Kate’s classes are thoughtful, balanced, playful and nurturing. She grew up in Macon, GA, home to Otis Redding, James Brown, Little Richard and the Allman Brothers Band, and her mom (a genealogy wiz) says she’s distantly related to Johnny Cash. How cool is that? With ‘The Man In Black’ literally in her blood, music plays an important role in the tone of Kate’s classes.
Kate’s love of exercise and group fitness definitely did not start when she tried playing softball at age 10. She never got past 1st base. But, track and cross country really clicked in high school. Kate found yoga and pilates in college, which was somehow almost 20 years ago. Long-distance running continued to be a passion, and Kate completed the Savannah Marathon and Iron Girl Triathlon in 2012. She kept practicing yoga, and especially relied on prenatal yoga during her pregnancies. A barre3 studio opened amazingly close to her home, and in 2014 she got hooked on the high intensity/low impact workout to regain her strength after delivering her children, and never stopped. Kate became a barre3 instructor in 2018 and taught about 200 classes at studios in the Atlanta area.
As Kate expanded her teaching, she decided to pursue her love of Yoga as well by obtaining a 200-hour certification. During this time, she fell in love with the idea of bringing yoga to not just adults, but to kids as well, and completed additional training in Children’s Yoga. She thinks yoga gives us tools to live a calmer, more enjoyable life, and knows there are lots of us emerging from a pandemic who could benefit from the peace that yoga brings.
Kate worked in publishing, marketing and digital communications for 11 years in New York City and Atlanta for organizations such as People Magazine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her most challenging and rewarding role has been ‘Mom’ to Jack and Louise. She lives in Decatur, GA with her husband, kids, cats and many unfinished knitting projects.