Exercise Kinesiologist and Sports Psychology Consultant Kelly Barnes, is the owner of Tri 2 B Fit, an Endurance Training, Weight Loss, Sports Psychology and Personal Training Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Kelly was raised in Chateaugay, NY where she excelled at soccer, basketball, and softball. She played Division I NJCAA soccer and basketball at Mater Dei College and finished her collegiate basketball career at SUNY Utica. She worked for several years as an Adventure Based Counselor, utilizing team building skills and high and low ropes courses with at-risk adolescents. That experience sparked her interest in Sports Psychology connecting her therapy experience with her love of sports.
Kelly came to Arizona to pursue her graduate degree at ASU in Kinesiology/Sports Psychology. She was introduced to exercise physiology while interning at the Kronos Institute of Longevity and found that her passion for exercise physiology is the perfect blend with sports psychology. Kelly has an extensive clinical background. She has completed research on how exercise affects cognitive function across the lifespan, published research on combating obesity and diabetes with exercise in children on the Gila Indian Reservation and has spent three years as the executive director and exercise physiologist at an elite training facility. She enjoys working with people and finding the combination of the physical and mental aspects that help them achieve their goals. Tri 2B Fit is where Kelly has been able to bring all her passions together. From coaching elite athletes to breaking through that next weight loss plateau, Kelly’s methods have brought significant success for her clients. She believes that the psychological piece tied with solid goals moves people to success. Kelly recently completed Ironman Lake Placid and is currently training for Ironman Arizona. She is learning to play the ukulele in her spare time.
For questions or information, please feel free to email Kelly at Kelly@Tri2bfitaz.com.