Hey y’all! Welcome to my new web site! This is a blog about lifting and training, and what it can do for you. Yes, you. Everybody. Lifting is good for everybody!
If you read my About page, you know that I am admittedly a gym rat. Yep, I am pretty one-dimensional. I joined a gym when I was 12 because that was the age requirement in the only gym in my little town. By the way, thanks Mom and Dad, for paying gym dues all those years!
When I went to college, I didn’t know what to study, but I knew I loved exercise. So, I worked at the Rec Center and learned everything I could from my supervisors and coworkers, and before I knew it, I had a degree in kinesiology from LSU. Fastest 5 years of my life. I knew my education wasn’t over, so I moved to Austin and earned my masters in exercise physiology from UT.
Along the way, I had jobs and second jobs in gyms. I’ve worked in shiny chain gyms, female only gyms, racquet clubs, community centers, and LSU’s rec center. I’ve taught anatomy lab to undergrads, group exercise classes, one on one workout sessions, and exercise lectures. I’ve met amazing friends and bonded with hilarious people over workouts.
I do love Texas dance halls, odd fashion, college football, and pretending I know what the heck is going on with the stock market, but really I don’t. All I can say is exercise physiology is my area of expertise. Not only the science of exercise, but also the nutrition, business, and psychology of training individuals and athletes. I absolutely love designing specific programs for people so that they feel better, move better, and look better.
Life is short, yall! You might as well feel good, and be strong! Remember, gyms are for everybody! Find one and get started on your goals today!
About the author
Kathryn Alexander is a strength coach and personal trainer in Austin, Texas. She loves hiking, college football, and the feel of a perfectly knurled barbell. Read more about Kathryn here.