About Us

Katie Martin, Owner/Trainer

Katie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to the city once she graduated from high school. After trying out college for a year and working as a waitress for many, she stumbled upon a bootcamp studio nearby her Chicago apartment. Her longtime fear of working out in gyms would soon subside. This new fitness studio brought such a welcoming and comforting vibe. She noticed that it was more than just working out, it was a community of people who were looking for a lifestyle change. That is when she realized this was something she wanted to be a part of. Changing people’s lives for the better and breaking them out of their comfort zones.

In 2012, Katie expanded her knowledge of fitness by receiving her ACE personal training certification and in 2014 she completed her 200 Hour Power Vinyasa Yoga certification. A few years later, her first year in Tahoe, Katie completed her Barre Above certification. Along with fitness, she broadened her knowledge on nutrition and proceeded to receive her Precision Nutrition Certification.

Katie found a true love for Tahoe and enjoys all it has to offer. Surrounding herself with athletes, she knows how beneficial her workouts are for people in her community, and knows what it means to be Tahoe Fit. Katie is always keeping her focus on clients form and posture, moving around the classroom strategically. Her classes are always filled with positive energy and uplifting music. Challenging but functional workouts in a fun environment is Katie’s goal as a fitness instructor. Come in for a workout and leave feeling happier, stronger, and more confident!

Chata Villa, Trainer

Born and raised in Peru, Chata is a true lover of the outdoors. Fitness has always been a part of her life and now a career. Her mom owned a gym in Peru when she was young, so she started getting her first jumping jacks in at age 8. She has been in the Tahoe area since 2004 and truly loves the Tahoe lifestyle. In the winter, you can find her getting her runs at Squaw, and in the summertime hiking, hanging by the lake, or riding her vintage motorcycle. But you can always find her getting in her early workouts at Tahoe Fit! Chata believes exercise should not be a chore but a form of therapy and stress relief. Currently getting her ACE personal trainer certification, her main focus is on functional training. Chata’s classes are always fun and filled with high energy and a sweet playlist!

Malia Brown, Trainer

Malia was born and raised on the little island of Maui, Hawaii. Being outside was part of everyday life there, and she stayed active most of her life participating in dance, gymnastics, and long boarding. Her mom was a yoga teacher growing up, so she has always been into health and fitness for most of her life. Growing up on an organic farm, Malia learned how to make healthy food taste good from her momma. She received her Health Coach certification from Integrative Nutrition Institute a year ago and realized that is the direction she wanted to go with her career. Malia wants to help people reach their health goals bio-individually, and to understand that health is wealth, fitness and diet go hand in hand. Being in Tahoe 6 years, she is excited to be part of a team dedicated to making exercise fun and motivating! She completed her TRX suspension trainer basic training certification and currently studying for her NASM personal training certification. Her classes are filled with pump up music and a workout that will keep you thinking of her for days!

Renae Breck, Trainer

Originally a Michigan native, Renae moved to Tahoe for her love of the mountains. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Kinesiology and Elementary Education which ultimately lead her into a career teaching snowboarding at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley for many years. Her favorite part of teaching is watching someone's passion grow or see them make a lasting connection. Renae's fitness goals as a fitness trainer is to see her clients make lifetime connections with fitness, as well as believing in themselves and recognizing how strong they truly are. Recently, Renae completed her TRX suspension trainer basic training course and is currently working on completing her ACE personal training certification. Her classes are full of character and tons of motivation from the heart as she is your biggest cheerleader. Come join her for a class and leave feeling powerful and confident.