Before last summer I hated gyms. I always felt intimidated when I would go because I did not know how to use the machines or weight lifting equipment. I needed someone to push me, hold me accountable AND I wanted to learn how to properly use gym equipment.
I wanted to be stronger and healthier. I wanted to not be scared to go to the gym by myself. Oh, and I wanted to be able to do a pull up.
I am really surprised that I liked squats so much. I mean I actually enjoyed working out! I didn’t enjoy pull-ups much, but it felt so great when I was able to do several of them in a row. The results I saw in the mirror were also quite nice. Having friends and family notice my muscles was very flattering.
Gyms aren’t scary (though I always knew that). I feel totally comfortable being the only female in the free weight section of the gym now.
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I was on the verge of giving up. After a few years of on-and-off workouts, Kathryn set me up with a fast, effective way to jumpstart my exercise routine. I wasn’t sure how a few exercises and minimal diet restrictions would work, but it proved to be the best option for me. She listened to my concerns and helped me develop a workout that I could fit into my schedule. Her encouraging words and positive attitude are exactly what I needed in order to keep going.
Today, I’m in the best shape of my life and I attribute it to the exercise plan she developed for me. Thank you, Kathryn.
Nadia McInnis, Wife, Mom, Community Volunteer
I started working with Kathryn to help me take my workouts to the next level. I am new to weight lifting and after seeing some good initial results, I entered into the dreaded plateau stage. Enter Kathryn! She helped design workouts for me that were specifically tailored to my abilities. Already in just a few weeks I am stronger and can already see changes in my body. Best of all, Kathryn gave me the confidence to know that I was performing exercises correctly and could continue gaining strength without getting injured. Kathryn is extremely encouraging and experienced. If you are a beginner, or even a seasoned weight lifter, I strongly recommend Kathryn to help you reach your goals.
First let me say that Kathryn is an awesome personal trainer. It is September 2015 and I have been remotely training with Kathryn for about 3 months now. I was in two really bad car accidents years ago and ever since I was not able to exercise without injuring myself again. I would always give up due to the pain. I have many other health conditions that make it very difficult for me to lose weight. I have been the exact same weight for the past 4 years. I have not gone over or under a pound, but somehow managed to maintain that weight. After my doctor told me that I would have to get on diabetic medication if I did not do something to move my weight down, I decided to look for a well educated personal trainer. I looked and did some research for about 2 months until I found Kathryn. I wanted to make sure I had someone that really knew their stuff. Well, I really hit the jackpot with Kathryn. She is amazing at what she does. I did not think I would be able to do much, but Kathryn created a tailored exercise and food program for me to follow. I have been following her recommendations and have lost 13 pounds. Thirteen pounds is a lot of weight to lose in 3 months especially for someone who has hypothyroidism and other health conditions that make it really hard for me to lose weight. My doctor cannot believe that the weight is coming off the way it is due to my health conditions.
My doctor is super excited for me. I owe a lot of that to Kathryn. her remote program is so easy to follow as she literally writes everything you need in a nicely structured sheet and emails it to you. She also includes videos that demonstrate exercises that you may not be familiar with. Her workouts are challenging but I have not injured myself once with her plan because she has taken all my health/injuries into account and made me my own program. I love her program so much that I have decided to start training with her once a week in person since I live in Austin. The cool thing about Kathryn's remote program is that you do not have to live in Austin. She will email you everything you need and she always makes sure to check up on you weekly to see how you are doing and how the program is going for you. Again, I highly recommend giving Kathryn's specifically tailored for you remote program a try. You will be very glad you did.
I have been training with Kathryn since 2011, and I have been beyond pleased with her knowledge, guidance, and understanding. I was in terrible physical condition when I started working out, and I have had great results. I have developed strength and endurance and have lost weight. I am in so much better condition now and just feel so much better physically. The personal training has greatly improved the quality of my life. Most importantly, my doctor has been impressed with the steady improvements in the state of my overall health.
I started working out once a week with Kathryn. I retired from my job about three months after I started training with her and was able to increase my workouts to twice a week after my retirement. However, it doesn’t matter how often you are able to workout initially. The important thing is just to get started. I consider my working out with Kathryn an absolute must in my life. I have recommended her to numerous people--friends and strangers; young and seniors and in-betweens; men and women. If you are looking for a trained, experienced, smart, and charming personal trainer, I highly recommend Kathryn. I promise you will be happy with your choice.
I have been working with Kathryn for about 18 months. In that time, she has educated me on the importance of building muscle strength in relation to my overall health and also direct improvement in other parts of my exercise routines. I have always been a "cardio first" type of person and now that I have the knowledge from Kathryn, I realize that putting weights first on certain days will do nothing but help me in the long run! She keeps it fun and I always look forward to our sessions.
Tara Kalsu, mother, recreational triathlete
I started working with Kathryn when I was pregnant with my first baby. She tailored workouts for me that were challenging, while keeping the interest of me and my baby in mind. I attribute my work with her as a very important factor in the healthy delivery of my baby girl, and working with her afterwards helped me shed baby weight. Kathryn put a lot of thought into designing a program specifically for me and took a personal interest in my health and success. Even though I live in a different city now, we keep in touch and I am still able to utilize the workouts she provided.
Amanda MacLennan, attorney
I am 50 years old and had not exercised in years. Kathryn worked with me to develop a personal training regimen that I could do and then built on it as I increased in endurance, strength, and flexibility. Kathryn's positive attitude and encouragement helped me stay with her program and resulted in my loss of over 50 pounds and 6 inches off my waist in 4 months. She has provided me with a program I can do on my own, but even though I only see her now for maintenance, she checks in regularly to see how I am doing and is always available to respond to my questions.
Chris Harrigan, attorney