It’s Time For an
Online Fitness Course
That Empowers You
To Create Your Own
Personal Path To Fitness

A course that is not a one-size-fits all program that doesn’t meet your real needs OR promotes the toxic diet culture that promises success (but shames you into failure)

When you’re FINALLY in a place where you’re able to decide that YES, today is the day…
You’re ready to take charge of your life and get fit, once and for all…
But you don’t want to shame yourself into making it happen… 

Empowering You
To Create Your Own
Personal Path To Fitness

withOUT one-size-fits all programs that don’t meet your real needs OR toxic diet culture that promises success (but shames you into failure)
When you’re FINALLY in a place where you’re able to decide that YES, today is the day…
You’re ready to take charge of your life and get fit, once and for all…
But you don’t want to shame yourself into making it happen…

If you’re here, you’re ready. You’re ready to take a step toward changing your life.

You’re ready to become the hero of your own health journey!

You know that your body is the only body you’ll ever get and the most important tool you have, and you’re finally ready to make a difference in the way you live with it.

But you’re tired of being broken down and beaten up by fitness regimens and diet programs that make you feel like you’re less than. That you can’t be successful unless you follow their unsustainable plan.

That you have to fit a mold to be healthy, or that you have to push yourself to the breaking point to see any results.

I’m here to tell you: that’s not how you create a true life change. That’s not how you create the future you of your dreams. The one with your fittest self at the forefront – and I don’t just mean physically.

There’s a real problem in the health & fitness industry today, and that’s the idea that physical health trumps the rest of it. The mental and emotional toll that hyper-focusing on fitness can take.

The burnout that happens when you push too hard or don’t treat yourself with love, grace, and compassion.

A quick note: I don’t want you to confuse “compassion” with “easy” or “letting yourself and others off the hook.”

You can kick your own ass while having compassion. I can kick your ass with compassion.

We CAN get results and still be emotionally mature and self-aware.

Compassion just means reframing why you’re doing things. You’re doing these things because you love and respect yourself… NOT because you hate yourself.

Compassion means pushing or being pushed with generosity and respect.

Compassion is about the motivation behind why you’re here.

Having compassion is about treating yourself like someone you love, a child or an elderly parent. Compassion means learning to give yourself what you NEED vs what you WANT because you actually care about yourself and the person you are becoming. You might want to skip a workout, but you probably NEED to go for a walk, drink some water and/or go to bed.

The worse your mood, the more important the workout!

A lot of fitness experts seem to forget that not everyone has years of experience cementing healthier habits or a body that’s used to moving. Not everyone has spent the last however many years falling in love with being healthier (and everything that comes with it.)

And those experts don’t tailor their programs to meet YOUR needs – to meet you where you are right now.

And what’s more – they don’t allow your needs to shape the programs they offer. Instead, they create programs THEY would love – forgetting that you’re simply not them.

That’s why I decided to do something different. I decided to blend the “ass-kicking” motivation with the compassion and grace that I know you need… because contrary to what many experts will have you believe… you can do both.

I work to put the “personal” in “personal training.”

I work with YOU to create a program for YOU!

And what’s more – we can do it together.

How do I know?
Because I’ve done it

I spent the first half of my life hating my body. I didn’t move, I wasn’t fit, and I overate constantly (mostly to try to cope with hating my body.)

I had to become my own health hero – and that meant I had to learn how to do it.

I didn’t start my journey knowing what to do. And I certainly didn’t start on my journey alone! My mom encouraged me to try getting on a treadmill for 10 minutes a day.

That’s it. 10 minutes a day on a treadmill.
(Can you say COMPASSION?!)

She knew that AT THAT MOMENT any more than 10 minutes would feel overwhelming and undoable. She knew that encouraging me to lift weights, train for a marathon, take a spin class… Would be too far outside my comfort zone IN THAT MOMENT and I’d never get started. I couldn’t run a marathon, spin or lift weights YET.

YET being the key word.

