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The Fit Writer

The Fit Writer

By The Fit Writer
A Certified Personal Trainer, blogger, writer, and small business owner shares her thoughts, opinions, and knowledge about fitness, nutrition, mental health, and everything in between.
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Gym Etiquette

The Fit Writer

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The Fit Writer

Toxic Positivity + Why It’s Bad
If you’ve never heard of toxic positivity, I am explaining what it is and why it is bad to always say things like, “stay positive,” “it could be worse!” or “positive vibes ONLY.” Website: Instagram:
July 31, 2020
To Calorie Count or Not To Calorie Count?
Today I’m diving into a question I am asked all the time... do you actually need to calorie count to reach your goals? While calorie counting is beneficial for some people, it might not be for others! I break it down in this episode. Website: Instagram:
July 24, 2020
My Experience Weaning Off Of Anti-Depressants
Today I am sharing my personal experience of weaning off of my anti-depressant and birth control. I decided to share this because when I was doing research about what to expect, I didn't find much! DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and this should NOT be taken as advice about how to wean off of your own medication. ALWAYS talk to your doctor before stopping any medication! LINKS: Website: Fitness + Nutrition Programs: Facebook Group: Instagram:
July 16, 2020
I Am Anti-MLM. Here's Why.
Today I'm discussing why I am anti-MLM. This isn't just me hating- I am speaking from experience here as I used to be in an MLM. I also share my experience with being harassed by a group of Monat distributors. LINKS: Website: Fitness + Nutrition Programs: Facebook Group: Instagram:
June 26, 2020
I Don't Care If My Clients "Cheat"
Why is cheating on diets even a THING?! Today I am discussing why I don't care if my clients treat themselves, and why I REALLY hate it when people say that they "cheated on their diet."  LINKS:  Website:  Fitness + Nutrition Programs:  Facebook Group:  Instagram:
June 22, 2020
UNSCRIPTED: A Statement from The Fit Writer about BLM and Racial Inequality
Today I am discussing my stance on the racial inequality and injustice that we are seeing RIGHT NOW in the United States. My bottom line: I believe that Black lives matter and have committed myself to stand up against racism by educating myself, my family, and checking my biases daily. THIS IS NOT ME EDUCATING MY FOLLOWERS. One thing I have learned is that as a white woman, educating people about racism is not my lane. I am not an expert nor leader on the subject of racism or inequality. I plan to share resources that I've been learning from, but that is it. I am sharing with my listeners what I have been learning and how I am supporting + showing up for the Black community. I encourage you all to do the same. We MUST change.
June 22, 2020
Mental Health Timeout
Welcome to Season 5! I am back after taking a mental health timeout. Here is WHY it is important to take some time to focus on your mental health... and also what you can look forward to this season! LINKS: Website: Fitness + Nutrition Programs: Facebook Group: Instagram:
June 3, 2020
UNSCRIPTED Review of 10 Fad Diets
Today's episode is different as I review an article about TEN fad diets from the past decade... completely unscripted and without looking at the list first! This idea came about when I was on the Creative Banter Podcast a few weeks ago and my best friend requested a podcast episode of me reviewing fad diets. Here ya go, Harlee ;) Here is the article I reviewed: LINKS: Information about One-for-One Essential Employees Gratitude Programs Website Instagram Facebook Group
April 13, 2020
What To Do When You Want to Eat All the Quarantine Snackies
It can be tough to be home all day surrounded by food! Here are my tips for overcoming the temptation to mindlessly snack all day. It really all boils down to mindfulness and self-discipline, my friends! LINKS: Website Four Free At-Home Workouts Instagram Facebook Group
April 6, 2020
When You're Essential: Taking Care of Yourself
In this episode, I am discussing how essential personnel can take care of themselves (meaning health/fitness) during the COVID-19 pandemic. These people are on the front lines of this pandemic and deserve recognition!  The bottom line here: listen to yourself because only YOU know what you truly need.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for serving our communities during this time of chaos and need!  LINKS: Facebook Group Website Instagram Four Free Workouts!
March 30, 2020
Overcoming Mindset Blocks in All Aspects of Life with Hannah Deindorfer
In this episode, I am welcoming Hannah Deindorfer on the podcast! We are discussing mindset and mental blocks that we BOTH see in our own businesses, plus how to overcome them! HANNAH’S LINKS: Instagram Website Facebook Group KAYLA’S LINKS: Website Instagram Facebook Group 4 FREE At-Home Workouts
March 23, 2020
2019 Air Force Suicide Statistics
In 2019, the Air Force had 137 “suspected suicides.” Obviously this is an alarming statistic! In this episode, I discuss my personal opinion about what the heck is going on and what can be done about it. LINKS Website Instagram Facebook Group 4 FREE Workouts!
March 9, 2020
Couples Q+A with My Husband!
In today's episode, my husband Michael and I are answering YOUR questions! We received nearly 20 questions to answer from my listeners so we sat down with our coffee one Sunday morning and answered them together.  BONUS: Zeke gives his two cents at the very end! LINKS: Michael's Instagram Kayla's Instagram Website Facebook Group
March 2, 2020
Fitness Foundations with Holly (dochollyhealth)
In today's episode, I am talking with guest Holly from @dochollyhealth all about building a solid foundation in fitness! Holly is a Certified Personal Trainer AND Physical Therapist, so she provides some REALLY good info in this episode! Bonus- she lives in South Florida with me! :) HOLLY'S LINKS: Instagram Website Private Facebook Group KAYLA'S LINKS: Instagram Website Private Facebook Group
February 24, 2020
Diet Talk: The Paleo Diet
