Cristina McCrystal


I am currently a martial artist and competitive Muay Thai fighter. I've called Chicago home for over 11 years, originally moving here to pursue a career in theater. I found my niche doing hula hoop performance art on stages around the city and became a contributor and ensemble member with Chicago's longest running all female revue, Beast Women. Eventually my passion for flow and moving my body led me to the stunt industry where I started learning bo staff, light saber combat, and very cool flips. Through stunts I was introduced to martial arts, which is truly where my heart lies, and since then I have been on a mission to become the best martial artist I can be.

I am big on foundational movements in exercise. I want folks to be able to lift their suitcase into the carry on bin when they're old and not think anything of it, bend down to play with their nieces and nephews, and keep their balance when they slip on the winter ice. 

It doesn't matter where you start, every BODY can move!

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

BFA in Theater and English was a specialty in scenic paint and design.

Hometown: Sioux City, IA

Location: Lincoln Square Athletic Club


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