MEET KAT FISCHER
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
ELEV8 PERFORMANCE OWNER/TRAINER
A few weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to a networking event within the fitness community. That event just so happened to be the 2 year anniversary party for Elev8 Performance, A unique boutique gym located in HB, owned by the lovely lady pictured above, Miss Kat Fischer. The energy at the event spoke for Kat as the owner and host! I knew Kat must be one hell of a positive influencer, before we even met!
Kat took the time out of her big day to stop and chat with me.
She was warm, welcoming and even invited me to come back and feature her!
Fast forward to a few weeks later, when we finally caught up at her gym for the interview! I arrived and was greeted with the same good vibes as when I attended her event! I was super excited to find out how she got her start in the fitness world. I also wanted to know more about her signature #assbykat workouts! She is known in the community for helping her clients achieve their individual goals, with a long list of testimonials! She offers a full program, including meal plans and creates a quality one-on-one relationship with all of her patrons!
Check out the video below to see Kat walk me through three of her favorite workouts!
Keep scrolling to read our in depth interview and find out more about Kat
What got you into the fitness lifestyle?
I personally got into fitness about 6 years ago. I was experiencing health problems that run in my family. Diabetes was one of them. I didn’t want to go down that route. When I first started getting into fitness I did CrossFit.
How long have you been a personal trainer?
Before I made fitness my career I was in property management. I had my brokers license for ten years. Then, about three years ago the person I was dating was a personal trainer and people started inquiring about if I was doing training as well. So, I got my certificate and started training! We started doing work out of our garage in our condo. It just flourished and grew from there. Then the opportunity came to open a gym in HB!
After our Grand Opening, I had so many clients sign up for personal training I was able to quit my job in property management in order to train full time!
That’s incredible. It’s definitely sets an awesome example to people who train with you that you went for it and pursued your passion!
I definitely feel like when its something you’re passionate about, It isn’t a job. It isn’t something that’s forced. Its like I get to hang out with my friends all day when I’m with my clients. I care about them transforming their lives just as much as they do.
What are your clients typically looking for when they come in to train at Elev8?
Most of the people that come in to see me are looking for so much more than just personal training. Some of them have struggled with eating disorders, their facing low self esteem, or maybe a break-up. They’re facing some type of emotional distress thats going along with not feeling good on the outside.
Watching my clients transform themselves on the inside is probably my favorite part of what I do.
Who would you say is your biggest inspiration in fitness?
My biggest inspiration in fitness wouldn’t necessarily be someone in the lime light. I get so inspired by my clients every day. I have people that come in here with the most amazing stories and they bust their ass in the gym every single day.
The people who are in here having a hard time, but are still working really hard to better them selves, that’s what inspires me the most.
Your faith is a big part of your life, which I think is awesome! How would you say faith has impacted your journey?
My faith is relatively new, I found God and was saved just a year ago. It was something I was really unsure about bringing into my business. I had been advised heavily against it by a lot of people. People said it might be bad for business, but it had the complete opposite effect. Once it did become known, it was incredible to see how people responded. There was so much positivity. Which is exactly what faith does, it brings people together.
A lot of people in our day and age are seeking something, but they only see a bad stigma around religion and the Bible, instead of seeing that
God is about loving each other and being kind to each other. That’s why I choose to be public about my faith. To break the stigma.
Faith has been an incredible way for me to connect with people at Elev8. It really ties back into that I want to promote health, in all aspects, mind body and soul.
It changed my life.
What goals do you have set for your self right now in fitness?
Two years ago, when I first opened the gym I decided I was going to get into the best shape of my life… and I did it. But, I did it on a very, VERY calorie restrictive diet. More along the lines of a bikini competitors diet. I really messed up my hormones and metabolism. Then, the following year, I complete dove into my business and my health was put on the back burner. I shouldn’t have ever done that. This year I’m focusing on being my best self. I had my hormones checked out and balanced. Now it’s SHREDDING SEASON! This time I’m going to get into the best shape of my life, but I’m going to do it right! Hard work and consistency pays off!
What kind of diet do you recommend to your clients?
Its not about the magic quick fix. I always caution people about the diets they choose. I don’t have anything against diets, but I want to teach people a lifestyle they can maintain. It should be about eating right, because it makes you feel good. Short term diets with out carbs make it hard for your body to re-acclimate to eating carbs in the future. What you do in the long term is what matters.
Think of your body as your dream car. Your carbs are your fuel and your fats are your oil. Is that car going to work right if you don’t give it oil or fuel? Are you going to put low grade in or premium? You only get this one car for the rest of your life.
A lot of girls especially are scared of carbs and scared of fats, but with out it, your body isn’t going to work right. Once you get your mind around that concept eating becomes a lot healthier and easier.
Lastly, I’ve got to ask, what does a savage body mean to you?
A savage body means to me that you look good, you feel good and you’re laughing!
I couldn’t agree with Kat more! Scroll down to find out where you can locate her for training!
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Huntington Beach, CA