Hi. My name is Katie Blomberg and I am an NationalPTI Personal Trainer and the proud owner of her Elevated, located in midtown Sacramento, California. I spend my time and energy on my passion of helping other women feel the way I feel about myself — ELEVATED — mentally, physically, and nutritionally. My belief is simple - you have one life and you should live it feeling the best version of YOU. Being in a state of elevation is defined individually and therefore achievement is not based on one particular path, it’s based on a state of being by that individual and that’s what makes it so special.Two main themes reside at her Elevated -
- It shall not look like a gym and it shall be shared with others
- I only train women and we will not focus on body numbers.
It was important for me to create a space that is peaceful, full of natural light and to be comfortable and inviting. I have plants, a lounge area, art and candles. The ambiance reflects tropics and natural - just how I want to be. Since it’s not just a gym (there is a separate area full of equipment), I am able to share and rent the space to other instructors or individuals who like to share their specialties via fitness classes, workshops, seminars, etc. One of my favorite monthly renters is hosted by a yoga instructor who puts together Women’s Empowerment Circles - a studio full of women coming together to share, yoga, journal and learn.
At her Elevated, I focus on women of all ages through one on one personal training and group fitness. I tend to get the ladies who are not the box gym type, the kind that aren’t really sure what to do at a gym or have never worked out a day in their life. I like the introverts, the ladies that are slowly evolving and need that extra push and the ladies that need someone to believe in them so they can finally see and experience that it’s okay to believe in themselves. I see her Elevated as a launch pad into their individualistic greatness and I am leading them on a journey to break the barrier that’s been holding them back.
Most importantly, and I think a large variable that sets me apart from other trainers, is that I don’t focus on numbers (weight/skin-folds, PRs) with my ladies. I track progress through increase in strength, or the increase in endurance of a movement, or, most importantly, how their clothes fit, where muscle lines slowly start to appear, and, overall, how they feel. My strength and cardio training (along with nutrition) is the foundation of their lifestyle and what we create in the studio is not only applied physically, but also mentally.
My largest success stories have to do with weight loss. One client has lost over one hundred pounds and the other, fifty pounds. As mentioned above, it’s not about the numbers loss, it’s about what these women have gained. They are stronger than they’ve ever been before, they like who they are, they are the healthiest they’ve ever been (no disordered eating, no quick fixes), they have altered areas of their life that were unhealthy (romantic relationships, food relationships, priorities in life), they have created, established and maintained healthier perspectives on fitness and nutrition and, as a result, found an Elevated version of themselves. And for all of the above, that is why I do what I do.
I owe much of my personal training credit to NationalPTI as the program provided a beautiful foundation into functional fitness and nutrition. Through the hands-on training, class-room style instruction, and support of the NationalPTI staff, I received a well-rounded education and the confidence to put my best knowledge and feet forward as a personal trainer…and what I also like to say, Confidence Creator. I struggled with reading a personal training book and then applying it to a test. I needed the instruction and hands-on learning in-order for me to get a better grasp of what I was trying to comprehend and that is exactly what NationalPTI provided for me. So thankful for the program and creating the trainer that I am now. Without NationalPTI I would be on a completely different path, or quite possibly even in a different industry.
The most wonderful aspect of her Elevated is not only the beautiful (shared) space, but also the women who walk through the doors, evolving individually and evolving together. These women start to know each other through me, in passing or during a group fitness class. It’s a community and it’s based on health, fitness, wellness and Elevating together. Thank you NationalPTI for launching me into my greatness, you were the Elevating factor I needed to Elevate others!