Kathy Ekdahl, Personal Best Personal Training
Kathy Ekdahl, BA, is an ACE certified personal trainer and a National Strength and Conditioning Certified CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). She is also a yoga instructor and a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and has been a businesswoman in Marlborough since 1992. Kathy is currently the owner and president of Personal Best Personal Training, specializing in at-home personal training. She has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years.
After graduating from Holy Cross College with a BA in Biology, Kathy worked for a vascular surgeon as a clinical researcher and ultrasound technologist, studying diseases of the blood vessels. In 1988, she began teaching fitness, and in 1992, became owner of The Aerobics Stop, a women’s health club in Marlboro. As a continuing education provider for fitness professionals, Kathy trained hundreds of local fitness instructors and personal trainers through several courses she has written. She continues to teach workshops for fitness enthusiasts in the local community, including through her work with Marlborough Moves, a program she created in conjunction with MRCC, as well as through a workshop series she co-created with Maureen Letendre and Julie Dalbec called “Today’s Superwoman- What To Do When Your Cape Is At The Cleaners”. Kathy greatly enjoys working with golfers to decrease their risk of injury and improve their golf game and has presented golf fitness workshops at local gyms and golf clubs. She was the staff personal trainer at the International Golf Club in Bolton, MA from 2007-2011. She has written a golf fitness eBook – “Getting Golf Ready- A Woman’s Guide to Golf Fitness”, and continues writing blogs, columns for local newspapers, and other fitness and life balance articles.
Kathy has always been an active volunteer both for local as well as national causes. In 2011, she was nationally recognized, named one of “Top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch” by Life Fitness and ACE for her charitable work and commitment to excellence.
When a client comes to see Kathy for training, she looks at the client as a whole person, someone with family and work pressures, important past histories of exercise success or failures…not just as a person looking to create changes in their physical body. She works together with her clients to create strength and balance not just in the muscles, but in the body, mind and soul.
Kathy has always been an active athlete and played both lacrosse and field hockey in college and after. She currently umpires high school field hockey, and was the varsity lacrosse and field hockey coach at Hudson High School from 2001 until 2013. Kathy is an avid golfer and boater. She lives in Hudson with her husband Peter, and has 2 adult children, Jackie and Nate.