I’m from the Magic City, otherwise known as, Miami, FL! [Hashtag] I live where you vacation, but as much as I like the beach, you probably visit it more than I do. I enjoy writing about fitness, personal endeavors, and just about any random thing that comes to mind! I go bowling once a year and say to myself I should do this more often, and yet another year rolls by before I lace up a pair of funky rentals. I like reading the book before the movie comes out so that I can compare my interpretation of the book to the movie producer’s. “No two persons ever read the same book,” Edmund Wilson. I spend way too much time watching cute animal videos online, especially those of cats. I like drinking red wine, taking bubble baths, and listening to live bands – not necessarily simultaneously. I like the smell of new books and leather. I like math because it is sound and never changes.
Kat [the trainer]’s Backstory:
I grew up as a dancer, having taken ballet, modern, and jazz classes for over 10 years, although I don’t fit the “dancer personality.” Among those years, I also competed nationally with my cheerleading squad (yes, dancer AND cheerleader, how ironic) and participated in my school’s track and swimming teams. With an interest in fitness as well as how things work (AKA science), I went on to study Health Sciences at Florida International University.
At the beginning of my college years, I went through a major lifestyle change, leaving dancing and sports behind while I focused on school. It didn’t take long until I started gaining fat, losing muscle and worst of all, losing energy. I found myself living a life that wasn’t meant to be mine.
I made the decision to turn my lifestyle back around by starting an exercise regimen at the gym. It wasn’t long before I began to see change. Not only did my body start to lean out, I was improving my strength, endurance, and flexibility, which I lost from being inactive for all of those years. After several months of hard work, I was once again athletic – strong, fit, and active! I felt like I’ve regained apart of my life that was missing!
With a little bit of a confidence boost from my gym buddies, I started training to become a fitness instructor. Before I knew it, I was teaching group fitness classes, and later became certified in personal training.
It hasn’t been a straightforward journey for me, but as they say, “A smooth sail never made a skillful sailor.” I will be pursuing my second degree, a BA in Physics (you know Physics, as in E=mc²) in the upcoming Fall semester. There will possibly be more to come, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading and don’t be afraid to drop a comment below!
Kat, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor