Katerina Slater, Personal Fitness Trainer: work with her in studio, online, or at home.
Updated: May 29, 2021
My name is Kat, and I’ve been working as a Personal Trainer for nearly three years now. I also have a background in Psychology (having completed my BA in Psychology at UBC), and part of the reason I chose a career in fitness is due to the many emotional and mental benefits it can have in a person’s life — increased happiness, confidence & focus, a healthy outlet for stress, and an increased feeling of capability to tackle whatever problems life throws at you!
Throughout my career so far, I have helped people achieve a wide variety of goals. These include weight loss, toning, muscle gain, strengthening, as well as postural correction, pain relief, and management of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. I have also worked with people who have a general desire to feel less stressed, more energetic and confident both inside and outside of the gym.
In addition to my Personal Training Certification, I have also completed my Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification. Due to the epidemic of today’s sedentary lifestyle, more and more people are afflicted with pervasive aches and pains stemming from poor posture and dysfunctional movement. This can all end up taking quite a toll on one’s physical and emotional well-being! With some basic education on body awareness, strengthening exercises, and ways to stretch and release tight muscles, all these problems can be alleviated within a few months of consistent practice, resulting in people feeling better than they have in many years.
A couple of underlying goals I help most of my clients push towards are increased strength and mobility. Even if your primary goal is to lose weight, increase muscle tone, or improve posture, becoming stronger and more mobile will help you get there faster (and safer)! Being able to lift more weight teaches you how to move your body more optimally, burns more calories, and has a major impact on increasing confidence. Taking time to properly stretch and release tight muscles has similar results, as well as reducing the likelihood of injury, and allowing yourself to de-stress at the end of a session (or at the end of a long day).
The most important thing in fitness and wellness is that it’s a lifestyle. For that reason, I always strive to make sure my clients remain motivated during my sessions. By taking into account my clients’ experience, strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences when designing their programs, I aim to instill a love for fitness so they’re excited to continue an active lifestyle long after our training is over. I explain everything clearly, work at a pace each person is comfortable with, and give them lots of opportunities to make choices about what we do during our sessions.
I currently do most of my training at a studio located in Vancouver (near Broadway & Cambie). I also offer in-home mobile training (for those who don’t like to travel, and have a home gym they can use), as well as online personal training.
For more information, check out my website and social media below!
Phone: (778) 655-3001