Interview with a Fitness Professional - Kelvin Gary

This week we interviewed, Kelvin Gary, owner of Body Space Fitness in NYC and a personal trainer and performance enhancement coach. He's a cyclist and has 2 engineering degrees and an MBA! We are thrilled to be partners with Body Space Fitness and learn so much from Kelvin and Kado. We learned a few new facts about Kelvin in the interview: he loves to play jokes on people and if he had not become a trainer, he would have become a competitive BBQ pit master!

Why do you like working with runners?

Two big reasons: 1) they are usually highly motivated, self-starters which are the best clients to have and 2) they are usually in touch with what’s going on in their body and can quickly adapt to most new routines and movements.

If you could tell a runner only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Be fit to run don’t run to be fit - meaning, making sure that you are mechanically and structurally sound is as important as the miles you put in and the results you see.

What's your go-to fitness activity and why?

Kettlebell work.  It’s a great way to get a totally body workout.  It allows me to work on power and cardio while maintaining muscle mass.  It also allows me to focus on hip dominate movements which are key for both cyclist and runners.

Whats your favorite post workout meal?

 Salmon, Brocolli and Sweet potatoes.

When did you start running and why?

I would say 4 years ago.  Mostly because I wasn't good at it which made me mad :-)  and I wanted to do a triathlon.  I've done several Duathlon's but i'm still getting the swimming down :-)