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About Coach Kristie

Hi Everyone!  My name is Kristie Abt and I am so excited to be a part of the amazing Skilz for Kids team.

My love for all things related to health and fitness was the reason I pursued an education in exercise physiology. In 2005, I obtained my PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and since then have worked as a professor at Pitt, and more recently Transylvania University. I also have many years experience with exercise programming and instruction for a variety of populations – from youth to seasoned adults and everyone in between.

The coaches of SKILZ have developed a fantastic program that will help your child develop their motor coordination and athleticism, build endurance and strength, as well as improve their interpersonal skills, self-esteem, and confidence. Strong bodies = strong minds!

I am very excited to bring my education and experience to the SKILZ program.  I truly believe exercise is the best form of medicine and every child needs and deserves a program like SKILZ.  I cannot wait to meet you and your child so we can build strong bodies and strong minds one glorious SKILZ at a time!