Shelli Jones, B.S.
I've been a fitness trainer since 1999. I have dedicated my life to fitness and am very passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals. I have worked with people from ages 7 to 75 years old. My clients have ranged from bodybuilders, triathletes, marathoners, cyclists and competitive athletes to people desiring to be healthier, lose weight, tone their physique and improve their fitness level.
I'm a physique competitor whose titles include the following:
2016 NPC Norther Kentucky Grand Prix Physique Open, Overall and Master's Champion
2016 NPC Kentucky Derby Physique Open, Overall and Master's Champion
2013 NPC Kentucky Physique Open and Overall Champion
2002 NPC Kentucky Muscle Bodybuilding Heavyweight and Overall Champion
1999 NPC Ms. Bluegrass Bodybuilding Heavyweight and Overall Champion
1997 AAU Ms. Kentucky Lightweight and Overall Champions
My work with others has been very productive. I have trained numerous body transformation contest winners, a corporate fitness contest winner and several bodybuilding, physique, figure and binkin competitors winners. I specialize in transforming physiques into very fit healthy bodies as well as quickly improving the fitness level of anyone who trains with me.
Jill Landis, CPT-NASM
Growing up, I would never have considered myself to be an athlete; in fact, it was my grade in gym class that usually brought down my academic average in high school! While I did enjoy playing outside as a child, my experience in organized sports was humiliating at best. As I grew into an adult, my self-perception became such that I just wasn’t meant to be athletic or fit. I learned to hate the idea of exercise. Not surprisingly, I eventually became overweight and developed a very negative body image.
After the birth of my second child in 1999, I stepped on the scale and realized I had to make a decision about how I was going to live the rest of my life. At ten weeks post-partum, I made up my mind to lose thirty pounds, and, more importantly, I resolved that I was going to do it the hard way, by changing my diet and exercising regularly. From that moment on, I began to challenge myself to try new physical activities, practice a wholefoods lifestyle, and rethink my athletic abilities. The more I reached out of my comfort zone, the more confident I became in a new vision of myself as a strong, healthy, and capable person, up for anything that could make me sweat. I did lose those thirty pounds, but I gained something much more precious: an absolute passion for fitness.
No two clients share the same health history, lifestyle, or fitness goals; therefore, no two exercise plans will ever be the same. Each client is a unique individual: a trainer’s ability to understand this is critical to the success of her client. My ultimate goal is to provide each person I train with the information, support, and encouragement they need to continue to challenge themselves independently, with safety and confidence.
Kim Blanton, FMS, IKFF, WKC, ISSA CPT
I began my career in the fitness training industry in 1997. Through many years of training and continuing education in the field, I have learned that all my clients want to be strong and feel and move better. Whether they are stiff in the morning, or have nagging aches and pains that we all get at some point in our lives, or have more serious injuries, I will show them how to achieve a resilient body that is stronger and more mobile. We should move well, and move often.
FMS (Functional Movement Systems)
IKFF (International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation) CKT- 1 & 2
WKC (World Kettlebell Club): Fitness Trainer and Kettlebell Strength & Conditioning Coach
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
Sean M Kennedy, CSCS
My 20 years of personal training experience is rooted by a strong educational background. I hold numerous certifications, the most prestigious being my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential. The CSCS is granted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the only nationally accredited certification organization in the country. A bachelor of science degree is required for CSCS certification.
Training with me is a great way to get expert instruction and to work out effectively, efficiently and safely. Personal training also provides motivation, inspiration and accountability. A workout program isn’t just for those who wish to lose weight; it’s for anyone who seeks to be leaner, stronger and fitter.
I employ a whole-body training approach that utilizes compound movements and simultaneously involves the upper and lower body as much as possible. It is geared around circuit and interval training. I really focus on strengthening the core (low back and abs) along with the upper and lower extremities. There is a lot of focus on balance, dexterity, coordination and agility, as well as strength.
My training techniques are designed to make you leaner, stronger and fitter. This training is for everyone who wishes to improve their endurance, conditioning and athletic performance.
The pursuit of health and of fitness is a three-pronged attack. It requires a total commitment to -- and a "Total Balance" of -- strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, and proper diet / nutrition.
True fitness is about more than just muscles; it requires a Total Balance.
I originally began training in 2004 and stopped to move with my family overseas. When we returned, I again made fitness a priority and began competing in 2014 in both figure and women’s physique. I have placed in several physique shows over the past few years. Recently, I began training people again in order to pursue my passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. I believe that fitness should be able to fit in everyones lifestyle and that little changes can lead to big results.