Hey there, my name is Kimberly. I’m here to help you create and embrace the life you want to live…the life you’re meant to live.
I specialize in providing coaching, education and inspiration for fitness and yoga professionals who want to make a greater positive impact with what they do.
My background? Well, I started as a personal trainer at the age of 19 then began teaching group fitness classes soon after(although they were called “aerobics” back then!). I got into group fitness management in the year 2000 and then began presenting continuing education workshops at fitness conferences in 2003. I was the Director of Group Fitness, Yoga and Indoor Cycle for Life Time for almost 10 years, from 2006 to 2015, before shifting more focus to producing our EMPOWER! Events, which I co-created with my fabulous husband, Rob, back in 2008.
In 2015, I was overwhelmed with appreciation when I was named the Program Director of the Year by the prestigious IDEA Health & Fitness Association. It’s so hard to wrap my mind around receiving an award for the work and passion that literally hundreds of people put forth. But I humbly accepted as a representative for the leaders and instructors that I was so lucky to jump out of bed to serve every day for so many years.
Over the years, I’ve made a bunch of workout videos – that sure was a ton of fun. And I’ve had tremendous opportunities to travel all over the US and throughout the world educating fitness and yoga professionals. I created a signature program for Life Time that I’m very proud of and is still going strong called Strike! Kickboxing. I still present at conferences and teach regular weekly classes, both of which are such passions of mine that they are indeed “the things I would do for free”.
With my almost 25 years in an industry I adore, what I’ve really learned and feel most compelled to share is the importance of taking a holistic approach toward fitness. This means going deeper than just the physical to realize how critical mental, emotional and even spiritual fitness are to our overall wellbeing.
More recently, in order to fulfill a deep desire placed on my heart, I began Karma Warriors in 2010. It’s both a community and awareness campaign built on a single foundational principal: we always have a choice – we can always choose love. The goal is to get one million people to take the Karma Warrior pledge, “Through both random and planned acts of kindness, I pledge to do what I can, when I can, to make a positive impact on the world around me. I AM a Karma Warrior!” The motto for this amazing tribe? Simple…Choose Love. Light Up The World!
I am a wife, a mom, an aunt, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a yoga teacher, a group fitness instructor, a professional development coach, a motivational speaker and well, I’m just me, Kimberly.
In all roles I’ve played and projects I’ve undertaken in the fitness and yoga industry…and in life, I’ve always tried to come from a place of love and to lead with love.
In fact, I believe that the greatest power you can have in any situation you may ever find yourself in is to be the presence of love. I also believe…no, I know that in order to do this, you must first love yourself.
So, after all these years, what it boils down to is that I literally thrive on helping people remember how amazing they are. Whether it’s through teaching a class, facilitating a workshop or coaching one of my peers, my goal is to make sure everyone knows how important it is to love themselves, be themselves and let their light shine.
One of my favorite quotes is from Howard Thurman:
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I’d like to help you remember how amazing you are because the world needs YOU to come alive and let YOUR light to shine!