HOMETOWN: Panama City, Florida
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Miami-Florida
B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Miami-Florida
MBA Finance, NYU-Stern
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer; NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist; Precision Nutrition Level I Coach; Kettlebell Athletics (Levels I and II); Certified Functional Strength Coach. Functional Movement Specialist; Training for Warriors Level I; Pre- and Post-Natal, CPR/AED; Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (Level I and II)
Pending(2020): National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA- CSCS)
FAVORITE GYM TOOL: Kettlebells
TOP 3 ON MY PLAYLIST: T.I., Drake, Jay-Z/Beyonce
FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
LOCATION: New York City
After graduate school and feeling the effects of working in the corporate world, Kelvin Gary saw a better way for himself—and his eventual clients. The positive-minded fitness guru traded in his dress slacks for gym shorts and never looked back.
In 2012 Kelvin founded Body Space Fitness (BSF) in New York City, a boutique personal training gym that specializes in private and semi-private training, as well as small group fitness classes. The former college athlete knew that health and wellness was his true passion, and he wanted to share his expertise on how to get fit and stay healthy, while maintaining that NYC lifestyle.
Kelvin’s aim for BSF was to create a teaching environment, where he and his coaches would be able to deliver lasting results to clients, by using full-body, functional training. He created a training format that delivers workouts specific to each individual using kettlebells, TRXs, sleds, and battling ropes, while minimizing the use of typical machines seen in big box gyms. BSF’s complete wellness program geared towards on-the-go New Yorkers, working in the worlds of fashion, film, music, finance, and technology; was made to keep clients fit, injury free and performing at their highest level.
BSF’s approach to fitness is unique in that the coaches go beyond just their clients’ time in the gym, helping clients with fitness and nutrition routines for their out of BSF time too. This comprehensive approach helps to deliver solid results that reinforce structure and good habits into one’s life for years to come. The full-service fitness training facility also boasts an alter G treadmill and inBody scale for its clients.
“I see the average client twice a week. That’s two hours out of a 168 hour week,” Kelvin explains. “My goal is to make sure that you understand what to do and why you have to do it the other 166 hours. At the end of the day, your results are my results.”
Influencers, including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Veronica Varekova and CFDA Fashion Designer, Rebecca Minkoff, are notable clients of the gym. Kelvin Gary’s fitness expertise and Body Space Fitness have been featured in SELF Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Details Magazine, Shape Germany, NY Times, WWD, Refinery29, as well as others publications, and has been voted “Best Boot Camp New York 2014” by the Village Voice.