Kat 'The Mighty Kat' Ricker

Personal Trainer, Bodybuilder, Writer.

Kat 'The Mighty Kat' RickerLike most of the good folks around Straight to the Bar, when it comes to fitness, Kat tends to be conspicuous on the gym floor or in the backyard, doing odd-looking exercises and making strange guttural noises that leave her throat sore.

Kat began training in 1990. She earned personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2001, worked as a trainer at a Gold's Gym, and as head trainer/manger at a Bally Total Fitness.

Kat holds a master's degree in professional writing. Her training articles have appeared in many top muscle magazines. Infatuated with the liberation of self-publishing over the Internet, she maintains a few blogs, including one which reviews fitness equipment and books.

Kat is an explorer by nature and finds great joy in her fitness evolution. She has competed with various bodybuilding organizations, and judged for OCB. These days, her passion is strength training, with big chunks of Olympic lifting and heavybag beating.

She strives to promote a lifestyle geared toward overall health, well-being, safety, strength, power, sanity, lasting results and peace of mind.

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