Meet Anna Kaiser.

Anna Kaiser is an American fitness authority and entrepreneur.  After earning a BFA in Dance from the University of California in 2002 (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine).

Prior to committing to a career in fitness, Anna was a professional dancer and choreographer for over 20 years. Some of the highlights of her performance career include: resident choreographer for Live! W/Kelly, principal dancer/asst choreographer for Shakira’s “She Wolf” video, international tour of Fame!, Swing Dance America, Disney’s feature film Enchanted (principal dancer), Broadway’s 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, 50th Anniversary of Music Man, and the revival of Showboat at Carnegie Hall.  She has traveled internationally as a company dancer and performed the works of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, and Bob Fosse.

Her journey in fitness paralleled her career as a dancer.  She wanted to find a way to fuse the fun and celebratory spirit of dance with the efficacy of interval training.  Anna’s fitness career progressed as she lent her expertise to a number of workout programs including Beachbody’s Insanity and The Denise Austin Series. Her reputation for results quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Karlie Kloss, Alicia Keys, and Sarah Jessica Parker.  Her first DVD Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, received rave reviews internationally, and received a GOLD medal at the National Parenting Publications Awards. (NAPPA) She then released her signature workout “Happy Hour” DVD which sold out nationwide.  In 2016 she co-hosted the prime-time ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”.  The following year, Anna collaborated with Target and C9Champion to create the Anna Kaiser Limited Edition Collection, available in all stores nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in all facets of the wellness world, Anna has helped transform thousands of clients’ lives through her workout program and has become one of the industry’s most highly respected and reputable experts.  Anna has been featured in Vogue, The NYTimes, NY Time Magazine, Business Insider, NY Post, People, US Weekly, SELF, Glamour, Shape, Hamptons Mag, WWD, E!, InStyle, W Magazine, Women’s Health, Well + Good, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live! w/Kelly and Ryan, and she was named one of Greatist’s Top 100 Most influential people in Health and Fitness.  She is currently nominated for Fitness Trainer of the Year by the American Influencer Awards, was named “Reigning Queen of Fitness” by NBC, and was just added to the list of “Who’s Who in America.”  Anna is thrilled to share her knowledge and passion for movement + wellness through her key note speeches and presentations for brands such as Kohler, Harry Walker, Well + Good, Edward Jones, Eli Lilly, Diageo, Urban Outfitters, GAP, and more!

Her experience as an entrepreneur, coupled with her expertise in dance and fitness, led her to create AKT (the Anna Kaiser Technique) which she sold to Xponential Fitness in 2018 to create the franchise version, AKT Franchise.  Over 100 studios have been sold along with the international franchise rights in Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Japan.  This journey led Anna back home to launch her own life style brand; with an at-home meal delivery program “The Plan by Anna Kaiser,” three luxury fitness studios, Anna Kaiser Studios (NYC, East Hampton, CT) and an international streaming platform, Anna continues to lead and innovate. She is also mom to Brooks (7) and Cole (3) who are budding athletes themselves!