Encouraging Health and Happiness

Katherine Kaufman Joins Magnuson Athletic Club Team

Fitness Innovator, Katherine Kaufman Joins Magnuson Athletic Club Leadership Team. Kaufman Will Deliver Challenging, Yet Flexible Programs to New Club’s Growing Membership.

November 23, 2011 – Seattle – Magnuson Athletic Club is pleased to announce Katherine Kaufman – one of Seattle’s most sought after group fitness instructors, and designer of the C.U.T.™ exercise program has joined the MAC leadership team. Ms. Kaufman will serve as Operations and Membership Development Director.

“We are thrilled to have Katherine join the MAC team. She has a contagious passion for fitness. She has connected with the community as a group fitness instructor and
trainer. She will be a great collaborator in developing the MAC vision,” said Tarn Sublett, MAC General Manager.

Ms. Kaufman brings more than twenty years of experience and an extensive resume of specialty training to the MAC, including Les Mills’ BODYPUMP, Technogym Kinesis and EFI Gravity Group. Also, she created her own signature, branded program, K.U.T.™ which aims to help participants surpass their personal plateau through a unique program of high intensity interval training. Utilizing an array of her own original programs along with other proventechniques, Ms. Kaufman has nurtured students of all levels at high profile clubs throughout Seattle.

“It really is all about relationships. Whether it’s the student running the front desk who goes on to medical school, or the client who has shared both happy and challenging times with me – a great fitness club is a place where people want be.” Ms. Kaufman adds, “it is a home away from home, with a caring staff welcoming you every time you walk through the front door. That’s important!”

Ms. Kaufman will focus on developing staff and programming and also advancing membership. For more information or to schedule an interview with Katherine Kaufman contact, Meg O’Conor, 206-251-8638, megoc@seanet.com

Katherine’s Tips:

  1. Try to stick to your workout routine. But if you miss one or two don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you’ll just bag the whole week and start next week. If only one day works, that’s fine. One is better than none. I see people fall into this trap all the time, and the holidays sweep away all their good habits.
  2. Keep you workout clothes in your car. Always be prepared to workout on the sly. Always have running shoes, sweats, and rain gear( I mean come on people, this is Seattle, after all.)
  3. Consider the world your own personal gym. Whether it’s your living room, a hotel room, your in law’s front lawn, or a park, you can make it work. I have a simple travel workout routine I email to my friends and students. You don’t need a lot of equipment to get a great workout. Don’t believe me? Come try my Wed, or Sat CUT class!
  4. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT. Check out all the available fitness applications for your phone or tablet. My sister, a busy middle school teacher swears by the yoga app she found for her phone.
  5. A plank a day, keeps the entire core strong. Try planking on both elbows for 15 seconds, and then switch to the right elbow and then the left and back to the middle. Start with 15 seconds and work up to 30 seconds. Imagine as you are planking that your trainer is coming up from the floor and socking you in the stomach. This abdominal brace fires all 4 abdominal muscles and helps protect the back. And if you could remember to fire up your pelvic floor all the better!
  6. Get out and go for a walk!
  7. And most important. Keep a good sense of humor, breathe, and enjoy the holidays. As James Taylor famously said: “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”

One response

  1. lynn

    Katherine is a terrific addition to MAC
    She’s a fabulous motivator and her routines are challenging and fun
    Love her HiLo class. Wish there were 2/week!

    December 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM