My Story

An Honest Approach to Fitness and Why I Can Help You

Sometimes the truth hurts. When you see that picture of yourself and realize you’ve gained too much weight, you just want to crawl in your bed and pull the covers over your head.  Do you know that feeling? I’ve experienced every level of fitness. From super fit, to super fat, I’ve done it all. I’ve strutted proudly on the fitness stage in a bikini and also pulled those covers over my head after gaining 30 pounds.   I’m a professional fitness competitor and sometimes a professional eater! I’ve been supermodel sized  and a super SIZED  model.  I’ve had confidence that allowed me to achieve great success, and yet have pushed through depression and self-doubt. I’ve tried every diet, trained endlessly and obsessed over my body. I’ve been a binge eater, a non-eater, a cardio bulimic and extreme critic of my body. So how can I help YOU?

Through my experiences I finally realized that nutrition and fitness is a JOURNEY. Sometimes the journey is smooth, other times it has valleys and pitfalls.   Being healthy doesn’t have a set outcome. Our  lives and our bodies are ever changing and evolving.  From athletes to young women, mothers and grandmothers the cycle of life proposes many obstacles, relationships, new jobs, marriages, etc.   As our lives change, so do our bodies and our fitness routines change with us.

I encourage you to look at my competition and fitness modeling photos. Then look at my other more current pictures.  I can’t always be in “competition shape” and I can’t always be a fat couch potato. Over time I realized that somewhere in the middle, a balance is where I found my happiness. Helping women find honesty , self- acceptance and a realistic healthy weight is important to me and my own personal journey.  Through balanced nutrition, training and fun, all together in my group and personal training sessions I hope to help women see the “big picture” of health.  I want to help you  balance  work, meal planning, socializing and training HARD!  Fitness is a lifestyle.  I want women to feel CONFIDENT about their bodies, not PERFECT. So many trainers search for perfection, which ultimately backfires and creates a yo yo relationship with food and working out.  I’m searching for The BEST you can be at any given point in time. I feel confident I can help you get there!

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Betsy has been inspirational, motivating, creative and tough – not only succeeding in helping me to focus but stay focused. When I met Betsy she was able to read beneath the surface and recognize that I needed cheerleading and support just to believe I could truly succeed with my personal fitness. Not only did just I want to lose the extra weight I had accumulated over the years but I wanted to look in a mirror and feel good, go shopping and enjoy it and get dressed in the morning and be ready for the day.

Since I met Betsy 6 months I have accomplished things I never thought possible. I could not run 2 feet and now I have run a 10K with 10 minute miles. I was overweight and a size 14 and now I am really fit and a size 8. I am super excited to develop my body and build my strength long term. Betsy keeps me so challenged and interested. And when I slack off she holds me accountable. Betsy has an exceptional amount of energy and is truly inspiring. She knows her stuff, especially how to work with women and our bodies. Betsy is knowledgeable and professional and the best part is she is so fun to spend an hour of my day with.

~ Kim Fernhard