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AS AN ADVOCATE OF HEALTH AND FITNESS, SHE FOUNDED “PAVEMENT PRINCESSES”, A 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DESIGNED TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY GEARED TO YOUNG GIRLS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 7-13 YEARS OLD.  THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING HABITS, GOOD CHARACTER AND SOCIAL SKILLS. AS A CONNECTOR AND PHILANTHROPIST OF HEALTH AND FITNESS, SHE PARTNERS WITH OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO BRING BOTH AWARENESS AND FUNDING.

SHE IS IN THE PROCESS OF AUTHORING HER FIRST BOOK, “THE FINISH LINE WAS JUST THE START: THE TRAILS & TRIALS OF life” as well as her first running journal, “Running Pretty”, which is a compliment to her podcast show and blog site, “Running Pretty” along with her first handbook “Behind the Pretty,” a guide outlining the basics of running training and racing.

BEYOND BEING HONORED AS AN ATHLETE, ADVOCATE, PHILANTHROPIST, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, CRYSTAL IS AN ACCOMPLISHED ENTREPRENEUR AS AN OWNER OF SYNERGY TOTAL HOLISTIC HEALTH & WELLNESS, A BOUTIQUE FITNESS AND NUTRITION COMPANY IN HOUSTON.  IN ADDITION, SHE HAS HAD A NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL CAREER BACKGROUND WHICH INCLUDES SEVERAL FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.  WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, A MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE AND DOCTORAL STUDIES IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE FROM TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY’S BARBARA JORDAN/MICKEY LELAND SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, SHE IS UNIQUELY ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE HOW HER ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS CAN BE PARALLEL TO GREATNESS IN BUSINESS AND ACADEMIA.

SHE IS A RRCA CERTIFIED RUNNING COACH, ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, NASM CERTIFIED FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST, AFPA CERTIFIED NUTRITION & WELLNESS CONSULTANT, BALANCED BODY CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR, CERTIFIED NIGHTCLUB CARDIO INSTRUCTOR AS WELL AS A SPINNING® CERTIFIED SPIN INSTRUCTOR.

MEET CRYSTAL HADNOTT

 

Recently named as Houston’s Top 40 under 40, featured as one of Houston’s Hottest Fitness Trainers/Instructor and hailed as one of Houston’s Most Influential Women, Crystal Hadnott has lived by the quote, “when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope I would not have a bit of talent left, and could say I used everything You gave me” since she experienced completed paralysis on her left side from hip to foot and doctors thinking she would never walk without a limp post-accident recovery.

AMONG HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE TAKING HER FATE IN HER OWN HANDS, SHE HAS RUN OVER 100 FULL AND HALF MARATHONS SINCE OCTOBER 2006 AND ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, AS A PRoud TEXAS NATIVE, SHE HAS RUN A 202-MILE RELAY RACE WHICH TRACES THE ROUTE OF SAM HOUSTON AND THE TEXAN ARMY, BEGINNING IN HISTORIC GONZALES TO THE SITE OF THE STORIED FINAL BATTLE FOR TEXAS' INDEPENDENCE AT THE SAN JACINTO MONUMENT!

HER MOST RECENT ENDEAVOR WAS BEING NAMED AS AN OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR TO THE CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON IN HER HOMETOWN. THE CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON WAS HER SECOND MARATHON ON JANUARY 2007 AND SHE HAS RUN THE CHEVRON HOUSTON EACH YEAR SINCE 2007.

CRYSTAL AND HER AMAZING JOURNEY HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE BEST-SELLER’S PEOPLE OF MEMORIAL PARK BOOK, RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE, EBONY MAGAZINE AND SEVERAL LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AS WELL AS SEEN ON CBS, ABC, NBC AND CNN’S HEADLINE NEWS.