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What is Empowered?

Empowering women through knowledge and fitness.  
Specializing in women over 40. 


EMPOWERED offers two services.

  • An educational 3-part lecture series (for groups).  Each lecture builds on the last.  Topics include the importance of being your own advocate, how female physicians can support you, specifics about menopause, as well as detailed health and fitness needs for women over 40.  Lectures are in person.  The lecture series would be appropriate for fitness facilities, office or board rooms, school classrooms, retirement homes, community centers, conferences, women's groups & organizations, trade shows, Expos, or  Women’s Shows.

       Fee: ​ TBA

  •  A unique approach to one-on-one personal training, offering individually tailored workouts, using little to no equipment to be completed at the client's home on their own.  This includes an in-depth interview, initial assessment & intake, a custom-written health and fitness plan (including nutrition, wellness & sleep suggestions), an in-person “show & tell” where the workout is reviewed, and client support.

       This is available on a case-by-case basis.

 ​      Fee:  TBA


     ***  A portion of the revenue will be donated to women’s charities in the Olympia area.

In response to the lack of information as well as inaccurate and disinformation regarding women’s health and fitness, I was inspired to create EMPOWERED.  
The female anatomy and physiology is unique and require special attention when it comes to fitness. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has largely ignored the female demographic. Most of the industry's education and information is focused on men and then applied to women, without taking into consideration female hormones, menstruation cycles, giving birth, and menopause. This lack of attention and study has resulted in a shortage of helpful tools for women who want to stay fit and healthy.  In addition, the health and fitness industries don’t often take into account or address the many physiological differences between men and women. My female-specific training certifications set me apart, and therefore, I am able to address these differences and focus on helping women succeed.

The gathering of women is a sacred tradition that has been practiced for centuries. It is a unique bond of sisterhood that I wish to cultivate through EMPOWERED. My goal is to create a safe and trusted space for women to come together to learn, share, and ask questions about health and fitness. Under this umbrella, I aim to make taboo and shamed subjects such as women's hormones, menstruation cycles, and menopause, beautiful facts of nature, and commonplace topics.


About Katherine

My name is Katherine, and I have lived in the Pacific Northwest region of Washington State for most of my life. I have been moving and training my body for over forty years, starting with ballet at the age of seven and continuing with self-driven workouts to this day. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts and over fifteen years of teaching experience. During my career, I have taught ballet for over a decade, as well as group fitness classes, including Les Mills, Yoga, and Pilates.
I am also a personal trainer. In 2023, I became a Certified Menopause Coaching Specialist.  I am currently working towards obtaining certification as a Women's Coaching Specialist.
My husband and I enjoy exploring the world through food and travel. I am passionate about supporting the arts, cooking, cold plunging, and helping others.

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Recommended Resources

  • The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter  (For all females over 40)
  • The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter              (For all females under 40)
  • Blood by Dr. Jen Gunter                                (For all females under 40)
  • A Monk’s Guide to Happiness by Gelong Thubten
  • Handbook for Hard Times by Gelong Thubten
  • The Definitive Guide to Perimenopause & Menopause by Dr. Louise Newson
  • The New Menopause by Mary Claire Haver, MD
  • Vagina Obscura by Rachel E. Gross
  • The Menopause Brain by Lisa Mosconi PhD 
  • It's Not Hysteria by Karen Tang, MD, MPH
  • Eve by Cat Bohannon
  • Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex by Laurie Mintz, PhD
  • Becoming Bulletproof by Evy Poumpouras
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle                             
  • What Fresh Hell Is This? by Heather Corinna
Articles & Blog Posts
Who to Follow on Instagram

Dr. Jen Gunter, MD, OB/GYN         @drjengunter

Dr. Karen Tang, MD, GYN               @karentangmd

Dr. Christine Vaccaro, OB/GYN    @drchristinevaccaro 

Pelvic Health & Rehab                   @pelvichealth

Pelvic Health  PT                              @theoriginway

Ashley Winter, MD, Urologist         @ashleygwinter

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