About Kate

kate-deeringFor over 20 years Kate Deering has been involved in the health and fitness industry helping men and women of all ages achieve optimal health and wellness. Kate’s practice is based on a holistic approach to health and wellness by looking at the entirety of a person’s well-being.  A person’s well-being includes diet, stress, exercise, posture, sleep, digestion, hormones, mind-set and lifestyle.  Kate believes maintaining all of these key components are vital to a person’s overall health and happiness.  Her expertise is based on certifications as a CHEK Exercise Coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach 2, Olympic Lifting Coach, Resistive-Stretching Practitioner and Certified Nutritional Consultant.

Kate, an athlete her entire life, has played competitive tennis, participated in dozens of running races, including the Las Vegas Marathon, hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental U.S.  She is currently training in her second Pedal the Cause 100 mile Cycling event to raise money for cancer research.  Her personal accomplishments along with her education and training molded her approach to training her clients from a fitness-dominated perspective.  

In 2010, Kate realized her years of focus on solely physically training her body began to break down.  She hit a physical and emotional wall.  Everything she believed, practiced and espoused was no longer working. This is when Kate was introduced to the work of Dr. Ray Peat, Dr. Broda Barnes, Dr. Constance Martin, Dr. Han Selye, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Josh Rubin, Danny Roddy and many others.

Within one year, after spending significant time reading, researching and personal experimentation, Kate healed her body and her metabolism.  Along the way, her entire belief system about what constituted “true health” shifted 180 degrees from what she had been practicing during her almost 20 years in this industry.  Good health was a no longer defined by how many hours she could work out, how much will-power she had, or how low her body fat could get. Good health is now defined by a lack of injuries and sickness, great sleep, good digestion, healthy skin and hair, lean muscle and a warm body, overall happiness and emotional well being.

Kate knows and understands that the nutritional, mental, physical and spiritual components of a person’s life must act synergistically…one is not more important than the other.

Education and Experience

  • Owner Kate Deering Health and Fitness 2007- Present
  • Z-Health Practitioner 2014-Present
  • ACE Personal Trainer Certified 2002- Present
  • NHI (Natural Healing Inst.) Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC) 2005 – Present
  • Independent nutritional researcher On-going
  • Olympic Lifting Coach 2012
  • DCT Eccentric Stretching Practitioner 2011
  • CHEK Inst. Holistic Lifestyle Coach II 2011
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Certified 2010
  • CHEK Inst. Holistic Lifestyle Coach I 2010
  • Boot Camp Instructor 2008-2012
  • CHEK Inst. Exercise Coach 2009
  • Holistic Health Wellness Coach 2008
  • Gravity Training Systems (GTS) Fitness Personal Trainer and group instructor 2006

– Exercise Physiology 1994 Berry College, Rome GA
– Psychology 1994 Berry College, Rome GA

Currently, Kate trains clients at the Boys and Girls club in Solana Beach, CA and at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe. She also does private in-home training in the Del Mar, La Jolla, and Rancho Santa Fe areas. Kate performs lifestyle and nutrition coaching with clients worldwide, via in-person, Skype, email and/or phone.

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When I tell people that weight loss may be the last thing that happens when trying to heal their body, I get a lot of unhappy faces...

Healthy weight loss needs to occur in a healthy body, so health needs to be established first. You may still lose weight, due to a reduction in overall inflammation, but fat loss usually takes some time.

Their response: " What if I lose weight, by dieting, first and then try to heal the body?"

Me: Trying to lose weight in a body that is already "broken", is like trying to build a house on a foundation that is cracked. It makes far more sense to fix the foundation--FIRST. Building a house on a cracked foundation would only add to the cracks, which would lead to even more issues and a harder time in fixing the foundation. The same is true with your metabolism.

Trying to lose weight, via dieting--eating less than your body is burning, in a body that is unhealthy creates more stress upon the body. For your body to heal, we need to get it out of stress, not cause more stress. We need to nourish and provide enough energy to give the systems of your body time and space to heal. Healthy sugars, enough protein, vitamins and minerals, rest, quality sleep, sun, proper breathing, time and patiences are all essential for healing. Eating low calorie or low carb are antagonistic to healing.

My advise: Take the time to heal. STOP focusing on the end result--weight loss. Instead focus on the journey, the day to day--eating the right foods, in the correct ratios and frequencies throughout out the day. The little shifts you do each day are going to make up the big shifts that get your body healthy and help support you in long term weight loss.

Focusing on weight loss is going to make you not only crazy, but will encourage you to make poor quick weight loss choices that may help with short term weight loss but never long term success.

Bottom line: Build a STRONG Foundation!
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