Get to know Katie

1 Mar 2022

A personal trainer by day and competitive powerlifter by night, meet Katie Mancer, your new Wellington PT! Katie graces the Platinum and Majestic gyms, ready to help take clients to their next fitness level. We had a chat to get to know Katie and learn more about why she loves the fitness industry and her philosophy to exercise. Continue reading and enjoy!

Why did you become a personal trainer?

It’s always been my passion to support and motivate people to achieve and feel their best. I love the health and fitness industry and how it has helped me on my fitness journey. I've previously been on my own weight loss journey where I lost over 70 kgs which also inspired me to help others work towards their fitness or weight loss goals.

What is your philosophy for working out?

Fitness is about more than just looking good. It's a lot about how it makes you feel as well. I love feeling stronger with each workout I do.

What do you love to do in your spare time?

I compete as a powerlifter, so you’ll see me training in the gym for my competitions in my spare time. I also love pole dancing and aerial sports as fun hobbies. To relax, I enjoy reading. As well as the above, I am completing further studies in Human Performance at the moment too.

What advice do you have for those starting their fitness journey?

I believe it is never too late to start your fitness journey. No matter your goals, there’s never a better time to start than now. If you want support in getting started, get in contact to see if we are a good match.

What do you love about your job?

I love providing a supportive and inclusive environment for people at all fitness levels. I find it incredibly rewarding to watch my clients progress, achieve their goals and ultimately feel like a better version of themselves.

Who is your inspiration in the fitness and sports world?

Dr Stacey Simms who is an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist. She provides lots of education around exercise nutrition and performance for women, particularly around the menstrual cycle and its effects on fitness performance.

Favourite inspirational quote?

Slow progress is better than no progress.