Order Athlete at Heart


Pre-order a copy of Kristina’s memoir, Athlete at Heart, and save money on shipping by picking up your book at your convenience.

Pick-ups are easy. Your copy will be waiting for you at the reception of Rep 1 Gym (3313 West Broadway)  Monday thru to Friday, 6am to 7pm, and Saturdays 9am to noon. 

Shipping costs are $6 per book and only within Canada. If you are buying more than one book or shipping to another country, please contact Kristina to arrange special shipping or delivery.

I hope you enjoy my story.


In stock (can be backordered)


As an endurance athlete, and coach, I was determined to find a solution for an incurable condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a rare genetic heart disease known to cause sudden death in athletes. 

Losing my identity as an athlete was a profound blow. I questioned my abilities as a coach and my purpose in life. Ignoring the doctor’s advice, I spent a year in denial, constantly testing my limits and tempting fate. Every day was a painful reminder of everything I had lost.

I made a promise to myself that once I learned how to live (happily) with my diagnosis, I would share my journey to hopefully help others. My memoir, Athlete at Heart, reflects my experience of acceptance, perseverance, self-discovery, and growth, as well as the fears, misconceptions, and false starts I encountered along the way. While my story centres around endurance sports, particularly cycling, I believe anyone striving for change can relate to my journey.