With Kim Bishop
Top five things people should know about you?
1. I am an executive recruiter and company owner
I recruit for board directors and senior level positions. I started my company five years ago: Kimberly Bishop Executive Recruiting. I went from being a corporate executive to an entrepreneur.
2. I moved from Nebraska to NYC nine years ago
I decided to change my life…and moved into the recruiting industry then. I love the work I do, and my clients and candidates, so it’s been great.
3. I really love dark chocolate
I will always have a bar in my fridge at home. If there’s ever a chocolate dessert on the menu you can be assured I will pick that one. ANYTHING that’s over 70 percent cocoa is good.
4. I met my guy at PJ Clarkes in midtown
We met four years ago and it was totally random. I was walking through the crowd and said hi to him (with the encouragement and prodding of one of my friends!) We went out on a date the next day and have been together ever since.
5. I am a couponer
I love saving bits here and there. Seeing the receipt with the savings at the end is a thrill!!! It’s possible I even watch Extreme Couponing… But who doesn’t want to save a dollar?
What brought you to Pilates?
I first tried Pilates two years ago and started going to some classes at a studio. I liked it but didn’t understand the mechanics. Eventually I stopped going. I had even considered privates but at the time, decided against it. Even though I was doing different kinds of workouts (spin, etc) I wasn’t getting the core workout I wanted or the strength.
Why Plank Pilates?
In December 2013, I was out for dinner with my friend Karen, and was telling her that I needed to get my core back, and wanted to take privates. Karen suggested Kristen. While PLANK isn’t totally convenient, I love working out with Kristen and my sessions there. It feels like she customizes the sessions to my needs on a session-to-session basis. I really like PLANK: that it’s small groups and the community there is great.
Fun fact: the first time I did a plank with Kristen both of us almost started to cry. It was a total breakthrough for my body!
Top Tips for staying slim
Pre planning and sticking to my appointments is key. I have an exercise journal that I am fastidious about…it keeps me in check. I’ve also started doing aqua cycle, and it’s fantastic. The goal is: five days a week, I need to be moving my body. I had to make a commitment to myself, and find what worked for me in terms of balance. As we get older, it’s more difficult to stay in shape. I have chosen things that I can sustain to stay in great shape and looking and feeling healthy.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I’m obsessed with the new 24. Yes, the TV show. Jack is back. And it’s amazing, so lately that’s been my thing. My husband and I also love watching cycling on TV. Oh, and also mani/pedis!!!! It’s cheap, you can get it at any time of the day and it makes you feel pampered. What’s not to love?
Kim has been a member at Plank Pilates since February 2014 (and she’s already lost four inches and four pounds!!!)