About Katie

Exercise is an important part of Katie’s life. With three young boys and a hectic schedule she enjoys both the physical and mental benefits that she gets from a great workout. Sharing this love of exercise and the numerous positive benefits it can provide is one of the main factors that led Katie to create PopUp Workout. Her goal is to make each class a challenging and unique workout that will leave you energized, motivated, and stronger to tackle the rest of your day. PopUp Workout started in driveways, basements, and parking lots and has grown through the support of great clients who have spread the word. Bringing PopUp Workout to unique and accessible locations in order to make it easy and cost effective for people to get a great workout is the goal of her business.

During college, Katie "gained" a degree in Communications as well as several extra pounds. “I really liked pizza!” She initially started to exercise for weight control but quickly found that the benefits were far greater than just a number on the scale. This love of fitness was something that she wanted to share with others. She became an ACE Certified instructor in her hometown of Kansas City where she had the opportunity to teach at an innovative fitness studio, Fusion Fitness. In 2011 her family relocated to Chapel Hill where she taught at Pure Barre for 3 years as a Level 111 instructor. PopUp Workout was founded in spring of 2013.  “I love my job and our clients. Experiencing first hand the life changing effects that a healthy lifestyle has on a person is truly a gift.”

 


I love my job and our clients. Experiencing first hand the life changing effects that a healthy lifestyle has on a person is truly a gift.
— Katie, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I AM HAPPIEST…

when my entire family is together SMILING.  

MY FAVORITE VIEW…

Colorado mountains when the Aspen trees are turning. Or my kids asleep at night. :) 

MORNING RITUAL…

I try to get up at least 20 minutes before I have to get my boys up. Liquid vitamin, cup of coffee, check texts & e-mail, last minute plans for class for the day. THEN come the breakfasts, backpacks, lunches, dog walk, etc. 

ONE ACTIVITY YOU DO EVERYDAY WITHOUT FAIL…

sunscreen!!!

A GOOD DAY IS…

beach, book, sunshine, and my boys. 

LAST THING YOU DO AT NIGHT…

minute of gratitude. 

WHAT 3 THINGS ARE VITAL TO YOUR DAY…

family, friends, and fitness. 

YOUR MOST OVERUSED PHRASE…

"of course” or "YES" 

GO-TO WEBSITES…

Amazon, GOOP, Zappos, Well + Good, Daily Skimm. 

MOST USED EMOJI…

smile with side kiss.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND…

I RUN. 

WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB AS A CHILD…

meteorologist. 

WHO IS YOUR GREATEST MENTOR…

my mom. 

WHAT ONE MEETING CHANGED YOUR LIFE…

blind date with my husband. 

BIGGEST RISK THAT HAS PAID OFF…

getting engaged to my husband only 3 months after that blind date! 

FAILURE IS…

not the end of the world.

SUCCESS IS…

raising 3 kind, compassionate, worldly, and happy boys. 

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE…

Listen and make eye contact.