I’m Kat from the magic city, Miami, FL! [Hashtag] I live where you vacation! Aside from keeping active with my workouts, I enjoy listening to live bands, dining at new restaurants, watching cute, animal videos online, soaking in lavender, bubble baths, and writing about fitness and personal endeavors. I like reading the book before the movie comes out – “No two persons ever read the same book,” Edmund Wilson. On the contrary, I like math because it is sound and never changes.
How I Got Into Fitness:
I grew up as a dancer, having taken ballet, modern, and jazz classes for over 10 years, although I don’t fit the typical dancer’s personality. Among those years, I also competed nationally with my cheerleading squad 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, lacking 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, agile, and fit! 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.” Thanks for reading and don’t be afraid to drop a comment below!
Be fit, live well,
Kat, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Writer & Creator of KatSized