Kendra Fitzgerald

PCES, CES-TBMM, CPT, CYT

Kendra is a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Teacher, teaching privately in New York City and Montclair, NJ. Her years of experience with and curiosity about the human body have informed Kendra’s method of training, which focuses on alignment, proper form and corrective exercise to help her clients live pain free.

Education has offered Kendra the platform for groundbreaking industry innovation, thus she credits her success to the mastery of her work and unparalleled attention to detail. A graduate of Dr. Sarah Duvall's Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Program, The BioMechanics Method, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Yoga Works and certified by ACE, Kendra has completed extensive complimentary education in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology as well as corrective exercise, injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports coaching.

Kendra has been featured on The Today Show, in Men’s Fitness, Shape, CNN, The Tampa Tribune, Curve, New York Daily News, AM New York, and TimeOut New York, and as a cover model on Yoga Zeit magazine.

 

Kendra is most well known for melding her clinical expertise with creativity and a lighthearted perspective. At the end of the day, she understands that her clients are real people with real lives, it is her job to help them tune into the power of their own bodies.

In addition to being a private trainer and teacher, Kendra is also the Founder & Director of Barefoot Tiger LLC, a world-class private fitness concierge company in NYC with 24 teachers and trainers on staff.

When she’s not working, Kendra loves to hang out with family (and her sister!), travel, go running, and having dance parties and pillow fights with her two sons.

Certifications

  • Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist with Sarah Duvall, PHD

  • The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • Certified Personal Trainer, ACE

  • Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Works (2007)

  • Anatomy & Kinesiology Studies for Yoga Teachers (150 hours)

  • Kripalu Power Yoga Training

  • King Sports International Coach Intern Program

  • Graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Pre- and Post-Natal Certified in Training & Yoga

Specialties

  • Postpartum Corrective Exercise

  • Pre-Natal Training & Yoga

  • Postpartum Recovery and Rehabilitation

  • Yoga, with a focus on anatomy and alignment, pulling from the principles of Iyengar and Vinyasa

  • Post-Physical Therapy Training

  • Weight Loss Training

  • Sport Specific Training

  • Meditation

Kendra's Philosophy

I truly believe each and every one of us has the capacity to intricately know how our body works. And if you know the nuances of how your own body works - even if you're not an anatomy geek like me - you hold the power to help yourself feel better.

We all have patterns that we've created over years and years of movement - both good and bad. They feel completely natural to you now, but your current condition (for better or worse) is a culmination, and result, of those patterns.

 

Believe it or not, those patterns can be retrained, no matter how old you are. (It's never too late!)

We all have limitations, but we also have strengths. We must reign in our strengths that have helped us hide from our limitations, and we must also face our limitations in order to overcome them.

       

Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

 

  • Maybe you've lost your passion for running because your lower back hurts every time you hit the road

  • Maybe you over-pronate your feet which has the ripple effect of causing your upper back pain (yes…that really is possible)

  • Maybe you keep getting headaches when you go to yoga class but can’t figure out why…   

                                          

                                   

That’s what my work with you is all about: sharing my nuanced knowledge of anatomy, yoga, training and corrective exercise to help you figure out WHY and how to use exercise to help you find the correct alignment for YOUR body.

 

By helping you experience and integrate proper alignment and form so you understand how it feels in your body, you can throw yourself into any class, workout, run, ride, swim, and know exactly what your body needs to keep you safe, healthy and strong.

 

You don’t have to live with pain forever.

You don’t have to rely on other people to help you forever.

You have the capacity to gain a deep understanding of how your body works.

You have the capacity to do this for yourself.

 

And the result? It's one that lasts a lifetime.

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