I live on a farm near Mount Cook in the South Island of NZ, with my husband and three children – aged 11, 8 and 6 years. Life is hectic, but I love it that way!
I have a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription and Management and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology. I gained these while having a lot of fun at Otago Uni. I am a keen sportsperson, having spent many seasons on the netball and basketball courts and recently turning my hand to golf! I also have over 10 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry (from Smoking Cessation to Mobile Personal Training and Nutrition Education in Schools).
In July 2016 I set up ‘Kate Ivey – Fitness, Health and Inspiration’ because I wanted to help busy Kiwi women like myself to lead positive, healthy, fitness filled lives! Never did I expect to be able to help so many, and some men along the way! It is a dream come true – I struggle to call this my job because I love it so much!
My own journey is also what drives me to inspire others. During changes in my life such as starting university, travelling and of course having children, I struggled to prioritise my health and fitness. This led to feelings of dissatisfaction, weight gain and low self-confidence.
Through all my pregnancies I gained 25-30kg (a lot of which was due to unnecessary overeating and lack of exercise), then worked really hard after each to get myself back exercising and nourishing my body. I know how hard it is. I also know it can be done, and I know how to do it! It feels great to be fit and healthy, and helping busy women to see that despite all their commitments, they too can achieve their health and fitness goals, is so incredibly rewarding.
So this is why I created DediKate. My own experiences have influenced me to motivate and encourage others!
DediKate is for all busy people – young or old, city or country and fit or still sedentary. From workouts for new Mums, those beginning their fitness journey or returning from injury, safe pregnancy workouts for when you want to keep fit throughout your pregnancy, running plans, to advanced level weights and HIIT workouts – as well as yoga, pilates, stretching, meditation and nutrition education! Whatever you are looking for, DediKate has you covered!
All workouts are effectively designed to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle that helps you stay fit while looking and feeling great. All the workouts are new each week so you never get bored or reach a plateau, all from the comfort of your home! The recipes are easy to make and the advice and expertise is real and all focused on long term and long lasting results.
Throughout our journey we have grown from just myself to a team of 15 fabulous women who help bring our dream to life. Our wonderful group of qualified health and fitness professionals' goal is to provide our members with the skills and motivation required to meet their health and fitness goals. We have 10 Personal Trainers, a Nutritionist, a Pregnancy and Postnatal Expert and an Exercise Specialist.
DediKate has expanded into a strong international community of supportive women who are working to make exercise a part of their lives. Our community started small and has grown to thousands, who are all there for each other and my team and myself couldn't be happier about this!
I am so proud of this amazing community of supportive women, and can’t wait for you to be a part of it too! Here’s to a fitter, happier, healthier lifestyle.