An international fitness authority, dancer, and choreographer, with a background in professional dance and sports medicine, Anna Kaiser began her career in NYC in 2002. After earning a BFA in dance from the University of California (Cum Laude), she studied kinesiology, sports medicine, and functional anatomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went on to acquire teaching certificates in Pre/Post Natal, Pilates, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise), CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist), and NASM (The National Academy of Sports Medicine). Her natural enthusiasm, terrific sense of humor, and reputation for results quickly made her the preferred trainer of such celebrities as Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Karlie Kloss, Hilary Duff, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Anna’s artistic success as both a dancer and choreographer, are the backbone of her approach to fitness. For the last four years, Anna has been the resident choreographer for Live! W/Kelly, winning an Emmy each of those years. She was featured inShakira’s “She Wolf” video, assisting HiHat with choreography. Some of Anna’s other performing credits include: international tour of Fame!, Swing, Disney’s feature film Enchanted (principal dancer), Broadway’s 50th Anniversary of West Side Story, Carnegie Hall’s revival of Showboat. She has performed the works of Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Donald McKayle, and Chase Brock. Most recently, she choreographed Reebok’s finale to close NYC Fashion Week.
Her experience as an artist, coupled with her expertise in fitness, led her to create her own brand and chain of luxury fitness studios, AKT. As CEO and Founder of AKT, Anna has opened studios in NYC, East Hampton, and CT, as well as an in-studio elite private training certification, created specifically for dancers. Her first DVD Expecting More: The Complete Pregnancy Fitness System for Fit and Healthy Moms-to-Be, received rave reviews internationally, and received a GOLD medal at the National Parenting Publications Awards. (NAPPA) She has since released her signature workout “Happy Hour”on DVD, the AKT streaming membership app, her renowned 8-week AKTransformation Program, retreats in Mexico and Costa Rica, and continues to train and travel internationally to teach and expand the AKTechnique. Anna has been featured in Vogue, The NYTimes, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, The Today Show, Good Morning America, SELF, Glamour, Shape, WWD, E!, InStyle, W Magazine, Women’s Health, Well&Good, and is currently a contributing editor for People Magazine. Most recently, she can be seen as the co-host for the prime time ABC series “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”