While Kym has been active in sports for most of her life (softball, volleyball, skiing, and competitive speed rollerskating), weight control was an issue off and on, and she found it difficult to make the time for fitness when her sons, Andrew and Cory, were young. In 2001, the only time she could find for a good long workout was in the wee hours of the morning, and thus a hardcore morning bootcamp was a perfect fit for her. She participated for several years in the Downtown Oakland YMCA program, perfecting her pushups before she became one of the co-leaders in 2005. Throughout this time, she has loved doing 5Ks and 10Ks, half marathons (and even one full marathon), metric and century bike rides, and sprint to half-iron triathlons (her favorite races usually include mud and obstacles). A couple of years ago, she decided to take a break from the engineering consulting world to have more unstressed time with family before her boys take off for college. She is genuinely grateful for this window of opportunity, and fuels her fitness by spending time in the weight room improving her balance, strength, and agility, playing DJ, designing workouts for body-sculpting, total body challenge, Zumba, and indoor cycle classes, and working with individuals to create goals and action plans to improve their fitness. She heartily believes that you should enjoy your workouts, be challenged, and get sore, yet yearn for the next one.