Kendra Kessel is national fitness and health expert as well as an award-winning music artist. She is also a children's book author, mom to two energetic toddlers, and an avid philanthropist for children’s health and well-being. She is the creator and founder of the highly-acclaimed, Fit Heroes, and is on a mission to help kids and families get fit and healthy using fun and exciting ways!
Kendra has worked professionally in the fitness and health industry for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Arizona (graduating Magna Cum Laude) and previously worked as a teacher before realizing her true calling was beyond the classroom.
Over the years, Kendra has worked hard to advanced her education and is a Certified Physical Education Teacher (K-12th grade), Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (through the American Council on Exercise), Certified Youth Exercise Specialist, and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (through the National Academy of Sports Medicine).
She has worked as a fitness trainer and health consultant to numerous celebrities, notable CEO's, and more importantly, to
families and children struggling with their health. Kendra’s expertise has landed her on national television, fitness info-commercials, news broadcasts, and fitness DVDs. Additionally, her wellness advice has been featured in many national magazines including Muscle and Fitness Hers, Oxygen Magazine, Star Magazine, and several major city newspapers.
While health and fitness has been her main focus, Kendra's greatest creative outlet is music. She has received numerous awards for her family-friendly music over the years. She is a prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, and occasionally dabbles in playing guitar and ukulele. Kendra believes that positive music has the power to greatly improve mental and emotional wellness, as well as educate and change lives.
In her free time, Kendra enjoys working on various entrepreneurial projects and donating her time and talents as a children’s health advocate. Her biggest joy in life, though, is spending time with her two young children and husband.