HELLO! MY NAME IS KATELYN
I started practicing yoga when I was young. My mom would often do yoga in our living room. She’d pop in the VHS and invite me to follow Rodney Yee in those tight spandex shorts through a series of basic yoga stretches. The flow was full of intentional breathing, stillness, and learning how to live in my body.
Learning how to live in my body and how to breathe slowly fascinated me as a kid and I developed a compassionate respect for yoga. I loved the idea of becoming a yoga teacher, but I didn't think I would be able to support myself financially only teaching. I pushed the dream aside, and tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life instead.
It wasn’t until I lost my father-in-law when I was in my early twenties that I decided to follow thru with the crazy little dream that I had as a kid: I wanted to become a yoga teacher. I was broke, so I asked my friends to chip in $10 and got a job as a janitor at the yoga studio to get a discount. I completed 200 hours of training in 8 weeks and became a certified yoga teacher.
Once I started teaching, I discovered I was a bit of a black sheep. As a teacher, I didn't use Sanskrit. My playlists were heavy with hip hop, R&B, and Drake. My flows were playful and challenging. I cared more about my students connecting with their body through breath than pushing any spiritual philosophies.
I still wasn't convinced I could teach & support myself financially, so I continued teaching a few nights a week, went back to school, and got a degree in World History where the plan was to become a History teacher (born to be teacher through and through).
Two years later, I started working as a part-time personal chef and decided to take my two-nights a week yoga teaching gig to a more part-time position. One of the gyms I was teaching at needed a teacher in the late mornings, Monday through Friday, but they wanted someone that could teach barre. So I got my barre certification, took a bunch of classes on Youtube, and started teaching. My first barre class, no one showed up. The next week, one person came. This class would grow to fill the room in a few short months.
I would go on to create my own format, Core & Stretch, which would go on to become one of my most beloved classes. I got certified in a few other formats and picked up more classes around Seattle. Eventually, I was able to leave my position as a personal-chef and teach full-time, a dream that I had given up on as "silly" and "not financial feasible" at the beginning of my teaching days.
I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer a year ago. When the gyms and studios shut down on March 15th, 2020,, I started teaching my own classes on March 16th to anyone that wanted to show up on Zoom and the rest is history! For the first time, I'm completely self-employed as a Fitness Professional and I honestly feel like I've found what I was born to do!
My goal with KPF is to create a sense of community and joy in every class. As an instructor, my goal is to teach a challenging and playful class, create a supportive community, and help you reach your full potential. As a trainer, my goal is to create an intelligent personal training plan with custom workouts aligned to your goals and that efficiently find progress.
I hope to make an impact on more than just a physical level. I see you as a person, not just a body. I hope to get to know you better, help you to achieve your fitness dreams.
I would love to have you in a class and apart of the KPF community. You can find the class schedule here, and we have class pass & membership options as well. If you're interested in working one-on-one, I'd be honored to create a space of accountability and encouragement for you to thrive. Please email me here to see if we are a good fit!
On that note, I want to take a moment and say that I understand my classes are not everyone's cuppa tea. I completely understand and respect that. I appreciate every time someone gives my class a chance, But, I only want the KPF community to consist of genuine people, that love the community and the classes. I know there's a community out there for everyone. If KPF isn't it, I'm not offended. And to the KPF community, our community that has risen up is one of a kind, and I am honored to have each of you in my life.
"KPF classes are my favorite! Katelyn has the best energy—she always makes sure everyone feels accepted and offers modifications for each movement. She also always delivers a kick-ass workout! Her classes have been key to me building a well-rounded and fun workout routine."
"KPF classes have been a godsend. Her classes and personal training are fun and challenging for both beginners and experts. Katelyn excels at meeting you where you see and adapting to your needs, even in a class setting. She gives alternatives for so many exercises to ensure that you are not harming your body, and her verbal cues really help strengthen your mind-body connection. Highly, highly, highly recommend spending an hour of your day with this amazing human being and letting her journey with you."
“If you’re looking for a kick-ass good time while working out - look no further. Kate is so passionate at making sure fitness is fun and works so hard to specialize her classes down to the music choice. (Which is always the best part). She’s the best at what she does!”
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