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Kelly Kroeker is a Certified Personal Trainer in Minneapolis, MN.
Get to know this week’s RightFit Personal Training featured trainer, Kelly Kroeker. Kelly’s fitness journey began with dance and Pilates, and she quickly fell in love with instructing group fitness classes of all types, and that snowballed into personal training.
Why did you become a personal trainer?
I started in the world of group exercise – and am still very much part of that world. What I began to notice was that class participants would talk to me after class about their form, injury recovery, workout advice – you name it – and I realized how exciting it was to follow-up with those same people after they had implemented my suggestions. That’s when I realized that I wanted to focus more on one-on-one training – and see those people evolve from start to finish.
What are your favorite things about being a personal trainer?
I love helping people – and I especially love witnessing the “lightbulb moment.” Assisting people in creating an active routine that works for them, and then watching their success unfold as they find new joy in those healthy lifestyle changes is incredibly gratifying.
If you could train one celebrity, who would it be and why?
I have no idea! Maybe Scary Spice (Mel B), as she’s a fierce and fabulous female icon from my youth. Or Madonna!
If you had one workout style to describe yourself, what would it be?
I’m sooo Pilates. Everything powered deeply from within and always incredibly focused.
In your mind, what is the single biggest benefit for someone to hire a personal trainer?
The motivation! The personalized coaching and accountability that comes from hiring a personal trainer are crazy effective in motivating you to work harder and more efficiently than when you attack your workouts on your own.
What are your hobbies?
I’m a musician and spend much of my free time making music (individually and in bands). I also enjoy crafts – especially sewing and embroidery, as well as DIY home projects.
Any guilty pleasures?
Hmm… since I don’t subscribe to cable and barely ever watch TV, I’d say my chief guilty pleasure is the occasional indulging in “garbage tv” (trash reality or talk shows). If we’re talking food, though, I can never say no to chocolate+caramel+pretzel+peanutbutter.