THE PLATES ON PLATES EXPERIENCE

Plates on Plates Fitness offers a comprehensive, maintainable approach to health and fitness that you won’t find anywhere else in Austin. We provide you with effective, high-intensity workouts along with nutritional education and cooking tips from coaches who will motivate and support you.

 
Fun Group Fitness Classes
Cooking and Nutrition Tips

ADDITIONAL PERKS

Results that last

Our approach to fitness and nutrition is fun, easy to maintain, and won’t leave you hungry.

In & out in less than an hour

Our efficient, 45-minute work outs help you make the most out of your gym time.

Fool-Proof Nutrition Tips

Skip the fad diets. We’ll help you find balance with a maintainable approach to food.

Personal coaching

Get the motivation and encouragement you need from our coaching staff. We’ll help keep you on track to meet your goals.

THE PLATES ON PLATES TEAM

Kristina Feil Co-Founder & Lead Trainer Afternoon/Evening Coach
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Kristina moved to Austin from a small town in Iowa in June 2008 at her heaviest and unhappiest. Even after losing the same 20 pounds once again, she struggled with her relationship with food, exercise, and balancing it with the rest of her life (family, friends, and work).

Over the years, Kristina has developed a love for weight lifting and short, intense workouts. She has overcome a distorted body image, binge eating disorder, yo-yo dieting, and poor self-perception. She has the knowledge and passion to help those who have similar struggles so that they can not only be happy and healthy on the outside, but on the inside too. She is a firm believer that a true transformation starts on the inside first. Kristina is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Fitness Nutrition Certified, and CPR certified. She takes a flexible approach to exercise and nutrition, and understands the importance of spending as little time in the gym as possible, and enjoying life in moderation.

Mackenzie Roberson Co-Founder & Lead Chef Morning Coach
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Mackenzie knows what it’s like to be overweight and uncomfortable in your own skin from first-hand experience. She spent most of her life trying fad diets, trendy exercise routines, dangerous diet pills as prescribed by a local bariatric clinic, and even surgical weight loss. No matter what method she tried, nothing gave her the results she craved.

In late 2012, at over 220 pounds, Mackenzie met Kristina and started doing HIIT workouts. Soon after, she began focusing on her eating habits and started coming up with healthy recipes that didn’t skimp on flavor. In less than a year, Mackenzie lost 60 pounds and dropped 25% body fat. Mackenzie understands the importance of flavor, balance, and creativity in food. She loves to spend her free time breaking the rules in the kitchen and cleaning up the staple “unhealthy” foods that are off-limits in the typical diet.

Kim Buck Trainer
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Kim grew up participating in typical children’s sports programs, in school and in the community, and continued to “play” through the completion of her undergraduate degree. Her activity level decreased somewhat once she hit adulthood but she was able to maintain the appearance of physical fitness. It wasn’t until after she moved to the Austin area in 2005 and took on a more sedentary day job that a subtle change began, eventually resulting in 65 additional pounds to her frame since graduating from college. The physical and emotional discomfort came to a head during the summer of 2013, and by August, Kim knew the pounds had to go.

Kim met Kristina on a Saturday morning for her first, and eventually life-changing, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. Within three months, she was down 35 pounds. New nutritional habits, combined with HIIT workouts three to five times a week for the next two-plus years have kept that weight off. She is living proof of the effectiveness of HIIT and balanced eating for fat loss and increased overall fitness and strength, and enjoys challenging herself in physically demanding activities because “I can.” Kim is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Personal Fitness Training Association (PFTA Personal Training School). She holds certifications in Sports Nutrition (PFTA), Kettlebell Training (CardioPump™), and CPR (American Red Cross).

Sarah Kosan Trainer

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Chad worked in construction for over 15 years and thought he was in great shape with all the lifting, carrying and cardio that he did. He realized that couldn’t have been further from the truth! Around 2007 he got left construction and became more sedentary. He weighed well over 200 pounds and wore size 38 jeans and XL shirts. He started outdoor boot camp in 2011, but didn’t find his passion until 2013 when he met Kristina at another HIIT gym that she was coaching at. He was hooked, and after almost a year there decided to make that transition into the Crossfit world. If it wasn’t for Kristina and her consistent encouragement, he would have never had the confidence to make that leap. A few months later and life decided to throw yet another curveball which had him out of the gym for almost 2 years. His weight continued to climb while his self-esteem tanked. In December of 2016 he had enough of looking and feeling the way he did and decided to seek out his true passion and look for another HIIT gym. He started back in January of 2016 and never looked back! In the best shape of his life.

Certification: Action Personal Training and Nutrition

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Sarah struggled with her weight after gaining 20+ pounds in college. She was adamant about not “dieting” or restricting calories, so the weight stayed. She lost about 10 pounds when she discovered a love for exercise later in college. She continued to be active over the next several years, but she still did not modify her diet. The remaining 10 extra pounds didn’t budge. In 2013 she met Kristina and fell in love with HIIT workouts. Kristina taught her about nutrition and what an important role it plays in fat loss, muscle growth, and energy. Sarah finally decided to focus on her diet. After a just few weeks she noticed changes both physically and in her energy levels. Four months later she had lost those stubborn 10 pounds.

Sarah loves HIIT and continues to properly nourish her body. She continues to be impressed at how HIIT workouts have increased muscle and improved her performance in running, yoga, and any physical challenge. Certification: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

unknown.jpg Read Chad’s Bio »

Chad worked in construction for over 15 years and thought he was in great shape with all the lifting, carrying and cardio that he did. He realized that couldn’t have been further from the truth! Around 2007 he got left construction and became more sedentary. He weighed well over 200 pounds and wore size 38 jeans and XL shirts. He started outdoor boot camp in 2011, but didn’t find his passion until 2013 when he met Kristina at another HIIT gym that she was coaching at. He was hooked, and after almost a year there decided to make that transition into the Crossfit world. If it wasn’t for Kristina and her consistent encouragement, he would have never had the confidence to make that leap. A few months later and life decided to throw yet another curveball which had him out of the gym for almost 2 years. His weight continued to climb while his self-esteem tanked. In December of 2016 he had enough of looking and feeling the way he did and decided to seek out his true passion and look for another HIIT gym. He started back in January of 2016 and never looked back! In the best shape of his life.

Certification: Action Personal Training and Nutrition