My Bio from the Book Against the Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy! (revised)
Christina Chitwood, A.K.A. Christina Chitwood-Parkin, and her husband, Tom Parkin, live and work in San Diego, California.
Christina has been seen on BBC and ITV television in England as well as in The Star, Yorkshire Post, The Herald Scotland, Sheffield Telegraph, and Oxford Journal. Christina has been heard on BBC Radio Sheffield and other stations.
Christina is a popular media choice for television and radio interviews, sharing her experience from living abroad, representing Great Britain as a World-level ice dancer, and running multiple businesses.
Christina is a fitness expert and consultant. Her fitness system is based on developing the long, lean, strong, and healthy body of a dancer and releasing the athlete in everyone.
Christina is the founder and author of ChristinaChitwood.com
Christina developed a love of sports and fitness at a very young age, becoming a 3-time NASTAR national ski-racing champion and Junior Olympic karate gold medalist.
As a figure skater, Christina became a quadruple gold USFSA test medalist by age 12 and a quintuple gold test medalist by 16. She competed at the World level, and was a 3-time international medalist and 2-time British national medalist in ice dance, all by the age of 20. Christina also toured the UK as a professional ice dancer in shows. She is a professional ice dancer, ice skating coach, choreographer, and motivational speaker.
As an international ice-dancing star, Christina is a headlining performer in the Learn To Dance On Ice DVD and starred in the promotional film for the European Figure Skating Championships 2012.
Christina has been featured in the books Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success: Gaining the Goal Without Losing Your Soul and Figure Skaters’ Favorites: A Collection of Recipes from Figure Skaters Around the World.
At age 19, Christina graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England with a BA (Hons) Degree in Performance and Professional Practice with First Class Honours. She was on the Elite Hallam Athletic Squad at Sheffield Hallam University. Christina also received the Creative Spark Award for Outstanding Work in the Creative Disciplines from Sheffield Hallam University, as well as Outstanding Achievement Award and Most Outstanding Work Award from Rotherham College.
Following her passion for fitness and love of lifelong learning, Christina’s completed these fitness certifications and training courses: Stott Pilates Certified Instructor Level 1 in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, and Barrels, NASM Personal Training Certification, Total Barre, Kettlebell Training, Sports Conditioning, Power Plate Core Fundamentals, Power Plate Post Natal Training, Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness, NASM Youth Fitness Course, Zumba Basics 1 and 2, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, and Zumbatomic.
Christina has experience working as a dancer, actor, model, announcer, and presenter.
To learn more about Christina Chitwood and to have Christina be your fitness specialist, fitness consultant, or motivational speaker, visit ChristinaChitwood.com
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