Core for Runners Testimony

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I came across core class with Kaylin through AARC and immediately thought of the missing link between just running and proper running. We are wired to think that running is just putting one foot in front of the other – she will challenge that notion and her classes will not only target core but every muscle remotely interconnected to the activity of running!

 As runners we never give injuries a second thought until, well, they hit us and as an injury prone person I can attest that the root cause has to be treated if we are to continue doing the sport we love. Kaylin’s classes do just that; they address the fundamentals of running and muscles involved for proper body and core muscles activation. Her classes are a lot of fun – yet challenging! – and progress at a safe pace as to keep everybody engaged. For each routine she will have modifications depending on ones level of fitness and she is always paying attention to form as to provide feedback throughout the class.

 I have done two sessions with her and know I will be going for more. The results are impossible to go unnoticed, better load distribution during running, better posture and overall a quicker recovery.”

– Jorge O.

Consistency Wins


A big congratulations to Cindi, in 3 months 20 lbs down (still going), lost 20 inches & down 7% bodyfat – size 10 to size 6.
Cindi is so determined to improve her health, strength and running! It has been such a joy to watch her mindset, endurance & strength blossom. Her positive mindset motivates others around her. She trust the process of her training and gives God all the Glory. Our journey is never easy as it takes hard work, planning meals, scheduling time to work out and being consistent! Being consistent is key to our success. Her next big goal is getting another 5K PR & to schedule a 5k – 10k every month to keep her running consistently. Cindi has built the endurance to run 5 miles for her Long Runs as in the beginning we did numerous intervals of 1:1 for 20 minutes. She is strong, fierce, faithful and determined! So excited & proud of her!

What motivates you to be your best version of yourself?

Cindi participates in my run coaching & buddy training services at KR Fitness. 💪🏼

Happy New Years!

Bring it on 2019!!!

Count all of your blessings from 2018! So much to be thankful for!

If you are looking to work towards your New Year Resolutions for 2019, I have some services that can help you reach your goals!

Dundee Bootcamp

Cheers to 2019 Online Challenge

Core for Runners Series

Personalized Run Coaching

Personal Training

Buddy Training Services

Please message me if you have any questions!

Core for Runners Series Testimony

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“The Core for Runner class has helped me enjoy running more. I’ve been running for nearly 20 years, and I started well into adulthood. I kept adding weekly miles while training for half marathons thinking I would feel stronger and enjoy running most of the time. I didn’t feel strong during half marathons, clearly wasn’t enjoying them and couldn’t come anywhere near my time goals.

When I started taking Core for Runners I noticed the difference right away. I felt stronger and I could hold my form during long training runs. I’m running faster races and have come close to breaking a 10-year-old PR. Best of all I’m enjoying running and races more. I encourage every runner, especially women who tend to have less core strength, to try Core for Runner.”


Next session starts on January 8th Tuesday at 6:30 – 7:30 am & Janaury 9th at 6:00 – 7:00 pm!

For more information on the Core for Runners Series, check out classes offered here.

Drop Ins Welcomed

Core for Runners Series Testimony

My name is Craig and I am an “adult onset” runner.  I didn’t grow up running, much less like running (or anything resembling it).  As such, I never learned proper form or cross-training techniques. I’d just head out and run, I was able to teach myself all sorts of bad habits and form.  I was aware of Kaylin’s Core for Runners class but didn’t think I really needed it, as it turns out, I REALLY, REALLY need it.  

I am a repeat student to the class, not because I’ve failed but because unlearning bad form and habits takes time.  I am on my fourth time through the class and each time I see improvements; while the class doesn’t directly work on running techniques, speed work, recovery… I definitely realize the benefits of what Kaylin teaches us in my running technique, my form is getting better, and my recovery is definitely enhanced/shortened.

Kaylin’s class has helped strengthen my core which has noticeably improved my form, especially as I get tired on longer runs, a strong(er) core helps keep my form less Quasimodo like.  Because of overall better form I’m not getting the aches and pains I used to get after my runs which makes my recovery periods shorter.  One other thing I really like about the class is that it’s not focused on increasing muscle mass (i.e. adding weight you’d have to carry as you run), it is body weight and resistance band focused.  

I am relatively new to trail running as well and many of the circuits Kaylin uses in class are balance focused, which I’ve come to realize is CRITICAL while out on the trails, good balance equals injury prevention as the probability of staying upright on the trail is much higher (I’ve still eaten it on the trail though, no fault of Kaylin).

