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Katie McGrath is a major geek for health. She makes it a point to read, review, cook, eat, and sweat her way through the latest in fitness, nutrition, and happiness. Her interests and expertise span from her 18-year contemporary dance training to her more recent loves of yoga and plant-based cooking.
Serving as a corporate wellness consultant and private nutrition coach, she guides people of all ages and health backgrounds to make simple and sustainable steps towards their best selves.
Her motto? Keep It Real: real food, real life, real results, real health, the real YOU!
When she's not working with her amazing clients, you can find Katie teaching or practicing yoga, exploring nature in her new home of the Pacific Northwest, or in her kitchen trying to make her favorite yummy desserts healthier...it is possible!
Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with degrees in Exercise Physiology and Dance Performance. She holds multiple certifications in nutrition, health coaching, personal training, and yoga.
The chia plant didn’t have the best introduction to the American market. (Ch-ch-chia, anyone?) But don’t be fooled into thinking that chia seeds—which are being added to everything from smoothies to cookies—are all hype. The truth is, chia seeds may be just what your diet is missing! Chia’s Superfood Superpowers Chia is the ancient Mayan [...]
Ask your stressed out friends how they deal with feeling overwhelmed and they’ll likely list off the usual suspects: Sleep. Caffeine. Sugar. Alcohol. Exercise. Yoga. Some of these are clearly healthier options than others, but even the easy fixes take time—something that a lot of people who are stressed out tend to have in short supply. [...]
What is all the fuss about having a strong core? Yes, of course we all want a smokin’ hot six pack, but is there a real benefit to tightening your tummy beyond the aesthetic? Short answer: Yes. And a lot of it has to do with having a healthier, stronger center and a less achey lower [...]
I get many funny looks when I tell my health coaching clients that I whole-heartedly endorse a fully stocked chocolate supply in every household. Afterall, it’s one of the most important food groups! We’ve all heard about the benefits of dark chocolate, but you can get even more nutrition by eating the beans themselves. Raw, [...]
Yes, yoga brings about amazing mental and emotional benefits, but if we’re being honest, we all just want long, lean muscles and a super flat midsection. Ditch the crunches and let your yoga poses help you get there! Inspired by the recent Shape magazine video, these five moves target all the muscles in your abdomen [...]