We all know that the problems people experience on reality TV are nothing like in real life.  On it we see people throw tantrums over receiving the wrong colored sports car as a birthday gift, deliberate over which Hawaiian island to rent for a vacation, and whine about their personal trainers for working them too hard the previous day.  Boo-hoo, we say, secretly wondering what it would be like to live in such obnoxious luxury.While you may drive to a humdrum nine-to-five job in a rust bucket and vacation somewhere without luaus, Katie Peyton wants you to know that anyone can complain about how their personal trainer kicked their butt the day before.


Certified health coach Katie Peyton has fought the demons of body image and eating disorders ever since she was a young child.  As an adult, she decided she would win that battle once and for all by learning everything she could about how to finally get healthy.  After her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, she became a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine with the goal of helping other women fight similar fitness battles.

By letting go of unachievable standards and focusing on gratitude for what she has, Katie gradually found an attainable health balance.  This experience directly impacted the program she created.  In it, it’s not just about which exercises you do and what you eat, but also how you view yourself, handle stress, and live your home life.  This means that Katie’s approach to personal training comes from the ground up.  Do you enjoy your work environment?  Do you dread your morning commute?  What is your relationship like with your family members?  All of these things affect your health, eating habits, and activity level.  


Personal training is for anyone who has goals they want to reach without all the guesswork.  Hate spinach?  Love pizza?  No problem.  Katie not only customizes exercises, but also works with you to create a maintainable diet. There’s no counting calories, no points system: just you, Katie, and your personalized program.

After talking with Katie, there are three things we want you to know:


  1. The more you stress about weight loss, the harder it is to lose weight.  Most of Katie’s clients begin to lose weight within the first week of meeting up — when they haven’t even begun their program yet!  Katie encourages and inspires people to feel that there is hope for everybody, and that alone is enough to get them motivated to start making better choices.


  1. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise.  The food you put in your body affects more than just the scale.  It impacts your emotional health just as much as your physical health.


  1. Drink more water, every day!  Katie suggests at least 60oz.  Gratitude can help remind you to drink water: According to unwater.org, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, so be thankful and drink up!


With so many diets, workout programs, and at home fitness videos, it’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.  The beauty of personal training is that the most important thing you have to do is show up.  Katie helps bring accountability, support, education, and, most importantly, hope.  She has dedicated her career to helping women learn to be thankful for their bodies, all while inspiring them to achieve their goals.

Visit Katie’s website at katiepeytonhealth.com for more information or to schedule a free first consultation.  While you are there, make sure to sign up for her 7 Day Weight Loss Reboot, a tool sent to your inbox with advice for planning meals, practical ways to change your diet, and even some workout videos!

So while you watch celebrities and their imaginary problems, comfort yourself with the knowledge that an amazing relationship with health, fitness, and an incredible personal trainer are all within your grasp.  We can all find gratitude for who we are and what we already have.


By Whitney Grindberg