Who Katie Is

Katie is a Body & Lifestyle Coach, helping people tune into their own rhythms for inner and outer transformation.   She is a Strength Coach, Community-builder, Nutrition Counselor, and Reiki practitioner.  Recognized as the “trainer’s trainer”, she is more than a motivator — Katie is a guide, a healer, and a woman who influences anyone who works with her to make lasting, life long changes.  

Career Background

Katie has been training professionally since 2006. She has been privileged to work with masters in the strength and fitness industry from the beginning. Katie spent 5 years competing as nationally-ranked NPC Figure Athlete, and continues to coach bikini, figure, and bodybuilding athletes to the national level. Her passion for heavy lifting is balanced by mindfulness practices that upgrade whole-body wellness.

Katie is part of the leadership team for the RKC, a national certification for kettlebell instructors. She is the co-founder/owner of KETTLE PRT, a biannual lifting competition and workshop hub, uniting the Chicago fitness community year-round. She teaches weekly kettlebell classes in Chicago that incorporate meditation for nervous system repair.

Katie is also a certified nutrition counselor, offering unparalleled nutrition programs on a personal and/or group platform. Her broad experience in healing and nutrition work delivers a method for people to feel nourished from the inside-out and more effectively reach their physical goals.  

“When we approach the body with greater awareness, not turning away from what we feel, deeper messages can be understood.” - Katie

Her work bridges modern science and ancient wisdom, empowering people to consciously create their own realities. This diverse toolset helps people rewire new patterns over past, limiting mindsets/beliefs. Katie uses movement to converse with the body and practice finer-tuned listening. Clear communication makes it simpler to choose better ways of feeling. Active Evolution symbolizes our power to choose - the foods we choose to nourish ourselves; the desires we choose to deserve; the words we choose to say to ourselves; and the way we choose to show up, in our bodies, in all areas of life. Katie will help you navigate wherever you are asking to go - whether the day calls for a soul-shaking strength workout or a heart-opening energy shift, breakthroughs are ensured.  

Professional Achievements

  • KETTLE PRT, Co-founder/owner-operator

  • Active Evolution, Co-founder/owner-operator

  • RKC-Team Leader     

  • NPC National Figure Competitor (2008-2012)

  • Soft and Strong Transformational Retreats, Co-founder/owner-operator


  • Reiki Energy Healing – Level II

  • Shamanic Apprenticeship (2015-Present)

  • RKC-Level II (Kettlebell Instructor)

  • RKC- Level 1 (Kettlebell Instructor)

  • PCC Certified Instructor    

  • Biosignature Practitioner

  • Precision Nutrition Counselor

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer