Fitness Techniques For Beginners & The Importance of Mindset with Krista Stryker


I am sharing with you a very informative, delightful conversation I had with Krista Stryker about fitness and its benefits to our mind, body, and our performance. We talked about how to get started if you’ve never had a proper workout routine, what are the other complementary elements that can add to the benefits of exercise, and how to cultivate the right mindset and the right mental space to not only make exercising part of your daily life but to really feel its benefits. And I feel that Krista shared pointers that we can all use to up our fitness game without feeling the sting. And let’s remember and Krista points it out as well – slow progress really is lasting progress in this case.

During our conversation, Krista shares more of her story, her workout routine, and how we can cultivate the right mindset for fitness, How to get started if we’ve never had a proper workout routine, benefits of exercise that you may not have considered, yet, and all the other elements that contribute to a stronger, more resilient body and mind. Let’s dive in!

About the guest-

Krista Stryker is an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer and a leading expert on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and bodyweight fitness. Krista also holds a Kettlebell Concepts certification, a World Calisthenics Organization certification; she is also a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, a fitness entrepreneur and author. And to think that there was a time when she couldn’t do a single push-up but struggling through that first push-up, she realised that she did have the potential to become an athlete. Her path to where she is today wasn’t easy. As a personal trainer at a  gym in New York City, Krista would work out for hours, diligently doing her cardio, weight training, and sports-specific training every day until she was over trained, injured, and had little time for anything else but and in trying to improve those fitness practices and help others, she ended up creating the 12 minute athlete, an app and book. The 12 minute athlete app shares the incredible benefits of HIIT and bodyweight training. It has short, intense workout for maximum impact. It focuses on strength, cardio, functional fitness and core training.

In the 12-Minute Athlete book, Krista shares her best tips on how you can get fitter, faster, and stronger using HIIT and your own bodyweight, no matter where you’re starting from.

Krista has been featured on MindBodyGreen, CreativeLive, Self Magazine, New York PostThe Washington Post, SHAPE Magazine,, ESPN, and more. Her app, the 12 minute athlete, has been downloaded by over 130,000 users worldwide.

Shownotes -

  • Fitness Techniques for Beginners & the Importance of Mindset with Krista Stryker
  • Krista’s routine and how it was impacted by COVID
  • Weight training vs cardio
  • How important is what we eat
  • How do we get started if we’ve never had a proper workout routine
  • The mind body connection and the importance of the right mindset
  • Mental health issues and exercise
  • Cognitive benefits of exercise

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