Fitness Protection, LLC Founder Mary-Katherine Fleming is an avid marathoner, endurance specialist and podcaster based in Denver, Colorado. Her weekly podcast, Running Life, explores the intersection of body image, Diet Culture and mental health. Her daily micropodcast, the Morning Mantra, is about managing all of the stress and conflict that can interfere with your best-laid (training!) plans, centered around one strategy MK has been practicing consistently since 1998: mantras.
Raised in a small, rural community in Middle Tennessee, MK remains passionate about serving her local community. Her commitments have led her to become a staunch, outspoken advocate for sexual assault survivors and marginalized persons. Coach MK’s current nonprofit commitments include The Blue Bench, The Junior League of Denver and The Colorado Women’s Foundation.
Coach MK started her career in Instinet's Hong Kong and Tokyo offices, where she spent seven years covering US-based accounts as a sales-trader. She holds a BS from Georgetown University with dual majors in Finance and Slavic Languages, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, and an MA in International Studies from the Leonard J. Lauder Institute of International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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- MARCUS AURELIUS