A list of my current credentials and studies can be found at the bottom of this page.
Kaitlin Beaver – Tired of the Bullshit.
My name is Kaitlin, and I am tired of the bullshit. What kind of bullshit, you may ask? The bullshit you see on Instagram, for a start. Just search the fitness hashtag on any given day and look at the top posts. It’s bullshit. People – “influencers” – giving out unqualified advice and shilling detox teas and pills. Absolutely not. It is critical that we learn to wade through the legitimate information and the bullshit. For example, ladies, did you know you should be eating at least 2000 calories if you are even lightly active and of reproductive age (unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider)?
Now that we have that out of the way…
I have a BA in English – Creative Writing. After college, I did absolutely nothing career-wise with that specific area to no one’s surprise, I am sure. I worked in psychiatric care for teens for 11 months (which was longer than about 80% of the staff) then worked as a veterinary assistant for nearly 4 years. I learned a lot about myself working those high stress jobs where lives were on the line at any given moment – the most important being that I did not want to work in those types of jobs anymore.
I am an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and have been since February 2020. My education on fitness is very important to me because in order to break down the bullshit, you have to be educated on the subjects. I absolutely love exercise science and often am reading up on the latest research. I also love doing courses online to learn from professionals about the latest recommendations and research. I try really hard to stay on top of it all. If there is a subject that I am unfamiliar with, the beauty of having this certification is that it has nurtured the scientific part of my brain, and I am able to properly research to help meet your specific needs. If there is an area that I simply don’t have enough information on, I am also not afraid to take a step back and recommend you find a trainer who is better suited for you.
I have worked at a gym since 2019 and have been active in general for several years now. I started out as an endurance runner and now have confidence in powerbuilding/lifting as well. I am interested in many facets of fitness. I am really focused right now on nutrition, injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, general fitness, psychology of fitness, women’s fitness, and then of course, lifting and running (and how you CAN do both with the proper periodization of your training).
All of these have shaped my philosophies on fitness and are shaping me as a trainer. I am not here to promise you amazing weight loss results or less flabby arms or quick 6 pack abs. I am not a magic pill. I do not believe in magic pills.
Fitness takes time, dedication, hard work, and the ability to ask for help. That’s where I come in. I have no patience for the outright lies that are out there in the world right now regarding your health and fitness. I am here to help you navigate the bullshit and create a better you in a HEALTHY and REALISTIC way. You are a person first – before your body, your gender, or your fitness. You are a person who deserves better than what the fitness industry on social media will have you believe.
When I’m not doing things related to fitness, I am probably snuggling my cats (I have 3), drinking entirely too much coffee, and/or playing Animal Crossing.
AHA CPR/Oxygen/AED certified – expiration 9/2021
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer (trainer certificate can be presented upon request)
ISSA Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
AFPA Running Injury Prevention Specialist
ISSA Exercise Therapy Certification (in progress)
ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist (in progress)
ISSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (in progress)
Featured in a MyFitnessPal article as a source.
Knowledge in Motivational Interviewing (MI) as it relates to Nutrition & Fitness