Katherine "Kado" Simmons comes from an athletic background, serving as a four-year starter, two-time captain, and All-American, All-Ivy, and Academic All-Ivy honoree for Cornell Women’s lacrosse (’05-’08). After coaching high school soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse for two years, Kado pursued a certification in Personal Training through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicin). Her first training experience was in an elite New York City gym. Here she was exposed to some of the most well respected trainers and teachers in the field; within four months, Kado became a top-tier trainer with an extensive and varied client-base. Kado has taken every opportunity to enhance her knowledge as a trainer, pursuing certifications and attending workshops for functional movement, kettlebells, sports nutrition, corrective exercise, and program design. She embodies a holistic approach to training, which emphasizes mindful movement, balance, and plenty of hard work. Kado has run the NYC Marathon and ½ Marathon, placed 7th in her age group in the '11 NYC Triathlon, loves to practice yoga, and gets her competitive fill as a wide receiver for her Zog football team.