You may recognize the fit duo behind @kris.kelsey.training, Kelsey Abraham and Kris Morton, as friendly neighbors at Orion Apartments or at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin picking up Cola flavored Celsius (pre-workouts), Curried Chicken Salad (for that protein) or Frozen Yogurt on the weekends! Future goals include SUP on the Oakland waterfront with the help of new neighbors at California Canoe & Kayak.
“Our favorite thing here is the waterfront right in our front yard. We love to walk our dog along it, it’s a beautiful view for our outdoor workouts, and having Rocky’s Market right across the street is super convenient.”
Seeking: “Anyone with a good attitude and a willingness to learn.”
Between the two they have 20-years experience as Certified Personal Trainers. Ever the advocates of a strong community, Kelsey and Kris are currently offering complimentary 30 minute fitness assessments to Orion residents and the extended community of the Brooklyn Basin. Additionally, they offer safely distanced one-on-one, as well as small group personal training outside of Rocky’s Market, individuals may sign up by contacting them on the website: www.kktstrong.com or reach out on instagram @kris.kelsey.training
3 Songs on their playlist: Only Child – Tierra Whack, Mafioso – Mac Dre, China Grove – Doobie Brothers
We asked their best advice for people during shut-down to stay active: “Small efforts throughout the day add up fast! Just 15 minutes of walking every day adds up to an extra 274 miles walked per year! If you’re having a tough time with that, that’s when you reach out to us – we’re happy to keep you accountable”, said Kelsey. “The best thing that a beginner can do is to work with a coach to show you the ropes — to be successful in your workouts, you have to understand proper form but also the intention behind why you’re doing a certain movement. Once you know the basics, your workouts become much safer, more efficient, and more fun.”
A good night’s sleep & a strong cup of coffee inspires (us).
With a focus on creating work-out plans that are 100% designed for each individual – their lifestyle, preferences, goals and individual needs, these two help clients achieve results quickly. You won’t find ant cookie cutter” coaching plans here! Starting with an initial assessment that focuses on current lifestyle: your goals, your expectations, your past experiences, your health, recovery, sleep, stress, and general daily life they begin to design each custom coaching plan. “We identify – together – biggest areas of opportunity in order to achieve goals, and address them one at a time. The changes we make with our clients are incremental and sustainable.”
“Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton
“Though Kris and I had very different paths to the fitness industry, the one thing we had in common was overcoming our own personal battles with poor mental and physical health, and learning how to build a healthy lifestyle that was in alignment with our best and strongest selves. Our passion for helping others achieve this same success brought us together, and we’ve worked together to help others overcome obstacles of their own”, said Kelsey.
What do clients seem to love most about getting fit with your team?
We set goals together and tangibly measure progress on the path to that goal — the guesswork is taken out of the equation, and you have a plan and path to follow with us as your guides. We work hard to create a learning experience for our clients. When they show up to workout with us, we want them to leave with an understanding of why we’re doing certain movements with them, and how to do them properly. Through this process, our clients build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of strength training — but most importantly we help them learn to love the process itself.
“Our favorite thing about Brooklyn Basin is the open space to workout right on the water.” Watch for it! In the fall, they hope to launch a Brooklyn Basin community fitness challenge.
Image credit: @kris.kelsey.training
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