Author archive: Catalyst Strength
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11
2017

Meet Katie

Evening classes at Catalyst seem to be a well-kept secret!  If you haven’t tried one out yet, you likely haven’t had the privilege of meeting Katie Deike.  This supermom manages a household of 6, always seems to have a ready smile and helping hand, and manages to squeeze in a couple of C...

31
10
2017

Meet Kris

I first met Kris Elijah as our pediatrician’s nurse (and trust me, as a new mom, I wanted to make her and every other authority on babies from my obstetrician to the breast feeding consultant to the sales guy at Baby Gap…my new best friend). Having escaped that curse, later she became my...

02
10
2017

Meet Melissa

Cara and I have known (and laughed with) Melissa through three gyms, and we were thrilled when she completed her StrongFirst certification in 2015 to move from student to instructor at Catalyst. She tells it like it is and knows her stuff…especially those get ups. If you’ve been lucky en...

01
08
2017

Meet Mary Jo!

No matter at which location or time you find Catalyst, chances are, you’ve met Mary Jo. She’s fortunate enough to live almost halfway between our North Liberty and Solon locations, but currently she spends most of her workouts with the Solon A.M. classes. Upon starting, she reminded me t...

29
06
2017

Meet Anne!

Product of Woodstock, occupational therapist by day, and possibly the coolest mom ever, Anne Stupar’s sense of adventure, a ready smile (even at 6:15am!), and a to-die-for pull ups make early mornings in North Liberty worth the wake up call! Read on her favorite strength move, karaoke song of...