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).