated in any other sports?
16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
I owe my younger brother Eric a huge thank you for the amount of determination and dedication he has showed me. Of course I would like to thank my parents for being so supportive! Larry Roberts who has always stood behind me and encouraged me from the very start! Erin Iannacchino WBFF Pro deserves a big thank you, she has given me and continues to give me the confidence and motivation that makes me the competitor I am today. My Fiancee Evan also deserves a big thank you! Evan has been so amazing throughout all my competitions his consistent support has allowed me to see that with the right people standing by my side I have the ability to achieve my goals!
17. Do you have any hobbies?
Fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle is my main hobby and my absolute passion!
18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
I try to balance out everything in my life especially with school and competing. I find that maintaing balance and structure will allow me to reach all my goals, I believe that if I stay focused and motivated there won’t be a challenge that can stop me from reaching my goal of becoming a WBFF Pro!!
19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
A lot of people doubted me in the beginning and didn’t take me serious at all! It was hard to prove to people that this is what I want and this is the lifestyle I want to live!
20. Is there anything else you would like to add that you think we’ve missed?
I can’t wait to be on stage competing with the best of the best in Boston on June 29th!