Today we’d like to introduce you to Kierstan Hernández .
Hi Kierstan, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
It all started back in the late 90s when a little whipper snapper took her first dance class. A time where life was all about summer’s at AstroWorld and watching Saturday morning cartoons. Let me spare you with the details and jump forward to 2017. The year I took a leap of faith to say goodbye to Texas and move to the big city.
Before moving from Texas, I held many teaching positions at different local dance studios around Houston, Sugar Land and Katy Texas. Where I started teaching youth ballet, tap, creative movement, hip hop, jazz and so much more. In 2013, I then decided to add group fitness into my educational repertoire. 24 Hour Fitness was my first gym job as a Zumba instructor. Fast forward to 2017 when I transferred my gym job, moved to Los Angeles and participated in a ten month dance training program. Barely making enough to afford gas in my Lincoln or let alone a place to stay. New state, new problems. My boyfriend and I found ourselves sleeping in our car, but that didn’t stop our grind or dim our light. On the positive side our car was big enough to stretch fully out in. Find your peace in your hard place.
After completing the dance program, I turned my main focus into finding a stable job. That path lead me to Equinox. Where I currently teach cardio dance and many other formats. You can find my weekly class schedule on the company’s website or on all my platforms. A few of the clubs you can find me at are Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Westwood and West Hollywood. Before the pandemic, I taught youth gymnastics and group fitness classes at YMCA in Downtown Los Angeles. Spreading the gift of healthy habits can be rewarding through your entire life. Your health is your true wealth. My next step in my career path is to start building my own community outside of big gyms. Launch my website, host weekly health classes for all ages and continue to share the importance of an active lifestyle. All while getting back into my training for dance. If there’s any agents reading this article, ya girl is looking for representation.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I definitely wanted to give up on myself a few times. Even started to lose faith and wallow in myself pity. But it took having a caring and dependable support team of individuals who supported me no matter what. Encouraging me to persevere through the hard or confusing times. Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly. We should be making mistakes and learning/growing from them. Some risks are meant to teach you just that. There will be unexpected turnouts, but walking by faith and not by sight will help you to overcome and come out triumphant. So live BOLD, take risks and who knows where God may take you. Here’s to living our most fearless life.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Itskierstan is a health and wellness mobile business. Where our goal is to build more cohesive communities through healthier choices in life. Before turning my passion for dance, fitness and education into a career path, I once was a little girl with a big heart. For my Gold Award Project (Girl Scouts of America highest achievement) my mother and I organized a two days dance clinic where the proceeds went to the Women Shelter. Each child who participated in the event brought non-perishable items as their entry fee. This event was filled with ways to educate children on living a healthy lifestyle.
Since then, Itskierstan has been in many different gyms like 24 Hour Fitness, YMCA, LifeTime and Equinox. Along with many different local dance studios and retirement clubs. My business is geared for all ages and all levels. Yup, I said all ages from the itty bitty babies to our golden years of life. We all deserve a full and healthy life.
Some of the services offered with my business are listed below.
Dance & Fitness:
– Adult Group Classes
– Adult Private Lessons
– Virtual Classes (coming soon)
– Youth Classes & Private Lessons
– Special Events
Nothing worth having is ever easy, but the payout of filling a purpose is worth every sweat, blood and tears! Keep pushing. Our dreams are all a diamond in the rough.
Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
Cherish the simple moments in life.
A healthy balance with work and family is achievable.
Saying no is perfectly fine.
Always build toward your future because yesterday is gone, today is here and who knows what tomorrow may bring.
- Email: Itskierstan@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Itskierstan/
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/itskierstan/?tsid=0.13644962312367015&source=result
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/_itskierstan?lang=en
- Youtube: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCktyGRuHmBrTILxnU_yt_wQ
- Yelp: https://yelp.to/LfD9ueGwBjb
- Other: https://linktr.ee/Itskierstan