Kelsey Janssen ’08

edit2Kelsey has always had an interest in exercise and nutrition, but when she developed a stress fracture from too much running, her interest grew into a passion for understanding how the human body works.

She decided to study kinesiology and received a B.S. in Kinesiology and a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University in La Mirada, California. While a student at Biola, Kelsey was involved in intramural sports as well as Teen Challenge, a ministry that provides Bible lessons for elementary school children in Southern California.

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After college graduation, Kelsey completed an internship at the Central Institute for Human Performance in Kirkwood, where she worked alongside professional strength coaches as they trained professional athletes, including Cardinals players David Freese, Matt Holliday, and Chris Carpenter. Now a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Kelsey is employed as a trainer at The Fitness Edge in St. Louis, where she helps people achieve their goals in health and fitness.  She specializes in weight loss, functional fitness and strength and conditioning.  Kelsey said, “God has given us one body, and we are to use it for His glory. I chose to go into strength coaching and personal training in order to keep my body healthy and in the best condition possible, so that I can face whatever may come in a day’s work and help others achieve stronger bodies and a healthy lifestyle.”

Kelsey attends Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton. Kelsey’s younger brother Caleb is a 2012 graduate of Westminster and will enroll at Calvin College in the fall.  Her sister Leah is a rising senior at Westminster, where her father, Rex Janssen, teaches geometry and coaches golf.

If you’re interested in contacting Kelsey about personal training services, you may reach her at kelsey.l.janssen@biola.edu or 636.399.7806.