Have you ever felt like you need something or someone to help kick your fitness routine up a notch? As much as I love taking group fitness classes, I know that I would greatly benefit by having a personal trainer. That’s why I was super excited when Katie Seigel offered me a personal training session at WRK Fitness Studio in Sherman Oaks!
Why is that? First of all, with a personal trainer, he or she can customize the routine & ensure that you are using the proper technique. Secondly (and maybe I’m just projecting here), you can’t “cheat.” What I mean by that is when you take group fitness classes, sometimes you don’t always give 110% during the class. It’s very easy to just go through the motions. I knew that personal training with Katie would keep me honest. 😉
Katie is very personable & I really enjoy her teaching style. I was first introduced to her at Sandbox Fitness where she is a group fitness instructor. Her Sandworks class is no joke! She watches you during the bootcamp-type class to make sure you are using the correct technique & says encouraging words to keep you motivated.
As a personal trainer, Katie creates fun & dynamic workouts for her clients at WRK Fitness Studio. Although maybe “fun” isn’t the right word, there is one thing I know for sure, you will never be bored. She changes things up & never repeats the same workout move twice in one session. She will have you work on the same set of muscles but instead of doing the same repetitve move for 3 sets, she’ll switch things up. I really appreciate that because it kept me constantly engaged since I never knew what she was going to throw at me! 🙂
When I first got to the studio, Katie had me do some cardio to warm-up. I was on the treadmill for about 5-10 minutes.
Katie had me doing lunges & squats with weights. I also used the kettle bell for another exercise. Each set was timed & I believe her method was high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Here’s a video of one of Katie’s client’s working out. Pistol squats are challenging but Katie has her client using a leg band which kicks this workout up a notch!
In addition to being a personal trainer, Katie is also a private chef. Just take a look at this yummy spread that she made for one of her client’s!
Katie will also advise her clients on how to eat healthy & will help them create food plans. Exercise is important but if losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight is your goal, then what you eat (and how much of eat) is even more important.
If you’d like to know more about Katie, follow her FitFabulousFoodie account on Instagram!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary training session from Katie Seigel which helped facilitate this review. All images are mine unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.