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I started seeking a coach when I realized that I was at a point in my life where I felt “stuck” mentally and physically. I knew I had greater potential, but I didn’t know exactly how to get “unstuck” and unleash it.

The results that I have achieved by working with Kelly has more than exceeded my expectations! I absolutely love that our sessions together incorporate both personal training and life coaching. The experience has been truly transformational.

I quickly lost unwanted weight and have started developing the dream body that I always wished I had.

Her life coaching taught me how to love myself, overcome obstacles, and mental blocks. My sessions with Kelly have elevated so many aspects of my life and overall happiness.

This has been the smartest investments that I have ever made for myself!
— Sarah Medley, Salon and Spa General Manager

I was new to Chattanooga and wanted accountability to stay on track with the transition. Kelly helped me think and speak through some things and most importantly to be honest with myself. Kelly encouraged me to take some time in the slow lane ––which was foreign to me but very helpful.

Kelly has a great approach to health which is not just physical. The best things about our partnership were (1) Accountability (2) Another perspective (3) Motivation.

Words of advice: Make sure you’re honest with where you are in order to make your time with Kelly effective. Also be prepared to not just talk about it, but be about it.
— Tonya Mizelle Joseph, Paycation Travel Entrepreneur
I started working out with Kelly to jump start my exercise program. I’ve always been healthy and fit, but had fallen out of a consistent routine over the past few years. Kelly pushed me out of my comfort zone - just enough - to realize my true potential. I was surprised at the amount of strength and endurance that I achieved while working with her. So much of what we did included bringing awareness to the way I think, my attitude and outlook on life. Today, I’ve incorporated regular workouts back into my weekly schedule and have stepped up my positive approach to life!
— Christa Mannarino –– Mannarino Consulting

Before working with Kelly I was scared, negative and I was good at beating myself up. And now? I found my inner strength; I am more confident mentally, emotionally and physically. It wasn’t easy at times, but I challenged myself. So speaking from personal experience, my best advice would be to sign up even if you’re scared as hell, and do it anyway—you won’t regret it!
— Annette Longoria-Adams –– Elementary Educator

Working with Kelly has created a very real shift in me; in the way I look at life, at other people, and even in myself. I have learned to love myself, and to put myself on my VIP list.

She has encouraged, and coached me to take on tasks that I didn’t think I was capable of accomplishing (and, to be honest, didn’t really think I wanted to!) Kelly brings to light what is good, and strong, and powerful, and worthy in each and every one of us and, for that, I am so very, very grateful!!
— Talley Carroll, Philanthropist

Kelly asks questions that really make you think about who you are, why you think the way you do, and is it healthy to think that way. She really encourages you to be comfortable being uncomfortable and is very supportive in your process of becoming a better you.
— Elaine Merritt, Vice President of Sandler Training

Kelly is a great listener and helps you identify what you judge about yourself and feel shame about which allows for magical healing to take place. She really listens and talks to you about stuff you’re hung up on, excuses you’re making for yourself, and stuff you believe that isn’t even true about yourself. I am a shinier, happier version of myself because of Kelly.
— Melanie Silva, Vice President of Smart Furniture

When I think of Kelly the first word that comes to mind is inspiration. She inspires a change, she inspires excitement, she inspires positive thoughts but most of all she inspires passion. Kelly is passionate about life and teaching others how to live the life they truly desire.
— Karen Rollins, Owner, Jalapeno Corndog Inc.

Kelly makes you aware of your self-destructive patterns –– the ones you don’t even realize you’re doing. She doesn’t sugar coat anything and she holds you accountable and teaches you to hold yourself accountable. She inspires you to be a better person and a better version of yourself.
— Lani Skyes, Owner, Fur Certain Pet Services

I am in the best shape I’ve even been in thanks to your coaching/training this past year! I appreciate you guiding me not only on exercise but also the personal coaching – I can tell a huge difference in my response to stressful situations. I have learned to be grateful (instead of expecting the worst) and practice daily positive resets. Thank you!
— Diana McElveen, BB&T Huffaker Insurance, Asst VP

Business Testimonials 

 
As a business owner we have been so happy with the results of Kelly’s FIT Business program. Not only has it enhanced the overall health of our employees who are participating but almost as important it has enhanced office morale. The employees have gotten to know each other better and therefore pull for one another. That is wonderful to see.
— Mark Brock, Brock Insurance Agency

I initially signed on to participate in Kelly’s FIT Business program because I was in a workout rut and needed someone to motivate and push me to new levels. I never imagined the amount of knowledge that I would learn from her. I had very low self-esteem and just didn’t see myself capable of achieving any goals that I had always wanted to set.

Kelly gave me the tools to start believing in myself. She retrained my body, mind and attitude.

I have never felt stronger or healthier and look forward to every single session because she never fails to switch it up, make it fun and greet us with the most contagious, positive attitude.

Before management brought Kelly on, I questioned if I was important to the company at all. After seeing management’s sincere excitement for the program, I know of my importance and that alone has boosted my morale.

I am able to refocus after a workout and get back on track. The stress relief is amazing. And I love the relationships that I have formed with the other co-workers who are also involved in Kelly’s program.

Even though I have worked with these ladies for years, working out with each other has given me a surprising new view and respect for these women. Seeing their transformations motivates me to push even harder. And our work relationship with each other is stronger.

Kelly and her FIT Business program is a complete SUCCESS!
— Tracy Phillips, employee of Brock Insurance Agency

The benefits of working with Kelly will cover any expense. She promotes a healthy mind, body, and soul. Anyone who listens to her and follows her advice and example, even a little bit, will see an improvement in health and temperament, and the business will see improvement in employee’s attendance at work.

Kelly leads a 3-day-a-week fitness class here at Baylor. It’s free to Baylor staff and faculty and that’s a true benefit. Kelly has helped develop an amazing camaraderie within the group because of her style of teaching, energy, and ability to keep us interested and have fun at the same time.

This class means everything to me. It’s addictive, and I mean that in the best way possible. She challenges the class so that by the end of 40 minutes, you are spent! But that feeling of accomplishment along with the soreness and fatigue is so compelling you can’t wait to come back.

Some times when we’re moaning and groaning during an exercise, she will say, “Now, what are you going to do today for yourself.” And after every class she encourages us to be positive and make this day the best day ever.

My personal benefits? I have increased stamina, self-esteem and energy. I sleep better and have formed better eating habits as a result of regular attendance.
— Susan Collins, Assistant to the Headmaster at Baylor School

We have been fortunate to work with Kelly Summersett for nearly a year. She has transformed formerly sedentary people into active participants in movement and exercise and motivated previously active people to a new level of energy and fitness.

Her challenge at our company was daunting but she aggressively accepted the opportunity and reached many people who have embraced her concepts and reached new levels of health and well-being. Her emphasis on small changes was the perfect strategy for our group.

Our employees have gained a new appreciation and understanding of the benefits of nutrition and exercise and many have adopted a new lifestyle based on the knowledge and motivation that Kelly provided.

Her workouts are challenging but adaptable for all levels of fitness and her energy is contagious.

Kelly has truly transformed our company!
— Joseph Laufer, President, BJB Electric LP