Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Kickbutt.
Katie , please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started holding Katie’s Kickbutt Bootcamp classes at a small park in Quincy in 2011 for friends, family and colleagues. At the time I was a full time art teacher at a local school in Milton. Though I loved art and teaching my true passion was always fitness. By the end of the school year in 2012 my fitness classes took off. I made the difficult decision to leave my stable job and start my own business, Commit 2B Fit Studio. My first location opened in Quincy on October 1st, 2012. I taught all the classes, sometimes 5 a day, and watched as my business grew. In 2015 I opened my second location in Weymouth. As of today I offer over 40 specialized fitness classes a week, employ 10 instructors and have kicked over 3,000 peoples butts!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My first location wasn’t perfect but I LOVED it! I was very excited when I rented it because it was wide open and I could make it my own. What didn’t occur to me was that it was A LOT!! Of work to make it my own. I had a very small budget so I took on most of the building and paining myself. I remember sanding the ceiling the week before the grand opening! I also had a few families living above the studio (our most popular class was 5:30AM), the ceiling would leak constantly, the AC broke a few times and after teaching 5 classes a day I would be way too exhausted to deal with it. I have had to move 2 times while in Quincy and each time had to find a new space, negotiate that price, build my studio inside the space and tell all my clients I’m moving. Each of these struggles are typical to any business and my love for what I was doing got me through each and every trying time.
Please tell us about Commit 2B Fit Studio.
Commit 2B Fit Studio is known for fun, welcoming fitness classes that combine cardio and strength training in one kickbutt combo! Our staff is always switching up their routines to create muscle confusion that helps you get stronger. Commit 2B Fit is committed to each and every client by holding you accountable and supporting you along the way. Our classes are smaller than your average gym class, so our clients get the attention they need to excel and get the very best results! I am most proud of the opportunity owning my own business gives me to give back to the community that has given me so much. We hold fundraisers, deliver food to people in need around the holidays and donate time to schools and nonprofits.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I honestly would not do anything different. I know so much more today but sometimes passion, instead of smarts, is what you need in the beginning. I wasn’t afraid to do what I love because I didn’t know any better. I never knew the potential pitfalls, I just knew I wanted to wake up everyday and kickbutt at my own studio. Now I am able to handle a huge staff with over 40 classes at multiple locations and my new knowledge is helping me to grow. I wouldn’t trade this journey in for anything in the world.
- 3 fitness class Intro special for $29.00
- 3 Month Special for $279.00
- 6 Month Special for $99 a month
- Address: Quincy: 155 Old Colony Ave. (Wollaston)
Weymouth: 1284 Washington Street (Route 53)
- Website: www.Commit2BFitStudio.com
- Phone: 617-472-BFIT
- Email: Commit2BFitStudio@gmail.com
- Instagram: Katie Kickbutt @commit_2b_fit_studios
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/commit2bfitstudio and www.facebook.com/c2bfquincy
Luke Asack (Keep the Edge Studios)