MEET OUR FITNESS TEAM
David is the owner and creator of all the Michigans Adventure Boot Camp locations.
He attended college for Exercise Science and Business. He continuously educates himself and is currently a NESTA Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor and has acquired 15 certifications. David K was born and raised right here in Detroit. He has over 15 yrs of health and fitness experience starting back in his earliest years playing sports and competing in martial arts as a kid. He grew up in a very athletic environment and always had a passion for health and fitness. David is very active physically as well as in the community. He was honored when he found out he was recently chosen to enter Oakland County Executive, Brook Patterson's prestigious "Michigan's Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40" Contest which was held in 2011. He trains regularly and is active in fitness events and charity runs. His company (David K Enterprises Inc) is working with other professionals in Michigan to innovate new fitness and health programs for adults as well as our kids to make Michigan a healthier and leaner state. David is also a published free lance writer and is a national best selling author having co-authored several books including the Wellness Code which was a best selling book on Amazon.com. He still continues to write articles for various publications. He frequently does public speaking engagements as well and is available for bookings. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, CBS, the local tv news, on the radio, is a regular guest on the Fox 2 Get Fit Segment, and is available for media opportunities.
Why a women's only camp at 5:30am? Funny...but the inspiration came from being surrounded by amazing women in my life starting with both of my grandmothers who have passed away, my amazing mom, and my older sister that used to kick my butt a lot when I was very young. I saw the struggles they went through with trying to stay fit at all ages, and wanted to create an environment that any of them could join and feel comfortable in...unlike the typical gym atmoshere experience where they were left intimidated, confused, and at some points... even felt taken advantage of by high pressured, sales people.
David was nominated as best personal trainer in Hour Magazines "2010, and 2011 BEST OF DETROIT"
Katie, Boot Camp Coach
Katie has been an MIABC boot camp coach for 3 years.
Katie has always lead a very active lifestyle. Raised on an operating farm, she worked in the fields. She participated in many team sports including soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, golf and track and field. An avid
equestrian, Katie competed in many competitions on her horses, some on the state level. The importance of strength training as part of a healthy lifestyle became apparent when she was diagnosed with a form of arthritis at the age of 14. Traditional western medicine did not seem to relieve her symptoms. She found that proper nutrition and increased strength improved her condition. She joined her high school Powerlifting team as the only female member. She medaled at several local competitions and was a State finalist.
In 2008, Katie completed a Personal Trainer course at Blue Heron Academy. She had a daughter soon after. The birth of her daughter cemented the importance of being a positive role model by living a healthy lifestyle. She is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She has a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences with an Exercise Science concentration from Oakland University. She is CPR and First Aid
certified through the American Heart Association.
In her free time Katie enjoys riding her horses, playing volleyball, running, weightlifting, reading, hunting and cooking.
Rose, Boot Camp Coach
Rose was active growing up, but it wasn't until she became involved in martial arts that she became interested in fitness. When she began to teach martial arts, she quickly found that she enjoyed helping people develop their self confidence and improve their physical fitness and flexibility. With this in mind, Rose pursued a personal training certification, to better help people attain their fitness goals and lead happier and healthier lives.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer BA from Albion College
NEST Certified Boot Camp Coach certification - In progress
Rose teaches the Royal Oak/Madison Hts Boot camp
Cassie, Boot Camp Coach
Cassie has been always led an active lifestyle. She took dance lessons since age 3, and she ran varsity cross country in high school. In college, she started taking classes for math education, but soon realized her true passion was in health and fitness. She wanted to help others by teaching them how the body works and how to slow the aging process by eating and exercising appropriately, specifically per individual. She began choreographing hip-hop routines for GVSU’s Dance Troupe and signed up for extra-curricular activities such as rock climbing, aerobics, strength training, racquetball, and modern dance. She completed her internship in Cardiac Rehab and Stress Testing and soon began her career as a rehab trainer where she has been for the past 3 years. She loves tailoring workouts for individual training and group training because they are completely different and keeps her on her toes and continuing to come up with new and exciting exercise routines. She loves teaching Zumba ® Fitness classes and has ran many 5ks, 10k, and the Detroit Half Marathon twice. She teaches six classes a week in addition to MIABC, runs, bikes, plays softball, and choreographs/dances for a professional dance company. She believes eating small nutritious meals, working out at least an hour a day, and engaging in daily, fun, dynamic activities is the key to improving quality of life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Bachelors of Science in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Zumba ® Fitness Instructor
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
AFAA Indoor Cycling Certified
Basic Life Support from American Red Cross
One of her favorite motivational quotes is “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”
Cassie teaches the Novi Boot Camp
Erica, Boot Camp Coach
Graduate: BA from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)
Majors: Physical Education, Health, Recreation
Michigan Teaching Certificate to teach K-12
Personal training for over a year
Specializing in sports conditioning, toning and endurance training
Certified Boot Camp Coach
Stretch certified (through bally total fitness)
Employed with us (MIABC) as a boot camp Coach for 3 years
Erica is passionate about educating women on how to look and feel better.
