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Kevin Carlson
Personal Fitness Solutions
Kevin Carlson
415 Killingworth Rd
Higganum CT 06441
860-554-5156
www.personalfitnesssolution.com

Athletics and exercise have always played a major role in Kevin Carlson's life. As a youth he participated in soccer, continuing on the collegiate level and then through his career in the United States Air Force. His High School experience provided him the opportunity to try a variety of other sports as well, including tennis and wrestling, all of which served as a solid foundation for his career as a professional kickboxer.

"As a byproduct of my passion for physical activity, I found myself naturally drawn to learning about proper nutrition and integrating those concepts into my personal life" says Kevin. "Initially, personal training provided a stark contrast to the stress of my 9 to 5 desk job and it was an opportunity to earn extra income. My clients started observing changes in their habits and strength as well as reaching goals, and I noticed my own transformation; my motivation for this "hobby" took on a new perspective. Providing others with the tools and knowledge to change their lives for the better was inspiring and compelling. Regardless of what may be the initial motivating factor that draws someone to exercise (weight loss, strength training, general well-being, outlet for stress, lowering blood pressure, etc.), I believe that adding a regular fitness practice to anyone's lifestyle is one of the most beneficial habits that can not only be taught but also learned. The satisfaction I derive, from what has now become my full-time career, is about seeing people succeed in ways they may have once identified as impossible or unrealistic."

Kevin began training clients in 2004. At that time, most of his work was in the client's home in a private 1-on-1 training capacity. In 2007, he left the corporate world and began work in the fitness business full time. From 2007 to 2011 he continued to work with a 1-on-1 training business model. The 1-on-1 model is ok but the cost for the client was keeping a large population from being able to get help improving their health. With this in mind, in 2011 Kevin created his current program which allows him to train 4 clients at a time and reduce the amount each client pays.

"We offer personal training in a fun, affordable and challenging environment" says Kevin. "We offer semi-private training which is between 1 and 4 clients at a time. This is not a class where everyone is doing the same thing. Each client has a program designed for them and we work with all the clients at the same time. No matter what your fitness goal is we can create a program to help you achieve it."