After 40 years in broadcasting, Kim merged her love of wellness and the outdoors to create Crave Nature Cleveland. Evolving from over 4 decades in the fitness industry as a group teacher and personal trainer, Kim now has added over 10 years as a 500 RYT yoga instructor with an emphasis on Ayurveda-inspired yoga and Trauma-informed, Resiliency yoga for first responders.
She created the Yoga Hike & Snowga program for the Cleveland Metroparks, plus Yoga Hikes, Fitness in the Forest and Wellness in the Woods for LL Bean, utilizing the beautiful parks in Northeast Ohio. NatureAsana Yoga Flow + Core, a yoga DVD dedicated to supporting Type I Diabetes, the annual Yoga for Research event, and Hike & Seek for Research to benefit the non-profit Research Institute for Children’s Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, donating class profits to Hope Meadows (an Equine Therapy program for Mental Health) and supporting the Richfield Heritage Preserve, are just a few examples of Kim’s dedication to serving others.
Kim graduated from Dover High School in 1974, attended Kent State University (TuscCampus), Ohio University and University of Louisville, Ky. while working full time in broadcasting and teaching fitness classes. She is a free-lance writer for Scriptype and volunteers teaching yoga for the Independence Fire Department. Other DVD’s and videos include North Coast Energy and Low Impact Plus with Jack LaLanne.
Certifications include Ayurveda Yoga 500 RYT from Kripalu, Yoga 911, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, YogaFit, and is CPR/Wilderness First Aid Certified.
Kim is currently on Parish Council at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Brecksville, Ohio.