If you don’t think you need a Core for Runners class, you are a prime candidate as you most likely do.  Even outside of running, the things Kaylin explains and goes through in class would benefit anyone.  I HIGHLY recommend the class.

For more information on the Core for Runners Series, check out classes offered here.

Drop Ins Welcomed

4 Tips to a Healthy Holiday

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The Holiday Season is a long time span ranging from Halloween to the Start of the New year. It is really important time to practice & implement some positive habits.

On Average, Americans gain up to 1 – 5 lbs during the Holiday season. Holiday weight gain accounts for 51% of annual weight gain. You can enjoy the holidays – but you want to make mindful choices.

Here are your my 4 Tips to enjoy the Holidays Mindfully

1. Portion Patrol – Don’t Eliminate food because that makes the holiday lame. As a nutrition coach, I believe in balance & developing a positive relationship with food. Enjoy all food but treat your body with respect & nourishment. My Clients that practice this mindset always have the best results. When you make your plate, Load up of fruits & vegetables and when you eat treats – focus on small portions, try not to binge & splurge by revisiting the desert table.
2. Eat SLOW – When you eat slow It allows your brain to respond to satiety signals that say, “STOP Eating. You are full.” So take your time, enjoy your food, and give your body a chance to react. The rule of thumb, Try to eat until you are 80% full and not to the max. so by Eating SLOW & eating until 80% capacity, it will help you consume less food and less tummy aches.
3. Try Drink More Water – Your liquid calories add up quickly. If your like me and only have pop at gatherings, it is in moderation. If you have glass after glass of sugar sweetened beverages, your caloric intake adds up quickly.
4. MOVE – Take a family walk after dinner. Check out some Christmas lights in the
neighborhood. A family walk is a great way to let your food digest!

These tips don’t have to be used just for the holidays, but try to implement them in your every day life!

Enjoy food but respect your body!

If you are someone who wants some accountability during the Holiday Season, I am hosting a challenge in the month of December – My challenge is called the Elf for Health! The challenge will provide you with workouts, healthy recipes and most importantly – accountability from yours truly!

Learn More

KB The Elf for Health


Toys for Tots Bootcamp

Please join us for a fun Holiday Themed Bootcamp! It’s the time of year to spread Fitness Cheer and bring Holiday Joy to Families.

Admission: Toy for a Tot or Non – Perishable Food Item

Toys for Tots accept only new, unwrapped toys. The donations will be dropped off at The Monroe County Toys for Tots
Warehouse. Food items will be donated to Church Food Closet.

Holiday attire is welcomed! 🙂

Please Park off of Adams Street to join us in the APR room.

Please contact if you have any questions!


The Elf for Health Challenge

KB The Elf for Health

The Elf for Health is a Online Holiday challenge to help you enjoy the holidays, avoid weight gain and to have accountability to keep you on track during the Holiday season.

Did you know, most Americans gain 1 – 5 lbs during the Holiday Season? Holiday Weight Gain accounts for 51% of annual weight gain.

The Elf for Health Strategies to Succeed include…..
1. Eating Smart – Learn Healthy Holiday Recipes & Daily Tips of Survival
2. Moving More – Receive Weekly Training Plan with Daily Workouts
3. Staying Motivated – Set goals, track your workouts & get involved with the online community!

You will receive plan via Email &/or Facebook Accountability Group 🙂

Sign Up


Run Fast Eat Slow Potluck

Are you a huge fan of the Run Fast Eat Slow recipe book? Are you unfamiliar with the cook book, but love to Run Fast & Eat? Join Kaylin Russeau Fitness on Tuesday, December 4th at AARC Kerrytown (200 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) to go for a 4-6 mile run and then try some new recipes! The run will start at 6:01pm, followed by the potluck. Bringing a dish is not required, but if you’d like to bring a healthy dish to share please sign up at


Summer Classes

Summer is around the corner! Join Kaylin Russeau Fitness for Dundee Bootcamp or Core for Runners class to help you reach your goals!

Dundee Bootcamp will be offered during the summer on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 – 7 pm at the Dundee Elementary in Dundee, Michigan.

The Core for Runners Series will be offered on Wednesdays at 6 – 7 pm at the Ann Arbor Running Company in Kerrytown Downtown Ann Arbor.

Check out the Class Calendar for Upcoming Sessions & Details.