Training with Kia, I gained much better knee and core stability both of which were my goals when we started. With Kia’s help, I also gained better lateral movement and cardiovascular endurance for tennis. Kia is one of the best trainers I have ever had. He listened to what I wanted and tailored workouts to suit my needs. I recommend him with the highest praise and satisfaction.
Kia is a consummate professional who brought his A Game to every single session. Not only did he help me get closer to reaching my fitness goals, he also helped me overcome my aversion to training and tendency to procrastinate. Growth is just another word for change, and if you are serious about breaking through your own mediocrity, then Kia is the coach you want in your corner.
Training with Kia I have gained confidence, strength and awareness. He has influenced my life drastically and I would highly recommend to him to anyone, especially women.
Before embarking on online coaching with Kia, I was concerned about whether I would stick to a workout program. I wanted someone to hold me accountable, be there when I had questions, and take the guesswork out of designing a program. I was a little apprehensive about an online coach as I was concerned about my form and not having someone with me in the gym. I also didn’t want to interact via email as I already suffer from work email overload. When I communicated these to Kia, we replaced email with a quick weekly call, which worked great for me. And Kia asked me to simply video myself doing some lifts and provided great feedback that way. My original goals were to increase muscle mass, reduce flab and improve my mobility. I’ve been happy with my progress in all of these areas, and along the way, I’ve enjoyed learning more about nutrition and gaining the ability to maintain or continue my gains without having to monitor calories strictly or dramatically change my diet. I’ve also significantly improved my flexibility and squat form and gained a more flexible attitude towards working out, which has helped me to consistently work out and progress for over a year and counting.
I had the typical reservations a lot of girls have about weight-training. I didn’t want to get too “big” or muscular, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to maintain a diet and exercise regimen. Kia drilled it in my head that the most important part of being healthy is doing something that’s sustainable and suitable to my lifestyle. No deprivation, no over exertion. I’ve gained confidence and mental clarity. I finally feel like I have a healthy relationship with food and myself. I’ve lost several inches off my waist-line, I can deadlift my body weight, and I can do push ups now!
I had never worked with a personal trainer before. I was afraid I would fall short of my own expectations and be disappointed. Disappointed enough to quit. After training with Kia for only a short time, I quickly learned he wanted me to achieve my goals because he genuinely cared about me and my success in this endeavor. With Kia’s training I have been able to maintain my weight loss. I’m leaner, measurably stronger, and have greater flexibility.
What’s really important is that Kia knows what he’s doing and doesn’t cut any corners. I have been able to achieve stronger core stability which allowed me to be stronger in pushups and planks. I’ve gained stronger glutes, legs, upper and lower back, toned arms, along with better coordination and posture as a result.
Kia is knowledgeable, professional and most importantly - fun to train with. He put together a program that met my needs and schedule and even went as far as coaching me on my diet. Through consistent training and strong accountability, I was able to lose body fat and gain lean muscle. Kia’s passion is evident through his work — he truly cares about your success and that’s what I admire most in my trainer.
Kia has a great way of getting the most out of training sessions to help improve technique and performance. But he does it in a way that helps you accomplish your goals. He helped me get focused and change habits through better diet and discipline in attending the gym. Working with Kia has been a pleasure. Keep it up!
I was looking for a trainer who could motivate me to reach my goals and had very high expectations. I had been with eight different trainers previously and really didn’t know what to expect with a new trainer or whether it would be a good fit. Kia explained the importance of nutrition and gave guidance every week on how and what to change in my diet. On the training front, I found his focused approach and programs that are tailored to meet my needs - especially as I progressed - to be excellent.I am stronger, fitter and more determined than ever to continue training with Kia until I can be the best I can achieve. I really appreciate the care Kia takes in preparing for each session, the relentless drive to push me to achieve as much as I can during each session. No other trainer has had the whole package, so I look forward to continuing our journey.
I trained with Kia for 12 weeks. In that time I lost six pounds of fat, regularly, achieved personal bests in my lifts, learned how to count macros, created good habits of getting to the gym 5 days a week, learned different exercises as well as how to execute exercises correctly. Kia’s focus on correct execution was important to me. I was able to come out of my comfort zone in the gym and went to the ‘big boy’ section! I would highly recommend Kia to anyone. I believe he could work with people at any fitness level.