KRISTI SANDSTROM

(she/her)

ME FITNESS GENERAL MANAGER

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?  WHY PORTLAND?

I am born and raised in Washington County, I love this area. Nothing better than being able to reach beaches, mountains, and dessert all within a few hours of each other. 

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE MEFIT FAM?

In early 2012 I was lured into the Studios 'by acciden't. No, really, I had come in to do some consulting for the new owner at that time and fell in love with the work.  It was a nice change in pace after doing 6 years of house flipping. Over a period of 3 months, I did some unrelated consulting and found some things in operations that I suggested and, "Voilà!" I became the GM. 

WHAT MAKES YOUR JOB SO AWESOME?

Being with so many incredible people over the last 13 years has honestly been a huge growth period for me personally and professionally. Seeing our community here at ME Fitness grow and evolve into such a diverse and happy space over the years is a great blessing. 

IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS?

GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!

My sister and best friend has been my inspiration for years but I was never fitness-minded and fitness specifically wasn't the drive for me, however, helping fellow humans find wellness in whatever form they need it is a super fulfilling role. 

WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT ME FITNESS, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

Playing with my grandkids or my pet Beardie "Echo" (that's a bearded dragon!).

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?

"I know this too shall pass." + "It's fine, tomorrow is coming!"