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Who We Are

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We want to help kids gain confidence, knowledge, and habits that allow them to fall in love with fitness & build healthy active lifestyles for the rest of their lives
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Founder of Fit First Adam Krell standing with arms crossed

ADAM KRELL

Founder, Head Coach

Fitness| Tennis | Baseball | Boxing

B.S. Behavior Psychology, specialization in Child Development & Special Education

Elementary School Special Ed Teacher

Certified NASM Advanced Trainer

Certified EMT-B

Meet the Founder

Adam (aka Coach Adam) is the founder and head coach at Fit First. Education has always been his passion - With a degree in Behavior Psychology and specializing in Child Development & Special Education, Adam has been an elementary school special ed teacher for over a decade, and have taught countless students with different needs and backgrounds across multiple states. 

After leaving the school system and founding Total Tutors, Adam realized that he could still do so much more to help students develop life skills and habits beyond academics. Having seen first hand how increasing screen times have affected children's physical health, attention span, and stress levels, he felt the need to help students stay healthy physically and mentally and gain confidence, now and throughout life. 

Growing up, Adam was an avid sports player and eventually went into coaching as well, focusing in Tennis and Baseball. He trained at the Balletierry Tennis Camp for multiple years and competed in USDA tournaments, before going off to college to play baseball. After a shoulder injury, Adam started coaching Tennis privately and coached multiple teams in the little league in Washington. His passion for fitness continued into adulthood in the form of boxing, and he has been boxing in amateur and Golden Gloves tournaments for the past ten years. Adam eventually formally became a NASM Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, and combined his love for education and fitness to found Fit First. He is a firm believer that fitness should be fun and accessible, and aims to help kids learn the tools and habits for a healthy active lifestyle!

 

OUR TEAM

Fitness & Sports Coach

AJ

Fitness & Sports Coach

AJ Is a Middle School Teacher and Soccer Coach, whose passion is to develop the mentality, social-emotional well-being, and athletic abilities of today’s youth. In terms of his education, AJ has a B.S. Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Clinical Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Furthermore, he has various Coaching Licenses which he has accrued in his time training in the US and England. AJ has experience playing Soccer and coaching different ages and levels; including recreational programs, club programs, physical education classes, private coaching, and high school teams. His coaching style is to build rapport with each person, as understanding each individual as a whole aids in his ability to create a motivating and exciting environment for fitness. In his role as a coach, AJ continually provides positive feedback and encouragement in order to increase self-efficacy in each individual, as it is imperative to him that each person feels they are capable of achieving their fitness goals. His main goal as a coach is to promote intrinsic motivation, build mental and emotional strength, and develop an eagerness to engage in fitness.

Fitness & Sports Coach, Boxing, Parkour Coach

Isaak

Fitness & Sports Coach, Boxing, Parkour Coach

Isaak is a Fitness/Sports Coach who specializes in Fitness, Strength/Conditioning and Athletic Performance. He was raised in Orange County, California, and competed in numerous sports growing up. Excelling in football he then earned many Division 1 Scholarships and chose to attend San Jose State University where he'd go on to win a Mountain West Conference Championship. Through his time at SJSU he gained experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at several different training organizations and developed a true passion to help people reach their fitness goals as well as inspiring the youth by using his leadership and work ethic. Isaak strongly believes that everyone is capable of accomplishing whatever it is they set their mind to whether it is physical or mental and his main goal is to help his clients believe it too.

Fitness Coach

Kristina

Fitness Coach

Kristina has always been passionate about physical fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As she explored different fitness disciplines, she discovered yoga and instantly connected with its holistic approach to mind-body wellness. Her dedication led her to pursue and earn a Yoga Teacher Certification, enabling her to share the transformative benefits of yoga with others. In addition to her expertise in yoga, she is always eager to expand her fitness repertoire. Kristina continually seeks out new fitness and health tips, staying updated on the latest research in the industry. Whether it's through yoga, strength training, or any other form of exercise, she strives to inspire and empower others to embrace an active lifestyle. She believes that fitness is not just about physical activity but also about fostering a positive mindset and a balanced approach to health.

Yoga, Special Needs Yoga, Early Childhood Movement

Michele

Yoga, Special Needs Yoga, Early Childhood Movement

Michele is a certified 500 Hrs. Yoga teacher, certified 95 Hrs. for Children Yoga Educator, and has certifications in: Elementary and Middle School Yoga for kids, Infant Yoga, Family Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga 12 Steps Recovery, and Trauma Informed Training. She has more than 3,000 teaching hours in which she utilizes meditation, breathing exercises, tapping, positive affirmations, SEL tools, arts and craft, games, and acro-yoga for kids. Michele was born and raised in Latin America where she studied Systems Engineering and worked in various fields including politics and congress, however in none of them was she able to find her true calling. It was after going through a physically and mentally challenging time, which nowadays she sees as a blessing, that she discovered yoga and its many benefits.

Soccer Coach

Deyan

Soccer Coach

As part of traditionally oriented sports family culture, coach Deyan has been involved in multi-sports, competitive development since the age of 6, with more than 32 years still practicing and 17 years on-going Football experience, he is knowledgeable enough to understand body kinetics and physical performance at any level. He has played semi-professionally and has performed at a Premier competitive high level in his youth which has given him a deep understanding about Sports, specifically Football. Currently holding a USSF C National Level license and looking forward to achieve a higher level of education having as a final career objective of becoming a National Team Coach.

Yoga

Alyssa

Yoga

Alyssa is a Pretzel Kids licensed and 200-hour registered yoga teacher. Her holistic psychology background ignited her passion for mindful movement-based practices - including martial arts, dance, and yoga. With the flooding of digital technology, she loves sharing yoga with children because it helps them return to their mind-body connection through an evidence-supported and ancient tradition. She enjoys working with various special needs populations and designing personalized programs that help children have fun while increasing their confidence as they expand their range of motion and expression. Her classes are adapted for contemporary times to spark engagement in children and inspire a sense of adventure, wonder, compassion, and resilience. Her aim is to support children in building a foundation that cultivates empowerment throughout their vital developmental stages. 

Music & Early Childhood Movement Teacher

Stephanie

Music & Early Childhood Movement Teacher

Miss Stephanie is a music teacher who specializes in early childhood education. She is a performing singer and children's book author who has 10+ years of preschool education experience, and her passion is to pass on her love of music to the kiddos. Miss Stephanie leverages her preschool experience to find the perfect balance between entertainment, education, exploration, and movement in her classes to keep kids engaged and learning every time!

Dance Coach

Yushua

Dance Coach

Yushua has been dancing since a young age, and have practiced many dance styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Modern and Tap for over 10 years now. When teaching I enjoy integrating multiple styles and genres, so that any dancer can naturally transition into the class. Overall, I believe it's most important to ensure everyone in class is having fun, expressing creativity, and leaving a more experienced dancer!

Fitness, Performance, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sy

Fitness, Performance, Strength & Conditioning Coach

As an athlete himself, Sy has a strong passion for performance training, which led him to obtaining a B.S. degree in Exercise Science, as well as a NASM performance training certification in progress. For Sy, his love for children is endless, and he strives to be a role model and helping kids compete at a high level. Growing up, he played football and ran track and field competitively until college, where he played D2 football for a small university in Weatherford, OK. Having been coached in junior college by Monique Henderson, who was an Olympian and Pac-12 champion, he learned a great deal of knowledge, as well as what makes a great coach and athlete. His goal is to continue growing his knowledge in performance training, and share his knowledge and passion with the younger generation.

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