Hi, my name is Kate, and I am a Master Personal Trainer.  That still sounds a bit strange to me, because I am not someone who has been “totally into fitness since forever!”  Actually, up until February 2013, I was a couch potato.  A naturally thin one, mind you, but a definitely a couch potato.  Then, things started clicking.  A friend who ran a half-marathon, an article about the Couch to 5k app, another about being “skinny fat” (fat gathering around organs but not looking overweight), my kids choosing to sit at home instead of take a walk… and I realized I needed to make a change.  Being thin was not enough for me, or for my kids.

So one Sunday I told my husband I was going to buy running shoes, and Monday morning I was up facing the Rhode Island winter chill, I turned on the Couch to 5k app, and I… mostly walked.  Ran for a couple feet here and there.  It was miserable.  But Wednesday morning, I was back out trying again.  And Friday.  Then I thought, it makes sense to get up at the same time on in between days, so I started doing a little resistance works with bands and a kettlebell, both purchased from Wal-Mart.

Then we moved to Hawaii, and I found an awesome military-spouse oriented boot camp program, so I ended up running 3-4 days a week, and going to boot camp twice a week.  All the sudden, I was Miss Fitness.  Someone referred to me as “the one always running around the neighborhood”, and a new woman in boot camp called me “one of the athletic ones”.  Me?  Really?  So when it came time to leave Hawaii (*tear*), and making the decision to put all 3 kids in school, I started thinking about having a career after being a stay-at-home Mom for 10 years.  What in the world would I want to do?  Well, it seemed natural.  I want to help other people discover being fit.  Not in a “do this only” or “this one thing will work” way, but in a manner of self-discovery like I had.

So I found a certification program (NESTA), and because I can’t just do things simply, I went all in, pursuing their Master Personal Trainer program.  And then I kept learning, and found new things to study.  Here is my current list of certifications:

  • Master Certified Personal Trainer
  • Biomechanics Specialist
  • Core Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Training Specialist
  • Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist
  • Tactix Certified Instructor
  • Certified Online Coach
  • Mind Body Fitness Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

And that is just the certifications.  I have also taken numerous nutrition classes, and read so many books I can’t even enumerate.  Learning how to help you Find Your Fit is my passion!  I would love to help you on your journey, so check out my Work With Me page!