This NouFlex trainer spotlight is about Cathy Zygarlicke – the creator of the epic Warrior Kickboxing class! Cathy has been involved in health, fitness, and nutrition for over 20 years. She has a long list of training qualifications, spanning from her Personal Trainer and NouFlex certifications to yoga, kickboxing, and yoga certifications. Through NouFlex, you can catch Cathy offering personal training and her Warrior Kickboxing classes! Learn more about her below:
1. What is your favorite part about personal training?
It’s my heart, my soul, my everything. My motto is that whoever works with me leaves feeling better than when they started with me.
2. What is your favorite type of workout for yourself?
HIIT – quick intense intervals and training incorporating my Kickboxing moves. I also love working out my abs.
3. Can you tell us about how your Warrior Kickboxing class goes beyond just working out?
We have this domestic abuse shelter for women and kids I’ve been working with. I’m trying to teach these women different modalities to have in their toolbox. I also work with schools and bullying programs too. When these people realize what they have inside of them, they can feel empowered and walk around with more confidence. We’ve been using NouFlex Virtual Training to do this.
4. What advice do you have for someone who is just starting to get serious about their fitness goals?
First, do something every day even if you don’t feel that well – just do something to move your body. If you are a beginner, look for things that excite you and make you feel alive when you work out.
Second, make a decision to set a goal and stick with it. After a while, it will become a habit and then a lifelong decision to feel good and be healthy.
Third, do it for yourself. You do what you can do and don’t worry about what anyone else can do.
5. What do you like to do when you’re not training?
I am an outdoors person so I love to be in the fresh air and sunshine. I love horseback riding, all types of sports, boating, biking, swimming, camping, snowmobiling, NHRA races, and off-road races. I volunteer as a coach for youth sports, and love playing with my boys, going on adventures…you could say I’m definitely a participant, not a spectator.
6. What do you like most about the NouFlex Training System?
The Nouflex Training System is portable so I can take it outside, anywhere. It’s lightweight and lets you do many different exercises to target different muscle groups, so I don’t get bored.