ABOUTKATIE

Through my experiences as a personal trainer and former bikini competitor, I wanted to learn how to achieve permanent body composition changes without weight training, cardio and meal prepping being my second job. I know my clients want the same, so I use my knowledge and experience to teach sustainable lifestyle changes and habits with a holistic lens - focusing on client's fitness, nutrition, overall health, lifestyle and stress management. I want to help clients achieve healthy, long-lasting results rather than excessively exercising and crash dieting.

During both my time in the fitness industry and through my own self-development, I have found a stunning interest in mind-body medicine - particularly in the connection between past emotional and physical traumas and current day health and well-being. Trauma of any sort impacts our mind and body - through measures and aspects such as blood pressure, heart rate, posture, senses, and self-image. With this in mind, we can use the body as a tool to help restore or improve these factors. Strength training, mindful movement and fitness are methods through which we may improve heart health, feel more grounded and energetic, allow us to better manage stress, and create feelings of power, strength, stability and resilience.

I recently moved to Florida and am currently accepting one-on-one clients in the Port St. Lucie and Palm Beach areas. I also train clients virtually, so location is not a barrier in that case!

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

* B.S. Kinesiology, minor in Biology and Pre-Med concentration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Class of 2010

* Former intern and personal trainer at Peak Performance NYC, previously ranked one of the top 10 gyms in America

* National Strength and Conditioning Association Personal Trainer

* American Heart Association CPR

* Functional Movement Screen Level 1

* Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Levels 1 & 2

* National Academy of Sports Medicine Women's Fitness Specialist (pre and post-natal training)

* Precision Nutrition Level 1

* Mind-Body Medicine: New Science and Best Practices to Meet Public Health Challenges (course by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital)

* Movement for Mental Health and Trauma Levels 1 & 2 (courses by Jane Clapp) 

* Trauma Informed Mindfulness for Chronic Pain by Jane Clapp

* Conscious Eating and Traumatic Stress by Jane Clapp

* Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma by Stephen Porges and Ruth Buczynski 

* Postural Respiration and Postural-Visual Integration (courses by the Postural Restoration Institute)

* Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Identity, and Transformation of the Self (PESI's Annual International Trauma Conference series 2016-2018)

* Pelvic Floor and Core (course by Susi Hately at Functional Syngergy)

* Navigating the Nervous System (course by Diana Zotos Florio)

* Advancements in Corrective Exercises (course by Brent Brookbush)

* Strong Body-Strong Mind (course by Tony Gentilcore and Lisa Lewis)

* Unleash The Power Within by Tony Robbins

* Stress, Movement and Pain Seminar by Seth Oberst

EXPERIENCE

* NPC Bikini Competitor - April & May 2013

* RPS Powerlifting Competitor - September 2015

* Olympic Weightlifting Competitor - April & December 2018

FEATURED IN...

How to Take Care of Your Back When You're Playing Video Games - Kotaku

5 Ways to Make Lunges Easier on the Knees - PopSugar

125+ Free Streaming Workouts to Do From Home During Coronavirus - Parade

5 Things You Should Do Before a Workout to Maximize Results - Byrdie

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs - Women's Health Magazine

How to Get in Shape: Fitness and Diet Reminders to Help You Get Closer to Your Goals - StyleCaster