• ANNA KAISER

    CEO & FOUNDER

    A celebrated fitness authority and elite personal trainer with a background in professional dance and sports medicine, Anna Kaiser began her career teaching ballet, body conditioning, and dance cardio at the Rebook Sports Club/NY and The Sports Club/LA in 2003. Her natural enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor, and reputation for sesults quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    ANNA KAISER

    A celebrated fitness authority and elite personal trainer with a background in professional dance and sports medicine, Anna Kaiser began her career teaching ballet, body conditioning, and dance cardio at the Rebook Sports Club/NY and The Sports Club/LA in 2003. Her natural enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor, and reputation for sesults quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna’s diverse background, vigilance to client needs, and unremitted passion for fitness and helping others, are just a few of the qualities that set her apart. After earning a BFA in dance from the University of California in 2002 (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine). Her journey in fitness progressed as she lent her expertise to a number of workout programs including Beachbody’s Insanity and The Denise Austin Series. Her first DVD Epecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, which she artistically directed, co-created and co-produced, has gotten rave reviews internationally, and just became a GOLD winner at the National Parenting Publications Awards 2013. (NAPPA) Anna put the rest of her abundant energy into researching high-preformance workout methods capable of creating long, lean, bodies in a safe, fun way and began using her technique with results-driven clients. Anna’s motto, “movement with purpose,” would eventually become the backbone of her namesake approach to toal fitness, (the) Anna Kaiser Technique, which she formally introduced in 2012.

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  • DINA CASELLINI

    COO

    Dina grew up in Silicon Valley then relocated to Los Angeles to attend Northridge State University and pursue a career in dance. After studying abroad and meeting her future husband in Spain, his career move brought her to New York, and her desire for education brought her to the Master’s Program at Columbia Teachers College. Dina worked in fitness and then management for over 12 years, as a Regional Manager of For Kids Only at Reebok Sports Club/NY and Sports Club/LA.

    DINA CASELLINI

    Dina grew up in Silicon Valley then relocated to Los Angeles to attend Northridge State University and pursue a career in dance. After studying abroad and meeting her future husband in Spain, his career move brought her to New York, and her desire for education brought her to the Master’s Program at Columbia Teachers College. Dina worked in fitness and then management for over 12 years, as a Regional Manager of For Kids Only at Reebok Sports Club/NY and Sports Club/LA. Originally mostly just a childcare, Dina was able to build the department into a hot spot for families on the Upper East and West Sides, complete with sold out preschool programs, school camps, state of the art birthday parties and events, and enrichment and sports programs for children 6 mo to 12 years. The experience of growing all aspects of the business (research, content development, hiring, training, sales, budgeting, marketing) simultaneously served as excellent ground work for her most exciting experience to date, at AKT InMotion. Starting in the role of Studio Director, Dina led the charge in opening AKT’s flagship UES studio, and in 2015 was promoted to COO, with the expansion of two new studios and an online membership platform. Dina is proud to support Anna Kaiser and the entire AKTeam while combining her life long loves of dance fitness and business.

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  • DEE MARTIN

    NOMAD STUDIO DIRECTOR

    A born and raised New Yorker, Dee graduated with a B.A. in both Mathematics & Dance from Hamilton College in upstate New York. Prior to joining the AKTeam, she was a Vice President in the Private Client Portfolio Management Group at AllianceBerstein, an industry leading global asset management firm. While working on Wall Street, she continued to stay active, but was always looking to find the perfect workout to combine her passion for dance, sports and fitness. Dee took her very first AKT class at our pop-up location in Tribeca back in 2013, and completely fell in love!

    DEE MARTIN

    A born and raised New Yorker, Dee graduated with a B.A. in both Mathematics & Dance from Hamilton College in upstate New York. Prior to joining the AKTeam, she was a Vice President in the Private Client Portfolio Management Group at AllianceBerstein, an industry leading global asset management firm. While working on Wall Street, she continued to stay active, but was always looking to find the perfect workout to combine her passion for dance, sports and fitness. Dee took her very first AKT class at our pop-up location in Tribeca back in 2013, and completely fell in love! She was addicted to the energy, the technique, and the people so much, that she decided to leave her career in finance, and join the AKTeam in September 2014 as Client Services Manager on the Upper East Side. Dee spent a year in Client Services on the UES, getting to know and grow our amazing UES community; and after much hard work, dedication, and of course SWEAT, she is beyond excited to have the opportunity to lead the way downtown as Studio Director of AKT NoMad!

