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Kat Zajac is the owner of Ascend Cycle and Underground in Alexandria, VA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The George Washington University which sparked her interest and love for health and fitness. After completing her Masters degree in Health Administration, Kat worked for 8 years in healthcare consulting and left in 2015 to pursue a more formal career in fitness and health coaching.  At Ascend, she combines all her experience to create a holistic fitness community. She is a health coach trained by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is also an experienced personal trainer. She lives in Alexandria with her husband, Joe, and their two children, Alexander and Anna Victoria.