Staff



Founder

Katie Gould is the founder of KG Strong and a lifetime resident of the Philadelphia area. She has been working as a personal trainer and Yoga instructor in Philadelphia for over nine years, building a community of strong, hard-working and caring students who now occupy her fitness studio at the BOK building. Katie has been […]

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Trainer

Anna Claire is a NASM certified personal trainer and amateur competitive powerlifter. She fell in love with fitness by way of tractor tire flips, keg runs, and kettlebells, and trained in cycling, running, yoga, and bootcamp style classes, before devoting herself to barbells. After years of personally experiencing the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits […]

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Trainer

Cherie fell in love with fitness when she started running at age 14. She believes that proper alignment and engagement in every movement people make is so important in living a long and active life, and so that is what she focuses on. Helping others work toward their fitness goals and watching them make that mind-body connection […]

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Trainer

Jillian has been practicing yoga since 2001 in an effort to balance out her body from years of running. She found the meditative qualities of a consistent yoga practice to be just as fulfilling as the runner’s high she’d grown to crave. In 2012, Jillian completed her 200-hour teacher training at Focus in Bryn Mawr. […]

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Trainer

Julie Read is a personal trainer, licensed massage therapist, artist, and writer living in Philadelphia. She has hundreds of hours of coaching and education to her name including being an OPEX Level 1 Certified Coach. Julie hand-draws muscle infographics for her Instagram, @itsjulieread, and enjoys sharing her life in her can’t-miss Instastories. When she’s not […]

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Trainer

Veronica is a personal trainer and functional nutrition practitioner who has always had a love for fitness and a desire to spread that love to others. After years of running, playing sports and taking group fitness classes she discovered kettlebells, and from there, her devotion to strength training began. For the past five years, Veronica […]

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