When I think of Heidi Kristoffer only one word comes to mind: Balance.
Whether it’s balancing career and home or literally balancing on her hands (she’s known for her killer yoga inversion skills), this mama of two knows how to juggle all the different things that are thrown her way.
Heidi is the creator of the popular CrossflowX, a class that combines yoga and plyometrics at two New York City studios as well as the creator and producer of Microsoft’s Bing Fitness Yoga. Although she’s extremely successful at work, if you asked Heidi what her biggest achievement is to date, she’d say her two little twin girls Priscilla and Alexia that she cleverly calls PandA.
I’ve been lucky to know Heidi for a few years now, and during our friendship there is one defining moment that showed me how much motherly love she holds inside of her…
It was September 2014 and I was having lunch with Heidi at a popular Vegan NYC restaurant.
Amidst our conversation the subject of children came up.
Heidi and I were both in the process of trying to conceive at the time. I was only a month in, and Heidi had been trying for quite some time. As most trying to conceive stories go, the emotional upset that came along with wondering whether or not it was ever going to happen was weighing heavy on her.
As we talked, Heidi openly shared her struggles with me, only to eventually pause and say, “But you know Anna, whenever I catch myself getting down I just close my eyes and imagine myself holding my babies and all the anxiety, all the stress, goes away. I know that this, all of this, is worth it.”
In that moment, I remember thinking how lucky her children will be, because the love that she had inside for them before she even knew they existed was already so powerful.
It’s because of this woman’s amazing heart that I’m so excited to share this interview with you.
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