Krista F. is a writer, anthropologist, poet, and fitness professional. Her eclectic interests, along with a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University in Bloomington and a Bachelor's Degree in English and Anthropology/Sociology from Albion College in Michigan provide her with a unique skill set and knowledge base as a writer.
She worked as a radio news anchor and writer, composing short news stories with spot on sound bites for concise news reports and longer interview pieces in a talk show format. She's a keen interviewer one on one.
In addition, her background in anthropology and ethnography has given her a knack for understanding how to communicate with different demographics. Her work as an archaeologist helped her develop good technical writing and research skills.
Krista F. has been an ACE Group Exercise Certified Instructor for 18 years, during which time she's worked at a variety of fitness facilities. She coordinated the group exercise program at a medically integrated wellness and fitness center for five years, where she marketed the program, monitored staff, kept up with trends and more. Her understanding of various groups helps her market fitness classes to people of all ages. Her interaction with these groups, individual gym members, and staff further enriches her ability to communicate effectively.
In addition to news writing and fitness promotion, Krista has published poems, essays, and academic papers in various periodicals focused on everything from parenting to archaeology and economic anthropology.
She enjoys mental and physical gymnastics. Her love of physical movement fuels her writing philosophy. Krista has an athletic work ethic. For her, taking a complicated set of ideas and stream-lining it into an understandable, clear format is an exciting challenge. Every double-back flip is just energy harnessed and funneled into a tight clean well-executed tuck. It is spectacular to watch and the viewer has no idea how much practice and thought went into the maneuver. An effective piece of writing, no matter the content, should be entertaining, fluid and seamless, according to Krista.
Are you looking to draw in new customers, retain loyal clients and educate and energize people along the way? Krista F. has the ability to put together an engaging newsletter for your organization, write blog posts or compose "call to action e-mails" that includes solid writing and up-to-date links. In addition she has ample experience writing and publishing straight news stories, informational articles, ethnography, and creative essays. Krista F. has created content for group exercise schedules, policy manuals, newsletters, blogs and websites.
Krista F. is an anthropologist with a love for ethnography; gaining insight from various cultural practices and writing about it. Her interest in the experience of being human has led her to interact professionally with many different groups.
Krista F. has been certified by the American Council on Exercise since 1996 as a Group Exercise Instructor. She has 16 years of experience in the fitness industry teaching classes and managing a staff comprised of individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Working as a coordinator in a medically integrated fitness facility, Krista F. created the schedule to cater to individuals with mobility issues as well as elite athletes. She has ample hands-on experience teaching classes, interacting with the public, providing customer service and marketing.
Krista F. has also worked in other types of fitness facilities including a university gym, YMCA, corporate wellness and a racquet club. She has also provided "satellite classes" in office environments. Her ample experience in fitness enlightens her approach to researching and writing on the topic.
In addition, Krista F. worked as a radio news anchor and writer for 5 years. She has a keen interest and understanding of local politics, government, and non-profit activities. She can write both lengthy news stories and concise 30 second stories on all news topics. Her news reporting involved on-air interviews, which helped her hone her ability to draw out pertinent information from interviewees.
In her spare time, Krista F. is involved in running, gardening, and history. These interests have led her to take on leadership roles on local non-profit and city boards. This has given her a deep understanding of subject matter and promotion. She put together a newsletter for her local running club and a local historical group. She has also edited and contributed to creative writing journals focused on poetry and essays.
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