FUNctional Training Tips: Lessons From My Clients

As I share some FUNctional training tips here on the blog, I’ve decided to go to my clients for their two cents for this week’s content!


I became a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM back in 2012. After having my own journey, partially working with a trainer, I knew that I wanted to know the WHY behind the WHAT when it came to fitness. I knew that I wanted to carry forward the lessons I’d learned to work with others who needed the simplified way of living a healthier life while getting to do it by their side!



One thing I remember as I’m in sessions is that I’m NOT different than a client – or as I like to call them “a friend.” I’m not an authority figure, I’m purely a catalyst to guide them through exercises that keep them safe and also challenged at the same time. I try to be that little angel/devil on someone’s shoulder motivating them to finish their workout and explaining how to do each step. I try my best to walk the walk and talk the talk. I’ll even plank ANYWHERE when challenged …



In May 2017, I began to get back into more personalized and one-on-one training after dipping my toes into the waters of online fitness coaching. I wanted that hands-on involvement again and also wanted to use my creativity to write workouts for individualized goals using all I’d learned over the course of the past 5+ years. Many of my clients that I have now I’ve worked with steadily since last year and/or I’ve begun working with them as we kicked off 2018.


Here’s some motivation, from the mouth of my own clients, in the form of FUNctional training tips!


“Changing things up and always moving is KEY. I have learned that even when you have a cute sweet-faced trainer…burpees are still terrible! ”

“Show up for yourself and your workouts no matter what season of life you are in. You will see results. The more time you invest in yourself the more you will receive.”


“Give yourself the grace when results don’t go according to your calendar. Your health is a lifelong commitment.”


“Find what you like to do that’s FUN for you, even if it’s not an organized sport or workout.”


“Don’t do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.”


“I sleep better and feel better when I workout; it’s the best medicine.”


I’m grateful that my “job” is to empower others to be their best so that they can continue the domino effect with those they meet on their journey!


What tips would you share that you’ve learned from your own journey! 

How do you keep your fitness FUNctional?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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