Flying across the country to attend IDEA World Fitness convention was a big decision for us/our business, my wife Beth and I run our own personal training and health coaching company, but with big risk come big rewards. That big reward (Coach Kevin) came wrapped in a high energy, authentic leader with quick smile and engaging Boston “way”… I say “way” instead of just accent, because being from Boston means more than making your “R’s” sound like “ah’s” and exchanging the term “wicked” where others might use “great.” For example, we met as Kevin politely held the door rather than let it slap back on us as Beth and I exited the hotel in the EARLY am on our way to Starbucks. It was clear we were all headed the same way and a conversation ensued and continued, as the line was long, as you would imagine it would be at the world’s largest fitness and wellness convention. Kevin was “pumped” exploding with a contagious energy, Beth actually asked him if it was safe for him to drink caffeine LOL … but energy without depth is just a flash, Kevin was engaging us with a real depth of understanding of the struggles faced by many clients (our business focuses on specialized population) – not what you would expect from one of UFC Magazine’s Top 10 MMA Coaches.
Here is what I mean by the Boston “way”, as we were clearly all hitting it off, Kevin a featured and experienced presenter and us small company of two, he says to me, “let me see your phone for a second” and then he enters his name and number in it and says “this is my personal cell and I don’t give it out to everybody – I feel a connection and I am here to help you… and where I come from in Boston, that means we are like family – you need me, you just ask.” The Boston way… more than an accent.
We were already signed up for his MMA Warrior Workout and having experienced Kevin’s energy at Starbucks we knew the workshop workout would be amazing and it was. Lot’s of workshops are energized and fun, but Kevin’s gave us some outstanding moves and uses for the BOSU, one of our favorite training tools. He was able to program (and modify) fight training w/ no contact, which results in empowerment and fitness. At Beth’s Boot Camp (women only) they still simultaneously groan and cheer when she breaks out “BOSU Monkey Slams.” As I mentioned we used BOSU, as one of our main tools – we had two. Kevin blew our minds with what we learned from him and upon returning to Florida we immediately purchased 18 more - we are the only Boot Camp around where every person has their own BOSU!
Let’s get to the real difference maker here… you say, sure lots of people talk a big game and give out their phone numbers, but then what? Yea, I agree… I hear what people SAY, but I listen to what people DO… and Kevin has spent the last year sharing knowledge with us, responding to questions – reaching out to us proactively, following up when he says he will do something and being a friend and mentor. Sometimes giving someone a little guidance and encouragement can make a huge difference.
Since meeting Kevin our business, FullestLiving.com, which consists of Beth’s Boot Camp & our physician endorsed program “30 Seconds to Victory” (helping people who must lose 100 pounds or more) has been featured not only locally on TV and in The Florida Times Union, but also in SHAPE, IDEA Fitness Journal, CNN, everyday Health and more.
Kevin was my S and C coach for over 3 years. His innovative training techniques not only kept me injury free , they helped me stay in the sport longer than I ever thought. After learning the Burn With Kearns method of effective , efficient and safe high intensity training we put it in place in our own facilities. Coach Kearns is a pioneer in the world of mma fitness and still continues to innovate today.
I recently had the opportunity to take a class with Kevin Kearns at the ECA FItness Convention in New York CIty. It was his MMA Boot camp with rebounders and it was my favorite class I had the opportunity to take part in during the convention. Kevin’s class was both innovative and physically challenging. There was an electric spirit among the participants of the class and Kevin’s energy could not be matched. I am looking forward to becoming a certified Burn with Kearn’s instructor in the future. My students will love it!!
As a USAF Phoenix Raven we’re always on the go all over the world but still need to maintain a high level of fitness. With the Burn with Kearns program being very functional and able to be conducted in any environment, the program is just the right fit for our high ops tempo life style. Training heavily in hand to hand combat Coach Kearns program design of fighter fitness easily fits into our regimen. The benefits of the Burn with Kearns program are endless and Coach Kearns’ knowledge and application of fitness is unparalleled in my opinion. Thank you Coach for all your help, it is much appreciated!
My name is Garrett O’Keefe, and I am a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. I want to first say thank you Kevin Kearns for all you have done for my guys and I. A little background first, I have 8 Soldiers who work directly for me. I got in contact with Kevin while deployed to Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII. He was excited to help us out and sent a Burn with Kearns fit pack for all my guys a total of 9. He also sent us his basement tapes and bands. Along with this we stayed in touch and he supplied support and guidance to us through email. After using his fit pack and basement tapes my squads Physical Fitness test which consist of 2 minutes of push ups, 2 minutes of sit ups, and a 2 mile run. My squads score improved from a 222 average to a 286 average in 4 months. We continued to use his techniques and fit pack when we returned to the United States. My squads last PT test resulted in 6 of us out of 9 maxing the test with scores over a 300 (total of all 3 events) and everyone was able to do 15 pull ups or more. I continue to use the fit pack and basement tapes and my over all strength and conditioning are better than I have ever seen it. I recommend this program to everyone, from the stay at home mom to exercise gurus, to those that want to improve in the martial arts or MMA world. I also recommend this to all Military Leaders as it brings a new variety of exercises to the unit, preventing boredom. Once again Thank You Kevin.
Now that the marathon’s over, I just wanted to extend a big THANK YOU to you. You helped me get through some of the weird injuries, and your program was an excellent cross-training maneuver that kept me in great shape without running hundreds of miles, and thus worsening the injuries. I was very happy with my marathon finish time, and I just want you to know that you had a part in that, keeping me healthy and energized. I am grateful!
I've lost 45 pounds in 8 weeks working with Coach Kevin. He motivates and inspires like no other trainer I've ever used. His system mixes it up so you never get bored and want to come back for more. You would think that losing the weight is enough from a coach, but Kevin sends motivational articles and diet tips as well. It truly is a complete life changing program. Plus he dives right in and cooks for our team as well to keep us on track. Burn With Kearns truly has the full approach to fitness and wellness
A little 3 years ago my wife asked a dear friend in the fitness business to help her find me a trainer before I ended up dead. Dramatic but true; I am a cardiac patient, I have a high stress job with a demanding schedule, I need to lose weight, I was an athlete and now I‘m bored with the prototypical trainer experience which I’ve tried numerous times in the past with limited sustainable success.
Enter Coach Kearns. I explained my history, my desire to lose weight, to get my wind back for an upcoming dive trip and to find a sustainable program that would keep me engaged and enthusiastic about getting up at 4:30AM to go and work out so it wouldn’t interfere with my business day. I half expected him to walk out of my office. Instead he informed me that he was in no uncertain terms my man; my goals were now his goals, he would push and pull to us to succeed, we would meet and exceed my expectations and it would not be boring.
Coach Kevin has delivered. His mix of muay Thai, traditional boxing, Pilipino Kali, MMA, and traditional & non-traditional calisthenics with some cool toys have kept things lively and interesting. For those of you who have high stress levels, Coach Kevin’s techniques provide a welcome release while keeping you mindful of the art & style necessary to improve in these disciplines. I’m 25 pounds lighter, I passed my most recent stress test with flying colors, I can do three minute rounds, I use a whole lot less air on my diving trips and I’m much calmer at work. Truly, Coach Kevin has improved my quality of life and continues to help me extend my longevity.