My goals include empowering women by helping them achieve levels of health and fitness they never thought possible. As a mom, I am passionate about educating women on the benefits of exercising before, during, and after pregnancy. I aim to provide the highest quality, research-backed training. I equip my clients with the education and support they need to reach their goals. My ultimate objective is to help my clients lead not just healthier but also more fulfilling lives.
- NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
- AFPA Certified Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach
- Precision Nutrition, Level 1
- NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- NASM Certified Women's Fitness Specialist
- TRX Group Suspension Training
- CPR/AED and First Aid
About Kimberly Araujo
From Disordered to Empowered!
Like many women, I developed some disordered eating and exercise habits during my teenage years. I was obsessed with my calorie intake and would restrict and then secretlybinge. And being a dancer just added more pressure to maintain the "perfect" dancer physique. I continued to study dance through college and fluctuated between skinny fat and super skinny but never happy with my body.
I always exercised but for most of my life exercise was just a means to burn calories. Enter CrossFit. A friend of mine introduced me to CrossFit and I became hooked. And for the first time in my life I learned how to have performance-oriented goals and stopped worrying so much about my appearance. Funny enough, by focusing on getting stronger and faster, I also looked more fit and lean than ever before! I had gained much healthier eating and exercising habits and I wanted to help others do the same.
Sharing My Passion
I got my CrossFit Level 1 certificate and began coaching CrossFit on the side. I became more and more passionate about fitness and continued to learn and grow until fitness became my main career. Since then I have also earned many other highly respected fitness certifications and continue to pursue continuing education opportunities and gain experience working with hundreds of women both in-person and online
Over the past decade, I have worked hard to become a highly respected group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Southern California. I am currently the Head Coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Rancho Santa Margarita. I also offer personal training, online coaching, and nutrition coaching.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Training
Early in my career, I became especially passionate about prenatal/postnatal fitness. Even before I had my own kids, I realized that pregnant and postpartum women were under-served by the fitness industry. I worked at several gyms where I was the only female trainer and the men had no clue what to do with pregnant clients. A majority of women become pregnant at least once in their lives so not having proper resources and information available to these women just didn't make sense to me! So, I started specializing in training pregnant and newly postpartum women in 2012.
I now have two kids of my own: Kai (5) and Lakey (2). I exercised throughout both pregnancies and have experience recovering from a c-section as well as vaginal birth. In addition to my personal experience, I am also a certified Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist and Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach. I offer specialty coaching services to women before, during, and after pregnancy. Helping Mama's become the best and healthiest versions of themselves is my passion! If you want to have your healthiest pregnancy or recover stronger and more confident after giving birth, I am your girl!