My name is Katie Kollath and I’m a diehard “JYM Girl” – hence the name of my new blog here on JYMSupplementScience.com!
Some of you may know me from my interactions with the JYM ARMY on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. I come from humble beginnings – raised in a small town right outside the great city of Chicago – but I’ve always had a passion for physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle, even at a young age.
My life summed up is pretty much fitness. I’m a fun-loving fitness freak! I played softball and other sports throughout high school and then got into weightlifting once I started college. That’s when I discovered Jim Stoppani’s website and all of his programs, nutritional information, supplementation advice and of course, the JYM Supplement Science product line, which changed my life.
Since then, I’ve decided to turn my passion for all things health, fitness and physical performance into a career. I’m currently working as the graduate assistant for Fitness & Wellness at Pittsburg State University while studying to get a Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance.
I’ve been “JYM-powered” (as us JYM Army members say) ever since Pre JYM was a baby, and I’ve been using all of the JYM supplements since launch. I’ve completed many of Jim’s programs and all of them have helped me achieve my physique and strength goals. The results from his workouts and supplements have been better than I ever could’ve imagined. I can tell you that these programs and the overall knowledge Jim provides to us, the JYM ARMY, have changed my perspective entirely on fitness and nutrition. I learned how to eat, train and supplement for my goals, which up until recently have mainly been for fat loss and hypertrophy.
I’m always looking for challenges and ways to better myself, and that’s how I discovered my love for competitive powerlifting and for just generally being strong. Since early 2015, I’ve competed in two powerlifting meets. Here are my stats:
- Height: 5’3”
- Weight: 125 pounds
- Squat: 260 pounds
- Bench: 135 pounds
- Deadlift: 300 pounds (just hit this PR yesterday!)
Being strong is something that constantly motivates me. I don’t want to just be strong in the gym, but I want to be strong for other women in this industry. My goal for this blog is to educate women from all walks of life that we, as females, are strong and that we need to be training and supplementing for our goals, NOT OUR GENDER. I want women to know that JYM supplements are just as effective in helping them achieve their goals as they are for men, regardless of what those goals may be – competing in bikini/figure competitions, powerlifting meets, training for general weight loss or just the normal everyday woman trying to stay healthy, look great and feel good.
It’s so important for me to be a strong role model in the fitness industry and to educate women on the importance of proper supplementation, nutrition and training. In this blog, you can expect to see my own personal workouts, my favorite healthy (and delicious!) meals and recipes, my personal experiences with JYM supplements and advice on how and why women should be taking them, and many more topics! There will be tons of content and advice on my JYM GIRL blog, most of which I learned from the doc himself and his crew.
My goal is to educate and guide women and to teach you to TRAIN FOR YOUR GOALS, NOT YOUR GENDER!