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A Palisade Mom’s Journey Back to Health

Pacific Palisades resident Kate Burke was always an active person. She loved dancing, playing soccer, running and teaching aerobics in her twenties. She never worried about her weight. After getting married and having her first child, Kate was able to lose the forty pounds of baby weight she had gained throughout her pregnancy. However, with the birth of child number two, those forty pounds returned and, this time, stayed. Between managing two young children, a dog, working and running a household, exercising was no longer a priority. Kate was stuck in a rut and needed to find a way out.

When Kate moved to Pacific Palisades a little over two years ago, she decided it was time to lose the weight and get back into shape. Knowing that Kate was a lover of fun music and dance, her friend recommended a dance fitness class called PlyoJam. For Kate, it was love at first dance! She loved the routines, the instructor, the energy in the room and the way the class made her feel. She began going on a regular basis and PlyoJam quickly became an integral part of her journey back to health. PlyoJam is a class that leaves you breathless, sweaty and full of energy. It is the perfect blend of dancing and intensity that is needed to deliver results. Kate has now been attending PlyoJam for over two years and has lost the stubborn forty pounds for good.


In addition to this incredible victory, Kate decided to take her PlyoJam journey a step further and become a certified PlyoJam instructor. Kate now teaches PlyoJam classes twice a week in the Palisades at Gerry Blanck’s Martial Arts Studio on Alma Real Drive. For Kate, being able to share her love of PlyoJam with others is one of the most rewarding things in the world.

To find a class with Kate, visit the PlyoJam website HERE.  To learn how to become a certified PlyoJam instructor click HERE.