My mom had to meet me where I was so I could grow into the Kathleen of today. Today I have run over 10 marathons, taught many a spin class, done 8 half Ironmans and one full Ironman and TEACH others to lift weights. Talk about a transformation…..but it didn’t happen overnight.

step by step.

My mom knew that you don’t have to be great to get started… but you do have to get started to be great.

Instead of trying to make me do workouts that I would never do and would probably injure me, she had me start with a simple 10 minutes a day on a treadmill.

But something important: she had me go to the Y to do this walking. Why? 

Because most of the people there were over 40 and under 10 – which meant I wasn’t around my peers when I was walking. I didn’t need to feel awkward in this environment… and that’s part of figuring out what worked for me.

Removing the hurdle of awkwardness is part of what allowed me to stick with it. That’s what I needed at that moment. That’s what helped me create that little win at first – to take that first step.

My health journey evolved from there.

With my mom’s support and encouragement, that 10-minutes a day turned into much more.  

I figured out how to lift weights. I tried running. I took a few exercise classes. I learned more about eating the right foods to fuel my body – and it all snowballed into my 20+ year career as a personal trainer and fitness expert.

I discovered the joy in exercise – the kind of exercise that I could stick with – and I’ve since made it my mission to help YOU do the same thing.  

Plus, I have created my recipe for nutrition success, a “recipe” that is sustainable yet healthy. It is my mission to help YOU create your nutrition mix.

But I’m going to help you create your OWN path, instead of giving you what you “should” do and allowing you to feel guilty or less-than if you don’t make it happen.

I want you to STOP “SHOULD-ING” all over yourself!!!

I’m not talking about becoming a gym bunny. I’m not talking about exercising so hard that you’re in pain for a week.

I’m talking about the kind of fitness and health routine that you not only CAN stick with… but that feels completely natural to become your new way of living. So you can live better, healthier and happier.

Introducing Kick Your Ass With Compassion:


a 5-week online fitness course designed to help you discover how to show up for yourself so you can meet the goals YOU set.

If you:

  • Are frustrated with the rollercoaster of fitness that you’ve been riding – ups and downs, highs and lows…
  • Start and stop fitness programs with regularity because you simply can’t keep up…
  • Are tired of the cookie-cutter programs that don’t allow for flexibility or real-life living (because that somehow always gets in the way)…
  • Want to incorporate movement into your daily life and routine, instead of trying to shove it in where it doesn’t fit…
  • Need to have FUN with your fitness or your attention is easily and quickly drawn elsewhere…
  • Simply want to make your health a more consistent priority…

Then you are in the right place. 

In our 5 weeks together, we’re going to connect the dots between wanting and doing. This is not for those that are simply hoping for change – but those that are ready to act and just need a little direction and encouragement to get them there.

Here’s how it works :

Each week, there will be a group coaching session that’s tailored to you and your other group members’ needs. (Remember, we’re meeting you where you ARE instead of a predetermined path that might not work for you!)

We will cover things like:

  • The fickle nature of motivation and willpower and how you can create a non-negotiable instead…
  • Understanding the difference between goals and wishes… and tailoring your goals to your own fitness personality and life reality…
  • Using the “science of neurobiology and behavioural change” to help you not only set the right goals… but continually move toward them in a way that works for you…
  • The Systems for Success and how you can set yourself up to achieve instead of to fail…
  • Finding solutions and leaning in for growth – as well as other essential mindset strategies that will empower you to continue in your health journey…


Each week I send a “pre course” email that outlines the topics we will be covering. This pre-course email includes topic overview, sometimes a mini quiz to gauge your knowledge on the topic, and links to resources that you can read/listen/watch if you love getting into the weeds of the material.

After the course I send a follow-up email with material on anything that came up organically in the lecture and anything you need for homework between weeks.

Since you will know about our specific topic in advance of each week you can send in or prepare questions that I will try to answer during the training. If I can’t cover the question in class we will email privately back and forth.  

If you don’t want to chat in class, no problem, let me know and we will make sure to work together over email to set your intentions and goals for the week. Get excited to establish your “systems” each week that will ensure you hit your goals.

