You want Katrina White in your corner

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  • By Senior Airman Alexis M. Morris
  • 434th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

White, a financial operations supervisor with the 434th Operations Support Squadron, is a kickboxer, and dedicated to fitness for herself and others.

During the October unit training assembly White held a kickboxing class, and with each jab, kick and uppercut, she demonstrated, and shared, her expertise and her dedication to enhancing the physical readiness and morale of the Hoosier Wing.

“It’s all about group energy and a collective drive towards better health,” White shared. “Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just starting out, these sessions are designed for everyone. If you can walk, you can join the class.” 

White's own journey into fitness began in 2014, with a Zumba class invitation from her daughter. "It started with Zumba, and from there my passion for group fitness only grew," said White. By 2018, she became certified to teach Zumba and focused on expanding her fitness portfolio. 

In 2020, however, White’s dedication to fitness faced an unanticipated challenge with the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“All of the gyms closed and opportunities were limited,” the Maryland resident recalled. Adapting to circumstances, she trained her son-in-law, an active-duty soldier, sustaining her passion for fitness despite the disruption.

Now, in 2023, White's expertise ranges from Aqua Zumba to high intensity interval training. She's instructed at various established centers, and gyms. Notably, her commitment to giving back through fitness shines through at Fort Detrick in Maryland, where most Thursdays she offers classes for DOD personnel and their families. 

With a commitment to enhancing physical readiness and fostering team cohesion, White’s Saturday kickboxing sessions stand as a testament to the ongoing dedication and resilience of the Hoosier Wing. All are encouraged to participate each UTA weekend. She’s in your corner.