MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS // KRISTI FALCO
MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY // KRISTI FALCO
What keeps you motivated to be active and healthy?
I feel best physically, emotionally, and spiritually when I eat clean and live an active lifestyle. I’m addicted to endorphins and love the feeling that a good, hard, fun workout gives me, whether it be running the beach, surfing, or paddling. I’m a vegetarian and it makes me feel good eating sustainably and close to the earth.
What is your favorite dryland workout? (If you have a specific circuit or Cross Fit workout you like, let us know so we can share):
I love a good mid-distance run in the sand on Wrightsville Beach, with callisthenic stations at each lifeguard stand (approximately every ½ mile). Finish the workout off with 5 sets of 30 abs exercises and a sun salutation to cool down.
What is your favorite water work out i.e. swimming, water polo, ocean swim, surf session, SUP? (if you have a specific swim set you like, please share):
When the waves are up, you’ll find me in the water all day long. I love to longboard and I am learning how to ride a short board. If it’s flat, I’ll be on my SUP board paddling the waterways and ocean side of Wrightsville Beach. And if the water is really clear and calm, a long ocean swim can’t be beat.
What activities do you do in JOLYN?
Absolutely Everything. Lifeguard, train, swim, surf, SUP, scuba dive, run, paddle, surfski, beach volleyball, sail, free-dive, hike, snorkel, travel….should I go on? I honestly do not leave my home without a JOLYN suit in my bag or car for whatever the day might bring!
What's your favorite JOLYN color?
Cabernet, followed closely by Army. Love those Earthy Tones!
What's your favorite JOLYN style and why?
The Weston Bottoms are my favorite! Seamless, cheeky, and a drawstring for security. So flattering and cute!
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?
- Sharp Machete
- Snorkel Mask
- Potato Seedlings
What's your favorite beach that you have been to and what beach is on your list to go to?
Favorite Beach: Hatteras Island, Outer Banks NC
To go: The Galapagos Islands
Who is your favorite athlete?
Mia Hamm was so inspiring when I was growing up! She helped lead the USA women’s soccer team to victory and was largely responsible for the huge surge in popularity for women’s soccer.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
- Free Dive with Humpback Whales in Tonga
- Dive the Galapagos
- American National Park/West Coast Road trip
If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children?
Follow your dreams; you have the capability to do or be anything you want to be. You may not have the same ideas as your parents, peers, or teachers, but your heart and the universe will guide you in making important decisions in your lifetime. Work hard, but find ample time to play, too. Travel. See the world. Take risks, but be smart. Be thrifty, and save your money for experiences, not things. Throw 100% of yourself into everything you do.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Sailed to Columbia from Panama on a Tiny Sailboat with a Frenchman and a British guy. We had all just graduated as Scuba Instructors and went on a rogue scuba adventure trip diving on uncharted reefs off the Columbian Coast, living off of Lion Fish Ceviche and fresh Caipirinhas. It was an unforgettable adventure.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Hummus, Carrots, Red Stripe, Grapefruits, Speckled Trout (Caught right off the backyard), Brie.
What nail polish color are you?
None- I bite mine
What motivates you?
My Peers and friends; I’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by women who inspire me every day. My family also; I would do anything for them.
If you had to be an animal, what would you be and why?
Any bird of Prey for the flying aspect, but I would love to travel around the world’s oceans like the Humpback whales. Imagine what those creatures see in their lifetime!
What book would you recommend to our readers?
Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
What is something that nobody knows about you?
I’m really, really good at Super Smash Brothers the video game (N64 and Gamecube version)
What would you spend your last $10 on?
NY Style Pizza and Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
What is your signature dish in the kitchen?
Spicy Thai Green Curry with Fried tofu
What is the hardest thing you've ever experienced?
The death of my Grandmother
What is your favorite holiday destination?
I love to travel and try never go to the same place twice, but Koh Phayam in Thailand would have to be up there on my favorite travel destinations.
What is the most important part of a sandwich?
The Bread of course
What is your most embarrassing moment you're willing to admit?
I was going to make a rescue while lifeguarding and jumped off the stand and completely face planted after mis-stepping. The entire beach was watching me, but at least they all clapped when I brought the guy in.
Any last words or testimonial?
I am so thankful to work for JOLYN and with all of the inspiring women who make up our team!