hey, I'm Kim
I began my career path as a pilot. I attended CSU and majored in Human Development and Nutrition while attending flight school at the US Air Force Academy. I was just short of getting my commercial license and preparing to interview with the airlines when everything changed.
I woke up one morning in a total panic because I could not visualize myself in the career path I was headed down. I'll never forget that feeling and the conversation I had in my head. I was sad, scared, mad, frustrated, confused, disappointed in myself, afraid to let others down, and honestly sick to my stomach. My gut was trying to tell me something and I had no choice but to listen.
I picked up the phone and called my Dad, a former fighter pilot and airline pilot. My voice cracked as I told him, I'm not going to fly anymore. I'm quitting. In a shocked, but calm voice, he asked "Then what are you going to do with your life?"
I answered, "I have no idea, but a gym just opened across the street so I'll see if I can work at the front desk until I figure out what I want to do with my life."
I was 20+ pounds overweight, had terrible acne, and knew little about working out but I got a job checking people in at the front desk.
I didn't know at the time, but the answer that came out with no prior thought, put me on the path i was meant to be on.
Taking my friend JJ (on the right) for a ride!
I didn't know what I was doing or where I was heading, but I was good at it, really good, so I kept going. it worked out.
Fast forward 10 years, four prestigious certifications, a national fitness title (Ms. Galaxy), countless magazine covers, articles, and layouts and I was still trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life, but I LOVED my "hobby" with all of my heart and soul.
I was a well known and respected personal trainer and an IFBB Pro Fitness competitor . I had the best athlete contract in the industry with Weider publications and yet, in my mind I was still wondering when I was going to have to get a "real" job. I loved what I was doing too much to call it a job.
In 2005 I got a call from a casting director looking for a new trainer on a show called "The Biggest Loser". It's a VERY long story, but the day I saw myself on Prime Time NBC I realized, this is my job, I am doing exactly what I was meant to do on this earth.
That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my purpose...
Prior to being the trainer alongside Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels on NBC's hit show, The Biggest Loser, I'd tell people "I'm JUST a personal trainer" and feel a bit embarrassed that I didn't really have a job.
There was one defining moment for me on The Biggest Loser. I walked in and found my team in tears. They were tears of joy as they looked at the medical reports they received from their latest exams. The results were mind-blowing.
When I saw the ability I had to save lives, through the power of nutrition and exercise, I realized that my passion and my purpose had joined forces in this thing they call "a job"!!
And now i'm here to help you.
"I have a deep desire and passion for learning, loving, and living in the moment"
My inner Geek
can't live without
NEED A NEW
helping you feel amazing and confident in your own skin
the word "TRY",
One heck of a ride
There have been so many people that have been instrumental in my success. Huge thanks everyone who believed in me and was a part of my journey. So many people supported my nutty ideas and larger larger than life projects. Another thank you to those that gave up on me, you fueled my fire to be everything I knew I could be. It's all added up to the most amazing career a gal could ever dream and more!
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