About me

Kathy is a certified personal trainer who has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to helping people of all fitness levels reach their wellness goals.  She will do whatever she can to encourage, motivate and guide you.

Kathy McDonald

My Philosophy:

Taking personal responsibility for your body’s health is not always easy, but the rewards are endless.  Kathy firmly believes that living in a healthy and fit body is an essential component of one’s overall long term happiness and wellbeing.  You have your body for life, and cannot trade it in for a newer model so take care of it now.  We can all use a little encouragement and guidance in finding ways to take better care of ourselves.  Kathy is an enthusiastic coach who will help you discover your “inner strength”, and to realize your fitness potential.

My Specialties:

* Improving Strength and Endurance

* Enhancing Self Esteem

* Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors

* Increasing Energy

I appreciate training with Kathy because she embodies in her cells and body what she is teaching.  I find that this makes it much easier for my body to understand what to do.  At times I feel I am receiving a direct transmission on a subtle level.  I appreciate this very much and feel it is a rare and valuable quality.

Her attitudes about exercise are also enlivening and supportive, and I appreciate the way she helps my attitudes adjust.

Finally, I am an older woman, and it is clear to me that my body is safe with Kathy’s tutelage.  I discovered Kathy because another older woman said the same thing to me about feeling safe with Kathy.  It’s wonderful to be getting stronger and feeling safe at the same time.

V. F.

Working with Kathy has been life changing. She is such an inspiring trainer to work with because she is so dedicated to fitness, training, and to the success and growth of all of her clients. I have been training with Kathy for over a year now and started working out with Kathy as a way to get in shape for my wedding. My now-husband and I worked out with Kathy together one day a week and I had my own solo session with her too. Our wedding was a few months ago and we are still training with Kathy because we have really grown to love our sessions with her. Kathy is always inventing new ways to challenge us in our training sessions and although our sessions can be really difficult, we always walk out of the gym feeling very accomplished. Kathy was also able to tailor our sessions around marathon training last Spring when we were getting ready to run the Vermont City Marathon. Kathy is such a talented trainer and I believe that all of her clients are so lucky to work with her. Thank you, Kathy, for everything!


Cynthia K

Pat Murray has not only helped me improve my physical health, understanding of the importance of good nutrition in addition to training, but has also helped me to stay focused on goals by developing good habits and keeping a positive state of mind. I have worked with several trainers in the past that were good at physical training. Working with Pat has by far been the best thing I have done for my body AND my mind. If you are serious about being in the best overall condition you can be, are willing to listen and follow a fun and positive path. Pat Murray will help you get there and beyond.

Roger W

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