Category: Fitness

Kettering Fitness Spotlight Nick Johnson!

Nick Johnson has been a dedicated member of the Kettering Recreation Complex (KRC) and Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center since May 2023. Now 33 years old, Nick found a community that embraced his uniqueness and helped him overcome personal obstacles related to living with autism spectrum disorder. Diagnosed at age 4, Nick struggled to fit … Continued

Fitness Patron Spotlight: Jackie Ginn

At 75 years old, Jackie Ginn faces her share of health challenges including hearing loss, back issues, sciatica and arthritis. But that hasn’t stopped her from working towards her fitness goals at the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center.   Jackie joined the center just 6 weeks ago, but she’s already seeing major improvements in her … Continued

Kettering Fitness Staff Spotlight Kevin Crisler!

Kevin Crisler: A Decade of Dedication Kevin Crisler has been inspiring and motivating the Kettering community to get active for the past 10 years as a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer for the City of Kettering. This July 2024 will mark Kevin’s 10 year anniversary working with the city. Kevin’s passion for fitness stemmed … Continued

Kettering Fitness Spotlight – Justin Barbarino!

Justin Barbarino has been a member of the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center for almost two months. He is a 42-year old tattoo artist who has lived in Kettering for close to ten years. Justin is a father of 3 with a wonderful wife. He enjoys car culture, hot rods, and playing music in two … Continued

Kettering Fitness Spotlight: Valerie Todd!

Valerie Todd has been a dedicated member of the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center since August 2018. As a 57-year-old mother of 3 and grandmother to one amazing granddaughter, Valerie stays active through group fitness classes and running races with her fellow gym members who have become like family. She refers to herself as a … Continued

Kettering Fitness Patron Spotlight Andy Niekamp!

From the Trails to the Gym: Andy’s Fitness Journey Avid hiker and Kettering resident Andy may spend most of his time traversing mountain trails, but lately he’s been blazing a new trail at the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center. Although his legs were hike-ready, Andy wanted to improve his overall fitness and balance his upper … Continued

Kettering Fitness Patron Spotlight Joe Nagel!

Joe, a long-time Kettering resident, has been an avid runner and member of the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center for over a decade. He first took up running in 2014 with the goal of completing a 5K race, which he accomplished that November. Since then, Joe has gone on to complete over 100 races, usually … Continued

Kettering Fitness Spotlight: Kim Whitehead!

The Kettering Parks and Recreation department is spotlighting one of their most popular and longest-standing fitness instructors this month – Kim Whitehead. Kim has been teaching registered yoga classes for the city since 1998 and eventually expanded her teaching to cover other exercise types like TRX/Deep Stretch, Cycling, and a Chair Exercise class at the … Continued

Kettering Fitness Spotlight Lacy Drake and Nancy Romine!

Mother-daughter duo stay fit together at the Kettering Rec Center! When it comes to working out, the duo of Lacy Drake and Nancy Romine proves that exercise can be a family affair. Lacy and her mother Nancy have been fitness partners for over 10 years, and officially joined the Kettering Recreation Center about a year … Continued

Kettering Fitness Staff Spotlight: Kelsi Hofacker

Kelsi isn’t just your average gym employee. For nearly two years, she has woven herself into the fabric of the Kettering Fitness and Wellness Center (KFWC), becoming more than just a friendly face at work. She enjoys listening to the stories our patrons tell. Kelsi says, “Everyone here seems like family and we all have … Continued

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