Meet The Trainer
You should choose to train at Just You Fitness Winston-Salem with Kellen Lake because he is both capable and qualified to assist you. Teaching, coaching, counseling, fitness, and leadership training are my passions. This can be seen and demonstrated over the last 20+ years of his life. He was voted co-captain of his college football team as well as a 1st Team All Conference Offensive Linemen. Upon graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and Health (3.23 GPA) with an emphasis in coaching, he was hired as Head Teacher for a private English school in South Korea. He also attended both, Officer Candidate School with the Marines and Officer Development School with the Navy. At both of these schools he received intense and specialized leadership training. On May 12th 2010, he was commissioned in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant as a Chaplain Candidate Program Officer. This demonstrates that he can both lead, motivate, and prepare you both mentally and physically.
While enrolled in graduate school he worked as a certified CrossFit Football Trainer (Strength and Conditioning), church intern, hospital chaplain intern, and church counselor. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2013 and earned a Master of Divinity with a specialization in counseling, a 96 credit hours graduate degree and finished with a 3.64 GPA. This demonstrates that he not only can train and lead you on your fitness journey, but he can also help you over the mental and spiritual barriers that are impeding you from your goals.
His former training and experiences have proven invaluable as first a Physical Education/Health teacher, Strength and Conditioning coach, and 6 short months later as the Assistant Principal of Leadership and Athletic Director at a Charter School, The North Carolina Leadership Academy, which is located in Kernersville, Thencla.org. He then transitioned to become the Strength and Conditioning Coach at The NCLA as well as the Triad Falcon Wrestling Club. This shows that he is personable, energetic, and catalytic which enables him to push you further than you ever thought possible as well as keep you accountable.
Coach Lake is 34, he speaks both english and brazilian portuguese and has lived and worked in three countries (United States, Brazil, and South Korea). We believe that the above shows that he is an individual with character and discipline. As can be seen, he is extremely capable and willing to perform numerous tasks and that he enjoys working and interacting with people from various backgrounds, cultures, and worldviews and loves to empower people to become better, fitter, happier people.