- State of Fitness Personal Trainer
- Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with concentration in health and fitness
Nickname: Bearded Kyle
What do you love about SOF/What does SOF mean to you?
I think the thing that stands out to me about State of Fitness is the way that everyone has bought into the same goals. Everyone totally believes in the system and is willing to come in day after day and push themselves to be the best version of themselves they can be.
My wife, Kelsi. My daughter, McKenna.
Favorite Exercise: Snatch
Least Favorite Exercise: Also the snatch.
Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to my father because for as long as I can remember, he has always done everything he could to make sure we were taken care of, and knew that he loved us. He was, and still is, always there to answer questions and give guidance when I need it.
Favorite Healthy Snack: Banana with peanut butter
Guilty Indulgence: Samuel Smith’s Organic Dark Chocolate Stout
What do you do when you are not at the club?
I try to spend as much time with my wife and daughter as possible. Sometimes I nerd out on training and anatomy books, or dystopian society novels.
You are capable of more than you think. -unknown
Always be a white belt. -also unknown
I was born in Denver, CO and spent the first 23 years of my life out there. I played as many sports as I could growing up, but baseball was definitely the one that I got the best at. I played from the age of 5 until just before middle school. During middle and high school, I ditched the more traditional sports for more extreme things like skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX racing. I was never really into fitness, however. My addiction for lifting didn’t start until I moved to Michigan and saw that my younger brother had gotten quite toned and I seemed to have gained all of the pounds that he lost. This got me into lifting weights which I did religiously until my I found out my wife and I were going to have our first child, McKenna. I started looking for shorter workouts which led me to CrossFit. I turned CrossFit into another sport to compete in, participating in several local individual and team based competitions. Through CrossFit, I learned the Olympic lifts and was instantly hooked. I competed in my first Olympic Weightlifting meet January of 2014 and have been competing ever since, including two national meets, twelve local meets, and one state championship silver medal. I am a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
During my time in Michigan, I began and finished my Bachelors of Science degree in exercise science at Central Michigan University.