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  • TIFFANY MCINTOSH

    UES STUDIO DIRECTOR

    Tiffany is a native New Yorker and proud mother of two, who comes to AKT with 16 years of experience in the fitness industry. She began her career in 2000 and has worked in various roles such as reception, membership services, operations and assistant general manager. Tiffany’s love for people and amazing customer service has landed her in the company of her dreams.

    TIFFANY MCINTOSH

    Tiffany is a native New Yorker and proud mother of two, who comes to AKT with 16 years of experience in the fitness industry. She began her career in 2000 and has worked in various roles such as reception, membership services, operations and assistant general manager. Tiffany’s love for people and amazing customer service has landed her in the company of her dreams.

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  • LAURA BALSOLLIER

    SALES DIRECTOR

    Laura joined the AKTeam in the summer of 2015. Born in Paris and raised in New York City, she grew up exploring different countries, cultures, and experiences. Guided by a passion for fitness, traveling, and living a healthy lifestyle, she got her Bachelor’s from Skidmore College, a Master’s from Middlebury College and is a certified Health Coath through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since settling in NYC, Laura has turned her passion for fitness and movement into a career.

    LAURA BALSOLLIER

    Laura joined the AKTeam in the summer of 2015. Born in Paris and raised in New York City, she grew up exploring different countries, cultures, and experiences. Guided by a passion for fitness, traveling, and living a healthy lifestyle, she got her Bachelor’s from Skidmore College, a Master’s from Middlebury College and is a certified Health Coath through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since settling in NYC, Laura has turned her passion for fitness and movement into a career. She has worked at several different fitness studios but was drawn to AKT’s truly holistic approach of fusing fitness and nutrition for healthy, happy lifestyles, She has found her home at AKT, and is so excited to be a part of the growth of this incredible community.

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  • ARNICA LANDE

    UES ASSISTANT STUDIO MANAGER

    Arnica grew up in the beautiful town of Missoula, Montana. She spent her summers outside camping, biking, and floating the rivers, and the rest of the year in dance classes and performing at the local community theater. Arnica completed her general education at the Univeristy of Montana and held the role of Captain of the UM Dance Team from 2010-2012. In the summer of 2012 she moved to New York City to spread her wings. She will graduate from Hunter College in the spring of 2017 with a Creative Writing Major and a Women and Gender Studies Minor.

    ARNICA LANDE

    Arnica grew up in the beautiful town of Missoula, Montana. She spent her summers outside camping, biking, and floating the rivers, and the rest of the year in dance classes and performing at the local community theater. Arnica completed her general education at the Univeristy of Montana and held the role of Captain of the UM Dance Team from 2010-2012. In the summer of 2012 she moved to New York City to spread her wings. She will graduate from Hunter College in the spring of 2017 with a Creative Writing Major and a Women and Gender Studies Minor.

    Arnica found AKT in December of 2014, starting as a receptionist and moving into the role of Client Services Coordinator in March. She is thrilled to take on the position of UES Assistant Studio Manager, and continue to be a part of such an inspiring community and innovative fitness company!
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  • KELLY CAITLIN SULLIVAN

    NOMAD ASSISTANT STUDIO MANAGER

    Originally from Michigan, Kelly holds a BFA in acting and BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After spending the last few years touring the United States and Canada as both an actor and stage manager, Kelly settled in NYC in 2013. She joined AKT in the fall of 2015 as a Client Services Coordinator, and was soon after promoted to Assistant Studio Manager of our NoMad Location. Kelly still enjoys freelance stage management Off-Broadway, and of course, dancing under the disco ball!

    KELLY CAITLIN SULLIVAN

    Originally from Michigan, Kelly holds a BFA in acting and BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After spending the last few years touring the United States and Canada as both an actor and stage manager, Kelly settled in NYC in 2013. She joined AKT in the fall of 2015 as a Client Services Coordinator, and was soon after promoted to Assistant Studio Manager of our NoMad Location. Kelly still enjoys freelance stage management Off-Broadway, and of course, dancing under the disco ball!

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