As a professional ballerina and dance instructor, I have learned that the body and mind function as a team. When you take the time to nurture and strengthen your body, your mental acuity, emotional health, and overall well-being improves as a result. This is why I am so excited to join the Live Fit Now team as a pilates instructor. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May, 2018, with a degree in Dance and a minor in Psychology. There, I performed principal and soloist roles with the USC Dance Company and the following year, I danced professionally with Virginia National Ballet. I am so happy to be back in South Carolina this year to dance with Ballet Spartanburg, and I am equally thrilled to be a part of the physical and mental growth of this community through Live Fit Now!
RYT - 200
I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training certification with Lisa Muehlenbein at Zen Studios in 2015. Since that time, I've taught vinyasa / flow style yoga and have continued learning about meditation and safe, effective movement studying with Jules Mitchell, Michael Johnson, and Dawn Yager. I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring the benefits of yoga to the bodies and minds of Live Fit Now clients. I'm a Spartanburg native and graduate of Converse College. I'm passionate about my work at Piedmont Care, Inc. and in my spare time I enjoy reading, journaling, traveling and seeing live music.
Kim Smith Butler
I opened Live Fit Now in April of 2009 with a goal of sharing my passion for health and wellness with clients of all ages and abilities. My passion is helping others achieve their fitness & wellness goals and to be able to do life without limitations. I have the opportunity to challenge clients looking for their next level of fitness and to help others returning to exercise after rehab. I also love teaching Pilates Mat & Reformer sessions, Indoor Cycling, and TRX Suspension Training. Many of my clients have been with me for over 10 years, allowing our time together to evolve beyond just a 'workout'.
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Functional Training Specialist
I have been a Personal Trainer for 12 years, most recently working with seniors who have Parkinson's Disease or are recovering from knee surgery or various back issues. I also work as a Med Tech for an assisted living company. I love competing in races, bench contests and obstacle races. I believe in staying active!
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