Meet Your Coach: Katie

Today we are kicking off a series of blogs that give you an insight into our coaches here at UB.

We've asked some questions about their workout and diet habits, as well as their athletic & sport experience, and their future goals.

We are starting with our newest coach, Katie! Katie is a longtime UB member who has been through out internship process and is your new Wednesday night coach.

Welcome to the coaching crew Katie!


How long have you been working out?  

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I started running in college, so technically about 12 years ago. However, I didn’t start taking it seriously until I started training for full and half marathons about 7 years ago. I started CrossFitting four years ago and it quickly took the place of running in my heart. 

What is your work out program? 

I hit UB ~4x a week, and also try to work in some yoga, and active recovery like hiking, low-key jogs, etc

Do you play sports? 

Nope! 

Do you eat a particular diet or follow a specific diet philosophy?

I try to stick to eating food the way mother earth gave it to us. Avoiding processed food, added sugar, and grain carbs. Lots of meat, fat, and delish veggies. Let’s get real though: I love cookies. 

How often do you train?

About 4x/week - though I try to target 5! 

How often in training do you hit a new PR or acquire a new skill?

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If you could share just one piece of knowledge to someone just starting out in their fitness journey what would it be?

"Don’t fear the failure, the successes that come from the hard work and the failed attempts will change your relationship with your body, the way you perceive yourself, and how you’re enabled to live your life." 

I hit a new PR or skill maybe every 3-4 months

What do you find contributes to your fitness the most?

My diet and sleep have the largest impact on my overall fitness - not enough sleep or poor diet and I will surely feel it in the gym for a while. 

What is your next strength /fitness/skill goal to be achieved?

I want solid strict muscle ups back, and then my kipping. Oh, and for some reason that chest 2 bar remains touch and go so I’d like to be confident with that as well. 

What is your pie-in-the-sky health/fitness/skill goal? Also known as a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) 

I sometimes still dream about making it to The Games. :-)

Have you ever been injured? How did you move past it?

Yup! Several times. You have to respect the process of healing, be patient & kind with yourself - being hard on your body isn’t going to help at all! I try to think of my body as “new” - just bc I could do something right before my injury doesn’t mean I can do it right now. But the body I have now will learn to do that thing again! Listen to your body and give it what it needs when it needs it. This will also help prevent additional injuries in the future.