Her Motto " Don't wish for it, Work for it"
Erica teaches the Macomb Boot Camp.
Dawn, Boot Camp Coach
Dawn was introduced to fitness at an early age. Her father worked out daily in the basement of their Michigan family home. Eventually she was given her own weights and encouraged to workout with him.
She misplaced those healthy lifestyle tips her father gave her and she began to gain weight. She looked in the mirror one day and was discouraged at what she saw. She had reached a size 13/14 and weighed 170 pounds; felt tired, run down, and unhealthy.
It was time to take action! She began her journey back to eating right and exercising. Part of her journey led her to sign up for a Chicago boot camp, which she stuck with for 3 years. It took some time, but with determination she reached her fitness goals. Feeling healthy and energized, she wanted to inspire others to reach their fitness goals as well.
Dawn became a nationally certified personal trainer and has trained in Chicago and Arizona for the past decade. She helped manage two fitness studios and was in charge of running the personal training program at both studios. She also operated her own very successful boot camp in a town called Ahwatukee in Arizona for 4 years. Now she has teamed up with David to bring the Michigans Adventure Boot Camp program to the ladies of Clarkston and the surrounding area.
She has put together a program to keep you motivated, challenged, help build self confidence, as well as increase your strength and endurance. You will also be a part of a supportive environment that encourages having F-U-N!
“Do you want to feel better, look better and reach your fitness goals? If you said yes, then set aside one hour a day to make that happen for yourself! You can do it if you just take that first step! Come on ladies…wake up, work out and enjoy life!” ~ Dawn
University of Michigan- BBA/Marketing
NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)
NASM ( National Academy of Sports Medicine)
-- Personal Trainer
-- Weight Management (in progress)
NETA (National Exercise Trainers Assoc.)
---Personal Trainer, Swiss Ball, and Group Exercise
NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assoc.)
--- Certified Adventure Bootcamp Trainer
NESTA --- Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
CrossFit, Level 1 Certified
CPR/AED and First Aid
Lindsey, Boot Camp Coach
Lindsey has always lead a very active lifestyle. It began at a young age where she found a love for sports. Basketball, softball, pom squad/dance team are what she particapted in all the way up to the varsity level. She also played lacrosse in college. It was during the sport activities that she started to dive in the world of fitness. Some of her hobbies are weight lifting, zumba, and cooking healthy "tasty" meals. She has been a nutrition consultant for five years. Lindsey's true passion is to help others get the results of what they are looking for, and to help people live healthier lifestyles. She believes if you seize it you will surpass your own expectations. Which is why "it's you verse you" is her favorite motto.
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
Certified personal trainer through American Sports and Fitness Association.
Certified Boot Camp Coach
Lindsey teaches to St Clair Shores boot camp
Dr. John Spencer Ellis - Support Staff
Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John is the President of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 30 countries. John is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Get America Fit Foundation, and is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of "How Badly Do You Want It? - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness," and a contributor to "Power of Champions." His signature series of outdoor fitness equipment is used in communities worldwide. John has been featured or quoted in every major fitness publication, and held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine. John has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS, SPIKE, ESPN & Bravo. He serves as an on-air expert for Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television with General Norman Schwarzkopf. He is the producer and host of The OC Body on The Healthy Living Channel. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp™ & Kung-Fu Fitness™. John created the fitness program used by the U.S. Secret Service and he consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).
John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He is currently completing a second doctorate in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.
Kelli Calabrese - Support Staff
Kelli Calabrese, MS, CSCS is the International Master Trainer for Adventure Boot Camp and does the Coach Training to prepare qualified candidates to become Adventure Boot Camp Coaches. Calabrese has been a spokesperson, consultant, advisor or expert for clients such as The American Council on Exercise, NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Training Association), the National Board of Fitness Examiners, Athletic Baby, The Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, National Board of Fitness Examiners, Smuckers, Kellogg, Glaxo Smith Klein, The Watermelon Council and Quaker Oats.
At the age of 22 Kelli had completed 3 Science degrees including an Associates in Biology, Bachelors with High Honors in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Since 1986, Kelli has acquired 23 fitness, nutrition, weight management and lifestyle consulting certifications. For 14 years she co-owned and operated a chain of 4 fitness centers (Excellence in Exercise) and 4 corporate centers with clients such as Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Nabisco and Beneficial Insurance. In 1991 Calabrese opened Xercise Institute, the first school for preparing candidates for the American Council on Exercise's Personal Training exams.
Kelli’s personal mission is to empower individuals with the tools to make health, fitness and wellness a permanent and enjoyable part of their lives. She does this through teaching and coaching both consumers and fitness professionals to be their personal best.