I had been eyeing Christa Rost for some time before getting the chance to work with her in Denver. She has a wonderful reputation in the fitness community, and I already knew how much I enjoyed her warm and positive personality.
I’m excited to give you a chance to get to know Christa here in this interview. As you will see, she’s had a wide-ranging background with some major twists and turns (and believe it or not, she almost became a musician!). I relate to these big life changes, and I love the way it brings a different kind of perspective and intelligence into the fitness work.
Anyone who gets the chance to work with Christa will be exceptionally lucky! Read more about her here, and reach out to us if you would like to book a session with her. I feel so lucky to be able to live in Denver, and building such a great team has been a wonderful part of the process!
1) Full name:
Christa VandeZande Rost
2) Where were you born?
Fort Wayne, Indiana
3) Where did you grow up?
4) What’s your biggest passion?
5) Tell me about your career. Have you changed directions? If so, why?
I was a full-time graphic designer until I became pregnant with my second son in 2011. I began pursuing a fitness career soon after I had him because of the flexibility it offered while raising a family.
6) What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
Success comes in many forms. It’s not always directly connected to career and finances.
7) What’s your fitness fashion style?
Mixing high and low, street style and athleisure.
8) What’s the best piece of health/wellness/dance advice you’ve ever gotten?
Everything in moderation. Including exercise and food.
9) What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
10) What quality do you really cherish about yourself?
My ability to be flexible.
11) What’s something most people don’t know about you (that’s maybe a little funny or weird)?
I grew up playing the clarinet, flute and saxophone. I almost studied music instead of art.
Christa Rost grew up in the Midwest dancing and competing in gymnastics, but began her journey in the fitness industry in college teaching a variety of group exercise classes popular in the mid-nineties: step and hi/lo aerobics, bootcamps, and dance cardio. After working in the design industry for 12 years in Denver, she returned to teaching group exercise in the form of barre and sculpt, but quickly added trending modalities such as: bounce, HIIT and indoor cycling. She has taught at several different boutique studios and gyms in the Denver and Boulder area in the last 10 years, and enjoys sharing her passion for group fitness with her clients and friends. Christa is honored to join the Body Conceptions team and looks forward to expanding her fitness industry experience through carefully curated classes and personal training.