Katie was one of the first instructors I met when I took over Newport Beach Equinox. She was sweet as pie and so welcoming…the transition of changing clubs from the South Bay area down to the OC was nothing short of shell shock…the culture and community was much different than the South Bay but Katie made it so pleasant as she was just so damn nice.
If you have never taken a cycle class from Katie, let me me paint you a picture…You arrive early and she is already there with happy and hip tunes in the background to get you giddy for the ride…mood lighting is on and she is all smiles…she know her room, her students love her back and there is that loud theatre chatter (yes, even at 5:55am), then the lights go down and DJ Katie starts to crank her tunes…her musicality is THE BEST. it is pure perfection (a balance of dirty, sweet, hard and rockin’) and her positive energy is untouchable. Katie coaches the shit out of her students, not just on a performance level but on a community level and a personal level. There is no one in that room that feels alone – they ride together as a team and that is exactly what she is known for – creating a community in her studios. Let’s also be real – her jokes are nothing to shake a stick out. LOL 🙂
Creating a community is no easy task…especially at 6am in the mother f’n morning (I can swear in this blog because I know she will appreciate it). But it is hard to take the time to get to know all your students and their lives and what makes them tick, but she has done it – flawlessly I might add. The success of OC’s cycle program is successful because Katie is leading the charge.
Cycle isn’t the only thing Katie crushes…
she is a Pilates Warrior Princess, she created CorePlay CorePlay™ is a high intensity fitness experience inspired by pilates, yoga, dance conditioning, lotte berk, barre, and whatever else Katie might fancy that will give you long, lean muscles, a youthful, agile body, cardiovascular training and an energized, inspired mind. Aka it is hard as shit. 🙂
she is a actress…yes, she is and she is good.
she is THE women who inspired me to blog. Her blog is f’in hilarious, raw, honest, insightful, brilliant, tough, soft, sweet, delightful, beautifully vulnerable, unassuming and did mention hilarious? I had to just one more time. Katie’s words are authentic poetry. I often read her blogs and think damn, I must sound like I am illiterate but this is another reason why Katie Osumi is Katie Osumi…she is witty, sweet and just damn awesome.
Katie is also a friend…a damn good one. It is no secret the past year or so has been a rough road for me, but Katie has been an unconditional and loyal friend. I respect her so much that any time she drops some Osumi knowledge my way I listen closely…she speaks from the heart and offers her thoughts and then just lets it be…no pressure, no action needed, just sincere support.
There is no wonder why Katie’s classes and packed to the gills…this woman is someone who elevates herself on a daily basis and by doing that she is able to positively impact every student. Katie uplifts anyone and everyone she talks to…I think every time we have hang out I have peed a little from laughing so hard. And Katie is a woman of service. Day in and day out she gives to her students, her clients, her readers, her hubby and her puppies :)…
Thank you for being undeniably YOU. You are a sensational woman that I am blessed to know!
Who inspires you?