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Chris Kelly is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and owner of Fitness Rehab, a company that specializes in post rehabilitation fitness and movement training. 

Over the past 14 years, Chris has worked with clients ranging from those attempting to avoid or recover from back, neck and shoulder surgery to professional golfers and soccer players.

His approach combines extensive education in multiple systems which include Functional Range Conditioning, Postural Restoration Institute, Neurokinetic Therapy, Bill Hartman’s Intensive and EXOs Performance training. 

He is passionate about helping all those he works with understand their body better and view training in a holistic manner which balances performance AND health.

In his role as a teacher, his mission is to greatly simplify the process of helping others by teaching them to breath and better manage gravity as part of a holistic plan of care. He has educated hundreds of physical therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers in this approach to training as well as topics such as movement screening, rehabilitative core training, exercise prescription/modification and much more.

His course offerings currently include an Introduction to Biomechanics and Breathing as well as a Human Movement Foundations of Gait and Position.

For more information on Chris and his educational offerings, please email

My name is Saida which means happiness. I was born in Kazakhstan and moved to America at five years old when I was adopted  by a loving couple, Bruce and Alicia.

I lived in Maine (Bar Harbor and Boothbay Harbor) until I was 18 years old. 

I then moved to Lakeland, Florida to start my undergrad degree in Exercise Science and Psychology at Florida Southern College. During my Junior year of college, I began working at 9round Fitness, a kickboxing gym that incorporated high intensity interval training throughout their classes. I soon became the Head Trainer and Manager. 

By the time I was a senior, I needed to find an internship for my applied experience course which was required for me to graduate. I talked to my academic advisor, and finally figured out that I wanted to intern at Fitness Rehab. I was already familiar with Chris because I was introduced to him during my Freshman year as he was my ex-boyfriends athletic trainer for the Tropics, a local soccer league. 

After my internship and my graduation, I continued to work at 9round. By July of 2021, I was pleased to be notified by Chris that he was seeking extra assistance during his afternoon classes. I thought it was a great opportunity to try, so I began working two jobs!

By the time October came, however, I resigned my position at 9round, and started to help Chris more as well as focus more on my own career endeavors. 

I applied to University of Tampa for my Masters and was ecstatic and grateful to be accepted into the Exercise and Nutrition Science program. Additionally, just today (1/10/22), I passed my NASM certification in Nutrition coaching!

I will be starting my master program on January 18th, and the classes will be held on Tuesday’s from 4:30-9:30pm. Fortunately, since classes are only being held once a week, I can still work and help out at Fitness Rehab as well as train my own clients. I will also be in charge of our new boxing classes held at Fitness Rehab on Monday nights (6:30-7:30pm) and Thursday nights (6-7pm).  If you haven’t tried it out yet, I highly recommend you do! It is an invigorating and fun workout that will definitely help manage stress, and boy do we need that in this strange time we, as a society, are in! 

I am grateful for the opportunities Chris and what the year 2022 has given me! See you at the gym


Dawn came to Chris as a client in 2015. She retired a few years before from careers as a police officer in her younger days, and as a time share resort manager, which was a lot safer & made her dad happier (he worried).

She does a bit of everything at the studio now. Whatever task needs done, Dawn does. She has become the Gym Mom. She loves our clients & helping them meet their training goals and answering whatever they need.

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