Client Spotlight: Katie

When I first met Katie, she had worked with trainers before, but hadn’t been able to maintain long term fitness. Like many people, she seesawed back and forth with her dedication and often let life get in the way of her health. As a result, she was never able to make any significant gains in her strength and endurance.

Having shed a considerable amount of fat and built a healthy amount of lean muscle since we began training, Katie now recognizes that fitness can only be maintained with dedication and consistency. There are going to be bumps in the road, but Katie knows to keep the car moving.

When Katie and I started working out together, the idea of her doing a pull-up was out of the question, but now she can do one with confidence! We’ve also started working on more advanced leg exercises, like pistol squats.

Watch the video below to see Katie doing push-ups, Australian pull-ups and more during our last workout at Tompkins Square Park.

17 thoughts on “Client Spotlight: Katie

  • By Elizabeth Harcourt -

    that’s awesome! yay, katie!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Betsy! You get any closer to a chin-up yet?

      • By Elizabeth Harcourt -

        getting there! that entry you did about negatives and flex hangs (is that the name?) has really helped me and i’ve started to incorporate them in my upper body workouts ( http://www.alkavadlo.com/2010/09/learning-to-do-a-pull-up/ ) but i keep working on my Australian pull-ups and push-up routines (I now have days that I reserve exclusively to different variations of the push-up), they’re definitely getting better. So, hopefully soon!

        • By Al Kavadlo -

          Sounds good, Betsy. Keep training hard! I’ll e-mail you about how to get shirts. :)

      • By Elizabeth Harcourt -

        wait – the t-shirts have come in? i’d like two!!!

  • By Sebastian -

    Wow … Respect for this Pistol Squats.
    My wife next to me is jealous… :))

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks. She’s been working up to that for a while – I hope to get her off that bench soon!

  • By John -

    Sweet Chin Up….Way to go Katie….

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Right on, John. I see a chin-up in your future…

  • By Phattrainer -

    Great job Katie. Why don’t you go all the way to the ground on the push ups Al? Wouldn’t that constitute full ROM? Just asking questions. I def need an AK t shirt btw.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Lenny. After watching the video again, I suppose we could start working on getting a bit deeper on push-ups.

      In other news, the first batch of T-shirts actually arrived today! More info to come soon!

  • By erica -

    love this video! the layout and content came out sweet.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Erica!

  • By Deboralhg -

    Very inspiring!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks the idea, Deboralhg. Now go do some push-ups! :)

  • By Pru -

    Awesome for Katie! Has she kept this up? We need updates! I hope to be at her level in the video very soon. Thanks for being positive for everyone, Al!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks!  And yes, Katie is still training with me.  When she’s ready to show the world her progress then hopefully we’ll get a new video.  Keep training hard!

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