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!