After growing up a somewhat competitive figure skater, Kate found athletics again in her early 20s through a 12-week half marathon running program she found on the internet. Being “not a runner,” she was pleasantly surprised by what could happen with proper periodization and training - she managed to complete her first half in just under two hours. When she walked into Undefeated in November 2011, she intended to work to improve her half marathon time with the odd Crossfit class. After finding a passion for the variety and skill that came along with Crossfit, that second half marathon never happened.
Kate’s Crossfit experience has taught her that no one will hand you muscle ups, an unbelievable engine, or a huge snatch - but you can surpass your wildest ideas of what you were capable of with the right coaches, internet technique videos, and a lot of filthy assault bike workouts. Her competitive experience ranges from competing locally in various local competitions, to competing in team events at the West Regionals and Mid-Atlantic Crossfit Challenge, as well as individual competitions such as Dakota Games and CanWest Games.
In regards to nutrition, Kate’s tried various ways of eating, from eating vegan and vegetarian, to paleo, to focusing on performance, and now, after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, is focused on eating for health. Her history is versed enough to know what goes into preparing and planning for various ways of eating while keeping up with a busy lifestyle. She’s witnessed the power of food in regards to health, culture, and performance.
Outside of the gym, you can find her teaching, listening to podcasts, escaping to the Whiteshell with her partner Kyle, and enjoying various levels of coffee, wine, and music snobbery with her two cats. Follow her food-focused Instagram account stuffk8eats for meal ideas, recipes, and food ponderings.
NCCP Level 1 Figure Skating
NCCP Level 1 Olympic Lifting (Competition - Introduction)
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education (Senior Years)
Precision Nutrition Level 1