Qualifications: Team Member Kanama High Performance, CrossFit Canada East Regional Qualifier 2013, BSC Kinesiology, CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer, CF Olympic Lifting Certified, CF Kids Certified Hello Current and Future CrossFitters! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, the face of CrossFit Vortex. My name is Kristi, daughter to CrossFit firebreather Tom Hrivnak (seriously, this guy is nuts for an old dude.) and sister to non-CrossFit brothers (lame.), Eric and Andrew. I have spent my life dabbling in different sports, mostly individual; gymnastics, skiing, horseback riding, but can say with ease that I have never experienced any sport quite like CrossFit. CrossFit challenges you in ways you will never expect, not just physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It sounds deep; but for most, that statement holds truth. Exercise and healthy living has always been an interest of mine. In university, I fueled this passion in obtaining a BSc Kinesiology. In 2009 I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend of mine and since then have never looked back. As is the situation for many, CrossFit took my fitness to a completely new level and changed my life for the better. Teaching CrossFit is my passion and I am proud to have a CrossFit gym I can call my own. All are welcome in the Vortex, no matter what your level of fitness. Everyone starts somewhere. Look forward to meeting you!