About Marykate

MaryKate Schmidt is a NASM certified personal trainer with a love for all things food, fitness, and fun! She is the creator of Movement By MK, which is a platform that empowers women to live a healthy, realistic lifestyle through fitness and nutrition. 

As a former Division 1 athlete, MaryKate has always been active, but always struggled with her weight, YOYO dieting, and finding balance when it came to eating and exercise. Weighing 175lbs all the way down to 120lbs and back up MaryKate knows what it feels like to have no control, want to give up, and have her “diet start tomorrow.” After years of battling on and off dieting, MaryKate knew she had to change her ways! It wasn’t until she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona that MaryKate truly changed her life.

She discovered Kayla Itsines BBG program and saw such amazing results that she finally grew the courage to share her story through a fitness Instagram @Froyotofitness. Soon enough she was recognized by the BBG community multiple times and even featured in Cosmopolitan, Pop Sugar Fitness, and more! BBG was really the first step into MaryKate finding a love for fitness again and learning what it took to not only look good, but FEEL good! It was at this time that MaryKate started to feel a power within herself that she had a calling, but then again, timing is everything right?

After completing BBG numerous times, MaryKate discovered that LIFTING WEIGHTS was key to her changing her body, so she decided to compete in an NPC bikini competition. From there, she found that a combination of a healthy diet, weights, and some cardio could yield tremendous results.

As she was on an airplane one day for her full time job, she had an “AH HA” moment where she was responding to direct message after direct message on instagram. She thought to herself “I have valuable knowledge and experience that could help so many women.” It was then when she opened up her offerings to her community! MaryKate first launched her 12 week guide in May of 2018 and later on her 6 week guide, which both have helped thousands of women around the world! Community is everything to MaryKate, so she focuses on bringing the community together at local events and of course has a goal to travel so she can meet all of her loyal babes!

MaryKate currently lives in Chicago, works as a sales rep in medical devices by day, and puts her heart and soul into Movement By MK every single day! Her core focus is to empower as many women as possible through healthy eating and killer workouts, so don’t miss out and be sure to follow along!