Katie Nassiff

Trainer

Katie Nassiff is a personal trainer and yoga instructor who loves to combine modalities for functional fitness. She has a deep passion for dismantling exercise intimidation, and loves helping people better understand their bodies, get stronger, and build confidence. With Katie, you can expect to be pushed to challenge yourself, whether that means increasing the load, or pulling back to focus on the basics. Katie’s coaching style is moving with intention, bringing your best effort, and creating a safe space to try out new things. Expect high energy and a good time.
Katie is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Registered 200h Yoga Instructor. Outside of the fitness space, you can find Katie hanging out with her two dogs, Bean and Egg, over-indexing on cold brew, or deciding what city to visit next.
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INTERVIEW WITH KATIE

What are 3 ways you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

  • I try to move first thing in the morning, before logging into my phone or computer, even if that’s just walking the dogs. 
  • Meal prep has been a game-changer. Having accessible healthy food in the fridge saves me so much time and makes me feel loads better than grabbing other options on the go. 
  • I’m gentle with myself. If I can’t fit in a full workout, I try to take mini movement breaks throughout the day – a short walk here, a few air squats there… it all adds up.  

If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

I’d have to go with Mediterranean (is it cheating to be a bit vague?) I love the variety, the freshness, and the flavors. Greek especially – I could eat stuffed grape leaves every day of my life.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Apple and Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter – carbs, fats, protein, and sweet-tooth satisfying. 

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I’m an Army brat and I moved 10 times by the time I graduated college, which has made me pretty adaptable.

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I don’t listen to many podcasts but I get a lot of value and inspiration from Ted Talks Daily / Ted Radio Hour.

What’s your all-time favorite song to work out to?

Something about Titanium by David Guetta gets me through a long plank hold like you wouldn’t believe. 

Tell us how you first got interested in health and wellness.

I’ve always been pretty active, but I didn’t really get passionate (or disciplined) until college when I started using movement to feel stronger and less anxious. Once I realized I had the capacity to move in different ways (and running wasn’t the only form of exercise), I fell in love with resistance training and yoga. And once the curiosity bug bites, it’s only natural to want to learn more, so I spent several years experimenting with different training styles – and the crazy thing is, I still don’t have an all-time favorite. Which is perfect for me, because I think bodies need diversity in movement.

What is your spirit animal and why?

Can Leslie Knope be my answer? Kidding. As cliché as it is….cats. Cats have their own agenda, which I respect. They’ve got a routine, and they mostly only get fussy when they’re hungry. Like cats, or my cat, at least, I’ve got the capacity to run around the house, but I’m also happy to sit in the sunniest spot I can find and chill out until the next shiny distraction comes along. I like being near people but I can still mind my own business; and I’m not a hug fan of belly rubs.