Short Bio

Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2007 Keli was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. As an ACE Master Trainer, SCW Faculty and Continuing Education Provider, Keli known for her acclaimed workshops worldwide. Her award winning DVDs demonstrate her exceptional teaching skills. Keli is ACSM HFS certified and holds certifications through AFAA, ACE Group Fitness, ACE Gold Personal Trainer and Level 1 Precision Nutrition. Additionally Keli is a BOSU Developmental Team Member and a Schwinn Master Trainer

Long Bio

Keli Roberts is a world renowned fitness educator, trainer and the award recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Instructor of the Year. As a continuing education provider, Keli conducts seminars and workshops worldwide. She’s recognized as a fitness authority that’s transformed fitness education with groundbreaking innovations characterized by her expert skill and instruction.

Keli offers workshops and master classes on specific muscle conditioning programs, Indoor Cycling, Rubber Resistance training, stability ball exercise, BOSU and Body Bar integrated training. Her workshops have taken her to Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, France, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Israel, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. Keli is on the board of advisory for Fitness Magazine and is a Nautilus Institute advisory board member.

Additionally, Keli is the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Los Angeles media spokesperson. She’s also a certified ACSM HFI, ACE Group Exercise, ACE Gold Certified Personal Trainer, and AFAA.

Keli is originally from Australia, but moved to the United States in 1989 to pursue her passion: Fitness! She quickly became one of the most in demand private trainers in Los Angeles and garnered a huge celebrity clientele that included Cher, Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Grey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Russell Crow and Faye Dunaway, to name a few. Her step classes also attracted many A-list names such as Julia Roberts, Annette Bening and Jennifer Beals.

In 1991, Keli choreographed and appeared in the award winning video, Cher Fitness, A New Attitude, which brought her worldwide recognition as a fitness expert. Subsequently, Keli has designed, choreographed and starred in over 40 videos. Keli’s newest DVD, 10 Minute Solution Kickbox Bootcamp was awarded Fitness Magazine top 10, Shape Magazine DVD of the month and Health Magazine Strength DVD of the year. Keli also choreographed Kathy Smith’s kickboxing video and CO-starred with Italian Olympic Gold Medal skier, Alberto Tomba, in two videos on ski conditioning, in Italian. Keli’s latest DVD, Fat Burning Kick Boxing Workout for Dummies and 4 Time Saver workouts will be released later this year.

Keli is also a successful author. Her first book, Fitness Hollywood, which was published in 1994 by Summit, received glowing reviews as a comprehensive guide to training and nutrition and is now in its fifth printing. Stronger Legs and Lower Body, Keli’s new book was co-authored with Linda Shelton is on Human Kinetics best seller list..

Keli has been featured in Shape, Elle, Health, Fitness, Self, Ms Fitness, American Fitness, Allure and many international publications as well. Additionally, Keli is a featured instructor on the award winning TV series, CRUNCH Fitness, on ESPN. She also co-hosted Target Sports Training, a TV series for the Health Network with Carey Bond. Keli also starred in the reality show Music Farm, shot in Italy, training Italian music celebrities.

Keli is a Tier 3 Trainer at Equinox in Pasadena where she teaches classes. Her training involves working with pre and postnatal clients, post physical rehabilitation, stability training for alignment and posture, weight training and cardiovascular training for weight loss as well as stretching and sports specific training. Keli Roberts is a true fitness visionary with the expertise and experience to continue inspiring others the world over.


IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, 2003

One of the greatest honors an instructor can achieve is to be the recipient of the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year.

The award criteria includes:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills through community and industry involvement
  • Uses his or her superior instructional abilities and influence as an instructor to motivate active and under active people to commit to a healthy lifestyle

From Keli : "Winning this award has been a dream of mine for many years. When I first saw someone win this prestigious award, it never occurred to me that one day I’d be standing up there. I was nominated a couple of times but never followed through, thinking that I had no chance. Then I started to write the essays and felt overwhelmed. It wasn’t till 2002 that I first entered. That year I was a finalist and I felt great about making it that far. It also gave me the confidence to enter again. I look at my award and still scratch my head in wonder, I can hardly believe it’s got my name on it.

