Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Katie Arfa, Psy.D.,
NSCA-CPT and Co-founder

Katie Arfa is a health psychologist and NSCA-certified personal trainer who specializes in the overlap between brain functioning, mood, stress, illness, exercise, and nutrition. She earned a BA in psychology at UCLA and a Master’s at Antioch University before going on to complete her training with a doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology, where she specialized in Health. Katie worked as a personal trainer throughout graduate school, starting at Equinox Fitness in 2009 and earning two promotions before leaving to start her own private health business in Los Angeles in 2012. Recognizing the overlap and importance of both health worlds, she has since focused her career on bringing exercise, psychology, nutrition, and medicine together with the goal of increased client outcomes across the spectrum of health. Her work includes treatment, research, program development, consultation, writing, and speaking.


Lauren Cashatt-Ngo, Health Strategist and Co-founder

Lauren has been a personal trainer and health coach for 10+ years. Lauren’s depth and breadth of experience in the health and fitness field includes several hundred continued education hours comprising certifications in nutrition, behavior, habit setting, sleep, and functional movement. Namely, her certifications include Strong First Kettlebell, Pre/Post Natal, and Precision Nutrition I & II. In combination with her life experiences, Lauren’s training and education have led her to a passion for helping clients resolve the complex roadblocks related to issues like substance abuse, disordered eating, and emotional dysregulation. Currently, she spends her time teaching, training, and mentoring new trainers on a holistic approach to fitness and wellness.