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I'm Katy! I'm a Phys Ed teacher, fitness and yoga instructor. I love fitness and fashion! Join me as I kick the crap out of you with my at-home HIIT workouts, and mostly make fun of myself.
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About Katy

Pin It My family seriously kicks ass. Growing up, my Mom and Dad always supported me in playing every sport imaginable (and they didn't disown me when I wore tearaways and oversized Toronto Blue Jays t-shirts to parties until I was 18). My parents are super active and showed me that fitness is a lifestyle. I have been so fortunate to take this love for activity and turn it into my job. It's been 10 years since I got my first fitness certification! Happy Anniversary to me. In addition to teaching high school Phys Ed, Science, Civics, and Dance, I currently teach at a few gyms in addition to private training. I teach Pump (a weight lifting class using barbells and dumbbells), SPA (Speed, Power, Agility- a High Intensity Interval Training class... killer!), Power Vinyasa Yoga (yoga poses strung together by flow), and Yoga for Athletes (core training, deep stretching, upper-body strength challenges).

I went to the most amazing university where I took kinesiology, played varsity lacrosse, and started my love affair with fitness. In the last ten years, I've been certified in the following areas:

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the International Yoga Alliance
Health and Physical Education Specialist (Ontario College of Teachers)
Certified Zumba Instructor (Zumba Fitness)
Certified Kickbox Instructor (Fitness Kickboxing Canada)
Certified Bootcamp Instructor (Fitness Kickboxing Canada)
Certified Spinning Instructor (Reebok Cycle)
Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro)
Certified Personal Trainer (Can-Fit-Pro)
I've also received professional development in Stability Ball, Medicine Ball, Lebert Equalizer Bar, and BOSU Ball Training, and incorporate things like Skipping, TRX and Kettlebells into my classes.

As a teacher I also know how important keeping on top of current trends can be! In the future I hope to add Pilates and TRX certs to my resume.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, you teach lots of classes! I am impressed. I am a new instructor :) I also come from a very fit family. We are very lucky!

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  2. That is awesome!!!! It will change your life- the BEST job in the world. And yes, we ARE lucky! :)

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  3. You are my hero, wish I had half the certs you do!

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  4. I love all the designations you have :) I am just starting to fall in love /w fitness I kinda wish I had continued being active after high school. In my current life I would LOVE to be a fitness instructor but wouldn't even know how to go about it in my "old" age :P - I'm a 28 yr old mom!

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  5. Impressive list, lady! Where do you teach?

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  6. Thanks for listing these! I've been debating whether to go with Can-fit-pro or Ace for my group fitness certification. Wasn't sure if one was more respected over another in Canada.

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  7. You sound like you had an awesome childhood and continue to have an awesome life! I played basketball and lacrosse since elementary school [through my freshman year of college] and miss them both! There's something so special about being surrounded by a group of girls with the same interest and knowing that they'll always be there for support! I also taught last year :) We've got a few things in common!

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  8. So do you have any kids? Fitting in fitness is easy if you don't.

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  9. I am at my last year in high school and i wanted to know what uni you went to as i am looking at doing kinesiology. ??? :)

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