Body Positivity Challenge: Meet Kate Lemere

We can’t wait to officially kick off the Body Positivity Challenge ((the entire month of February!)). In the meantime, make sure you grab your spot [sign up here!] + meet our leaders! We are so excited to have Kate as one of our leaders — she is covering routine, fitness, + so much more!

Q + A with Kate —

1] Profession + City:

Barry’s Chicago Founding Trainer, Director of Marketing, Special Projects / Chicago

2] Go to healthy breakfast:

Egg whites + old fashioned oats topped with cinnamon

3] 3 things always in my pantry:

Oats, brown or jasmine rice, + nut butter!

4] Favorite sweat sesh:

Barry’s Double Floor! Or any strength based workout. I am the anti-cardio queen!

5] Favorite restaurant in my city:

Prime + Provisions. It’s a fantastic steak house with excellent service. My husband + I always arrive before our reservation to have a drink at the bar!

6] Physical aspect of my body I love:

My back.

7] Quality I admire in myself:

I am loyal to a fault — as any Scorpio would be.

8] Currently, I’m working on:

Refreshing the content on my website. Our society obsessed with Instagram, myself included. But the platform can only deliver so much information. Changing your body composition is an IN-DEPTH process that requires more than a static post on a feed or a disappearing frame in a story.

9] Proudest wellness moment:

Giving birth to my son, Luke. It gave me an entirely new appreciation of my body.

10] Wellness trend I love:

JOMO! [Joy of missing out]

11] What I learned through my wellness journey:

Wellness is deeper than jade rollers, face masks, massages, bubble baths, or meditation. Wellness extends to mental, physical, financial health. Getting to the root of issues or problems instead of masking [no pun intended] them with temporary indulgences is the real way to find inner peace.

12] When I’m stressed out I:

Handwrite my priorities of tasks that need to get one in the next HOUR. It helps me stay hyper-focused + avoid being overwhelmed.

13] Habit that changed my life:

Creating routines + sticking to them.

14] Body positivity tip:

Time spent in the gym + the kitchen should be used to maximize life outside of it. There’s more to life than workouts, counting calories, + going to the gym. The pursuit of a life better lived is the best goal — not inches, pounds, or reps.

15] 2 resources every CHAARG girl should know about:

  •  My blog, wink! But for real, The Four Percent!
  • The screen time feature on your phone, it’s crazy how much time I spend on mine, + it’s helped me be more mindful of when I should disconnect.

17] Advice I wish I could give my 20 year old self:

You are not responsible for other’s reactions. You control your actions + yours alone.

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