Celebrity Personal Trainer Kevin Richardson

Celebrity Personal Trainer Kevin Richardson

“THE MOST SOUGHT OUT AFTER AND RESPECTED PERSONAL TRAINER IN ALL OF NEW YORK CITY” CBS ON THE COUCH

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Celebrity Personal Trainer to Actors, Singers, Politicians and CEOs
  • 7 Time Winner Best Of Manhattan Awards For Personal Training – 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • The First International Fitness & Nutrition Consultant For UNICEF
  • Creator of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training
  • Lifetime Drug Free Natural Bodybuilding Champion
  • Trainer of Professional Drug Free Bodybuilders, Figure and Bikini Competitors
  • Recognized World Authority On High Intensity Training
  • Head Instructor Amegakurekan School Of Ninjutsu
  • Featured In Numerous Media including the Wall Street Journal & CBS News
  • Over 2.6 Million Blog Readers Readers
  • 30 Years Of Personal Training Experience

Celebrity New York City personal trainer Kevin Richardson is the creator of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training and the founder of Manhattan’s Naturally Intense Personal Training Services. (Note that as of March 2nd 2020 Online Personal Training and Diet Coaching with Celebrity Online Trainer Kevin Richardson is now available). A former international fitness and nutrition consultant for UNICEF, Kevin is also a highly prized guest speaker at corporate events, working with major international corporations to help improve the health of their employees with his time saving workouts. In a career that has spanned over quarter of a century, he has helped hundreds of clients from celebrities to CEO’s to regular New Yorkers achieve their fitness and weight-loss goals with his program of short-duration, high-intensity workouts. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Kevin grew up in a fitness-oriented family. He was a painfully thin child who preferred reading books – especially comic books – to playing sports, and often found himself the target of schoolyard bullies. The best way to stand up to them, he decided, was to be like the comic-book heroes he idolized, so he began martial arts training at the age of nine. As he became proficient in karate and ninjutsu, he was, indeed, better able to take care of himself. Unfortunately, while he could fight, he didn’t look like he could; he remained a scrawny kid who had to prove himself over and over. Eventually, he decided it wasn’t enough that he could fight like his comic-book heroes – he needed to look like them, too.

Kevin 1 month before he started training! Kevin 1 month before he started training!
“I didn’t always look the way I do today, and as a father of 5, professional photographer, martial arts teacher and small business owner there is no way I could have done it and maintained my current level of fitness if I had to spend hours at the gym! I am, and always will be “Client #1” as for the past 30 years I have trained no more than three times a week with the same brief high intensity workouts that we use with our clients. Workouts that have helped me achieve the highest possible levels of strength, muscle development and physical fitness. Best of all, I did it all without drugs and have helped people see that you don’t need drugs to build a great physique! It’s been a long journey! When I started out almost three decades ago there were no studies backing up my form of high intensity training, just my success and the success of my clients. So it’s heartening to see more and more science based studies validating the effectiveness of short high intensity workouts!

Following in the footsteps of his father, brother and cousin, he began training at age fourteen in natural bodybuilding, a branch of the sport that rejects performance-enhancing drugs. Frustrated that he was progressing slowly and that all the hours of weight training were taking time away from his martial arts studies, Kevin did what any nerdy kid would do: He began reading every book he could find about physiology and kinesiology. Drawing on his marital arts training, which used brief, brutally intense movements to strengthen the body and mind, he began developing, through trial and error, a system of short, high-intensity workouts that helped transform him from a skinny, 125-pound teenager into a 205-pound natural bodybuilder. His 2005 DVD, Naturally Intense, was a one of the first documentaries ever made by a lifetime drug free bodybuilder. (Get a copy at Amazon.com!) Learn about Kevin’s Bodybuilding Personal Training Services here!

Celebrity Trainer Kevin Richardson today! Celebrity Trainer Kevin Richardson today!

A husband and father at age twenty, Kevin left the Caribbean for New York in search of a better life for his family. He found a second home at Brooklyn’s legendary Fifth Avenue Gym, which produced more natural bodybuilding champions than any other facility of its kind. For fifteen years, he worked by day in social services, running a recreational therapy program for people with AIDS and formerly homeless New Yorkers, and by night at the Fifth Avenue Gym, doing personal training. Inspired by his own success, Kevin spent the first ten years of his personal-training career refining the principles of high-intensity training and applying them to his clients. Committed to the scientific method, he set out not to prove but to disprove the effectiveness of ten-minute high-intensity workouts. It wasn’t enough that the system worked for him and his first set of clients; he wanted to determine if the results could be replicated consistently by a wide variety of individuals with a wide range of fitness levels and goals. And indeed, he found that Naturally Intense High-Intensity Training worked for men and women from their 20’s to their 70’s whether they were trying to lose weight, increase endurance, build muscle mass, enhance overall fitness, or develop a world-class physique.

