katherinemeneAGE:  39

PROFESSION:  Nurse – Liver Transplant Coordinator at UCLA

HOMETOWN:  Vancouver, Canada

COLLEGE:  University of Victoria (Canada)

FAVORITE FOOD:  Tough question. I like food, period!


PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT: Easter Island, Chile

BACKGROUND:  I started Sonki Fitness on March 28, 2016 and have so far lost 12 pounds, went down several dress sizes and generally feel better about myself.

What is your current exercise routine?  Sonki Fitness 3 days a week. Yoga on other days.

What is your motivation to stay in shape?  Feeling better about myself and knowing I can do it.

What is your greatest challenge to staying in shape?  Running has been my biggest obstacle, but I strive to make the effort.  As Sonki always tell me, a lot of it is mental.  I have to constantly tell myself that I can do it!

What is your key to success?  Just show up!  Showing up to class is half the battle.

What do you like about Sonki Fitness and how has it affected your life?  Sonki Fitness has changed my life by bringing positive things to it.  Going to Sonki Fitness has proved to me that hard work does pay off.  What’s not to love about working out by the beach as the sun goes down (I take the 6:30pm class)?  The environment Sonki’s classes exhibit is a very supportive and encouraging one.  Sonki Fitness has given me an opportunity to become a better person mentally and physically.  I have a lot of stressors in my life: being in charge of the Post Adult Liver Transplant team at UCLA, going to graduate school, and serving as the Medical Director for an annual Easter Seals camp to name just a few.  Sonki Fitness has enabled me to focus better and be stronger mentally.  Being in charge of your physical self extends to other aspects in your life.

What advice would you give to others about fitness?  No matter what your fitness level is, there is always room to grow.  Sonki Fitness is for ALL levels of fitness.  I tell people, don’t be scared to join because the rewards are amazing.