I just had the most energetic chat with celebrity fitness trainer Kenya Crooks who you will see TONIGHT on WEtv’s new series… Mama June: From Not to Hot at 10/9c. The new series will document June Shannon’s physical and emotional journey as she attempts to transform her life. After speaking with Kenya… I’m sure he kept Mama June on her toes.
“I bring the funk” – Kenya
Kenya Crooks is a certified fitness trainer with over 17 years of success in helping everyday people and celebrities lose weight and get in shape. Kenya has worked with Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Braxtons of Braxton Family Values; Dutchess Lattimore of VH1’s Black Ink Crew; Tameka Foster, Monyetta Shaw, Christina Johnson and ALL of Atlanta Exes…. I was dying to know about his experience with these divas.
RobinLori: I see you have worked with Atlanta’s finest divas… Did you have any pet peeves or nerve wrecking experiences with them? You don’t have to name names.. LOL!
Kenya: Well as you can see… I have a big personality and have been fortunate enough to work with people who respect my time and value what I bring to the table. I’ve really been blessed in working with good people.
RobinLori: I know you work with people who gained weight due to a tragedy or illness… what is your remedy for people who are just plain ole LAZY?
Kenya: I’ve dealt with that all my life so I show my clients what they can become. “You could be..” and what ever it is.. I call it “HER”. Once you’ve lost the first 5 or 10 pounds… you’re in. You have NOW bought into your transformation.
RobinLori: Well that sounds wonderful as I asked that question for myself. I’m just as lazy as I can be and have fallen into a rut. UGHH! What was Mama June’s struggle? Was it diet or training??
Kenya: My hardest task with June was showing her to put HER first. You know she has her kids and it’s easy to prioritize others and forget about yourself. A lot of times women get in this bubble and only go out to 3 places… grocery store, the school or church. It’s ok to be selfish and take advantage of your time. You can’t be good to anyone if you aren’t good to yourself.”
Y’all KENYA is such a joy. Check him out!
Mama June: From Not to Hot:
Mama JuneThe audience will get to witness how Kenya Crooks transforms Shannon through intense workouts, changing her eating habits and getting to the root cause of her excessive weight gain. Crooks helps Shannon shred a vast amount of weight from the 400 pounds she had been carrying in preparation for a series of upcoming surgeries and to save her life from obesity-related health issues.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 10 PM!