16 Mar Meet Our Staff
At Fitness by Kai we have both male and female personal trainers. Our trainers are certified and trained in CPR. Each member of our personal training staff is required to take at least 2 refresher courses a year on top of there certifications. This way each coach is up to date with the latest approaches allowing us to employ numerous methods of training to keep our clients motivated. Kai’s training philosophy is that being a successful trainer or being successful in any profession for that matter; requires consistent education and applied experience. Together these characteristics can only bring positive results during a client/business relationship!
Left Owner/Right Head Lifestyle Coach and Trainer Melinda
Since 2003 Kai is responsible for single handedly burning over 20,000 pounds of fat off of her clients. Kai understands all the struggles one goes through when looking to get in shape as she had her struggles once before. Kai holds certifications in personal training, yoga, Pilates, hot yoga and trains on average 200 hours per month. She has a natural flare for fitness and is extremely humbled by her growth as personal trainer and business owner.
During the last 10 years of her tenure, Kai has grown into Orange County’s most revered female fitness coaches. She has been featured in Newport Beach Magazine, a Tracy Anderson Workout Video on the E Network, numerous radio shows and has worked with large corporations in helping their employees maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her grasp on the factors of success have exploded as her career and personal life have matured. She understands now more then ever that mental strength, physical fitness and nutrition are major factors in reaching health goals and none can be comprised at any point of the weight loss journey. There comes a time where activity alone is not enough. Therefore, Kai employs a personalized method and helps you discover your strength from within!
Melinda is our nutritionist and lead trainer averaging 125 training hours per month. She is a fitness freak, breathing health and fitness has been her passion from childhood since competing in the toddler Olympics at age 4. Melinda’s experience spans over a large field as she competed in sports that require high intensity and intelligence such as soccer, dance, gymnastics and track. She is also a trained in Muay Thai competing in numerous bouts. Melinda couples her personal experience with years of professional training under her belt. Her educational background is vast and expanding. It includes sports nutrition and performance courses, anatomy and physiology, business, human diseases, physics and of course she has gone through rigorous coursework that has earned her a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine also known as NASM! Melinda is one of Orange County’s most sought after personal trainers by many private facilities in the area and currently averages 135 training hours per month!
Conditioning and Weight Loss Coach Chris
The first thing about Chris is that he embodies everything that Fitness by Kai believes in. Hard work, dedication, understanding, empathy and results! Chris was a former client (click to see transformation)of Fitness by Kai for over 2 ½ years meaning that he fully understands the theory behind our madness! As our favorite male personal trainer, Chris achieved results by using Fitness by Kai’s program so he knows how it works and understands how to correctly apply it to our clients. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Beach State University and a minor in sport conditioning, but pursued a career in health and human services with a different rite after playing a season of basketball overseas in Prague. He took on a job as a teacher; where during his physical fitness classes he emphasized technique to children and young adults which really fine tuned his technicality in form and his communication skills. As most of us know, young adults and children take words literally, so it is very important to be able to articulate directions, pay attention to detail and convey concepts clearly. Part of doing so earned Chris an award as an Innovative Teacher for the Irvine Unified School District. Patience and clear articulation of movements allows him to teach you the basis of what your body will be building on from the ground up. Presently, Chris coaches the Northwood High School Girls Basketball team. Moreover, he does one on one skill development for high school and middle school level athletes in order to build their skills to play in competitive leagues such as AAU and high school basketball, while helping them understand the significance of becoming a model citizen and team player. His main emphasis is core strength, hand/eye coordination, speed and agility, strength building, weight loss and high intensity workouts. These experiences give him a vast background in many fitness related areas. With over 3 years of training experience and currently holds an average of 120 training hours per month, Chris can help you get where you want to be!
*CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine)