Cat Ekstrom has been teaching group exercise since 2015. She left her radio promotions job she attended college for to go work the front desk at a YMCA. She was using this as a foot in the door she thought to get into personal training, but instead she got super intrigued by the music, moves, and fun happening from the group exercise studio near the membership desk. Every gym tour she led for potential members had her linger, listen, and watch that studio more closely. So she took a leap and dived right in (after personally attending only one class).
One cerification became two which became three, until she has gotten twenty fitness related certifications and licenses through the years (with no signs of stopping, 200 Yoga Teacher Training is coming soon).
As someone who got into exercise first at the age of 19 to lose weight with at home DVD's for the physical aspect, to someone who got back into fitness through walking at the age of 25 for the mental health aspect, to someone who continues to stay in group exercise for the social aspect, she understands people's variety of needs for stepping into a class either physically or virtually. Come in ready to sweat but leave with a smile.
After reaching out to WARRIOR creator Ellen de Werd on Instagram about how she was Cat's favorite Beachbody live Master Trainer, Ellen invited her to join her free NYE Warrior Workout in 2020. Cat was hooked and knew these were the workouts she was missing.
After giving birth to her first child in 2021, she has gotten back on the WARRIOR Rhythm and WARRIOR Strength train as part of her postpartum journey. She loves these workouts because she finds they build her up and rejuvenate her. The perfect workouts for all shapes, sizes, and abilities to strengthen you and not drain you, all while feeling like the WARRIOR rebel you are.
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid ceritified