In between calls, you will have open email communication with me – I’ll hold you accountable and keep you on track, answer questions that might be holding you back from success this week, and help you get clarity on what you need to keep pushing forward on your fitness journey.

Sound overwhelming? DO NOT STRESS.

You can do as much or as little work as you want/have time for. If you just want to come and listen to the lecture, great. If you want to have your camera off, great. If you want to read a few links but not others, great. Make the course the experience that you need!

I have had many people come back and do the course multiple times, and each time they take something different from it.

In essence, you’re getting your own personal trainer for FIVE weeks… except at a fraction of the cost and without the drill-sergeant style that breaks your spirit and burns you out.

Not Just An Exercise Program

This online fitness course is about more than introducing and increasing movement in your life.

This course helps you transform your MINDSET. Why is that CRITICAL? Without a growth oriented, productive mindset you have nothing.

Simply put: Your thoughts inform your behaviors.

Your behaviors/actions inform your results.

To be successful you need to create a  “find solutions, growth oriented” mindset. To be successful you need a productive inner dialogue. Your inner dialogue is a product of your mindset and your mindset is a product of your inner dialogue – they depend on one another and BOTH contribute to your success.

How you talk to yourself and how you think are the “chicken and the egg” of behavioral change. You will NOT achieve long-term success without speaking to yourself in a positive, healthy way.

When you want to ditch your workout, drink or eat in a way that doesn’t serve you and/or stay up too late you need to be able to take a productive pause, to talk to yourself; walk yourself off the health ledge and convince yourself to take the action that you NEED vs the action that you desire.

Self-talk—mindset—is CRITICAL.
Without a healthy mindset we let momentary desires derail us from achieving our future goals.

What else is this course about? Why will it help you achieve your goals?

This course helps you rewire your habits while creating the right path for you. As F.M. Alexander says “humans don’t create their future, they create their habits and their habits create their destiny.”

Together we’ll create your destiny ONE HABIT AT A TIME!

This course is about helping you understand the unique fitness journey that YOU are on – so you can completely transform the way you think about health and fitness…

And forever alter the relationship you have with your body.

Right now, you might be in a love/hate relationship with your body.

I get it. I’ve been there. We all have.

This body ambivalence is SUCH a part of being human. If it wasn’t, the diet and supplement industry wouldn’t be a billion-dollar industry.

I get your frustration. You want your body to do something—to be something—and it does what feels like the opposite. You want to take care of it, but it feels like your body is actively working against you.

Most of us have been there—pain when you exercise, cravings for particular foods you are trying to avoid, lack of motivation when you need it the most.

(The trick is to learn to use your mind to control your brain AND your body’s physiology! This course will show you HOW to do that, how to override your unconscious thoughts, habits and beliefs. The cool part of being active is that just moving your body changes your physiology. So each time you move, you are a slightly different version of you.)

During our 5-weeks together we will work to change your habits, we will embolden you with systems and tools to stay on your health horse and we will level up your Mindset. We will work to change the language you and your body have together—so you can understand its needs and make the right choices to fulfill them.

And to help you with that, I’m offering a suite of bonuses that will help you in your journey:

Love Your Body Bonus #1: Copies of my TWO Life-Changing Books

Finding Your Fit and Your Fittest Future Self were both written to help you and others like you understand how to better the relationship you have with your body – and steps you can take RIGHT NOW to move forward with your own fitness goals.

I will send both of these to you completely FREE when you register for Kick Your Ass With Compassion!


Love Your Body Bonus #2: Journaling Templates

So much of our fitness journeys have to do with the way we think. So much so, in fact, that not including the mental work in this program would mean you’re less successful… and that’s not what I’m about. So I’ve included a pack of my journaling templates, designed to help you understand your triggers, what causes you to overeat, where you are with your goals, and much more.

All included for free when you register – but essential to your long-term fitness journey and the success you’ll see. 

Love Your Body Bonus #3: Surprise Welcome Package

There’s nothing better than getting a few surprises in the mail now and then – so when you register for Kick Your Ass With Compassion, I’ll send you a goody box full of tools you can use during the program and long after. I won’t give away what’s inside – but this will be one package you’ll be excited to get on your doorstep!

