In 2012 I left my job in social work to perform much needed self-care. I was 215 lbs, drinking too much alcohol, and burned out at my job. As part of my self-care I found a local gym that I felt very comfortable with. The staff was amazingly friendly and genuine and as I committed to fitness I absolutely fell in love and knew that I wanted to help people achieve their fitness goals.
The manager, Dave, recognized my passion and drive (and humor) and offered me a part-time role as a coach. Over the next two years I committed to a full-time role of Head Coach and assistant manager. I learned so much, and Snap invested in my education and certification. I was so incredibly grateful to work in my home base gym where I experienced my personal transformation, and to be able to give that back to my community. In 2015 we decided to expand our family and I left Snap on very good terms to snuggle my new born baby girl.
The Garage was founded in January of 2016 as I struggled to find balance with work and a newborn baby. I wanted to stay connected with my professional community and continue seeing a couple of clients, but I also wanted to be a stay-at-home mom for my newest little one and older son. In May 2018, I became Fitness With Catalina as I continue to grow outside of the Garage and into online training! I'm so grateful for the loving support of my husband, children, and family as I continue to grow this small business. Read about my fitness Journey HERE.
**UPDATE Oct. 2018**
I am a true believer in the Circle of Life, Karma, What is meant to be will be type of thinking. And this fall Dave at Snap called me up and sat me down and said, "We want you back, what is it going to take?" He has been incredibly supportive in helping me create an environment with flexibility and balance. I am so excited to see what this next chapter brings! So if you're in the area, come on over to Snap on Houghton and let's get you started! If not, email me and we can work on a plan with my online program. Rest assured, this is my passion, and I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
**UPDATE Dec. 2020**
Well, as you may realize, it has been quite a year! Thank goodness for the flexibility that my business has provided because we’ve all had the rug swept out from under us. I am so grateful for my clients and co-workers for your support and encouragement! Due to the pandemic, closures, and a general 180* turn around, Fitness With Catalina is still going strong! I’m continuing to train a few clients in person, which proper protective gear, as well as coach a number of people online. Flexible fitness delivered to your phone is the way to go!! Find out more!!
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