Kelly's Story


 Originally featured on The Contribune




Getting Out of My Comfort Zone


Growing up, just about everything in my life took a backseat to dance. As soon as I could walk, I was dancing around in ballet slippers and tap shoes. When it was time to choose a college, I decided to go against the norm by sticking with dance and pursuing an opportunity at a performing arts university in New York City. A few years later, I moved to LA with a dream of taking dance to the professional level.

Of course I realized it would be hard work, but the unsustainable lifestyle, living paycheck-to-paycheck and being so far away from family and friends on the East Coast, made me reevaluate where I was headed and where I wanted to be.

At that point in my life all I knew was dance, but I was passionate about helping others. I wasn’t sure about what I was going to do next, but I was driven to see what I was capable of. I had a belief that I was able to resonate with people on both an emotional and physical level. I wanted to reach my goals and encourage others to reach theirs. So I decided to morph these passions into a career in health and wellness, where I could continue my active lifestyle from dance, challenge myself to new levels and make a positive impact in the lives of others to help them to do the same.

I moved back to Boston and got my personal training certification. This experience taught me so much about my body and how to take control of my diet and exercise regimen, which gave me a new type of confidence. I knew I wanted to help others feel that same confidence, and that’s when I started my fitness career at Equinox as a personal trainer.



Chapter 2: Starting from the Bottom

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