Keli Roberts is a world renowned fitness educator, trainer and award recipient who received the prestigious IDEA international Instructor of the Year award in 2003. In 2007 she was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Keli has also been recognized as the Best Female Presenter, Best Use of Equipment and Lifetime Achievement Awards through ECA, OBOW as well as being named the Best Female Presenter for Empower in 2012.
As a continuing education specialist, Keli has conducted seminars and workshops worldwide. She is recognized as a fitness authority that has transformed fitness education with ground-breaking innovations characterized by her expert skill and instruction.
Keli offers workshops and master classes for 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, Turkey, Israel, Great Britain and throughout the United States.
Additionally, Keli is also a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist, an ACE, GFI, ACE Gold PT (personal trainer), Precision Nutrition Level 1 and an AFAA Certified Trainer. She’s also a member of the BOSU Developmental Team, an Elite Master Trainer as well as being a Master Trainer for Shockwave, ACE, IndoRow and a Schwinn.
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 100 videos and DVDs. Keli’s newest DVD– 10 Minute Solution Kickbox Bootcamp— was awarded Fitness Magazine’s top 10 Exercise DVD’s as well as Shape Magazine’s DVD of the month and Health Magazine’s 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. Additionally, Keli stars and leads a work-out on SpiroFit.com – bringing fitness into the homes of thousands of followers daily.
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 and she also had a starring role in Bravo Network’s Workout as the exercise technical advisor and coach to Jackie Warner for a DVD.
Keli is a Tier 3 Trainer at Equinox and Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena, California.
Her personal training business includes working with pre- and post-natal clients, post physical rehabilitation clients, stability training for alignment and posture, weight training and cardiovascular training for weight loss as well as stretching and sports specific training. Moreover, Keli is a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist who creates individual work-out programs to help these clients get their lives back on track by improving their fitness, flexibility and endurance.
Keli Roberts is a true fitness visionary with the expertise and vast experience to continue inspiring others worldwide.
IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year
This is one of the greatest honors an instructor can achieve.
The award criterion includes:
- Demonstrating strong leadership skills through community and industry involvement
- Using his or her superior instructional abilities and influence as an instructor to motivate active under active people to commit to a healthy lifestyle
“Winning this award has been a dream of mine for many years,” recalls Keli. “When I first saw someone win this prestigious award, it never occurred to me that one day I’d be standing on stage accepting it myself. I was nominated a few times, but I never followed through, thinking that I didn’t have a chance of winning. Then I started to write the required essays, but I felt overwhelmed. It wasn’t until 2002 that I first entered the competition. Unfortunately, I didn’t win, but I was a finalist which really boosted my confidence to enter again the following year.”
“When I won the award in 2003, I looked at the trophy and was totally filled with wonder and surprise that it had 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 learned so much from my peers and continue to do so to this day.”
“In particular, I would like to acknowledge 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.”
2003 & 2004 – ECA OBOW Best Use of Equipment
2005 – OBOW Best Female Presenter
2006 – OBOW Lifetime Achievement Award
2007 – Inducted into the American Fitness Hall of Fame
2008 – ECA OBOW Award for Live Achievement
2013 – Best Female Presenter of the Year – Empower!
2016 – Best Female Presenter – Empower!
2016 – Inspiration Award – Empower!
2016 – Best Female Presenter SCW Florida
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
1985 – Present – CPR Certified
1985 – 1990 – ACHPER certified (Australian Council for Health, Exercise and Recreation)
1985 – Fitness Leader (Australia)
1991 – Present – ACE Gold Certified Personal Trainer
1991 – Present – ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor
1991 – Present – AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
1996 – Present – Spinning Certified Instructor
1998 – ISCA (International Sports Conditioning Association) Boxing Certified Instructor
1998 – ISCA Kick Boxing Certified Instructor
1999 – Spinning Master Presenter
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 – Present – ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
2011 – Precision Nutrition Level 1 – Certified
2014 – Present – Cancer Exercise Specialist
2014 – Present – FMS Certified
2018 – Present – ACE Certified Health Coach
TEACHING & MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
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 : Indoor Cycling, Strength and Conditioning, Precision Running
2002 – 2005 – Equinox Pasadena: Group Exercise Manager
2005 – 2011 – Tier 3+ Personal Trainer, Equinox Pasadena
2014 – Present – BreakThru Fitness Pasadena: Personal Trainer, Instructor
Ryka – Ambassador
BOSU – Elite Developmental Team Member
Schwinn – Senior Master Trainer
Body Bar – Master Trainer
IDEA – Business member
AFAA – Member
ACSM – Member
PAA – Cycling club/racing – Member
Montrose Bike Shop – Sponsor
VIDEOS & DVDS
Over 100 Award-Winning Videos & DVDs Including: Cher Fitness,A New Attitude
Fitness Hollywood: The Trainer to the Stars shares her body-shaping secrets – 1995. Published by the Summit Group and now in its 5th edition.
Stronger Legs and Lower Body – Co-writer – Published in 2002 by Human Kinetics
A Professional’s Guide to Small Group Training – TBA Publisher: Human Kinetics