Kelly Gonzalez, M.S. is a teacher of movement, mindset, and a healthy lifestyle.
Based on her direct experience and ongoing search for wisdom Kelly inspires you to .embrace growth on all levels, discover what works best for you, and to cultivate intrinsic motivation for a healthy lifestyle.
She believes movement is a gateway to self-discovery and mastery. Through a mindful and systematic method involving self-awareness, mindful movement, corrective exercise, and intuitive eating she aims to help you cut through the complexity of health and wellness information to discover what best suits your needs and become your own fitness expert.
At a young age, Kelly discovered the life changing effects of working diligently and persistently towards meaningful goals.
Growing up on a farm in Maryland she grew up caring for horses, mucking stalls, tossing hay bales, and reading her favorite books in the hayloft. She learned the importance of daily hard work, patience, and performing actions from the heart expecting nothing in return. With this experience she built a strong foundation in mental and physical strength.
She applied those same virtues to athletic and career goals. She went on to play Division 1 lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University and become a certified personal trainer at the age of 18. She competed in road races including the Boston Marathon after qualifying in her first marathon, and worked during the summer as an ocean lifeguard in Delaware.
Throughout her college years she wrote a health and fitness column for the school newspaper, taught fitness classes and led fitness and wellness programs at the local running store helping her community stay fit and focused.
After college and some time wanderlusting in Australia and Bali she continued to teach, write, and embark on new challenges in the field of fitness. She became a professional bodybuilder in the bikini division of the IFBB in 2010. She moved to Los Angeles and worked as an on camera fitness expert and fitness model.
After competing in back to back bodybuilding shows on the pro circuit she found herself on stage at the highest level of the sport, the Olympia, but realized she was immensely unfulfilled and this wasn't what being "fit" was about for her.
She shifted her focus from achieving the perfect body and lengthy list of accolades at all costs to enjoying the journey, creating true health and wellbeing, and seeking authentic happiness within.
She immersed herself in learning mobility techniques, yoga, meditation, and natural movement to restore her body and mind.
Through the culmination of her education and experiences she has discovered a more balanced and harmonious approach to wellness, which she gratefully shares with others.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. She is a certified personal trainer, certified yoga teacher, and lifestyle & nutrition consultant.
Fitness Education & Wellness Consulting
Kelly specializes in creating customized fitness and lifestyle programs, corporate wellness programs, and speaking and seminars for businesses and communities.
She currently provides corporate wellness programs for companies such ZEFR and JR286, the equipment division of Nike.
She has worked with major fitness production companies such as MegaMace and Dailyburn.com as both talent and behind the scenes fitness expert and has produced fitness content for a number of websites and magazines.