Certified Pilates Instructor
Kimberly Nelson-Polzin started attending pilate classes over 20 years ago. Her commitment to the practice continued to grow over the years until she had the opportunity to become an instructor; by completing the Club Pilates 500 hour Teacher Training Program.
Health and fitness has always been an important part of her life. Growing up with various medical conditions she sought out treatment that was non-traditional. Using Homeopathic Allergy treatments she was able to overcome many obstacles. Pilates was the exercise program that produced the best results to help strengthen her body. As a Pilates Instructor she is combining her knowledge of health and nutrition for her clients achieve their goals.
While pursuing health and fitness she graduated from Scottsdale Community College’s Culinary Arts Program in 2001. She competed and placed 1st in Arizona in the American Culinary Federation’s VICA competition. This Gold Medal earned her a spot in the national VICA competition where she placed 7th out of forty-seven contestants from around of country.
Kimberly has also been involved in the world of wine for more than fifteen years. She began her beverage career at Fabiano Brothers in Midland, Michigan as part of their fine wine team. Returning to her native Arizona home in 2005, she continued her career with Republic National Distributing Company as a wine sales representative. She later transitioned to a management position on their wine team where she experienced success in growing both her own and her team’s accounts. In 2009 she took a position with Southern Wine & Spirits working her way up to a Division Manager of Valley of the Sun, Southern’s fine wine team. In 2012 as part of her continuing education she achieved Wine & Spirits Education Trust Level 3 Certification. Most recently, Kimberly was the On-Premise Director for Quench Fine Wines. She redesigned the sales structure to achieve the goals of the company as well as the brands they represented. Prior to Quench she was the Regional Director for Hahn Family Wines of Monterey County, California; she managed sales in Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona.
Kimberly attended Arizona State University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology. Prior to her involvement in the wine industry she was employed as a marketing and advertising sale executive for various printing companies. The challenges presented and skills learned in that industry helped shape her into the leader she is today.
Kimberly has always been active in various charities and fund-raising organizations including VICA Student Culinary Competition, Ad2 Phoenix, COMPAS2000 and the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.