Table Talk with Anna Kaiser - Rondel

Table Talk with Anna Kaiser

Anna Kaiser is an entrepreneur, fitness professional and mom known for transforming the bodies, minds and souls of thousands, including many of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Initially linked by daily morning workouts, Anna and Rondel founder Lindsey Boyd soon formed a bond beyond the AKT workouts. It was easy to find common ground as not only working moms, but also as entrepreneurs and business owners. Consistency turned into familiarity which led to friendship. Just like many others, Lindsey found solace in Anna’s high energy and magnetic personality during the pandemic through virtual training and classes.

But there is much more behind this celebrity trainer with the captivating smile – and she’s letting us in! Read on for a little Table Talk with our Rond Table guest, Anna Kaiser.

MY FIRST ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE WAS…

In fourth grade. I decided that we needed a 4th grade talent show. So I approached my classroom teacher, and she accepted my proposal as long as I could secure a critical mass of interested students. Which I did. I then booked the auditorium and got the Girl Scouts to sponsor it! Costumes and all! :)

THE PEOPLE SEATED AT MY ROND TABLE ARE…

Many. One thing I learned very quickly as an entrepreneur is that you cannot do it alone. And it will be so much more fun if you bring in people you love who have strengths and perspective that compliment your own. My best friend Sarah Easley has always had a seat since the beginning of Anna Kaiser Studios. She is my harshest critic and best client and we love supporting each other. We talk almost every day. Lisa Sun helps me get big picture perspective on the business and where I need to focus my efforts. We also get to vent to each other about all the hard things we have to do that we can’t discuss with our teams. Powerful women support powerful women. We find strength together and help each other through. There is also my better half in parenting and life, Dr. Carlos Wesley, who helps keep me grounded, makes me stop working and have fun (because we entrepreneurs can literally never stop!) and he always lays down the truth when I need it most. There are so many others seated at my table, and I am forever grateful for their unconditional love, naked honesty, and fervent support.

THE FIRST THING I DO IN THE MORNING IS…AND THE LAST THING I DO BEFORE BED IS…

The first thing I do in the morning is drink a glass of water and snuggle with my 5 year old and the last thing I do before bed is read or sex.

I AM INSPIRED BY…

Nature + art. Theater, the zoo, museums, live music, exploring new cities

THE ANNA KAISER METHOD IS…

A transformative lifestyle brand rooted in dance and functional training. We offer classes, private training, meal delivery, community events, retreats, and customized all-inclusive programs ranging from 3 days to 8 weeks. Experience the method live in NYC, CT, Hamptons or in our Virtual Studio in as little as 15min.

3 EASY LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO KICK OFF A HEALTH AND WELLNESS JOURNEY ARE…

  1. Put 3 workouts per week in your schedule for a month and SHOW UP! Even if it's for only 15 minutes. Schedule the days and times for the entire month, add to your calendar, alert your family/team, and then go online and reserve your spot to firm up that commitment!

  2. Drink at least 3L of water per day

  3. Keep a healthy snack with you at all times (ex free-range turkey jerky, hard boiled eggs, almonds, berries, etc)

OUTSIDE OF FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLNESS, MY HOBBIES ARE…

Once my kids are both over 5 I’ll let you know!

MOTHERHOOD IS…

Wonderful and challenging and dizzying and delicious. I can’t wait to give them snuggles every morning and every evening when I get home, but my heart breaks every day I have to leave for work or everytime I see another child choosing not to include my own. I wish I had more time but I am grateful for every minute I get to spend with them. I feel so lucky to love what I do and the people I get to do it with, and I also wish I was there to make sure they read and flush the toilet and pick up after themselves and always stay curious about the world and people around them. There is no perfect balance and there never will be, but I love it all. Happy chaos. I am definitely stronger and more empathetic to the world and people around me today because I am a mom.

MY FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL INCLUDES…

Pizza and wine.

…AND MY FAVORITE SMOOTHIE OR SNACK IS…

Charcuterie and crudite

MY GO-TO WORKOUT PLAYLIST INCLUDES…

Dirty rap, deep house, and nostalgic melodies

SOMETHING ABOUT ME YOU MAY NOT KNOW IS…

I grew up in Zurich, Switzerland (my father was Swiss) and moved to California in third grade. I had a thick european accent and was so embarrassed I stopped speaking German in an effort to get rid of it so I could fit in.

MY MANTRA IS…

Keep going.

A FAMILY PASS-DOWN I CHERISH THE MOST IS…

Celebrating everyone’s birthday, every year. My grandmother always brought the family together for birthdays and now we are living in various countries and states so I make sure to connect with them on those days, even if only for a few minutes. I hope to reinstate that tradition as my kids get older and we continue to build our family circle on the east coast.

MY STORY, MY STYLE IN A WORD…

Energy.

THE RONDEL PIECE THAT SPEAKS TO ME…

The Sun Burst.

 

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