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Hello, My name is Kate!

Fitness has always been a huge part of my life. Whether it’s hitting the gym, going out for a run, or hiking in the great outdoors, I’m into it all.

Sports History

In high school I was a multi-sport athlete, competing in Cross-Country, Gymnastics, Track, and Diving.

I qualified for the state meet in three different sports and was voted “most likely to be found in the gym” my senior year of high school. (That award came with a bottle of gatorade and a 5lb. dumbbell!)

After graduating I moved across the country where I competed in Cross Country and Track and Field for Arizona Sate. While there, I qualified for the Division 1 National Championships–twice!


Upon graduation, I joined a CrossFit gym and quickly became addicted to the sport. I competed with East Valley CrossFit at the CrossFit Regionals. And in 2014 our team made it to the CrossFit Games! (I was the alternate).

Needless to say, I’ve spent a lot of time at the gym.


As a student, I received my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology where I took many classes on biomechanics and sports science.

This is where I learned the science behind proper training, nutrition, and recovery in a wide variety of sports.

Over the years I’ve attended clinics for rowing, kettlebells, jump ropes, gymnastics, and weightlifting.

And as any athlete knows, nothing beats personal experience! I’ve also lifted in weightlifting competitions, CrossFit competitions, and I’m always up for a race!

Personal Records

  • 1500m run: 4:35.38
  • 5000m run: 17:19.16
  • Clean: 175lbs*
  • Jerk: 195lbs*
  • Snatch: 130lbs*

*Completed at a 130lb. bodyweight.

What you’ll find on Home Gym Build

I started this blog to share my love of fitness and show you different ways to gain strength, confidence, and endurance both in the gym and at-home.

Build your own equipment: I share some of my favorite “homemade gyms” and different ways to get a workout on a budget.

Endurance: tips and tricks for getting the most out of your workouts and gaining that aerobic base.

Exercises: an entire library of things you can do at home with or without equipment.

Let’s talk sports!

I’m not a certified coach and I haven’t completed the ACSM test, but I do know a lot about fitness and competition. Plus I just love working out!

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