As someone who struggled with weight since middle school, Kim Bibeau considered herself a ‘‘professional dieter.’’ After losing and regaining 80+ pounds more than 12 times, she committed to being a “better Kim” and began teaching fitness classes, personal training and leading Weight Watchers meetings in her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida.
Kim knows through personal experience that getting healthy and staying fit is a lifetime journey, achievable through realistic goals and hard work. Inspired to create a place offering a more well-rounded approach to getting healthier and staying in shape, Kim left a full-time career in the Florida Legislature and founded Sweat Therapy Fitness with husband Brian. Opened in 2010 in Tallahassee's Midtown, Sweat Therapy quickly became renowned for a diverse schedule of classes, led by talented caring instructors, catering to every fitness level. Now successfully operating Midtown and Uptown locations with hundreds of clients, Sweat Therapy remains true to providing small group training combined with innovative, cutting-edge equipment and stands out as a full-service studio with customized programs versus a one-size-fits-all approach to working out.
With a passion for all things fitness the Bibeaus continue to change lives and impact the Tallahassee community. In April, 2016 Sweat Therpay introduced Rock Study Boxing at the Uptown location to empower those with Parkinson’s disease and improve quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. Kim feels she is fortunate to be able to live her dream of helping people reach their health and weight loss goals.
Kim is a certified ACE personal trainer, weight loss and nutrition coach, corrective exercise specialist and holds certifications with Maddogg Athletics, Les Mills, Indo-Row®, TRX Suspension Trainer®, Trigger Point Therapy®, Rip Trainer ®, and PTA Global with whom she has completed two mentorships. She also had the pleasure of training with the RealRyder® creators and founders in California and trained a Season 4 contestant for the hit ABC show “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss” which aired Summer 2014.