About Kate McDonald
Kate McDonald received her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Colorado State University. For more than 30 years she has trained in New York City, Southern California and currently Colorado, helping others successfully set and reach their personal fitness goals.
In addition to in-home personal training, Kate teaches her fHiiT classes online, in local parks and for several companies, including Liberty Media, a Fortune 500 company. Each class is designed to be challenging and fun; combining strength, endurance and flexibility exercises that can be modified for every fitness level.
As a compliment to her fitness classes, Kate is a Master Trainer with The Fascianation Method of Self Myofascial Release. This whole body method stimulates the fascia to help balance out the body left to right, top to bottom and inside out.
Kate was a marathon coach with the LLS’s Team-in-Training for 4 years, has completed 7 marathons, the Canadian Ironman triathlon and loves to push herself in distance races.
Kate has a genuine passion for people and loves motivating others to be as healthy, strong and fit as they can be.
fHiiT: Functional High Intensity Interval Training
Functional High Intensity Interval Training classes are designed to build strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination by combining strength exercises, plyometrics, agility drills, flexibility movements and more for a fun, challenging overall body workout! *MODIFIED FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS.
*ZOOM classes: A live fHiiT class in the comfort of your own home! Kate will incorporate the fitness equipment you have to give you more of a ‘personal’ session within a class setting!
The Fascianation Method
The FASCIANATION METHOD is a form of Self Myofascial Release that teaches people how to stimulate and hydrate dry, unhealthy fascia from the bottom of the feet to the base of the skull, which increases circulation, mobility, lymphatic drainage, digestion and elimination, decreases pain, inflammation, and so much more. This whole body approach helps neutralize imbalances in the body front to back, top to bottom, left to right and inside out. A special roller called the FASCIANATOR is designed with a specific density to reach the deepest layers of fascia that cannot be reached with a foam roller, and a specific diameter to reach important areas of the body (lymphatic vessels of the groin, axillary area, neck, base of the skull) that large foam rollers cannot reach.
The FASCIANATION METHOD helps restore the body’s innate ability to heal itself from chronic pain and stiffness before it progresses to dis-function and dis-ease.
BENEFITS of the FASCIANATION METHOD:
Provides tensional relief and balance to alleviate many common ailments such as: general stiffness, flexibility and immobility, plantar fasciitis, knee and/or hip pain, IT Band Syndrome, sciatica, tennis or golfer’s elbow, frozen shoulder, tension and /or migraine headaches, idiopathic neuropathy and so much more.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS:
Kidney failure, dizziness, high blood pressure, diarrhea, stiff muscles, irritability, constipation… just to name a few!
A FEW FASCIA FACTS:
- Fascia is the body’s largest organ and creates our structure and posture.
- Fascia is made up of water, collagen and cells.
- Fascia dries up and becomes hard, dry and/or sticky if it isn’t hydrated.
- Fascia holds onto harmful toxins, inflammatory waste, emotional stress, etc. if it isn’t hydrated, which can create inflammation, disease and cancer.
- Fascia is springy and resilient when it is hydrated, which allows muscles, joints, organs, nerves, etc. to function properly.
(Same for both classes)