Ep.3: Katie Majewski Feeley

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A brilliant conversation with Katie Majewski Feeley 

In this episode, we covered:

  • focusing on what you can actually do - not what you look like when talking about fitness
  • how you can’t be all things to all people
  • how everyone has a horror childhood gym class story
  • weightlifting if you are new to it
  • exploring movement for all bodies
  • not pretending to be someone else and just being yourself
  • finding your people
  • not being everyone’s “cup of tea” and why that is okay. 
  • loads more! 

A lifelong athlete, Katie grew up playing softball and volleyball and running around with the neighborhood kids. Despite always being active and working in gyms since 2005, she never anticipated a career in fitness. While working on a Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication at The George Washington University, Katie was introduced to rock climbing. She continued rock climbing after college, which led her to both weightlifting and her future husband (and co-owner of Power Plant Gym). After deciding that politics was not her thing, Katie worked various jobs including positions at a globo gym, a bookstore, and an environmental non-profit. Eventually she realized that her passion was truly in strength training and fitness, so she left her desk job in 2012 to become a full-time personal trainer. Katie is infinitely enthusiastic about getting stronger herself and introducing literally everyone to strength training.

Katie has actively trained for and competed in CrossFit, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and strong(wo)man. She currently competes in multiple strength disciplines, coaches a team of badass ladies in strong(wo)man and powerlifting (#katiesladies), works with personal training clients, and teaches CrossFit classes.

Katie is also a strength coach for four collegiate women’s teams: basketball, lacrosse, and softball at Widener University; and basketball at Philadelphia University. Beginning in January 2017, Katie is also an adjunct professor of physical education at Widener University.

For a FREE workbook to help you not worry so much about food stop passing on beauty and body expectations to the next generation and feel less shitty (while still being great because I know you are) click here.

Connect with Kimberly on Instagram here.

Connect with Katie on her website here and through instagram here. 

Katie’s Gym: http://www.thepowerplantgym.com

Social Media for Power Plant Gym. 

https://www.instagram.com/powerplantgym/

Links mentioned: 

http://bodypositivefitness.org

A lifelong athlete, Katie grew up playing softball and volleyball and running around with the neighborhood kids. Despite always being active and working in gyms since 2005, she never anticipated a career in fitness. While working on a Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication at The George Washington University, Katie was introduced to rock climbing. She continued rock climbing after college, which led her to both weightlifting and her future husband (and co-owner of Power Plant Gym). After deciding that politics was not her thing, Katie worked various jobs including positions at a globo gym, a bookstore, and an environmental non-profit. Eventually she realized that her passion was truly in strength training and fitness, so she left her desk job in 2012 to become a full-time personal trainer. Katie is infinitely enthusiastic about getting stronger herself and introducing literally everyone to strength training.

Katie has actively trained for and competed in CrossFit, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and strong(wo)man. She currently competes in multiple strength disciplines, coaches a team of badass ladies in strong(wo)man and powerlifting (#katiesladies), works with personal training clients, and teaches CrossFit classes.

Katie is also a strength coach for four collegiate women’s teams: basketball, lacrosse, and softball at Widener University; and basketball at Philadelphia University. Beginning in January 2017, Katie is also an adjunct professor of physical education at Widener University.

 

Ep. 2. Lindsey Desmarais Nubern

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Lindsey Desmaris Nubern is all kinds of awesome. 

Lindsey's been traveling full time for three years with her husband Adam. They've campervanned New Zealand, backpacked south east Asia, RVed the US (you may have seen them on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters), and now they're traveling Europe. They call their adventures, their #nuventures. Lindsey journals their travels on their website: nuventuretravels.com and she has a photography business at nuventurephotography.com.

Here is a bit of what we covered in this episode: 

  • what feeling good with food might look like
  • challenges of access to fresh food
  • defining being “healthier”
  • food as an expression of love
  • culturely a larger body being a sign of being loved and taken care of in a different country
  • light + thin being good and big and heavy being bad and how this assumption is not true.
  • feeling insecure vs secure and comparing ourselves with other people
  • Our health as not just a physical bodies.
  • And loads more goodness!

Lindsey also just came out with a children's book about a traveling pelican name Putih She says: "One of the biggest reasons we decided to travel was to learn all the differences in cultures around the world, but what we really found in 3.5 years of travel is were all more alike than different." Check it out here. 

 You can stay up to date at @nuventuretravels on Facebook and Instagram.

For a FREE workbook to help you not worry so much about food stop passing on beauty and body expectations to the next generation and feel less shitty (while still being great because I know you are) click here.

Connect with Kimberly on Instagram here.

Also check out Chef Akis, mentioned by Lindsey in this episode here.