22 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
BEST OF MANHATTAN AWARDS
“The most sought out and respected personal trainer in ALL of New York City”
- CBS On the Couch
Celebrity personal trainer Kevin Richardson is the creator of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training™ and the founder of the award winning, Naturally Intense™ Personal Training Services. With a personal training career that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century, Kevin has helped hundreds of clients- from regular folks to celebrities & CEO’s get better results in less time with his signature 10 minute high intensity workouts.
He has been called one of the best personal trainers in New York City and he has been featured on CBS on the Couch, Fox 5 Good Day New York, the CBS Morning News and in the Wall Street Journal. Kevin is also internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on high intensity training, and a soon-to-be-published dance photographer who has worked with dancers for years getting them into performance level shape.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago and the third generation of natural bodybuilders in his family, training has always been in Kevin’s blood. He started training in natural bodybuilding at the age of 14- a branch of the sport that rejects the use of performance enhancing drugs of any kind and under the tutelage of some of the best coaches in the country, he started as an apprentice trainer in 1991.
Frustrated by his initial lack of progress, through a painstaking process of trial and error, Kevin developed a system of short, high-intensity workouts that helped transform him from a skinny, 125-pound teenager into a 210-pound natural bodybuilding champion!
Inspired by his own success, Kevin spent the first 10 years of his personal training career applying and refining the principles that helped him develop a world class physique with his own personal training clients. A stalwart believer in the scientific method, Kevin’s goal was never to prove the effectiveness of ten minute high intensity workouts, but rather to disprove them. That it worked for him and his first set of clients was not enough- he wanted to ensure that his progress was not due to some unique genetic factor but rather something that could be reproduced consistently with a wide variety of individuals with varying levels of fitness. What he found over the years, (much to his surprise),was that his system of training was as effective for those interested in losing weight and increasing endurance as it was for those focused on strength training, building muscle and developing a world class physique!
Affectionately known as ‘The Trainer of the Trainer’, Kevin’s lifelong dedication to the mastery of personal training is undeniable. His personal training service is a three time winner of the Best of Manhattan Awards for Personal Training in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and is one of the best reviewed personal training services in New York City.
With a diverse clientele ranging from everyday people simply seeking to lose weight and get into better shape without spending hours at the gym, to actors, politicians, executives, athletes, fitness models, natural physique competitors and celebrities.
As a rule, Kevin does not mention the names of any celebrity he has trained as it is his belief that a trainer’s work should speak for itself and that maintaining client confidentiality is an important part of what it means to be a true professional. An attribute many of his clients appreciate! That said, some of Kevin’s clients have traveled regularly from as far away as London and Singapore to train with him while others have commuted every week from as far away as Boston and Charlotte just to train with him for ten minutes three times a week!
In addition to his personal training achievements, Kevin is also a highly accomplished and respected health and fitness writer- with numerous articles published in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines and the author of an award winning fitness blog. (Click here to read Kevin’s blog) His blog alone has been read by over 1.1 million readers and his many articles for print and e-magazines have made him a major figure in the fitness community. A major pioneer in the drug free bodybuilding field, Kevin was one of the first lifetime drug free bodybuilders to have a successful DVD on the market with his 2005 documentary entitled ‘Naturally Intense’. (Available here on Amazon.com)
A true Renaissance Man, Kevin is also an internationally published photographer (you can see his extensive range of work at his official website at www.naturallyintensephotography.com) and he is the creator of Dance As Art- The New York City Dance Photography Project- a celebration of dancers photographed at iconic locations in New York City which will be a published by Insight Editions and in book stores around the world in fall 2017.
Kevin has also had a lifetime involvement in martial arts and is the chief instructor of the Amegakure-kan school of ninpo/ninjutsu. He is also a former acupuncture practitioner and worked for 15 years in social services with HIV/AIDS and homeless populations.
Today Naturally Intense™ Personal Training is one of the most successful independent personal training services in New York City and has branched out with Kevin’s personally certified Naturally Intense™ trainers in Phoenix, Arizona and Tokyo, Japan. A method recognized worldwide as one of the most efficient and effective systems of training for anyone interested in attaining the highest levels of fitness.
Kevin has been featured on:
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