Christiann Sanders has a deep rooted belief that you can push your body to accomplish amazing things. Her commitment and dedication to grow as an athlete motivate and inspire many who know her.
With hard work and amazing mentors, Christiann has gained a great deal of knowledge and experience that she utilizes to coach and train her clients. She is a passionate coach and leader in the fitness world, teaching topics that include nutrition education, strength training, and in-depth coaching in open-water swimming, cycling, and running.
Christiann was introduced to ASEA in January 2014, just six months before her second Ironman race. During training she noticed her recovery rate was improving while the feeling of fatigue had decreased. She saw improvements to her sleep patterns and overall health, which led to a renewed mindset and dedication.
From May to July of that year, Christiann found herself on several race podiums, placing among the top three finishers in her age group. Her most notable feat was her incredible finish at the 2014 Coeur d'Alene Ironman, shaving nearly four hours off her 2010 race time.
Following that amazing race season, Christiann succumbed to a longtime chronic injury in addition to the unexpected rupture of her ACL in early 2015. After two separate surgeries and nearly a year of rehabilitation, Christiann's first post-surgery race was the inaugural Coeur d'Alene Half Ironman in June 2016.
Christiann's tenacity and drive as a competitive athlete shines through on the race course. ASEA will continue to be instrumental in moving Christiann to the next level as an athlete as she sets her sights on the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.