MEET YOUR coaches
As a member of KJO Coaching, you will work 1:1 with Ashlyn, Laney, Michelle, or Christina depending on availability and who's the best fit for you. But regardless of who you're paired with, you'll be learning from Kasey and all of the coaches through our private community space, team calls, mental health workshops, and additional resources.
Kasey Orvidas holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, her expertise lies in health behavior change, mindsets, motivational interviewing and habit formation. She is also Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified in exercise nutrition. In addition to coaching, Kasey sits on the scientific review board at Legion Athletics where she reviews and writes articles based on scientific literature. Kasey has been coaching both in-person and online for 6 years, successfully changing the lives (mind and body!) of 100s of individuals. She also provides mentorship to other health coaches through the Coaching Compass program and Health Mindset Coaching Certification.
Kasey is not accepting new clients at this time, but as part of the KJO team, you'll still see and hear from her plenty no matter which coach you choose!
COACH KASEY'S QUIZ
Laney is a part-time coach at KJO and a Physician Assistant who specializes in Non Surgical Spine Care/Pain Management. She also earned a Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine in order to help chronic pain patients who may benefit from weight loss. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer and is certified in exercise nutrition through Precision Nutrition. Having coached online since 2016, she combines her experience with patients, athletes, and clients to bring success to clients from various backgrounds!
Laney's coaching style: laid back but will hold you accountable! Expect to learn a lot (she loves to teach you along the way) and get asked lots of thought-provoking questions.
If you're new to your #fitnessjourney, Laney will be a great fit for you! She's loves working with clients who are new to this "health and fitness" stuff. Or if you're more advanced but ready to level up - Laney also enjoys taking clients through reverse diets and teaching you new concepts. Being a healthcare worker herself, Laney loves working with others in similar positions (nurses, doctors, etc.). In order to work with Laney, you MUST be willing to have fun and appreciate learning the WHY behind what you're doing :)
COACH LANEY'S QUIZ
Ashlyn Carroll is a full-time coach and the Head Assistant Coach at KJO and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University. In addition to being CrossFit Level 2 certified, she holds several nutrition certifications including NCI Level 2 Nutrition Coaching and specializes in mindset and hormone health. Ashlyn has been coaching in-person and online for 4 years, successfully inspiring change, one human at a time.
Ashlyn's coaching style: More on the empathetic side, but she will be happy to dole out the tough love if you need it! Prepare for LOTS of information during your weekly check-ins, Ashlyn likes to make sure you're fully equipped to take on every single week.
Ashlyn loves working with clients that are willing to get a bit vulnerable with her and address some tough mindset blocks while also reaching health and fitness goals. She's also been through her fair share of hormonal and digestive health issues, along with some negative relationships with food... and now wants to "give back" as much as she can to help you through similar issues.
If you feel like your relationship with food or exercise isn't the greatest and/or you suspect some hormonal or digestive issues... Ashlyn will definitely help you!
Not to mention - Ashlyn is a workout programming wizard and knows exactly what you need to get stronger, leaner, healthier, and happier :)!
COACH ASHLYN'S QUIZ
Michelle Cross is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach (CPT and CNC). She's completed additional training in metabolism, hormonal health, and mindset such as the Functional Nutrition and Metabolism specialization (FNMS) and the Health Mindset Coaching Certification (HMCC). Michelle has been coaching in-person and online for 3 years and has worked with people of all walks of life to see significant changes in their bodies, minds, and life.
Like many of you, Michelle started exercising because she was tired of having negative body image conversations with her friends. She realized that her health was actually in HER hands, and she could do something about it! At the time, she had no tools to do this... except for push-ups and sit-ups (which, admittedly, she did way too many of). Eventually, she learned that there's so much more to health and lifestyle transformations. Specifically, the mindset and nutrition components. Her own experience has led her to where she is today. Michelle fell in love with being able to simplify complex concepts into personalized programs for others and has a unique knack for teaching clients how to easily digest the science of nutrition, mindset, and exercise.
Michelle's coaching style: She tends to be very compassionate, but will gladly push you to “just do the thing” if that’s what you need. Ultimately, Michelle knows that this is YOUR journey. She's honored to partner with you and help educate you about all the things along the way. Michelle LOVES details and invites you to share everything with her. The more you share with her, the better she can help you! One of her favorite questions is “What do YOU want to do?” Giving people an opportunity to take back control of their own health and decisions is powerful. Michelle will also be there to offer specific recipe and meal ideas when you want them (she's got TONS to share!). Michelle will make sure that you know there are always different ways of doing things and that you have options! She's there to help you find the best way based on your goals, preferences, and life.
COACH MICHELLE'S QUIZ
Christina is a part time coach with KJO, full time mom of 2, and first responder wife. is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC). She also has specific training in hormonal health, metabolism, and of course, mindset. She's completed the Functional Nutrition and Metabolism specialization (FNMS) and the Health Mindset Coaching Certification (HMCC).
As part of her own hormonal health journey, Christina fell in love with the results and feelings that came with weight lifting and focusing on her nutrition. After receiving her certifications, she officially started coaching in 2020 with the goal to reach other women just like her... women who lead extremely busy lives and need support to ensure their own health, happiness, and goals are still prioritized (and to do so without having to give up soccer game attendance and making time for friends and family).
Christina's coaching style: You can expect LOTS of open communication and honesty (and she hopes you give her the same!). Christina is also one to explain the "why" behind everything she suggests that you do. She truly believes that no client should just be told what to do...but they should be educated along the way and should play the largest role in every decision! She will help you set small goals that lead to conquering bigger ones, and simplify a process that may have once felt impossible to you. Christina offers plenty of encouragement and words of affirmation, but don't be fooled because she will also call you out when you need it!
Christina loves to work with women who feel like they are always on-the-go but want to be intentional about changing their health. She has a passion for helping women feel energized, confident, and strong AF both physically and mentally, Working together to set boundaries, and integrate new routines is a big part of coaching with Christina.
COACH CHRISTINA'S QUIZ
Lauren Behle is a full-time coach and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University. In addition to being certified in exercise nutrition through Precision Nutrition and CCP training, she's completed additional training in metabolism, hormonal health, the Health Mindset Coaching Certification (HMCC), Bioforce conditioning cert, pre & postnatal cert, hybrid training and (completing Functional Nutrition and Metabolism specialization FNMS ?).
Like so many women, Lauren admittedly hasn't always had the healthiest relationship with nutrition and fitness. After putting in the work to challenge years of beliefs about the need to be smaller and learning how nutrition can add to her life, she found that training brought her joy and drive for a bigger goal and allowed her to tap into her body's capabilities and potential. Realizing that she could feel empowered, healthy, and HERSELF- which everyone deserves. Now her mission is to help women see how strong (in all aspects of life) that they have truly been all along.
Lauren's coaching style: she is compassionate with a splash of “let’s do the damn thing”. But quite honestly, her coaching style comes down to what YOU need. Her goal is to make nutrition and fitness a little less complicated and find the options that work for your life, your preferences and your goals because ultimately, this partnership is about you. Lauren's programming is simple + intentional + fun! Her favorite programs are for the gals who want to get strong and are excited to feel athletic AF without spending an eternity in the gym.