Anna Kaiser: Pioneering Blending Modalities & The Importance Of Incorporating Private Training with Group Fitness
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Growing up in Zurich, her 3rd grade dream was to be an opera singer. Her family moved to California and at the age of 10 she auditioned and made a production of the nutcracker, and Anna Kaiser’s love affair with dance began.
In 1996 the summer between her junior and senior year in high school, Anna taught her first dance fitness class where the intensity and rigor of what it takes to be in a dance company was removed and it was all about the joy of moving and experiencing dance as art.
Raised by a single mom who supported her dream, passion and potential, off to college she went where she continued to dance and sharpen that innate connection of how the body works from the inside and out.
In 2002 she moved to NYC and started working at a popular gym teaching various modalities and training hundreds of clients. In 2009 she discovered high intensity interval training and a spark of ingenuity struck. It led her for the next 2 years on a journey to develop her vision of creating a comprehensive program that merged the benefits of a personal trainer at a gym and the community culture and energy of boutique fitness all rooted in dance.
In 2013 Anna opened up her very first studio in Connecticut and eventually she grew Anna Kaiser Technique what we now know as AKT to a huge national franchised brand. In 2018 she sold AKT to Xponential and has now launched a new lifestyle and fitness brand.
Anna Kaiser Studios in CT, NYC, East Hampton and virtually, combine the electricity and passion of group classes with the benefits of individualized, boutique fitness.
There is no question Anna Kaiser is a power house Fit Pro & Entrepreneur & Master Motivator. She has trained clients such as Shakira, Kelly Ripa, Karly Kloss, Hilary Duff, SJP and she has made the list of the 100 most influential people in fitness many times. So get ready everyone because you are about to get Kaisered
It is such a honor to welcome Anna Kaiser to the creating the 4% Podcast!