MEET ALEX KENT
Alex Kent is a certified group fitness instructor from the big-hearted city of Columbus, Ohio. On his own journey to lose over 90 pounds, he has instructed dance and fitness classes for hundreds of amazing people doing dance parties, charity events, expos and weekly classes. He believes knowledge and lessons learned are most useful when shared with others. Alex has learned more about self worth, mental and physical health, nutrition and making workouts fun to share with others.
In 2012, Alex embraced his love for music and tried attending hip hop dance fitness classes in Columbus, Ohio with his friend Linda Amici. Starting in the back row, he gained confidence and encouragement to work his way up to the front. He quickly became an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and started teaching classes in dance studios and large gyms. He wants to provide the same fun, safe, judgment-free space for people to have fun doing something good for themselves while connecting with other amazing people.
Passionate about connecting with people, Alex quit his job in 2018 to spend time exploring and discovering new cities. Spending time in Europe, he’s traveled from London around Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and several amazing cities to learn more about fitness culture, classes and trends. Along his journey, he’s connected with other friends and fitness instructors and is happy to share with anyone interested.
After weighing over 265 pounds, he was ready to make changes and focus on long-term health. He learned that fad diets and weight loss tricks and procedures are only temporary. Whether people are on a weight loss journey or are already at their target weight, moving is good for the mind, body and soul. Sometimes is takes programs for people to follow or nutritional and motivational accountability. Alex has a goal of providing any help, accountability and coaching to all who want it.
If anyone is on their own fitness or weight-loss journey, I can truly say I know all the emotions along the way. It’s tough. It’s so hard it makes you want to quit. BUT, it's so worth it. To let your body show you what it can do if you just let it, is truly inspirational. I was asked what are the main things I’ve learned or tips I would tell to anyone getting started or having trouble staying motivated and I would say:
1. Be patient. Nobody gained weight or mastered a dance overnight; you won’t lose it overnight either.
2. Your health is a lifestyle. It’s not a 30 day supplement program. It’s not a fad diet or a made up allergy to something. It’s a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. So set yourself up for long-term success.
3. Balance is super important. Have the donut. Eat the pizza. But focus on the fact that you’re fuelling your body and what you put in is what you get out. Loving yourself is feeding yourself the best fuel possible. Outweigh the bad with the good.
4. WORKOUT! Try different classes or gym settings. Go with friends or try alone at home with a video. Do something you enjoy! Make it part of your routine, don’t question it, just do it. Even when friends want to get sushi or drinks, prioritize your time with yourself and your workout first.
Today, he enjoys helping others and wants to grow this fitness community, eventually offering more classes, coaching and nutrition. Alex is happy and excited to meet new people and happy to chat about anything fitness, travel or fun.
Thanks for being here!