Hi! Welcome to Momentum!
My name is Katie and I started this blog at the encouragement of my friends, family, and coworkers as a means of sharing my knowledge of fitness and health.
I am a clinical exercise physiologist in the Maryland region and have worked in a number of different areas of the health and fitness industry. Hopefully I can show you the fun of having an active lifestyle (living a life in motion!), as well as entertain you a little bit with the happenings of my day to day life. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
A little life story:
I grew up in the Annapolis, MD area and considered myself a dancer and swimmer for most of my life. I did ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, you name it!…and then swam with a summer swim team from age 6 til 18. Dance Team in high school brought me to Dance Team in college at Elon University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.
Being that dance was considered a varsity sport at Elon, I suddenly found myself in the athletes’ weight room doing plyometrics and power cleans with a Strength and Conditioning coach. Whaaat?? However, these years in the weight room lead to a love for exercise, weight lifting, and the science behind it. With the encouragement of my weight coach, I became a certified personal trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
After graduating, I moved to Charlotte and earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from UNC-Charlotte and learned so much more about exercise than I ever thought possible. I found my niche in clinical exercise physiology, training people with chronic health problems, injuries, and chronic disease. I will be forever grateful for every coworker, professor, classmate, client, and patient I had in the beautiful Queen City. I learned so much from each of these people; there’s too many to name.
THEN, I married my best friend. Adam and I had been dating for almost 8 years when we decided to tie the knot in August 2010.
We now live in Annapolis with our adorable, yet mischievous, puppy – Finn!
I continue to work as an exercise physiologist in the Maryland area. My current exercise habits include CrossFit, running, triathlons, yoga, hiking…pretty much anything active and outdoors!
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org