Scott Smith, CSCS, Owner / Trainer
Born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, I will always be a Jayhawk at heart. However, it was at Truman State University where I was able to follow my dreams and continue my athletic journey, playing both football and wrestling on scholarship. My studies aligned with my passion for sport, and I graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science.
Before landing on the personal training track, I spent four years gaining clinical experience as an intern and technician for multiple physical therapy clinics and medical family practices. As it turned out, my true calling fell more on the preventative side of the health equation. Having the broad experience of learning within hospitals, private family practices, rehabilitation clinics, research universities, athletic training facilities, and commercial gyms alike, I began to understand the shortcomings of modern medicine. And I would prefer to avoid treating merely symptoms of disease when and wherever possible. Thus my mission was revealed.
Before opening my dream luxury boutique fitness studio, BodySmith Personal training, I practiced my craft as both a trainer and fitness manager for several 24 Hour Fitness locations in Kansas City. I hold accredited certifications from the National Academy in Sports Medicine (NASM) as both a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist. Additionally, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and have also completed instructor courses for the TRX Suspension Training System. In total, I have 9 years of personal training experience, 4 years of clinical experience, 3 years of commercial fitness management experience, and 2 years of athletic coaching experience
Kat Williams, Trainer
Williams joined the BodySmith Training team October 2015. She is a professional bikini athlete within the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB). After only competing for a year as an amateur in the National Physique Committee (NPC). Williams has finished in the top ten of her class while competing in several major cities.
Williams graduated in May 2014 with a Master’s degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration and Exercise Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
She also competed as a full scholarship track and field student-athlete at UMKC, where she was team captain and achieved Summit League Academic All-American status.
Williams gained years of experience working at UMKC Swinney Recreation Center. She has designed and implemented a variety of group exercise classes as a certified group instructor. She also recently received a exclusive certification at Nike World headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon for the Applied performance enhancement coach training. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @katprofitness.
Beginning in high school sports and holding true still today, I’ve always acknowledged and honored the way that exercise has positively affected both my performance in sport as well as my overall happiness off the field. At about 16 years old, I began taking a real interest in all types of training styles, from “5 day strength splits” to “HIIT cardio” to “steady-state aerobics.” I knew early on that I had the passion and drive to not only continue my fitness journey, but also share my successful methods with others.
Six years later, I am now coaching athletes out of CrossFit on 18th in the Crossroads District of Downtown KC. Additionally, I have obtained the “USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach” and “Crossfit Level 1 Trainer” credentials to bolster my coaching abilities for athletes and clients who show an interest and capacity for more advanced movements at higher speeds. And while I cut my teeth as a group instructor, I now offer one-on-one coaching at BodySmith Personal Training for anyone with a genuine interest in improving their overall fitness levels.
My objective with each and every client is to create both a unique and stimulating session that could very well be the highlight of their respective day. As for my ultimate goal (regarding why I entered the fitness industry in the first place) … to make a positive impact on my client’s wellbeing while helping them not only achieve their goals, but also embrace exercise as a necessary yet fun way of life.