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meet | anna kaiser
Featured 7.24-7.30.17 | Anna Kaiser is stealth. She's petite (5'2"), she's gorgeous (I mean, look at her) and she has a personality that I can only describe as effervescent — making everyone around her feel downright giddy for being in her presence. And then you take one of her incredible dance-based classes at her revered AKT studio, and you realize you might have been lulled into false sense of security because on the dance floor, she's more pitbull than puppy. In fact, she's a master motivator, whose background in dance combined with her studies in kinesiology, sports medicine and anatomy make her not only a pioneer in her field, but a damn good teacher as well, with a program that actually (really) gets results. She has changed bodies across the country, works with some the biggest names in Hollywood and does it all with that infectious smile (look left). So, yeah, Anna Kaiser is no joke, and we should all be grateful that her childhood dreams of becoming an Opera singer fell by the wayside.
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An international fitness authority, dancer and choreographer, with a background in professional dance and sports medicine, Anna Kaiser began her career in NYC in 2002. After earning a BFA in dance from the University of California (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine). Her natural enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor, and reputation for results quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Ryan Seacrest, and more.
Through AKT, Anna combines all of her years of expertise in performance and training to create a cross-training technique that offers a 360 degree lifestyle approach to fitness with a highly curated program of the best workouts available today (dance, HIIT, Pilates, yoga, toning, circuit training, conditioning). Her groundbreaking approach combines the personalization of private training with the exhilarating energy of group exercise to give clients everything they need under one roof. After 15 years of personally bringing these services to her clients, Anna now has a team of over 75 people, which continues to grow as she auditions to find the best dancers and trainers to join her incredible family of elite experts for locations across the United States.
Her experience as an artist, coupled with her expertise in fitness, led her to create her own brand and chain of luxury fitness studios, AKT. As CEO and Founder of AKT, Anna has opened studios in NYC, East Hampton, and CT, as well as an in-studio elite private training certification, created specifically for dancers. Her first DVD, Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, received rave reviews internationally, and received a Gold medal at the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). She has since released her signature workout, Happy Hour, on DVD, the AKT streaming membership app, her renowned 8-week AKTransformation Program, retreats in Mexico and Costa Rica, and continues to train and travel internationally to teach and expand the AKTechnique. Anna has been featured in Vogue, The NYTimes, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, The Today Show, Good Morning America, SELF, Glamour, Shape, WWD, E!, InStyle, W Magazine, Women’s Health, Well&Good, and is currently a contributing editor for People Magazine. She was seen as the co-host for the prime time ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” and her latest (and greatest) partnership announcement is the birth of her son, Brooks Emerson Wesley.