Ask A Trainer-Catesby

For those of you who know me, improving my fitness and overall health is something I deeply care about. There are a lot of us who struggle with eating right and being healthy so I came up with the idea for ‘Ask a Trainer” in the Wednesday Workout Series.  I’ve reached out to some of my friends in the Health and Wellness Industry and asked them to answer some questions in hopes that we learn a few things to help us on our journey!

First up is Catesby.  Catesby is not only a trainer/instructor, she is also the Owner of FlyFitnessInspiration in downtown Fredericksburg, VA. 

Catesby Payne

Catesby Payne

How long have you been a trainer? 

About 8 years. Fly will be open 2 years this month

Why did you go into this business?

I’ve always wanted a business of my own. I am a native of Fredericksburg and always wanted a business downtown. When I never really found a place that I enjoyed to work out and teach, I started looking for my own place

On a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being easy and 5 being extremely difficult) how hard is it for you to stick to a diet/eating plan?

3 right down the middle- if I take the time to prepare, then I am fine. Lately I have been travelling a lot and its made it a little more difficult. But I look at it as a learning curve and am starting to educate myself on how to handle diet and travel.

What is your healthy eating philosophy?

Just eat clean. Whole foods, the right portions. Lots of green veggies and drink water. Allow yourself a small treat every once in a while and jump right back in to your plan. You will never achieve the results you want unless you control your eating habits.

Worst diet you’ve ever tried?

Low Carb-I hate it

Favorite food:


Least favorite food:

Green Peppers

Favorite exercise:


Least favorite exercise:

Abs anything!

If you had a sedentary job and only had 30 minutes to work out each day, what would you do?

Alternate spin and lift

What would you suggest for someone who says “I hate exercise” or “I hate to sweat” (aka my mother)?

Then you haven’t found the right one. Its impossible to hate. Exercise releases “feel good” endorphins so its going to make you feel good regardless of the excuse you are making . Try something else. You don’t have to be completely out of breath all the time to exercise. Its totally possible to find something for everyone.

Being a mom, how did you juggle having a baby and maintaining a healthy lifestyle?

Its not a juggle at all. Its showing by example how to live and be healthy. It makes me a better (and nicer) partner, mother, friend and business woman to be and live healthy. I love to live in that balance and be that example to my daughter.

Best advice anyone has ever given you?

Go out and do what you love- everyone should have that chance in life and try.


Fly Fitness Inspiration

Fly Fitness Inspiration

Thanks to Catesby for her motivation and advice, for kicking my butt at TRX and Cycle and for inspiring so many!

If you’d like to check out classes and membership to Fly Fitness Inspirtation click the link below

Fly Fitness Inspirtation

Get out there and become a better, healthier you!


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