I’m Kyndra Leigh, a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with over 11 years of experience in the field. My mission is to help people change their lives in the most realistic way possible and in a way that is sustainable.
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I grew up in the small town of Yuma, Arizona and am a current Virginia transplant (Military). My childhood and early adulthood was mostly spent at the ballet studio, Yuma Ballet Academy, a very strict and disciplined pre-professional ballet company. I learned from a very young age how to care for my body, as it was technically my “tool”. As I got into high school I became much more focused and serious, and I knew I wanted to pursue dancing as my career. From 8th grade on, I was auditioning for summer intensive programs at prestigious professional ballet companies across the nation. I received scholarships for and attended intensives with Houston Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, Craft of Choreography, Atlanta Ballet and the International School of Dance and Ballet Competition. Once I graduated from high school, I was offered a position as an Apprentice with the Atlanta Ballet. My dream was coming true!
I spent one season with Atlanta Ballet living my dream, and then I actually quit ballet all together! I know, all that hard work to just quit, right? But I had decided I wasn’t sure if it’s what I actually wanted to do anymore. I was no longer sure if dancing was just what was expected of me from everyone else, or if it had become my life because I just happened to be good at it.
So, I took a year off and ended up auditioning for a position at Tokyo Disney in Tokyo, Japan. I ended up getting the role, and spent 7 months in that beautiful country performing as an acrobat in a Cirque du Soleil-esque show. Best experience of my life!
Once my contract with Tokyo Disney was up I decided not to renew it and came back to the states. Upon some reflection, I decided that dancing was what made me who I was, and that was the world in which I knew myself best. Almost instantly and on a fluke while vacationing in San Diego, I got an offer to be a Company Dancer with City Ballet of San Diego in California. This is where I finished out my career and retired from professional dance.
After retiring, I got married, had my son and we got stationed in Virginia, moving across the country when my son was only 3 months old. I was a bit lost in this new place and in my new roles as a wife and mother, and finding my personal purpose beyond those roles was a challenge for me. I started going to the gym just to get some “me” time, and it became an addiction. I realized getting into this industry was a perfect fit for me, as I love having a job that keeps me active and physically fit. In addition to coaching and training others, I now compete in the NPC as a Bikini Athlete and am currently ranked at a National Level, aiming to go Pro. It’s been a whirlwind, but a positive one that has really strengthened my focus as well as my relationships. My husband has been my biggest and most supportive fan!
Fitness has taught me so much about myself, inside and out. I can only hope to help others do the same to reach their true potential!
I want my clients to know that it’s about them and their needs. I want them to feel seen, heard and respected. I will be understanding when they are having a hard day and equally support them on the good days.
I believe in having a balanced lifestyle, training and being on a nutrition plan should be something that enhances your life, not the reason you start crossing off ways to have fun off your list. The key is finding a balance that works for you. Be consistent, smart, patient and always TRUST THE PROCESS!