Kathryn Fauver goes from first time bikini competitor to Natural Bikini Pro & fitness magazine cover model one healthy choice at a time!
Liberty Township, Ohio
I am an Emergency Room RN. I wasn’t really active most of my life up until about 5-6 years ago when I decided I wanted to live a healthy lifestyle, and became very passionate about making those lifestyle changes. I love to travel, come up with healthy recipes for meals and desserts, spend time with my family and friends, and of course exercise! Before I contacted Julie Lohre I use to run a lot- but wasn’t seeing the physical results that I thought I should see. When I saw photos of other girls competing I thought to myself ” I would love to do that”. It took me a while to build up the courage to face the challenge, but I am SO GLAD that I did. This has been one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever done for myself. And that is what is so great- I did it for myself no matter what anyone else said
Being physically fit and healthy has helped to me to set good examples for those around me , and has allowed me to help inspire and push others to have the motivation to work hard and never give up on their goals.
NPC Tricky Jackson 5th Place
NPC Natural Circle City Championships 4th Place Bikini
NPC Natural Indiana 3rd Bikini
NPC Kentucky Derby 7th out of 36 Bikini
NANBF Northeast Southwest Classic Overall Bikini Champion
1st Place Bikini Short
“After a year and a half of consistent hard work, I am so excited to earn my IFPA Pro Card in Bikini as a natural bikini competitor!”
Even though I was very happy with my placings, I must say my greatest accomplishment thus far in this journey is that I proved to myself that I could stick with the training and achieved what I set my mind to!
When I first contacted Julie I was around 21-22% body fat! In the first 4 months of working with her I was able to cut the number in half and achieve an 11% bodyfat.
What’s been pretty awesome is being able to stay within 5 pounds of my stage weight even in the off season, using the tools that Julie has given me!
It has been relatively easy for me to eat healthy because I really enjoy the food that I am eating. I always love getting my nutrition from Julie Lohre because I can look forward to her incorporating favorites/foods that she knows that I love!
What do you love most about fitness?
I love the energy it gives me, and the great feeling I get after I’ve completed a good workout. I’m always looking to push myself and set new goals. I like that I can continue to surprise myself with what I am capable of!
What motivates you to lead a healthy lifestyle?
The way it makes me feel! I feel so much better about myself when I know I am making healthier choices. Like I said before, I also love the positive effect that is has on those around me and how it pushes them to want to be healthier too!
What are your fitness goals?
I love competing in bikini and going on that journey it takes to make it to that stage I think my goals are to always bring the best version of me but also be happy and healthy while doing it. After such an awesome experience at the Fitbody fitness for photo shoots, I would love to venture a little more into fitness modeling, and who knows… maybe work towards competing successfully as an IFPA Bikini Pro!
Best part of working with Julie Lohre
Julie Lohre is a wonderful bikini coach. She is always so encouraging and motivating. Working with Julie Lohre has made my experience for preparing for my first bikini competition so fun. She always puts my long term health first. I am very thankful that I’ve gotten to work with her!
Favorite clean eating food or recipe
I have many… One of my favorites is my a protein brownie made with Beverly International’s Ultimate Muscle Protein. It is 1 or two scoops of UMP mixed with enough water to create a paste texture. Microwave for about 45 seconds or so. Next mix 1 Tbs. peanut butter with a small about of sugar-free pancake syrup in a separate container and microwave for about 15 seconds. Stir peanut butter mixture really well until it makes a sauce and drizzle over the brownie. Holy-oh-my-gosh.
So many times throughout this process other’s would say to me, “Oh I can’t do that”. If you really want it, YES YOU CAN. You owe it to yourself, if it’s something you want, to go out and give it your all until you get it!Kathryn Fauver
Kathryn Fauver at the Fitbody News Magazine Cover photoshoot.
IFPA Natural Bikini Pro
Fitness Model Kathryn Fauver
I want to say thank you to everyone that has been supportive of me through this whole process. I have some pretty great friends and family, and I know this would have been much more difficult if I didn’t have their support. I also want to tell anyone reading this to never say “I CAN’T”. So many times throughout this process other’s would say to me, ” Oh I can’t do that”. If you want it, YES YOU CAN. You truly can achieve anything you set your mind to, and I know everyone on this team can attest to that. There are plenty of women that are mother’s, wives, work full-time, etc. You owe it to yourself if it’s something you want, to go out and give it your all until you get it!
112 lbs vs 126 lbs – THROW YOUR SCALE AWAY
From my client Kathryn:
Before anyone has a mini heart-attack judging this picture- just hold on a minute and read what I have to say. There are too many women and men out there who have put themselves through the same mental crap that I have over body image not to share this...
I did the same exact thing before I took the time to seek guidance and education about exercise and nutrition. There are over 4 years between these two photos, and the only thing I'd want from the left is my tan...
It took me that long to change more than just aesthetics. It took me that long to stop trying to half-ass my way to getting to a healthier lifestyle. It took me being blunt with myself and not allowing any excuses when I knew I knew better.
I think most women want to look in a mirror and feel confident and sexy- which are not only portrayed in physical attributes by the way. More than me liking how I look right now, I love how I feel. I like how much stronger I am now in multiple aspects of the word. My discipline, dedication, determination, physical strength, will-power, and knowledge. I'm still working everyday to finding a balance between my love for chocolate and pizza and having abs. Both aren't realistic all of the time. It's a lifestyle. Cliche statement I know. But it is. It's one I've grown to love. And honestly one of the biggest benefits has been to help guide others when they need help, because everyone deserves to feel their best!
People always say "I can't" do this or that.. YES you can. You actually truly 100% can. I place a lot of emphasis on fitness NOT because it is more important than anything else in your life. It's not. But when you are physically healthy and happy- it transcends into all aspects of your life - and I believe - helps you cope through the day to day crap much easier. Just some food for thought 😉
Are you ready to take your fitness to a whole new level like Kathryn Fauver did?
In 2 training sessions, the average woman taking part in Julie Lohre’s Online Personal Training program DOUBLES the # of strict pushups she can do, decreases 1 mile run times by 2 mins, 30 seconds & increases flexibility by 3 inches from her Fit Test results.
Results speak for themselves…
Talk about stronger, faster & more flexible!