In early 2009, at the depth of the last recession, Kevin took a leap of faith, leaving his job in social services to bring the Naturally Intense 10-Minute Workout to a larger audience. Headquartered in the Chelsea/Flatiron District, his personal-training business was honored with the Best of Manhattan Award in 2012, 2013,2014, 2016 and 2017. His clients have included various celebrities, actors, politicians, business executives, athletes, models, natural-physique competitors, Navy SEALs, and plenty of ordinary folks. Some have traveled regularly from as far away as London and Singapore to train with him, while others have commuted weekly from Massachusetts and North Carolina. Kevin is a a major figure in the fitness community with over 2 million readers of his award-winning blog (naturallyintense.net/blog), and his Naturally Intense 10-Minute Workout has reached a broader audience over the years through features on CBS on the Couch, Fox 5 Good Day New York, and the CBS Morning News, The Daily Mail and The Wall Street Journal. Kevin is also a highly in demand public speaker, and is often hired to speak about his own journey and present his unique Naturally Intense methodology of better results in less time at conferences across the country. A true Renaissance Man, Kevin is also an internationally published fitness and dance photographer and he is the creator of the overwhelmingly popular, Dance As Art- The New York City Dance Photography Project, a celebration of dancers photographed at iconic locations in New York City, which has been exhibited both locally here in New York City and internationally. You can see his extensive range of work at his official website at www.danceasart.com.

 

 

Celebrity personal trainer New York City Kevin Richardson on CBS News

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80lb Dumbbell Presses with 20 Second Isometric Hold!

With Naturally Intense High Intensity Training there is no progressive overload, just consistent overload!

This is my final set after warming up with the same 80lb dumbbells (check out my last reel) and then the idea is to do everything possible to make the last set as intense and as unique as possible.

I could have gone heavier but instead chose to stay with the same weight and hold in the bottom stretch position for a count of 20.

That isometric hold completely pre-exhausts the deltoids and the 6 reps that follow are pure agony as your shoulders are already on fire!

Give this a try next time you do shoulders as it`s a good way to not have to go super super heavy while still really working the muscle!

Thanks for watching and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

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Better Results From LESS Activity?

Here`s a question for you:

Before the pandemic, I had a hectic schedule, running back and forth the gym to train clients and at the time I had a consistent activity level of about 12,000 to 10,000 steps per day.

But the lockdown happened and I started training at home and training clients online and as such my activity level plummeted from 12,000-10,000 steps a day to just about 2,500 to 3,000 steps.

Major difference!

And since I train with high intensity workouts that total just about an hour a week, one might expect that given the fact that my diet stayed exactly the same that I would gain weight (as my diet did stay the same).

But what actually happened, and what happened over the years with my clients may surprise you!

See the full video to learn the answer to this question and much more by clicking on my bio link or go to my YouTube channel- Kevin Richardson- Naturally Intense

Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at my work and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

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Shoulder Day: My Warm Up Set...

Here`s a glimpse of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training in action with my warm up set of dumbbell shoulder presses.

With Naturally Intense High Intensity Training, the first and second sets are used as primers to warm yourself up and also mentally prepare yourself for the onslaught of the final set where you go all out!

For this set I start off with the 80lb dumbbells and employ a bounce at the bottom of the movement to emphasize the negative or eccentric phase of the exercise as well as increase the intensity.

As just because it`s a warm up set doesn`t mean it`s not still intense!

I hope this video helps provide some insight into my style of high intensity training and look for the video of the final all out set of dumbbell presses soon!!! Thanks for watching and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#naturalbodybuilding #naturalbodybuilder #highintensitytraining #highintensitytrainingtips #nuobell #hometraining #homeworkout #fitover50 #naturalbodybuildingvideos #naturalbodybuildingtraining #naturalbodybuildingtips #naturalbodybuildingmotivation #shouldertraining #shoulderday
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How I Lost 43lbs in 12 Weeks (And Why You Shouldn`t!)

In this video I go over the story of my coming to America and bulking up from 198.5 lbs to my heaviest ever at 252lbs and cutting down for my first major natural bodybuilding competition to 209lbs in 12 weeks!

That`s right!

I lost 43lbs in 12 weeks!

And that might sound like an achievement given the fact that I won my class but is was perhaps on the of the worst things I ever did diet wise.

In fact, I would say that my entire career became about finding a way to get into contest shape without resorting to extremes, as my sense was that natural bodybuilding should always be about health and balance.

Which ultimately became my path to find a way to stay in shape all year round without ever having to resort to any extremes, and most importantly, getting my clients into shape without any extremes as well!

To see the full video click on my bio link or look my up on YouTube: Kevin Richardson Naturally Intense.

Thanks for the support and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

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Backstage at the 1997 Riverbank State Park Bodybuilding Classic.

I was 24 years old and did this show as a warm up for the NGA Hercules.

I was nowhere near the type of shape that I would be just a few weeks later (look out for a video on my first contest`s trials and tribulations coming out soon) and it`s nice to look back at times and see how far I have come.

Thanks for looking and as always, Excelsior!!! #naturallyintense

#naturalbodybuilder #naturalbodybuilding #drugfreebodybuilding #naturalbodybuildinglifestyle #naturalbodybuildingmotivation #throwback #naturalbodybuildingcontest
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