Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristen Kindred.
Kristen, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started personal training approximately 10 years ago. After gaining 75 pounds I hired a personal trainer and worked with her for three years. I decided during that time I wanted to help others like she helped me. With a degree in social work I decided to use that training and incorporate it with my personal training certificate. I realized that there were so many people out there like me who walked into a gym and felt insecure or overwhelmed because they didn’t know how to start a new healthy lifestyle. More recently, I was asked by one of my clients if I would help her with another area of her life – organizing her home. I think the two are related because when people start to care about their health and lifestyle they want to incorporate that into their living spaces as well. That began my business as a professional organizer. I have since been working with many of my training clients and many others to help them organize their homes and offices.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
For the most part it has been a smooth the road. I have been blessed to maintain many of the clients I’ve had since I started. And I have helped hundreds of people make better choices regarding exercise and nutrition. I work with men, women, kids as well as people dealing with chronic pain or illnesses. I work with athletes, authors, doctors, and business owners. I learned during my years of training clients and more recently, working as a professional organizer that it’s all about relationships. My clients trust me and that allows them to be vulnerable so together, we can make a true difference in their lives.
Please tell us about Kindred Training and Kindred Organizing.
My first business was personal training and I do one-on-one training in my clients’ homes, in my home gym, and at the South Shore YMCA Quincy and Hanover locations. I think what sets me apart from others is my degree in social work and my ability to understand people’s behavior. I also have a lot of empathy as I’ve been in their shoes. I was once a client working with a trainer for over three years to change my lifestyle and improve my health. I understand how insecurity and lack of knowledge can be such challenges but the desire to be healthy and needing help ultimately being what drives you. I am so proud of the relationships I’ve built with clients who come from different backgrounds and walks of life.
Regarding my organization business, it has been such a thrill to work with families and individuals to help them create organized and healthy spaces to make their life less stressful. I get to be the objective person to analyze and optimize their space to make their home more functional and beautiful. And I’m always focused on ensuring a new organization system or process is sustainable. I can also assist clients with assessing items for donation or reuse. Being a professional organizer allows me to help clients in such a visible way and the appreciation and gratitude I receive is such a gift!
- Address: Quincy MA 02168
- Website: www.kindredorganizing.com
- Phone: 617.755.0077
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