About Me


Kyle Devlin / Personal Trainer

My name is Kyle Devlin, and I’m a certified personal trainer based in Kansas City, Missouri.  My approach is simple – Consistent hard work and dedication equals success.  I will show you how to safely exercise in a fun and effective way.  I’ll help you achieve your fitness goals, and transform your body quickly and efficiently.

I believe every single person deserves the right to feel secure with their own body, and I believe everyone has the right to take control of their health (and happiness).  I’m determined to introduce as many people as possible to the wonderful world of fitness.

My Story:

4 years ago I weighed 235 pounds.

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I wasn’t happy, I was drinking too much, and I was floating through life without any vision or hope for the future.  I was working a job that I absolutely hated, and that didn’t utilize my strengths.  I was lost.  I had lost my identity, and I didn’t have a sense of worth or purpose.  I was painfully insecure, and I felt alone.  It was a really confusing and painful time.

Then, one day, I decided that I needed to change.  I knew that at some point, if things were going to get better, I was going to have to get better.  I knew that I could no longer accept things as they were.  I could no longer accept the status quo that was my life.  I didn’t fully realize it at the time, but if my life was going to change in a positive way, I was going to need to take full responsibility for my life and change the negative aspects to better ones.  I started exercising.  At first I was only going twice a week.  It wasn’t enough.  My body didn’t respond.  I became discouraged and frustrated.  There were a couple weeks when I didn’t make it to the gym.  I would make the usual internal excuses, justify my behavior, and then move on with my day.  I struggled and I started over.

It wasn’t until I started working out with a couple friends who were personal trainers that things really started to click.  I learned how to properly lift weights.  I learned the benefits of strength and resistance training.  My personal trainer friends taught me the importance of using correct form, and lifting with intensity.  I stopped doing hours of monotonous cardio.  I started to push myself and step outside what was comfortable.  I started lifting 5 times a week.  Within a few weeks, I started to notice subtle changes in my body composition.  My muscles started to look more dense and defined.  I started to lose weight.  Once I saw even the smallest change in my body, I was hooked.  It motivated me and I knew I had to keep going.  So, I kept going.

I was persistent.  I was consistent.

I was on a mission, and I was driven.

Before I knew it, I had stopped taking my antidepressants – I had been taking a pill every day for 4 years to curve my anxiety.  I stopped drinking alcohol.  I had more energy than I had ever had before.  I felt happier, and generally more enthusiastic and positive about life.  I felt more confident.  My posture improved.  My sleep improved.  My memory improved.  My brain function improved.  I began to worry less, and plan more.  I started to eat better, and I made sure that I was hydrating myself properly.  Within a year, I was in the best shape of my life.  I believed in myself, and my future.  I quit the job I hated, and began to work for a company filled with people whom I admired and respected.  I found my passion in fitness.  I became a certified personal trainer.  Literally, every aspect of my life had improved because I made my health and fitness a priority.  I fell in love with my life again.

I decided that I was going to share my story, and try to inspire as many people as possible.  I want to serve people, and give whatever I can.  I want everyone to know they have the power to change their lives too.  Anyone can do what I did.  That’s why I’m so incredibly grateful TODAY knowing I have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in my life.  I’m so incredibly thankful that I made the decision to change my life for the better.  Of course, there will always be those momentary lapses when we lose clarity and focus.  Life will continue to throw curve balls, and there will surely be the inevitable setbacks.  But, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future, and I will fight to maintain positivity and optimism.  It’s worth the fight.  You are worth the fight.  Health and happiness are worth fighting for.  Never stop making yourself, your health and your growth a priority.  Everyone has the power to change their life for the better.

You just have to change your mind.

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Create what you desire – not what you fear.

You are your most valuable asset.  Your potential to do great things is the most important thing in your possession.  – Brian Tracy

 

 

 

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