What People Are Saying
I have been working out with personal trainers for over ten years and have had them all; the trainer that screams and foams at the mouth and isn't satisfied until you vomit, the trainer that spends the whole session texting, the trainer that has that way of making you feel like you are never really progressing and refuses to allow you to celebrate the small victories, I have experienced them all. Seattle, you better be feeling blessed because it damn near broke my heart when this man left Chicago- it took a decade to weed through the others and find this man!
Kiel is simply the best trainer I have ever worked with, period. He really takes the time to listen to your personal goals and will go above and beyond to make sure that you achieve them; researching old injuries, finding new and exciting exercises, thinking outside the box and finding ways to keep everything fresh and fun (I remember a beautiful summer day where we took our workout out on the town, running to the lake and climbing trees- focusing on body weight movement and functional exercises- so fun!). I already had a ton of knowledge about fitness going into my relationship with Kiel, but I learned something new from him every time. I have run with him, lifted with him, done swim training, HITT training and MMA- he is just top notch. And he is, hands down, the best BJJ instructor I have ever worked with. Ever. I learned more from him in one hour then I had in months of outside training.
Additionally, Kiel is just a supremely kind, warm, and wonderful human being. He is an absolute joy to be around and his spirit and positivity are infectious, it is virtually impossible to be crabby in his presence. A huge loss for Chicago, a huge gain for Seattle.