About Me

Hello! My name is Katie and I’m insane. At least, that’s what it feels like sometimes. I’m into fitness (1 point in favor of crazy), I’m a stay-at-home-mom (2nd crazy point), and a writer (3…minus the stereotypical alcohol but with the stereotypical coffee). Except these days I’m more of a reader than a writer.

10534143_732756076773323_5524009972950584500_nLife has kicked me in the butt but I’ve kept going. I’ve fallen many times (quite literally sometimes…ice is slippery…so are stairs it seems) but I always get back up and plow on. Sometimes it can take awhile – that’s life – but, if you want to change (and I do), eventually you have to pick your butt up off the floor and put one foot in front of the other till your body can once more do it without trying.

I’m learning that body size/type doesn’t play as big a part in fitness and, well, life as I originally thought. I knew this to an extent before but it’s really being borne in on me lately. What matters more than being ripped and having that 6-pack (abs, not beer) is being happy. At least, that’s what I believe. If having your body look a certain way makes you truly happy then there’s nothing wrong with that. If what makes you happy is hanging out at a fitness center to socialize instead of exercise, then go for that. If exercise makes you happy, follow that feeling. If you hate it, why are you bothering with it?

My Current Fitness Certifications:

  • SilverSneakers Classic
  • SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit
  • SilverSneakers Yoga
  • Group Fitness Instructor (general fitness classes)
  • Tai Chi: Moving For Better Balance
  • Personal Trainer

Life is a hard road full of difficulties and set backs. The fight for health and fitness never ends and, really, I don’t think I’d want it to. If it ended, what would I do next? How boring!


You’ll usually find me at my local YMCA either teaching fitness classes or exercising on my own.

If you’re interested in trying out a group fitness class, you can find my class schedule on the Hastings YMCA app or on the printed schedule at the front desk. I currently teach these classes and occasionally sub for others:

  • SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit
  • Tai Chi: Moving For Better Balance
  • FIT Beginnings
  • HIIT

When I’m not working out, I’m reading/writing and taking care of my son. You can visit my writing blog – Writing World – for more on that. Leave a comment and let me know you care!


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