Katie Dawson



Katie is a certified personal trainer and the owner of StudioFlex. Katie has trained countless athletes and has an ability to truly connect with her clients and deliver results. Graduating from the University of San Diego, Katie has spent years not only training herself, but learning from fitness icons such as Gabrielle Reece. Specializing in athletic performance, Katie is distinguished by her approach to maximizing strength, enhancing endurance and correcting both posture and form. Katie has a passion for educating her clients, improving their bodies and changing lives.


  • Body Fat + Weight Loss

  • Lean Muscle Mass Gain

  • Postural Correction

  • Conditioning

  • Enhanced Muscle Testing


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of San Diego, May 2009

  • NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

  • NASM Certified Women's Fitness Specialist


"As a quick glimpse into the progress I've made with Katie - At my consultation in June 2016, I was 33.2% body fat and in the "obese" category.  Yikes!  Fast forward to today (Jan 2017) and I am now the healthiest and strongest I've ever been; down 7.9% body fat at 25.3% (only 1% away from the 'fitness' category) and comfortably fitting in all of my clothes again. All thanks to Katie for motivating me and inspiring me every week!" — Kelly L.

"I was only planning to utilize a personal trainer for a couple of months while I was on a sabbatical from work and here I am 8 months later still working out/training with Katie (and I haven't missed a single session - I train 3 days a week).  That's how good she is!  I cannot place into words how much Katie has changed my life!!!  Not only has she helped me to lose more weight and gain muscle definition than the exclusive well known boutique gym in SF, I feel like I've gained a second family at StudioFlex.  Most of our sessions we are laughing and enjoying our time together, while she kicks my butt working out and being careful not to aggravate my arthritis.  On the days I feel down, she is there to be a shoulder I need with positive energy with no judgements.  She honestly is one of the best people I've met in life!  This review will not even do justice to the praise she deserves!  She's a great trainer, an amazing person and someone who will motivate you to become the best you ever!" — Krysten H.