This months small business feature is Atomic Fitness Newcastle. Having. been personally coached by Katie Bates, I can genuinely and wholeheartedly recommend her. Not only only is she knowledgable (and qualified) to teach what she does, she puts in 110% every time she coaches. It does not matter what your starting point is or what your limitations are, Katie manages to find a way to make every workout work for you. She is wife, mother and total lady boss.  

Can you tell us a little bit about your small business?

I am a Qualified personal trainer in Newcastle that specialises in pre and post natal fitness! I offer a holistic approach to fitness. Working from the inside out. Helping people with there quality of life through movement. Improving clients mental health through fitness is a huge goal of mine. Giving them confidence in there everyday. I also hold my qualifications in nutrition. So where ever I can I help to guide my clients to support there body’s with the best nutritional support I can.

Atomic fitness Katie Bates
Atomic Fitness Newcastle Logo by Hannah Grace Life.
Atomic fitness Katie Bates
Katie being a super coach.
Training mums and cubs to be at the gym!

When and why did you start your business?

In 2018 Atomic Fitness Newcastle was started. I felt that there was a need for highly qualified Pre and Postnatal personal trainers as well as AWF certified coaches in Newcastle.


What has been your proudest moment in business?

Our business making it through Covid19 and supporting our clients through digital session.  It has been a massive challenge for us to move into digital.

Atomic fitness Katie Bates
Silver Sneakers warming down.
Katie teaches small group sessions for seniors.
Atomic fitness Katie Bates
When katie is not running classes she likes to hang around.

What makes you different to other businesses in your field?

Being Qualified is a big stand out I feel. Also making sure that I know every clients needs. Making sure everyone in a small groups sessions goals are being met. Every client is important to me.


What is the one piece of advice you’d give someone starting a small business?

Youre not in small business to make money. You are in small business because you love what you do and you are passionate about it.
Atomic fitness Katie Bates
Atomic Fitness 2020 Merch Logo by Hannah Grace Life.

Personal Profile:

Atomic fitness Katie Bates

Name: Katie Bates

Age: 35

Favourite colour: Blue

Interests: BBQs with friends, Beach days, Camping, SUP board riding.

Favourite music:  R&B

Dream job as a child: I wanted to be a marine biologists or  dietician

Three gratitudes:

  • Happy healthy family
  • Having a roof over my head
  • My business and job surviving ISO