Hi Everyone! My passion, goals and desire is to get you and keep you moving! I have been passionate about fitness and nutrition since I was teenager. Retired, disabled Iraq War Veteran. After spending 20 years in the Army, my passion to help my fellow veterans and seniors continue to grow. I desire to help youth, senior and disabled veterans to be happy and healthy! I have helped family members, friends and fellow soldiers get healthy and moving, and realized I want to help everyone get moving!! I was seriously injured from my tour in Iraq and went through a year of physical therapy to walk again and get strong.
I believe with this background and a single mother, I have the compassion, patience, understanding, determination and drive to help you reach your goals while supporting you 100% along the way! Although retired military, I adapt my training style to my client....not a one size fits all trainer!! My desire is to be your trainer and ensure your results are a collaborative effort. I love training all types of clients to include seniors, youths!
As mother, soldier and retired, disabled veteran, I have the compassion, understanding and patience for all clients. As a new trainer, I would love the opportunity to train all types of clients as I continue to grow my skills with my clients! I am open early mornings, evenings and my weekends are flexible to meet your goals. I will travel to you to train in your home, local park, or gym.
Look forward to collaborating with you or a group!
My favorite client story
My most memorable is a cancer patient I treated right after their surgery and therapy. I was their trainer prior to the diagnosis so assisting them in this transition was most special for me. During my deployment to Iraq, I taught lower body/upper body Tabata Style Training. I trained some of the toughest soldiers in the US Army. My favorite client was a group of Infantry Men who came in bragging about how strong they were and that this will be an easy class. 60 minutes and hundreds of squat variations later, they were laid out on the floor. We were all friends and they literally came to me in pain bowing saying "Thou Are Not Worthy" So funny but so much fun and humbling. I knew fitness was my calling!
My favorite exercise
Leg Extensions, Leg Presses and Deadlifts
My favorite quote
"Failure Will Never Overtake Me, If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough" OG Mandino
My training philosophy
Bruce Lee......"Absorb What Is Useful; Reject What Is Useless"
My training experience
Having served 20 years in the military, I have a worked out using a variety methods, equipment and training styles. As a client, I have experienced trainers who was unwilling to collaborate, condescending, misconception of military (PTSD) and unwilling to modify training based on war injuries.
My experience has shaped me in that I am caring, but firm, considerate but challenging and a great listener.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
BS in Human Resources
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Brides-to-be, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy
Training Areas Served
In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training
Catherine possesses a get it done mentality, however she collaborates with you to ensure this is your workout. She will push you out of your comfort zone but also works within your limits to ensure you stay motivated.