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Katie Frissell

Katie Frissell
I'm a certified personal trainer with a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a minor in nutrition. I have always had a passion for fitness and I enjoy motivating and encouraging every client I work with to help them meet their goals. Being a part of another person's journey towards a happier and healthier life brings tremendous meaning into mine.

Recent Posts

Dumbbell Squat to Press

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 29, 2019 10:07:56 AM

Limited on space and want to work multiple muscles groups.  Trying adding shoulder presses to your dumbbell squats.  

This is an easy way to add some shoulder work to your leg days.  Check out the video and instructions below for details on proper form. 



  1. Begin in a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand. 
  2. Initiate the movement with a squat, flexing the knees and hips to lower your body. Descend as far as flexibility allows, maintaining good posture in the spine, hips, and knees 
  3. Pause for a brief momentat the bottom of the squat before returning to a standing position by extending the hips and knees  
  4. After fully rising to a standing position, press the weights overhead by extending the elbows and flexing at the shoulder 
  5. Return the weights to the shoulders before repeating the entire movement for additional repetitions 
  6. Complete three to four sets of 10-15 repetitions 

Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quads
  • Deltoids
  • Traps
  • Triceps

Looking for more great workouts?  Check out our  workout library for our full list of exercises.  

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Plank Jacks

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 29, 2019 10:07:35 AM

Sick of doing sit ups and crunches?  

Not only can those exercises be bad on your back, but there are so many more core exercises that will give you better results.  

Plank jacks for example, will challenge you to engage your.  Check out the instructions and video below for details on proper form.  

**Wondering what it means to engage your core?  Get the down low on engaging your core in Jill's blog. 



  1. Begin in a plank position, with your shoulder over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together
  2. Like the motion of jumping jacks, jump your legs wide and then back together 
  3. Jump as quickly as you want, but keep your pelvis steady and don’t let your booty rise toward the ceiling 
  4. Complete three to four sets of 12-30 repetitions ** Challenge yourself to do more reps each week!

Looking for more great core exercises?  Check out are full list of ab workouts in the LivRite Fitness Exercise Library. 

Topics: Workouts

Dumbbell Stationary Lunges

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 25, 2019 5:21:03 PM

Stationary lunges are a great exercise to do if you are looking to tone your legs and don't have a ton of space to work with. 

Another great thing about stationary lunges is this exercise will work most muscles in your legs. 

Add dumbbells for an extra challenge!  



  1. Stand with your torso upright holding two dumbbells in your hands by your sides 
  2. Step backwards with your right leg around 2 feet or so from the foot being left stationary behind and lower your upper body down, while keeping the torso upright and maintaining balance. 
  3. Inhale as you go down 
  4. Using mainly the heel of your foot, push up and go back to the starting position as you exhale. 
  5. Repeat for 10-15 reps then perform with the left leg. Complete three to four sets on each leg. 

Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Quads
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves

Topics: Workouts

How to correctly perform the Bent Over Fly

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 15, 2019 3:27:12 PM

Bent Over Fly

Shoulders are one of the most often overlooked muscle groups and I had no idea why! That's why I asked several of my clients why they had never incorporated moves for their shoulders into their workout plan before training with me. The most common response I got was "I don't know how." 

This is the reason we started doing instructional videos on the LivRite website! That excuse isn't going to cut it anymore.  You can find a full list of our shoulder workouts here.  

Take a look at the video and instructions below to learn how to correctly do the bent over fly. This move will target your posterior deltoids (the main muscles on the back of your shoulders) and it will also work your rhomboids and traps.   


  1. Hold dumbbells in each hand, stand with knees slightly bent. Keeping your back flat, bend forward at the hip joint.
  2. Exhale and lift both arms out to the side, maintaining a slight bend in the elbows and squeezing your shoulder blades together. 
  3. With control, lower the dumbbells back toward the ground
  4. This completes one rep
  5. Complete three sets of 10 to 12 repetitions 

Our shoulders have a wide range of motion which makes them more prone to strains or injury. It's important to make sure you are doing exercises correctly. Some stretches we recommend for shoulder tightness are neck stretches, shoulder rolls, cross body arm swings, cross body stretch and child's pose. Adding in these stretches may help increase flexibility or prevent injury. Plus sometimes it just feels good to stretch!

Looking for more great moves to add to your workouts? Check out our full list of exercises in our exercise library. 

Topics: Workouts

Elevated Shoulder Taps

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 15, 2019 3:27:03 PM

Elevated Shoulder Taps

Getting bored of planks but don't know what core exercises to add  to your workout plan?  Give elevated shoulder taps a try.  This is a great move that will really test your core strength and endurance.  Check out the video and instructions below and try it out today. 



  1. Place feet on box and get into a plank position 
  2. Tap the opposite shoulder with one hand 
  3. Repeat with the other hand
  4. Complete three sets of 10 to 12 repetitions on each shoulder 

Topics: Workouts