Teaching since 1983, Kelly Coffey-Meyer has designed and implemented group fitness programs in the largest clubs in Philadelphia and New Jersey. She was the first person to bring AFAA to Philadelphia in 1988 and has earned her programs the 'Best of Philly' awards.
Always a competitive athlete, Kelly earned a fieldhockey scholarship and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Rider University. Her life-long training for sports and wellness was also utilized to compete in an eye-opening body building competition in the early 1980's. 'After all of the years of training, it took stepping on the stage that day to trigger a deep desire to be an integral part of the fitness world I grew up in.'
Long after her colleagues started filming, Kelly jumped into the producing and filming arena to raise awareness of Dementia for her father. With the success of her first DVD, she has since released over 45 DVDs worldwide. 'I never expected to film past the first DVD, the overwhelming response by fitness enthusiasts has carried me all this way. I am grateful that the success of the workouts has allowed me to receive many emails from others who are dealing with the agonizing mental decline of loved ones...I feel blessed to be able to lend them my shoulders and ears!'
Along with increased Dementia awareness, Kelly has donated funds to Disabled Veterans in her father's name and continues to donate a portion of her sales to The Wounded Warrior Foundation each year.
Kelly's lifetime of fitness aided her in pushing the industry's norms; she created the newest form of stepping called Stepboxing, is the owner and creator of the 30-Minutes to Fitness workout series, and has her own fitness channel on Vimeo called CoffeyFit RAW. Her hard work has been recognized by the industry's best, including Fitness magazine, USA Today, The University of Pennsylvania, Oxygen Magazine and appears often in Collage Videos Top Ten list. Due to her vast knowledge, Kelly has been published twice in Oxygen Magazine.
Now in her mid 50's and the mother of two boys, Kelly remains rooted in the fitness industry where she continues to encourage and inspire others in their quest for health and fitness.