Today we’d like to introduce you to Kai Boyer.
Kai, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Palm Springs, Ca and moved to Orange County at the age of 15 to further pursue my tennis career at the prestigious Brymer-Lewis tennis academy in Irvine, Ca. I was one of the top recruits for my year and received a scholarship to play tennis for UC Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, after my freshmen year, I suffered a career-ending hip injury and was forced to give up my full-ride Division 1 tennis scholarship and the sport I had lived and breathed for over 15 years.
At the time it was devastating and I didn’t know where life would take me next but in the months following, I began to research and learn how to rehabilitate my injury, which is where I found my passion for helping people through fitness and wellness. During this time I was accepted into UC Irvine and also began taking courses to get certified as a personal trainer on top of an already stressful 18 units at school.
After getting certified as a personal trainer I was soon hired at the LA Fitness Signature club and trained there for about two years before I decided to started Kai Boyer Fitness in 2016 out of a private training facility Next Level Fitness in Irvine, CA. By 2017, I had expanded Kai Boyer Fitness to three facilities in Irvine, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar and added an online program to be able to work with my clients all over the world.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
When I started my business I was still in school and taking extra courses every quarter to graduate UC Irvine a year early. I would start with clients at 5 am and train 5-6 clients before heading to class in the morning, attend classes all day then would head back to the gym right after class and train clients until 8:30pm, I did that five days a week and would train clients both days on the weekend trying to find some extra time to study wherever I could.
A lot of nights I was up late studying and trying to finish assignments and slept no more than 5 hours. I didn’t have a social life or really make friends at UCI but I was determined to have a successful profitable business running by the time I graduated. I definitely overcommitted myself to doing more than I should have at times and ended up juggling the work of three people on top of being a student but at the end of the day it paid off.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I take great pride in creating a positive culture with my fitness program. By encouraging positivity, living a healthy, conscious lifestyle and constantly improving, my clients become part of that culture. I always preach to my clients to improve themselves in some aspect every day whether that is physical or mental.
Mental improvement is important for everyone and it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the fitness sense. It can be learning about a topic you know little about or trying something new. The essence is to continue to grow as a person. The culture I strive to foster helps to create very special bonds and comradery amongst my clients who come from all walks of life including CEOs, doctors, lawyers, students and young athletes.
They feel encouraged and motivated and thus push each other to be their strongest selves. Success for me and my clients is the passion to grow and to help others grow. That passion is what makes my program unique and special and keeps my clients motivated and excited.
I specialize in 6 key areas of fitness development, strength training, weight loss, sports performance for athletes, post surgical/injury rehabilitation, stretching/flexibility and nutrition. I believe the services I offer and the variety of areas of expertise I have really sets me apart from other trainers.
What were you like growing up?
From a young age, I have always been an overachiever and very focused on personal growth and success and being the best version of myself. Tennis is a very unique sport in that it is an individual sport where the players overcome adversity on their own.
After finding success and learning about winning at a young age in Tennis, I became hungry for success in all aspects of life and constantly sought to improve myself.
Tennis taught me about discipline, hard work and commitment. These are the building blocks to make a great entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur one needs to be fully committed to developing themselves and their business, learning from their mistakes and determined to create success.
- Address: 17811 Skypark Circle Irvine, CA
- Website: kaiboyerfitness.com
- Phone: 760-831-6973
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kai_boyer_fitness/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaiboyerfitness/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/kai-boyer-fitness-irvine-2
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