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Fitness instructor reaches new career high


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You could say that a local fitness instructor is in great shape right now.

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In February, it was announced that Sherwood Park’s Krysta Dorton had received the designation of High Fitness Ambassador – one of three nominated in Canada. She called the designation an honor.

“If you know me, you know how TOP bleeding I am. Amber Zenith and Emily Allen Nelson are changing the face of group fitness and I always pinch myself to be a part of this amazing journey. Thank you for believing in me and pushing me to be the best version of myself. Passion is contagious and I have never felt more out of place than now, ”Dorton wrote on Facebook on February 9.

HIGH Fitness classes can be described as old school aerobics with a modern twist; this is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class completed with simple and easy to learn choreography to music everyone knows and loves. Photo provided

Dorton has operated a personal training business for five years, having been hooked on the fitness industry when he was introduced to training for the Hot Mama Fitness brand. She started with small groups of training camp outside during the summer, where she could have her two young sons in tow, but as her clientele grew and the seasons changed, she sought out a indoor space to organize lessons, and now operates rental space with Keylime. The idea of ​​running HIGH Fitness classes was brought up by a client of a boot camp, who thought she had the perfect personality for it.

“HIGH Fitness was actually having a workout in Edmonton at the time and I signed up three days before the training, and I just loved it. They start with a pre-training course, and from that second I knew I was in exactly the right place. It took a few years to grow up, but this has been one of my most popular classes for years now, ”she recalls.

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An example of a high fitness class led by Krysta Dorton from the park.  Photo provided
An example of a high fitness class led by Krysta Dorton from the park. Photo provided

HIGH Fitness classes can be described as old school aerobics with a modern twist; this is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class completed with simple and easy to learn choreography to music everyone knows and loves. In addition to six other types of courses, Dorton offers HIGH three times a week and teaches the programs in schools about five times a week. She also offered these classes to cheer up teams, basketball teams and birthday parties.

“We always say that every fitness level can do it. My oldest participant is actually 72 years old and she was able to do it and I have already had birthday parties for 7 year old children. It’s good that it’s designed for everyone. There are always changes available and this is the best time of the week for everyone; let go and have a good time, ”she said.

In order to give back to the community, the mother-of-two also offers karma classes, also known as free walk-in classes with a small donation for causes such as the local food bank, cancer research. and St. Albert’s nonprofit early childhood education. Preparing for Inclusion Today program (GRIT program).

The new HIGH Fitness Ambassador Program allows people to play the role of cheerleaders for all of the instructors in the company. The first round of U.S. and Canadian ambassadors will participate for one year, with the company announcing a new set of ambassadors every six months. You must be nominated by one of the company gurus for the program, and then you must go through a detailed application process to become an Ambassador, which the company says embodies the community of instructors from one location. of support, encouragement and inspiration.

Hoping to grow her business with the title of HIGH Fitness Ambassador, Dorton has major aspirations for the coming year and beyond.

“One of my long term goals for this has always been to become a guru, which would take him to the next level with choreography. You would have to spend more time practicing and attending other people’s classes. Now that I have more exposure I’m more and more busy which is good and that’s where I see myself going eventually, ”Dorton added.

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