Name: Cathy Hart
Born: Baltimore, Maryland (Been a Texan for 51 years)
Family: My mom and step-dad are in their early 80’s, living actively in northeast Texas, in spite of some health concerns.
My husband, Brian, and I have been married for over 32 years. We have 1 daughter Caitlin who is 24 years old.
My at-home babies all have four legs. We have 3 cats: Antonio, Chimmy, and Ellie.
Previous and Current Occupation:
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, teacher certifications in kindergarten and elementary education, a master’s degree in Counseling, and a second master’s degree in Educational Administration. I retired from CCISD in June 2016, after 35 years in public education.
In August of 2017, I was introduced to Norwex natural products. Since taking care of the environment is very important to me – and mostly because I fell in love with the products – I decided to become an Independent Sales Consultant for Norwex. https://goo.gl/MmYAbk –
Away from YPB, I work on growing my Norwex business. I enjoy gardening, reading, meeting with friends and book club members, doing (beginning) yoga, and creating pottery.
My husband and I love music and have been working our way through an (unwritten) “bucket list” of performers we want to see “live” before they stop touring. Here’s a few of the performers they’ve seen
How did you hear about YPB and what brought you to the studio?
In September 2017, I saw an ad on Facebook to try YPB for 3 sessions. I recently had lost a considerable amount of weight but was noticing signs that I needed to start incorporating weight training into my exercise routine. I came to YPB and instantly felt at home there and began making new friends.
A week later, I gave myself a birthday present … a one-year membership to YPB. I have to say, I have never been a person who enjoyed exercise before. I’ve been very active in walking and bike riding for several years. But, it’s always been what I had to do as part of my ongoing battle to lose weight and keep it off.
I came into YPB with that same mindset. Quickly I found that I actually looked forward to coming to the next class. I enjoyed the workouts and spending time with the new friends in my class.
What attracted you to becoming a Fitness Professional/Functional Aging Specialist?
In December 2017, Lisa Wright approached me about coming to work for her as a personal trainer. I completed my certifications as a Personal Trainer and as a Functional Aging Specialist, and started working for YPB in January.
I love being able to use my teaching background and all of the science/research behind the Functional Aging Institute to help others just like myself reduce the loss of muscle mass, build strength and endurance, and improve balance to reduce the risk of falls/injuries as we age.
My goal is to be stronger in my 60s than I was in my 30s. I know with the work we do at YPB, I will achieve that goal.
What unique qualities do you bring to Team YPB that might set you apart (even just a little bit)?
Having been a teacher and administrator for most of my life, teaching a class or working one-on-one with clients seems a natural fit for me. The fact that I’m a client at YPB, as well as a trainer, allows me to continue to be both a student and a teacher … which I love.
Since I’m in the “pushing 60 club,” I have a very personal interest in making sure these exercises work and produce positive results for the “mature” client.