In this episode, I am sharing the audio from a live video that I did for The Fit Writer Insiders Facebook group about the Paleo diet. I'll be discussing what the Paleo diet is, the ideas behind it, pros, cons, and what I personally think about it as a fitness and nutrition professional. LINKS: Website: Facebook group: Instagram:
February 17, 2020
Personal Training Is Beneficial For EVERYONE!
In this episode, I discuss why personal training is beneficial for everyone! If I had a nickel for every time someone told me no to a FREE personal training session or consultation because "they don't need a personal trainer because they don't need to lose weight," I would not need to work to make a living! Here is why you SHOULD take on that free session and why it is beneficial for anyone to work with a trainer. LINKS: Blog: Instagram: Join My FREE Facebook group:
February 3, 2020
Overcoming the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau
Discussing exactly what a weight loss plateau is and how to overcome one! Of course, if you have tried everything and you are still not seeing progress, it is best to speak to a medical professional because it could mean that there is an underlying medical issue going on!  And yes... I am terrible at pronouncing the word "plateau" - don't @ me. LINKS: Facebook Group: Instagram: Blog: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Program Application:
January 27, 2020
In today's episode, I discuss "cheat" meals/days and being balanced in the realm of dieting. Enjoy! LINKS: Apply here for my Healthy Mind, Healthy Body 12-week Life Transformation: Website: Instagram: Facebook Group:
January 20, 2020
Creating a PLAN for Your Goals!
Welcome to 2020! In this episode, we are talking about how to set goals and actually achieve them. It is all about creating a plan and sticking to it! Here are the things I consider when I am setting a goal for myself. TRAIN WITH ME IN 2020: Website: Instagram:
January 6, 2020
I Quit My Corporate Gym Job!
I QUIT MY JOB TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS! Ever since I worked at Anytime Fitness back in 2015-2017, I've wanted to be a small business owner. Certain events have led me to quit my most recent corporate gym job, and I am sharing some of those events with you in today's episode to give a perfect example of why so many personal trainers dislike working in corporate gyms. This is all I will be saying publicly about my most recent experience. Please know that despite my negative experience, I still strive to remain a moral and ethical personal trainer (and just overall human being), therefore I do not mention names, salaries, or any other specific details in this other than my side of the story and observations I had from being in this industry for over five years. LINKS: Blog: Facebook Group: Instagram:
December 30, 2019
About Creating Boundaries
In this short but helpful episode, I discuss how I have created boundaries to take care of my mental health and avoid burnout.  Find my blog at 
December 12, 2019
Staying Balanced During the Holidays with Corinne Blackmon
In this episode, I sit down with Corinne Blackmon to discuss the holidays and FOOD! Corinne is the founder and owner of Girls Got Goals where she helps women lose fat, gain confidence, embrace the scale, and redefine their relationship with food with her program EMPOWER & TRANSFORM. This is a great episode! Corinne Website and Social Media: IG: Facebook group: Website: Make sure to check out my blog and subscribe to my newsletter at For more information about The Great Eight, head over to For information about one-on-one training with me, head to And lastly, find my Facebook group at
December 4, 2019
Strength Training + Why You Should Do It
8 reasons why you need to add strength training to your workout EVEN IF your goal is to lose weight. See my last blog post here: and follow me on IG at!
September 26, 2019
Hello from South Florida!
Welcome to season 3! I am just here to update you all on my move and how life is going. I took a little break but now I am back!!
September 16, 2019
How to Break a Bad Habit
Tips about how to break a bad habit! Blog: Insta: Facebook:
July 19, 2019
Frequently Asked Fitness Questions
I answer the top ten most common #fitness questions I get as a Certified Personal Trainer. Find me on my blog at
June 3, 2019
Mental Health Conversations Series • Feat Aisha Thomas
A conversation between me and Aisha Thomas about mental health, especially mental health in young people!
April 4, 2019
Adjustment Disorder
What is an Adjustment Disorder? I am here to break it down for you and tell you about my experience with it!
March 13, 2019
How Fitness + Mental Health Go Together For ME
How fitness impacts my mental health and vice versa!
February 27, 2019
Jillian Michaels vs CrossFit
My opinion about Jillian Michaels and what she said about CrossFit, as a CPT and CrossFit noob myself 🏋🏼‍♀️
February 21, 2019
“You’re Too Pretty to Be Depressed” and Other Ridiculousness
Going over some of the things people have told me when they find out about my mental illnesses! To include the dreaded “you should do yoga” and “just let it go.” I am not Queen Elsa, thanks! 😉
February 13, 2019
Gym Etiquette
The do’s and do nots of gym life! I don’t nitpick when it comes to gym etiquette, so hopefully these things are common sense! Above all, just be nice!
January 30, 2019
Mental Health Conversations Series • Feat Harlee Keller
The very FIRST episode in my new series, Mental Health Conversations. My best friend Harlee is here to talk all about mental health with me!
January 16, 2019
I talk about my journey of taking anti-depressants, including my fears, thoughts, and the dreaded side effects.
January 2, 2019
My Health Journey
In this episode, I share my very own journey to health with you!
December 19, 2018
Why I Talk Openly About Mental Health
Just a few reasons why I talk openly about mental health and my mental illnesses!
December 12, 2018
Seven Tips for Getting Healthy
A Certified Personal Trainer’s advice for people who want to get healthy! Follow me at the and on the IG!
December 5, 2018
My Experience as a CPT + Advice for Future Trainers
All about my experiences as a personal trainer: the good, the bad, and the ugly. PLUS: my advice for future certified personal trainers.
November 28, 2018
Introduction | The Fit Writer
Who am I? Why am I called the Fit Writer? What will this podcast be about?
November 25, 2018