How’s it going, eh? Kristen and I enjoyed speaking with one of Canada’s top anchors for TSN’s SportsCentre: Kate Beirness, who works just as hard at her fitness as she does at her career. She has covered the Olympics in London and March Madness in the U.S. (which makes Kristen big-time jealous!).
As a former basketball player, she’s always been interested in fitness, but she underwent a transformation (which we covered not too long ago, actually) by trading out daily runs for lifting weights — and shed 16 pounds and 10 percent body fat in the process. Under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach Mark Fitzgerald (who now works for the Anaheim Ducks), she embraced interval training and lifting. At the same time, she revamped her eating habits and ditched processed foods and sugar.
For this podcast episode, Kate talks about her brand ambassadorships for Under Armour and BioSteel, as well as the fun (and competitive) environment at TSN (including bringing an Olympic ringer to a “friendly” hockey game!).
Here are a few of our fave quotables from Kate …
Podcast Episode 22 Highlights With Kate Beirness
- The one-in-a-million “water bottle flip” she did on live television
- The amazing number of talented women working at TSN and how they work to support each other’s success
- How she trains to get ready for a healthier future rather than to be “skinny”
- Her unabashed love for the music of a certain fellow Canadian
Also in this episode, Kristen and I each share our top five favorite sports to watch.
Get the episode with Kate Beirness here or below!
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So … what are your favorite sports to watch?! —Margo