Since 2013, owner/instructor Kate Lindsay Scher has been helping people in Seattle achieve new levels of fitness and health. Kate is a certified mat and equipment Pilates instructor, a certified prenatal/postpartum exercise specialist, an ACSM certified personal trainer, and a TRX Suspension-certified trainer. After becoming a certified personal trainer in 2013, Kate continued her education with Vitality Pilates that included over 100 hours of class instruction.

During her Pilates certification, Kate became pregnant with her twin boys, Ben & Owen, and continued her practice and instruction throughout her pregnancy and postpartum. This experience made Kate passionate about Pilates practice during and after pregnancy and allows her to empathize with pregnant and postpartum clients' unique challenges. In 2017, she became a certified prenatal/postpartum exercise specialist through Erica Ziel's course.

Prior to Pilates, Kate found fitness by participating in Banked Track Roller Derby (skating under the name "Shirley Sore") as both a skater and a coach for women, children, and teens. When she's not practicing Pilates, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, baking, calligraphy, and talking about the Seattle weather.


 Kate jamming as "Shirley Sore."

Kate jamming as "Shirley Sore."


Empowered Fitness is a wonderful, positive place to get in shape. Kate is a fantastic, supportive trainer who always pushes me to go further than I think I can go. Kate is always aware of the specific needs of her clients and is always ready with alternatives to work around any injuries or other problems. I always leave Empowered Fitness feeling better than when I arrived.
— Allison Griffith

I’m super excited about the results I’ve seen. Kate adjusts her workouts to each client’s capabilities & goals—I’ve felt taken care of since my very first session! She creates a custom workout, with a fun environment, that makes me look forward to our sessions together. It inspires me to know that my instructor continuously develops her knowledge on health and fitness. Thanks to Kate’s guidance, I’ve felt stronger and happier than I have in years, I recommend her on every level!
— Nikki Simson