Meet the Dynamic Fitness Trainers

Keira Newton

Owner, Trainer

Keira Newton is one of the foremost leading experts on kettlebell training, and is one of only two women in the world who holds the title of Master RKC, an elite select certification level. With over 15 years of experience, beginning with her Feldenkrais certification in 2001, Keira has see all physical and fitness challenges and has worked with every type of client—from chronic couch potatoes to elite athletes.

As the mother of two girls and the owner of Dynamic Fitness in Santa Fe, NM, Keira balances her hectic schedule with her own personal brand of hybrid stretching and weight training. This practice combined with her decade of mobility and fitness coaching have made her an authority on helping people reach levels of flexibility and overall health that they never thought possible.

Keira has helped men and women all over the country achieve and even surpass their fitness goals with her straight-shooting coaching style and keen eye for spotting what's holding someone back.

Certifications:

  • Feldenkrais Certified
  • Master RKC
  • Z-Health R, S, T
  • FMS
  • CST
  • Clubbell Yoga
  • TRX Certified
  • PCC
  • MCT

Expertise:

  • Pain/Injury Rehab + Prevention
  • Personalized Fitness Program Design (fat-loss, endurance, etc.)
  • Diet/Goals Coaching
  • Increasing Flexibility/Mobility
  • Kettlebell Certification Preparation
  • Improving Sports Performance

Kelly Stranahan

Trainer

After the birth of three children, Kelly experienced what most new mothers do, weight gain. She went from a size six to a size 12 and was looking for a way to get back into shape. In February of 2010 Kelly decided to join Dynamic Boot Camp at the suggestion of a friend. 

Her body transformation was immediately noticeable. She'd tried just about every type of exercise out there and had never seen results like what she found in kettlebell . . . She was hooked! She not only found an exercise regimen that she enjoyed but discovered a passion for health and fitness.

Kelly soon signed up for the first Dynamic Extreme program and the body transformations continued. Not only had she dropped 6 dress sizes, she gained strength and stamina, giving her the ability to keep up with her very active young daughters.

Following a serious surgery in February 2011, she used kettlebell to get back on her feet and regain her strength. Fully recovered, Kelly set out to get her HKC in May and began teaching at Dynamic Fitness in August 2011.

Certifications:

  • RKC II
  • MCT
  • PCC
  • Battling Ropes Certified

Expertise:

  • Cardio/Endurance Training
  • High-Spirited, Motivational Workouts
  • Building Strength
  • Bodyweight Training (Calisthenics)

Soharu Staples

Trainer

Soharu had never participated in sports in high school or college, but in her early 20s, she joined a gym - ran on the treadmill, circuit trained on the machines, and occasionally picked up a dumbbell or two.  She was content with that routine for almost ten years . . . until she discovered kettlebells.

Soharu started her kettlebell journey in February of 2012 when she decided to join Dynamic Boot Camp with a friend. She'd heard a little about kettlebell training, but had no idea what a profound change it would make to her body composition, or how challenging and fun the programming could be. She realized then, that in the past ten years she had been going to the traditional gym, she had never noticed any major gains in her strength or conditioning.  But after a mere three to four weeks in Dynamic Boot Camp, Soharu saw her body change in ways she could never have imagined.

She was inspired by her speedy transformation and by the talented Dynamic Fitness Trainers to get her HKC Certification in May of 2012. Then, five months later in September of 2012, she was certified as a RKC Instructor.

Her journey with kettlebells continues to evolve every day, and she receives great joy by teaching and motivating others.

 

Certifications:

  • RKC

Expertise:

  • Building strength/muscle
  • Increasing endurance

Jennie Keller

Trainer

Jennie Keller

jennie@dkbfitness.com

 

Growing up, Jennie was involved in many activities including gymnastics, cheerleading, and Polynesian dance. At the age of 20 she began practicing Yoga, as it provided a way to maintain strength and flexibility. At 23, she began incorporating kettlebell training into her weekly Yoga routine. When Jennie moved to New Mexico in 2014, she was in pursuit of a gym that offered a variety of fitness modalities. A friend suggested she try Dynamic Fitness in Santa Fe. Almost instantly, Jennie felt a deep connection to the gym, its values, and trainers. Dynamic group classes offered the sense of community she was looking for. She also found the challenging routines that strengthened her body and mind. After a year of training as a Dynamic Fitness member, Jennie became more involved in the gym by subbing for R.A.W. Yoga classes. It was teaching these classes that inspired her to become a Dynamic Fitness instructor. In 2015, she received both her 200-hr Hatha Yoga certification and her RKC.

Jennie’s role as a coach continues to develop with each class. She enjoys helping people increase strength, flexibility, and confidence through Yoga and kettlebells. She hopes to continue to learn as an instructor so that she can help clients regain mobility and improve their health.

 

Certifications:

  • 200-hr Hatha Yoga
  • RKC

     

Expertise:

  • Gymnastics fundamentals
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
  • Building strength