Kristin Bergey is the owner/ sole operator of Four Core Personal Training. She is a certified personal trainer through ACE. Kristin has over 20 years experience with fitness. Kristin played youth sports and around the age of 13 began distance running. Running soon became a lifestyle choice and Kristin began using running as a mode of transportation to friends, work and school. Kristin began swimming, biking and lifting weights as a way to become a better runner. Kristin completed her first marathon (The Chicago Marathon) at the age of 19 in a Time of 3 hours 57 minutes, placing 24th in her division. With the completion of four full marathons, approx. a dozen half marathons and dozens of races of lengths between 3.2 and 26.2 miles Kristin is an accomplished and experienced runner.
At the ages of 14 and 16 Kristin experienced injuries to her neck, shoulder and humorous bone while snowboarding and consequently developed migraine headaches. After 18 years of pain a correct diagnosis was given; a disc bulge in c5/c6 that had gone untreated and presented as migraines. Faced with debilitating body pain and reduced ability to perform simple every day tasks, such as vacuuming, Kristin underwent surgery to fix the disc bulge. The bulge was worse than shown on the MRI with a portion of the disc broken off and an indentation on her spinal cord. After approx. four months of being unable to exercise due to the debilitating pain and subsequent surgery recovery Kristin decided to make a lifestyle change and make caring for her health a priority so she could function to the best of her potential. And from this arose Fore Core Personal Training. Four Core is named for the Four Core philosophy Kristin created, believes in, and lives.
Kristin's four boys and husband inspire her everyday to stay healthy so she can take care of and enjoy her family. Over the course of her four pregnancies, in four years, Kristin gained and lost over 200 pounds! She did this through diet and exercise, mainly running. She trained for two full marathons and multiple half marathons while pushing her children in a jogging stroller. One to four kids at a time would go out for runs with Mom or hauled in a bike trailer on cross training days. In addition Kristin and one of her sons runs with the organization Athletes Serving Athletes and many 5k to half marathon races were completed while pushing her son in a jogging stroller with the help of other “wingmen” forming a team to get the “athlete” (person in the jogger) across the finish line.