Meet Kenzai Trainer Brett
Brett grew up in the rural Midwest and has experienced both the quiet life of the countryside and the big city life of places like Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Austin, Texas. He has had several careers and likes to joke that he has worked in every major human revolution, from the farm to the factory, from running a homeless shelter to working for Bay Area tech startups. Through all of his experiences, he has continued to develop his passion for helping people overcome challenges and excel to reach their potential.
While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in North Africa, Brett met Kenzai founder Patrick Reynolds. Years later, they reconnected and Brett completed one of the early Kenzai Body programs, taking his health and fitness to new levels and transforming him into the tireless advocate for real food and smart exercise he is today.
He currently resides just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, where he is slowly re-acclimating to the heat and humidity again after living in Portland, Maine for several years. When he is not at work or in the gym, Brett likes to challenge himself by venturing out to hike, backpack, mountain bike, and camp. He looks forward to exploring all of the nearby foot and bike trails in Middle Tennessee, as well as the music, food and comedy scene in and around his new 'home city.'
Health and Fitness Philosophy
“Act your way into a different way of thinking. Motivation is more of an outcome, and less of a cause. Your actions are the engine, and YOU are in the driver’s seat!”
Life Experience & Education
- Peace Corps Volunteer, Morocco, North Africa
- B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois
- M.P.A., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
- M.B.A., New York Institute of Technology
- NASM certified personal trainer
- NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification
- Training with Kenzai since 2010
- Joined the training team 2015
WHAT KENZAI TRAINEES ARE SAYING ABOUT BRETT
You helped keep our spirits up... You're absolutely right about the need to put yourself out there in order to foster accountability. That's one of the main reasons that Kenzai works - its community.”
Joining Kenzai Body was clearly the best decision I ever made. I expected to lose 4 pounds and much to my surprise, I have lost 7 pounds, 3% of my body fat, and an inch off my butt and each thigh.”
The entire KB experience has been completely rewarding. Not only getting into great shape and the weight loss (final weigh in was 158.6 lbs. - down 23 lbs. from Jan 15) but the quality time spent taking this journey with my wife.”
I think I am more fit now than when I was 15 and playing two sports!"
I have learnt so much and feel well armed to continue the good work. ”
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