Member Spotlight – Kimberly Watson

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Vessel could not be Vessel without its members, so we have decided to start showing our appreciation by giving different members a spotlight shout-out on the blog each month! Because we believe each member is an individual that has so much to bring to our community and should be celebrated for being unique, we’ve put together a little interview to learn more about them.

Kimberly Watson is our spotlight member for this month! Our interview below will introduce you to her and tell you how she brings her amazing self to our Vessel family.

Hi, Kimberly! Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Kimberly Watson. I’ve been married to Scott for almost 21 years and I am a mom to four boys (15, 13, 10, 8). I’m a Jesus follower and I grew up in southeast Texas. My husband and I met in college at Texas Tech University. We came back to Houston for his job and found Kingwood after my cousin had moved here 3 years earlier. The first time I visited her here I knew this was where we would live when we finished school, and 12 years later here we are!

What do you like to do in your free time?

As my kids got older I was able to rediscover my love for reading.  I also love to run and walk on the greenbelts — being outside is a daily obsession of mine. Our family loves to go camping. I try to serve my church, Kingwood UMC however and whenever I can, and I’m involved with a couple of bible studies. I love to study and learn as much about whatever topic has piqued my interest at any given time.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? 🙂 

I’m not really a sweets fan, but I consider myself a connoisseur of chips and salsas, especially my own.

Do you have an interesting fact you’d like to share?

I love to do demolition and construction. My church has a group that goes out and helps people who need things like drywall repairs, wheelchair ramps, etc.  I look forward to getting those emails that say we have a job because I get to learn so much from the guys who have been doing this work for years. 

What brought you to Vessel Pilates and how did it stand out to you?

I had two friends mention it and one had a friend pass and brought me along.  I thought the reformers were so unique and unlike any other equipment I had ever used.  I had been working out at home for years with streaming services and thought this could be something unique to challenge my strength. After going for a few months to mostly reformer classes, I hiked Big Bend with my family and another family, and I was the only one who didn’t have sore calves from hiking the hills.  I knew then that those classes were working. I later found the barre classes. Since doing a combination of the reformer, barre, and the yoga classes, I feel like I’m probably in the best fitness of my life.

How long have you been going to Vessel?

I think about a year???

How often do you attend classes?

I usually attend a class Monday through Thursday.

If you were to describe our studio to someone who had never heard of it, what would you say?

It’s a family.  Especially if you attend the same classes because you get to know the people. The teachers are not just there to get you through a class, they are there to better your mind, soul and body.  They care so much about health that they are constantly learning and sharing things they read in books and hear on podcasts.  We share fun and interesting finds with each other and I love everyone’s curiosity for better health and fitness is making me stronger in so many ways.

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