KQ is Who? Meet Kathrine!

by | Apr 6, 2024

Hi! Hello! I’m Katherine, but you may know me onscreen as KQ, my Alkalign alter ego. I found Alkalign nine years ago; it has changed my life and seen me through life changes in the best of ways. I started out as a client with a day job in cell biology/drug discovery and aged into being an instructor & demo, as well as a substitute teacher at my 7- & 4.75-year-old daughters’ elementary school and preschool. (You’ll occasionally get a view of them doing their acrobatic act on our climbing dome when I demo.)

Fun Fact: the two pictures behind me when I demo are of me riding a horse named Frodo on the South Island of New Zealand, and the fall foliage from where I grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Though you’ll see my tiny dark square in most of the early morning classes, my prime time to demo (and teach) is 9AM Saturday mornings, outside of soccer and swim seasons.

My perfect Align45 class would consist of burpees (any kind), leg lifts, 90/90 glutes and a nice long set of abdominals.

Come plank with me!



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Hi! I’m Erin and my passion in life is helping others feel better by helping them get out of their own head. So much of our relationship to food and fitness is a reflection of deeply rooted beliefs that were imprinted on us at a very early age. These beliefs drive all sorts of behaviors, many of which are not good for our physical or mental health. I know this first-hand. As a former calorie-counting cardio queen I played right into all the toxic messages about what it meant to be “healthy”. That all changed when I hit rock bottom. Since leaving my corporate career in 2009 I have been fully committed to shifting the narrative and helping people experience better physical health by unpacking unhealthy beliefs. My biggest inspiration are my two young daughters, who I hope to raise in a household that openly illuminates and addresses the misinformation instead of adopting it.

CONTACT ME: erin@alkalignstudios.com