In her early 40s, Kim became a runner, a triathlete, and then a coach. But she didn’t always like endurance activities. At one point, she threatened to fire her trainer because the sessions involved Kim running around the 1/10th mile track at the gym. She stuck with it because she enjoyed the camaraderie among the moms, and because she quickly dropped 50 pounds, all while realizing she was capable of achieving hard things.
The discipline she developed as a runner gave her the strength to face a 2015 breast cancer diagnosis with courage. She continued running through treatment and celebrated the end of chemo by running a half marathon with a group of friends a week later.
As a new mom, a frequently-injured runner, or a breast cancer survivor, Kim was never content with sitting back and letting life happen to her. Every obstacle, injury and surgery motivated her to look for solutions and continue her education.
Now, Kim shares the things she's learned so that others can discover the solutions she so desperately needed.
Whether she’s speaking, presenting a workshop, or coaching an individual athlete, Kim turns her own bumps and twists in the road of life into training plans and programs that inspire others to push their bodies and minds to achieve more than they ever imagined.
Kim has been quoted and used as a resource by the media for the following news organizations:
Shape Magazine - What is a Fartlek?
It's All You Boo - 28 Experts Share How to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals
Sisterhood of Sweat Podcast - Overcome Your Obstacles
How to thrive through breast cancer treatment and beyond.
Running for my life: how running made me strong
Journaling: the missing link in fitness programs
How to develop tiny habits that lead to big results
Behavior change takes HEART
Run, record, reflect: 3Rs that will take your running to new heights
Yes, you can start running after 40!
Run your mind to achieve new heights
How to stop being a chronic re-starter once and for all
Smart training strategies to run injury-free
How to incorporate movement into your work day
Why your team at work will benefit from training for a 5K together
How to set up your home or business environment to work more movement into your day.
Theater and dance parent topics (teaching resilience, no back up plans, foot care, how to prep for college auditions)
Before jumping in to the world of fitness, Kim was a sales manager and regional marketing director for a major cable organization. She spent another 12 years working for a sales consulting firm as an online sales trainer, workshop presenter, blog manager and inbound marketing coach.
Her fitness certifications include: Functional Aging Specialist, Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, Lydiard Level 2 Coach, Healthy Running Coach and RRCA Coach, in addition to a variety of programs such as use of kettlebells, suspension straps, sandbags, and branded group fitness programs.