Katie K.

Katie KI’m a 35-year-old stay-at-home mother of two children who had never before exercised consistently. I reached my heaviest weight during my first pregnancy, topping out on the scale at 215 pounds.  During my second pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The diet I followed to manage my diabetes helped manage my weight; but once I delivered my son and the diabetes disappeared, so did my dedication to eating better. And the weight I lost after that pregnancy came back as quickly as all the pounds before. 

Like many women, I always admired others for their dedication to being fit and healthy. I had always wished and hoped for the same for myself, but I could never get organized to get fit on my own. Never having been an athlete, and not growing up in a home with a focus on physical fitness, I slogged through whenever I did get the chance to workout. My personal drive wasn’t there, and I had basically given up and resigned myself to always being out of shape. I hated summer and dreaded having to sweat it out in capris or jeans while it seemed like everyone around me was far more comfortable in their skirts and shorts. 

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Before training with Christin, I had no consistent fitness routine. I wanted to be a better example to my kids, to run around at the park and play without having to stop and rest every 5 minutes. Since I began training with Christin in August, I have dropped thirty pounds –from 184 to 154 –and gone from a size 14 to a size 8/10. I never, ever thought I would have made as much progress as I have this quickly! My main goal that I used as a focus point in the beginning:the ability to do one pull-up unassisted. I have attained that goal plus some, which makes me feel like a superstar! 

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Christin has inspired me to do better for myself, and for that I am eternally grateful. My experience training with her has been more than I could have ever hoped for; her encouragement, knowledge, and personality have gotten me through when I would rather have just thrown in the towel. She has helped me believe in myself and given me the desire to reach my full potential! Six months ago, I preferred to sleep as late as possible and my idea of a good workout was fifteen minutes on the elliptical machine. I never could have imagined I would be running laps around the parking lot voluntarily, doing burpees at 5:00 AM, or going all out for 45 minutes in a row with minimal breaks.With the right support and an awesome fitness program, Christin has helped me make a lifestyle change that has me on the road to reaching my dream goals.”

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