More than anything, being honored with this award has made me very grateful for all the people who have influenced and encouraged me over the years (and there have been many). I have learnt so much from my piers and continue to do so. People like Jay Blahnik, Douglas Brooks and Candice Copeland-Brooks, Kari Anderson, Petra Kolber, Kathy Smith, Rob Glick, Patrick Goudeau, Carol Scott, Ken Anderson, Sherry Catlin, Lashaun Dale, Claire Dunphy, Mindy Mylrea, Arno Neiman and Tim from Body Bar, Greg Neiderlander, Steve Block from SPRI, and many others."

ECA OBOW Best Use of Equipment, 2003

OBOW Best Female Presenter, 2005

Inductee into the American Fitness Hall of Fame, 2008

ECA OBOW Award for Live Achievement, 2008

Best Female Presenter Empower!, 2016

Inspiration Award Empower! , 2016

Best Female Presenter SCW Florida, 2016

Qualifications & Certifications

1985-2005 CPR Certified
1985 ACHPER certified (Australian Council for Health, Exercise and Recreation)
1985 Registered Fitness Leader (Australia)
1991 ACE Gold Certified Personal Trainer
1991 ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor
1991 AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
1996 Spinning Certified Instructor
1997 Trekking Master Trainer
1998 ISCA (International Sports Conditioning Association) Boxing Certified Instructor
1998 ISCA Kick Boxing Certified Instructor
1999 Spinning Master Presenter
2000 Precore Fit Master Trainer
2000 Resist-A-Ball Master Trainer
2001 Mat Pilates Certified Instructor
2001 Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer Specialist
2001 Can Fit Pro Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist
2003 BOSU Master Trainer
2003 ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor
2011 Preision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
2014 Cancer Exercise Specialist

Teaching History

1985-1988 The Club World of Fitness, Sydney : High/Low Impact Aerobics, Circuit Training, Low Impact Aerobics
1985-1989 Chase Fitness Center, Sydney : High/Low Impact Aerobics, Low Impact Aerobics, Body Sculpt, Cardio Funk
1985-1989 The Oxford Club, Sydney : High/Low Impact Aerobics
1986-1988 The Club World of Fitness, Sydney : Aerobics Director, Education Director
1989-1994 Voight Fitness and Dance, LA : Abs Buns and Thighs, Circuit Training, Body Sculpting, High/Low Impact Aerobics, Step
1992-1998 Sports Club LA : Step Circuit, Body Sculpting, Spinning
1994-1996 Martin Henry Fitness Studio, LA : Step, Step Circuit
1996-2001 Crunch Fitness, LA : Step, Body Sculpting
1998-1999 Johnny G’s Headquarters, LA : Spinning
2001-present Equinox Pasadena : BOSU, Indoor Cycling, Body Conditioning, Group Exercise Manager


Cher Fitness, A New Attitude
Real Fitness Ultimate Step Workout
Real Fitness Total Body Circuit Training
Abs and More
Super Set Training system
Rubber Resistance Training for the Lower Body
Rubber Resistance Training for the Upper Body
The Compound Training System
Xerball Training (medicine ball)
CIA Kick Butt Combat
CIA Step IT Strong
Quick Fix Stability Ball Training
Quick Fix Pilates Inspired Abs
Plyo Kick (kick boxing)
IDEA Straight Up Sculpt
Body Bar, the New Body Bar workout
Body Bar Challenge
Body Bar Below the Belt
Body Bar Hard Core Abs and Backs
Body Bar BURN Training
Body Bar Ready Set Super Set
Women’s Fitness Network, Strong Bear
Women’s Fitness Network, Lean
Women’s Fitness Network, Upper Body Burn
Choreographed and featured in Kathy Smiths Kick Boxing video
10 Minute Solution Kick Box Boot Camp, Anchor Bay