Welcome to FitIn! Please introduce yourself.
My Name is Kelly Enston and I am a health and fitness professional with a background as a Registered Nurse, Dancer and Martial Artist.
Although I am a Personal Trainer, what I provide my clients with is far more than just personal training. Based on my acquired knowledge and skill development as well as personal experience, I bring a much more holistic style to sessions for people who work with me.
In the future I plan to add “Life Coach” to my list of certifications because I feel that this is partially what I do for people. I have been on quite a journey of health, fitness, dance and self-improvement over the decades and now it is time for me to help others to reach the best version of themselves.
Tell us a bit about the classes you teach?
I offer 3 different options: Personal Training, Beginner Group Fitness Classes and Group Bellydance Classes.
I provide 60 minutes 1-on-1 personal training sessions (usually people buy a package). This is the best way to get the attention you need to reach your goals the quickest with a minimum of 2-3 times a week.
Depending on where your body is at upon the initial assessment will determine how I develop your workouts and what we work on together in terms of your nutrition and lifestyle practices.
I do not use a cookie cutter approach to training clients. I use a very individualized approach to working with people based on fitness level, the way their body works, and what their overall health and fitness goals are.
I also offer Group Bellydance classes. Bellydance is great for becoming more confident and developing body awareness. It’s a different way to learn how the muscles of your body work while having fun with friends/making new friends, not to mention learning about a new culture. Depending on what moves you do and how you do them, it can also be a great cardiovascular workout.
The Beginner Group Fitness Classes I run as a ‘Beginner Bootcamp.’ I got this idea because everyone runs hardcore bootcamps…but what about people who are scared to go to those classes? Honestly, most people in my opinion – unless they have already worked with a trainer or have an athletic background – should not just jump into the typical bootcamp class.
I am offering a class that will teach you how to do all the basics properly, working them up to a higher level, and then be ready for the craziness of a true bootcamp. Have fun growing with others who are just like you!! It’s a great way to stay motivated!
What inspires you on a daily basis?
One thing that keeps me inspired daily is the continual progress that my clients make towards getting stronger, losing weight and gaining new knowledge.
Watching and listening to them and the way they progress – it brings smiles to their faces and excitement for what’s to come, and keeps me motivated and inspired to keep helping them towards their ultimate goals.
As well, moving forward in my own business keeps me inspired. Despite the struggle of being a business owner, I know that if I remain consistent and don’t give up when things get tough, I will be as successful as my own clients in reaching my ultimate goal.
I like how there is a reciprocal exchange between my clients and I, in keeping the level of inspiration going. As well, I can’t give up! – if I do, my clients won’t have me. Sure, they can go to someone else, but I am quite unique!!
What’s your absolute favourite thing to do?
This is a tough question, as I have lots of favourite things…but if I had to choose between all my favourites….I am going to say, Studying Flamenco Dance & Singing is my favourite life-long thing that I do.
What’s your greatest fitness challenge, and how do you deal with it?
Becoming stronger with my Muay Thai skills!
I don’t know if I want to compete, but I would like to at least get to that same level. I just have to remain consistent in my attendance in classes.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to remain consistent, based on outside life forces, but I try. Progress sometimes slows, but as long as I see overall progress over a long time period, I am happy.
In the past I also had constant injuries. I think that happened because I was going through life transitions and stress related to that, so my body wasn’t as capable of recovery etc.
Consistency, persistence, determination and dedication will help. It is tough, though, when I also have goals with my Flamenco Dancing…it’s hard to work towards both at the same time, but I am trying to make that work.
If you could work out with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
I would love to work out with the MMA star GSP (George St. Pierre). I think that would be pretty amazing!!
If you could do one thing (that you can’t currently do), what would it be?
I would start to learn Brazilian JuJitsu!