Kat Folger is thrilled to be teaching the MELT Method to her clients and students. Kat began her training with Sue Hitzmann, the creator of MELT, in 2009. She experienced a profound positive change from that first session. Kat has now completed the New Science of the Human Body(3X), the Full Instructor training and certification, MELT on Pilates and MELT STRENGTH training and certification. Kat is a Certified Pilates & Yoga professional and a Corrective Exercise & Pilates Rehab Specialist. Kat is a life-long student attending several conventions and workshops yearly. There is always new information and techniques to bring to her clients and students. No matter the modality of training, she sees positive improvement and lasting change in everyone who MELTS consistently. Kat is a multiple world-record holding skydiver who currently enjoys challenging herself with acro yoga, surfing, freeflying, and scuba diving.
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*Pilates Instructor * MELT Method Length & Strength Instructor * Yoga Instructor*
An interview by SDVoyager
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was working as an independent contractor as a personal trainer under a gal w/a longtime business in Fallbrook. Skydiving was the passion my husband and I shared. We were competitive skydivers and had been on multiple world records, demos, a movie, and skydiving w/President Bush. He was killed. My journey began. I moved my business into my home and started teaching classes up the street from where I live. I got certified in Pilates, Yoga, & The MELT method to name a few. I have a successful business w/clients and students I love. I miss skydiving but have moved onto surfing, scuba diving & indoor flying.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing smooth about it.
Just living was a struggle after James was killed. I’m grateful that I had teaching and people who cared about me. It gave me a reason to get up in the morning. Meditation also saved my life along, w/therapy to see the obstacles as “opportunities to grow” 🙂
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I get people out of pain and teach them how to stay there.
What were you like growing up?
I grew up as a shy, introverted farm girl from rural South Dakota. I loved my pony!