Athlete of the Month


The first Athlete of the Month for 2024 exemplifies all the qualities of an serious athlete. Kathie Jones works hard when she’s in the gym, and she stays consistent, no matter what! Her efforts are paying off with amazing results. She’s been training for almost two years, and we know she’ll continue crushing her goals in the new year!


ASF South: Kathie Jones

From Kathie’s trainer, Vilita Cruz:

Kathie is a vibrant, active individual, so when her knees couldn’t take marathon running anymore, she had to channel her energy elsewhere, and landed with me at Austin Simply Fit. I knew she was a woman who appreciates a challenging workout and I do my best to deliver while keeping her knees safe.

Kathie gets results because she is consistent, no excuses. If she’s out of state escaping the Texas heat all summer long, then we are zooming our sessions as I follow along at the out-of-state gym. If the roads are too slick with black ice to drive in the month of January, we zoom as I take her through her workouts at home. There have even been some medical issues that have popped up, and you can bet money that as soon as she gets the okay from her doctors to come back to the gym, she’s there!!! She bounces back so fast because she is one tough cookie. I look forward to our sessions filled with her positivity and can-do attitude. I am lucky to have Kathie as a client.

Here’s what Kathie had to say about working with Vilita:

What do you enjoy most about working with your trainer at ASF?
Vilita pushes me to do more, always encouraging and I love seeing results.

What have you been most proud of since you started training?
I’ve been most proud of continuing to come back even after health setbacks (hernia, gallbladder removal) and sticking to my plan to stay fit. Going on two years at ASF.

What are you looking forward to?
I am looking forward to getting even stronger in 2024 with Vilita’s help and encouragement.


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