If you have questions or concerns about fitness, strength, health and fat loss, I can help.
Let’s start here (check all that apply):
“I’m here because I…”
- want to lose weight, and am sick of all the fad diets and sham programs out there;
- am concerned about preventing my future self from suffering from the same chronic diseases I see my parents struggling with;
- have tried so many times to change my habits, but have never been able to make them “stick”;
- have tried online programs that have been either useless, or left me feeling worse;
- just want to start building a healthy lifestyle today!
I’m Coach Kate Fylstra, and it’s my goal to help my generation overcome the unhealthy world we live in and finally (healthfully and permanently) lose excess weight, build healthy habits, embrace fitness and strength, learn to eat well, and take daily action steps that can prevent the chronic diseases so many of our parents and grandparents are struggling with now.
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. But, then, things started clicking, and I realized I needed to make a change.
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. In between running days, I started doing a little resistance work with bands and a kettlebell I bought from Wal-Mart.
Then we moved, 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. A new woman in boot camp called me “one of the athletic ones”. Me? Really? So when it came time 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 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
I love health, nutrition, and fitness, I really do! So much so that I spend my spare time researching, reading, listening to podcasts, and watching documentaries about it, so that I can curate and bring this information to my clients.
So while I may be a book nerd, my approach to coaching is all about YOU– your goals, your desires, your needs.
I coach a program of real, commonsense, no BS health and fitness strategies that can be tailored to work in your life. Are you ready to get started?