I develop healthy lifestyles.
My name is Jack Kirven, and I’m a Wellness Coach with 18 years experience as a teacher, trainer, and writer. I’m a professionally trained dancer with a keen eye for efficient movement technique and proper anatomical alignment. In 2002 I completed my PhD in Choreography at UCLA. I also got certified as a Personal Trainer through NASM. I’m currently certified through ISSA.
For several years I taught dance as a high school teacher and college professor, and I trained celebrity clients in New York City. I’ve performed, choreographed, taught, and trained across the United States and Europe. Also, I’m a featured writer for Health & Wellness columns. As you can see in my pictures, after 20 years of healthy living, I’ve maintained all the vigor of my youth. In fact, I’m better at 40 than I was at 20. The folks at SlowAging.org know you can be, too. Learn more about me.
I have a philosophy.
I help people understand that there are no mysteries, short cuts, or easy fixes. It took time and habit to get where you are, and it will take time to make changes and progress. With that in mind, I focus on the fundamentals.
It’s important to me that you understand the reasons I guide you as I do, so I’m generous with information. My hope is to help you focus on goals, effort, and determination, not gimmicks, pills, or fads. You don’t need them! Ultimately, my goal is for you not to need me either. After your time with me, you should have the knowledge and discipline to maintain or improve on your own. I’d just ask that you keep me in mind when the people you know need help going in the right direction.
I offer in-home private coaching for those who prefer it, but I can also see clients in corporate settings or at the private, luxurious studios in Uptown Charlotte located at Flex5.