Occupation: Chiropractor, Thiensville
Beginning with dance classes at age four, Cate Charlton has enjoyed multiple trends in fitness: aerobic dance (“Cheesy moves, but I was hooked”), step and Jane Fonda videos. Exercising helped her manage two demanding careers, first in advertising, then as a chiropractor. “There is nothing like being in a class with great music, fun moves and all these people around you doing the same thing,” she says. Since 1983, Charlton has led classes at Elite Sports Clubs – River Glen, including kickboxing, Pilates and yoga. She recently got certified to teach POUND®, which uses weighted fluorescent green drumsticks. When Charlton’s husband died last October, teaching allowed her to get away from the sadness for at least a few hours. “When you’re teaching a fitness class, you’re definitely in the moment, in the energy field,” she says.
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