About Crystal

Exercise addiction holds both personal and professional meaning for me.

Growing up a tomboy I naturally loved sports and being active. In all other domains of life I received loads of praise for driving myself to constantly improve, to be the best, and to push through pain or fatigue. I felt like an unstoppable machine!

But that didn’t last…

In time, and with a multitude of contributing factors, I developed an eating disorder along with sever exercise addiction. Finding help and treatment for the eating disorder was much easier than finding treatment for the exercise addiction.

Maybe you’re in a similar place. Maybe you’re finding is really difficult to get solid answers about beating this addiction.

Why aren’t there more resources? Why does exercise addiction gets so little coverage? I’m not going to jump on a soap box and get into my theories. Instead I’m going to do something to change it!

In a nutshell, I am a woman on a mission. I am going to give you the knowledge and help that I wish I had received. And you are going to beat this addiction.

My knowledge comes from over a decade of work as a personal fitness trainer, a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and a bizzilion hours of self-experimentation, research, therapy, and help from many, many other experts.

In addition to this exercise-addiction Blog, I also created “The Un-Common Sense Approach” (http://www.crystalstokes.com/) describing my additional coaching focus areas.

Are you ready!?

Let’s work together to create a life of freedom and balance.

Crystal Stokes, M.A.