Kelly is one of the nation’s leading experts in fitness training for police. While working for the largest Police Department in the Southeast United States, she has physically trained and tested over 1,700 police recruits and officers in the past 12 years.
During this time she has lectured on physical fitness to classes for Police, Corrections and specialized units such as the Special Response Team, Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), and Defensive Tactics Instructor. She lead the design of a large tactical obstacle course, and was a part of a committee to create a pretest physical fitness screening for the members of the RDF. She has worked as a Subject Matter Expert in physical fitness for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and is on the editorial review for the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Report.
In addition, Kel has presented at Conferences for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and Florida SWAT Association. Kelly has also hosted workshops for the AVON 3-Day Walk, Team Footworks, was an examiner for ASCM's Health/Fitness Instructor exam, interviewed on the Performance Nutrition Radio Show, and was a featured professional in the SoBeReal section of SoBeFit Magazine.
After graduating with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology, she worked as an adjunct instructor at Florida International University for five years. Kelly is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health/Fitness Instructor, and Certified from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). She is a certified Level 1 Sport Performance Coach from USAW, Level 1 Crossfit Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Lynn University. Read articles from Kelly here.
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