Kate believes in the power of movement - any kind of movement. Kate rejects diets and diet culture. Kate rejects the idea of exercising to burn calories. Kate rejects the idea of hating your body because of how it looks or for what it can or can’t do. Kate believes in being kind to your body and that we are not our bodies (she believes the same things about our fears, our heartaches, our anger, and our shame). She believes that our bodies are magnificent vessels for who we actually are which is why Kate also believes in the practice of self-work and continuing growth so that we are able to show up with more and more presence in this world.
Kate started getFIT615 in March of 2014 with one goal in mind: get people to sweat more. getFIT615 was an online outlet that hosted many free events around town with the intention of giving people the opportunity to try new gyms, studios, and new ways of moving their bodies.
The opportunity arose for getFIT615 to move into a brick and mortar in our historic home on Music Row, and the doors to getFIT615 opened on October 1, 2014 at 6am.
Kate encourages students to honor their bodies and appreciate them as they are. She believes that movement is vital to our well-being and that we should move our bodies in ways that we enjoy with people we love. Kate comes from the understanding that our hatred, and lack of understanding and compassion for our bodies lies in the patriarchy, our fatphobic society, and racism. Kate centers unlearning, and growth which is why she loves hosting Heartfelt Retreats and the Leadership Retreat via the Duality Project with her co-accomplice Ruby Chandler.
Her goals are to create a space where anyone can learn to enjoy movement, to teach you to value yourself as something more than a body, and to share her passion for connection and growth.
Her love language is quality time and her core value is authentic connection. Her top 5 themes, according to StrengthsFinder are Activator, Connectedness, Harmony, Command, and Responsibility.
Kate is a Body Image Movement Global Ambassador
the dog - @readyforemmathing
Emma getFIT615's mascot and Kate's sidekick. She was rescued from Proverbs 12:10 on August 10, 2013 in Nashville, TN.
She is kind. She is gentle. She listens. She also likes for all of her students to know that they don't have to do anything that her mom says and instead gives them the option to play fetch with her or cuddle in the office.
Emma is a firm believer that you can always run faster. She knows that practicing steady breathing, landing lightly on all four paws, letting your tongue hang loose out the side of your mouth, and pinning your ears back in true "fast-ear" form, are running's most important tips. Emma also believes that sometimes you have to go after a squirrel and sometimes you have to lay on the cool concrete floors for a round or two.
She's been known to lick a face, steal a mat, and cuddle during a plank.
B.A. Music Business Belmont University
NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Personal Training Specialist
RYT 500hr Yoga Teacher
Nashville's Most Moving Instructor 2015, 2016 - ClassPass