The N.G. Fitness Story
for fitness and sports began at a very young age. I was the kid playing
sports year round. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany and moved to
Northern Virginia when I was 6. Upon graduation from High School
I joined the US Navy where physical fitness was essential.
Years later just after the birth of my second child, I hit a very
low point in my life. I had left physical fitness out of my life while I was pregnant and ended up
gaining over 70 lbs. Over time, I was able to lose 40lbs with diet but couldn’t shake
that extra 30lbs. So one day I worked myself up to the challenge of running on the treadmill
until I burned 1,000 calories. This was not easy for me but I did it and I'm proud to say I'm still running today.
ran the Marine Corps half marathon
in May, 2010, the Virginia Beach Rock-n-Roll half marathon in September,
and the Virginia Beach Rock-n-Roll half marathon in September, 2011. In June, 2011 and August, 2012, I completed the
Sprint which is a 5k loaded with 15 obstacles (climbing 8-foot walls,
paint balls, climbing up 50-foot rope walls, and belly crawling through a
of mud underneath barbwire). My
fitness goals have changed over the years and I continually modify my
training plan to support my ambitions.
-Natasha Kinkade Grotke
Owner and Founder, N.G. Fitness Consulting
Certified Personal Trainer