Katrina Breece – Exercise Physiologist & Personal Trainer
I have been in the health and fitness field for over 9 years. I am an exercise physiologist and lifestyle specialist at an age management medical center, at a personal trainer. I originally became interested in the health and fitness field after years of sport injuries, rehabilitation, and knee surgeries of my own. I grew up in a very active household and embraced a busy sports focused lifestyle. I ran track during middle school and high school, while also running in road races with my parents and brother. I was a soccer player for most of my life starting at age 5 through my competitive years playing club ball and high school varsity.
I knew at an early age the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and injury and disease prevention. However, I never saw the true dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle until I started working with seniors during my graduate studies. From that point forward, I decided I wanted to be on the preventative side of medicine and incorporate that through exercise prescription and training. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from the University of Tampa. After undergrad, I moved to Charlotte to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. I lead a grant funded program through Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers and I interned in many areas of rehabilitation including: cardiac, pulmonary, and cancer rehabilitation. After completing my Master’s degree, I worked in bariatric medical wellness, group fitness training, and private personal training, before taking on a clinical exercise physiologist role in age management medicine. I am happy that I not only get to use my clinical skills at the office, but I am able to translate this into one on one training with clients.
I am passionate about helping others and getting them to their goals! Life is about enjoyment and doing all the things we love. Fitness is the gateway to maintaining that balance of enjoyment and health.
In my spare time, I enjoy teaching group fitness classes, running races with my husband, and traveling. I also enjoy a good hike, a hot yoga class, a glass of wine, and a quality time with family and friends.
M.S. – Clinical Exercise Physiology
B.S. – Exercise Science and Sports Studies
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Certified Body Step, Body Attack, and CX Worx Instructor