Catherine Basu, M.Ed is an ACE-Certified personal trainer with a secret: she grew up dreaming of ways to get out of gym class.
Her grandfather, a physician, never gave in to her requests to write a doctor's note that would get her out of P.E., but she's grateful now for his integrity. Her years of toiling in the gym have made her a passionate ally of those who want to get in shape but feel uncomfortable in the gym environment. Ultimately, it led to the creation of her company, Fit Armadillo®, whose mission is to help busy individuals find fitness they can enjoy at their own place and pace.
Armed with her B.S. Degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary, Catherine enjoys debunking fitness and nutrition myths to help her clients achieve lasting results and uncover the many benefits of an active lifestyle. Catherine has been quoted for her expertise in WebMD magazine, on SparkPeople.com, LiveStrong.com, EmpowHER, Fitbie, and WorldLifestyle, and writes as a blogger for the Huffington Post.
Catherine has zero tolerance for diets, supplements, and detoxes (and not just because she's a huge fan of gluten-full bread!), but lots of love for those new to fitness. An avid runner, she has competed in races from the 1500m to the full marathon, and loves helping others start a running routine.
While no longer a classroom teacher, Catherine enjoys using her Master's in Education from The University of Connecticut to promote literacy as a volunteer tutor in local schools.