Get More Fit with Kathy Murray

#151 – Get More Fit with Kathy Murray

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Kathy Murray is a certified personal trainer with over thirty years’ experience in the fitness industry.

She is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she was a member of the 1983 National Cheerleading Championship Team. After college she competed in and won the United States Aerobic Championship in 1986 and spent the year traveling the world as a Fitness Ambassador.

Kathy worked as a free-lance educator to teach fitness to European Instructors. While in Munich, she coached the Munich Cowboys (American Football) Cheerleaders to six national titles in cheerleading and was head trainer/translator for the German Gladiators during a pilot TV show for the International Gladiators. She recently co-authored an audio book for Audible called The Munich Cowboy Cheerleaders about her coaching experiences in Germany. She was in Germany where she started Fit Bodies.

Always an avid cyclist, Kathy dipped her toe into the world of multi-sport in 2000, first competing in duathlons then eventually moving to triathlons. Kathy has owned her personal training business Fit Bodies for 25 years and in 2022 co-authored the Audible book, The Munich Cowboy Cheerleaders based on her time coaching the squad. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Lutalo, dog Mingus and cat Sassy.

We discussed:

  •  Coaching teens in Germany for the Munich Cowboys Cheerleaders
  • Preparing for a hip replacement and setting goals
  • Her active online fitness coaching at Fit Bodies
  • How she helps her clients get more fit at any age
  • How she combines cardio and strength workouts in her training
  • How she prepared for getting her left hip replaced.
  • Competing in triathlons and hiking the Grand Canyon after a hip replacement
  • How staying fit has changed as she has gotten older
  • Her advice for women over 50 who want to be fit and strong
  • What she says about the importance of meal prep
  • Thoughts on gluten, dairy, alcohol, food sensativities and processed foods
  • Why she says: “Get your mind right” and “Fitness starts in your head!
  • Why she does strength training 2-3 times each week


Website; Fit Bodies
Instagram:  Tribaby1
Her Audio book on Audible: The Munich Cowboy Cheerleaders on Audible
Audio book on Amazon” The Munich Cowboy Cheerleaders: a Novella

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