WHO WE ARE
Meet our team of health and wellness coaches
A lifelong athlete, Kalyn started playing basketball in the 3rd grade and continued through college, leading her team as a Captain. She became a NASM certified personal trainer in 2015, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist in 2017 and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at UCSD. She is currently studying to add Performance Exercise Specialist to her certifications.
Enthusiastic about movement, Kalyn uses a functional and restorative approach to teach others how to move efficiently and pain free. With a combined 10 years of experience in the medical field and fitness industry, it is her passion to bring everything she's learned and share it with as many people as possible. In addition to classes at GFit, Kalyn teaches diabetic lifestyle prevention, personal wellness courses and yoga at UCSD.
A firm believer in exercise as therapy, Kalyn aims to not only work up a sweat in her clients, but provide the knowledge and tools to lead a healthy lifestyle and unlock their true potential, both physically and mentally.
Chris has been coaching and helping people become more since 2012. He has a M.S. in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. He has worked with a variety of different demographics from young people, to stay at home moms, to elite level collegiate athletes.
Through a process of relationship building, trial and error and snf communication, he strives to help people become the best version of themselves, by helping them recognize their potential and empowering them with confidence through strength and conditioning to become more. He is totally addicted to seeing others around him succeed.
When not training or coaching, you can find him powerlifting, weightlifting camping, hiking, enjoying San Diego’s craft beer scene, working on his car, or just enjoying everything California has to offer.
Operations Manager & Nature-Connected Coach
Lauren grew up surrounded by strong women. She spent several summers of her youth at an all-girls camp in Maine, where she learned self-reliance, perseverance, strength and a strong sense of self. As a woman, she finds it incredibly important to support other women in becoming the best version of themselves. Lauren graduated with a degree in Outdoor Leadership and Education, and worked for several years as a wilderness guide, specifically with girl’s aged 13-18. Over the years, Lauren realized how important it was for young women to have strong female role models and to love themselves in order to grow up to be strong independent women. She has always seen the outdoors as a place of freedom, serenity and great challenge. Lauren uses nature as a tool to reconnect with her clients, in an environment bigger than themselves. She explores deeply with her clients to identify what has been holding them back from making meaningful changes in their lives, and inspires them to discover for themselves what is needed to become that change. Lauren offers private coaching, workshops and group accountability coaching. She also collaborates with other teachers, coaches and professionals in the Health and Wellness field, to offer a one-of-a-kind holistic approach, which sets up her clients to take on the world as strong, successful women.
Owner & Trainer
Originally from the East Coast, Kristen has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to health and wellness. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher, Massage Therapist, Lead Trainer and Owner of GFIT.
Kristen always helps support clients with good form to cater to their body, and is super motivating because she believes that anyone can move their body if they are taught well. Her style of training is super dynamic, and also loves to coach strength training! She will challenge you every time you come to workout, and you will leave knowing you worked hard!
When Kristen is not training, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Gralyn, her friends and family, and relaxing at the beach. The GFIT Community she has helped create is amazing and makes you feel right at home! These people represent the pillars of GFIT: Strength, Community and Health!
Shelby is a Registered Dietitian, Zumba Instructor and Fitness Coach with a passion for overall health and wellness. She believes that fitness and nutrition should bring joy and positivity to your life. Although one may see her as a cardio queen on the dance floor, Shelby loves to strength train (especially the gluten!) Originally from the Bay Area, she has always wanted to live in San Diego and finally made the leap in 2020. When Shelby isn't in the gym, you'll find her doing something crafty. She loves to paint, make jewelry, and do anything DIY.
Aeryk is a lifelong athlete, originally from North Georgia. He developed his passion for training while working with friends, to help them pass the Navy physical readiness tests. This eventually led him to become a Command Fitness Leader in the Navy for seven years, with a focus in cross training and functional fitness.
He is not only passionate about being fit, but leading a healthy lifestyle as well. This lifestyle saved his life in 2017, when he discovered he had a rare heart condition that would have caused a heart attack if he was not physically fit.
This drives him to help you become fit and healthy, in both mind and body.
Elizabeth has been hooked on group fitness ever since taking jazzercise classes with her mom as a girl. She holds certifications in yoga, Pilates, barre, spinning, Zumba and strength training. She put herself through college and grad school teaching exercise classes. She received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from SDSU in 2016 and currently works as a pelvic floor specialist at Kaiser. She enjoys bringing her love of anatomy and kinesiology into her fitness classes, and emphasizes injury prevention, deep core stability and joint mobility for a safe, effective and kick a$$ workout. In her free time, Elizabeth loves reading, writing, trying new recipes, eating everything, and traveling the world.
Angelina Keselburg is a plant lover through and through. She is an Herbalist who is inspired by weeds and wildflowers. She is a natural connector and loves introducing people to plant spirits. Most days, you can find her in her jungle inspired home, whipping up teas and tinctures for her herbal clients and watering her many, many plants.