This program helps you transform your MINDSET. Why is that CRITICAL? Without a growth oriented, productive mindset you have nothing.


Don’t just take MY word for it… 

See what those who have BEEN IN YOUR SHOES
have to say…



“My 5 weeks with you allowed me to get in the habit of making better choices and treating myself better. No more eating the emotion of Covid or putting off working out to sit in front of the tv. Checking in with you to “keep me honest” helped me form new habits and I am so grateful!! I have continued my workouts and eating right. I even completed a month of Whole 30 and have continued that way of eating as I feel so great! Realizing that I do better with rules was key to success for me. You helped me get there.

17 pounds down! But even better, I have more energy and am developing muscles and endurance that have suffered over the last year.

Thanks so much, Kathleen. I feel more like my old self again!”



“I just wanted to reach out and say thank you! Because of you taking me on the first session I’m down 30 lbs and it’s all thanks to your guidance, support and love it rule! I have so much more energy and better healthy habits in my day to day life that I could not have developed without your help. I am so great-full to you, you really have changed my life for the better and have given me a whole new outlook on healthy habits that I could not have done on my own.

Before I thought it had to be all or nothing and now I know every little bit counts. I’m continuing to eat salads more often in a week, drinking water instead of snacking and taking walks almost daily. And your love it rule has cut out so many junkie habits that I mindlessly had before! I really just can’t thank you enough and am eternally great-full for you giving me that open spot on your coaching calls, they really did change my outlook on life.

Thank you again!”



“Kathleen’s constant enthusiasm and positive support have been invaluable. She always seems to know just what to say to keep me engaged and help me stay on track. She has a wealth of information for me, and regularly shares links and quotes and videos, and advice which helps me move forward.

I’m no athlete or hardcore fitness enthusiast, but a middle-aged woman who needs lots of help to remain at a healthy weight, and be active and fit. Her compassion and understanding, and willingness to not only let me but actually encourage me, to advance at my own (very slow!) speed have been EXACTLY what I needed to progress toward my fitness goals.

I highly recommend her coaching. Thanks, Kathleen!!”

Jennifer C.


I’m not going to take it easy on you. This program will be work.

There will be assignments and accountability and I promise…

There will be times when you feel like you want to just throw in the towel.

But I’ve planned for that. I know that will happen, and I won’t give up on you

I’ll meet you where you are. And just like my mom knew that the environment I started in mattered… the same is true here.

Don’t want to have your camera on? Fine!

Want to stay silent on the calls? Great – we’ll talk over email.

If you just want the information to sink in and you need to process it on your own? Not a problem. I’m here to help if you need me.

Allow yourself to start where you are. Don’t pressure yourself to go from 0 to 60 in 5 weeks. Start with 0 to 1. Strive for 2 or 3.

This is YOUR journey.

My job is to help you figure out what it looks like… and help you take the step forward that you’re ready for.

My job is to help you celebrate the wins that you have – instead of pushing you toward wins you’re not ready for.

The one thing I WON’T let you do is not start. Because while I’m not going to push you beyond what you can do… I will encourage and motivate you to do what you CAN do.

I won’t let you give up on yourself…whatever part of the journey you are on.

That’s why the program is called Kick Your Ass with Compassion. Because I truly believe that we can be kind and tough; fair but persistent; compassionate and pushy.

I want you to know that what you’re signing up for IS going to make a difference in your life…


If you’re willing to work the program and let it work for you.

You’ll leave these 5 weeks feeling good about yourself and the decision you’ve made. Because you’ll know that you took an incredibly important step toward your future self. The one that sticks with decisions. The one that understands that you get one body in this life… and you want it to be the best it can be.

So if you’re ready…

  • If you’re ready to STOP with the yo-yo diets…
  • If you’re ready to STOP with the toxic diet culture…
  • If you’re ready to FINALLY discover what it feels like to have a good, healthy relationship with your body…
  • Then it’s time to take the next step toward becoming your fittest self.

It’s time to Kick Your Ass… With Compassion.