Bellingham, MA 02019-1275
Hello, my name is Kristen Allard and I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. I have a passion for fitness, nutrition and healthy living but my life wasn’t always lived that way. As a child I was at a healthy weight, but my taste for junk food began to catch up with me in high school. I started to really put on weight and before I knew it I had gained close to 50 pounds. Embarrassed by my weight gain, I turned to fad diets as a way to quickly shed pounds. I lived off of 100 calorie packs and other processed snacks that were marketed as “healthy”. Like many people, I would lose some weight, slide back into my old eating habits, and ultimately find myself heavier than I was before. This cycle went on for about 8 years. By my mid-twenties, I began to realize that what I was doing wasn’t working and unless I wanted to spend the rest of my life obsessing over food and weight, I needed to make some changes.
I joined a gym and began exercising regularly, but I quickly realized that exercise alone would not be enough. I began researching online and reading books about nutrition. I found that as I started to incorporate healthier eating habits into my lifestyle, not only did I finally lose the weight, I also felt clearer and had more energy than I ever had before. I continued to develop my strong desire to learn as much as I possibly could about exercise and nutrition and quickly became the “go to” person among coworkers, friends and family for health and fitness advice.
I decided that my life would be better spent utilizing my newfound passion and knowledge to help others. Although it was terrifying, I left my career as a legal assistant and started from scratch as a personal trainer. I attended school at the American Center of Corrective Exercise and Personal Training (ACCEPT), and received a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Soon after, I received both my Level 1 and Level 2 certifications from Precision Nutrition.
I know the difference that fitness and quality nutrition have made in my life, and am excited to be able to share that passion and knowledge with others as I help them reach their goals.