About Me

Ray O’Kelly brings more than 8 years of experience to help clients understand why it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. His certifications include National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, Senior Specialist, and Weight Loss Specialists; World Inst... more less
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
PT Florida, Thomas Edison State College
Years Experience
9-10 years
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Verified
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
Verified
NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
Verified
FiTOUR® - FiTOUR® Indoor Cycling Certification
Pending Verification
FiTOUR® - FiTOUR® Primary Nutrition Certification
Not Verified
FiTOUR® - FiTOUR® Primary Yoga Certification
Not Verified
NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
Not Verified
W.I.T.S. - Personal Trainer Certification - Blended / Hybrid
Not Verified
American Red Cross

Ray's Locations

posture perfect training - Trainer/Instructor
Within 25 miles of 66210 (Mobile Training Radius)
Facebook Ray O'Kelly | 816 550-2932
Snap Fitness - Trainer/Instructor
college and antioch, overland park, KS 66201
posture perfetc training - Trainer/Instructor
Within 25 miles of 34112 (Mobile Training Radius)
8165502932
Athletic Club of Overland Park - Trainer/Instructor
10440 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66212
Gold's Gym Tennis Club - Trainer/Instructor
6501 Frontage Rd, Mission, KS 66202-3646
The Port KC ( coming soon! ) - Trainer/Instructor
westport road, Kansas City, MO 64111
www.theportkc.com | 8165502932

Additional Information

Rate
$65.00 / hr
Price, Varies with # of sessions purchased. NOTE: If you train with me at the Athletic Club, No day pass or membership needed.
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Cashier's Check
Awards & Accomplishments
Bodybuilding
Fitness Model
Bodybuilding Champion
Languages Spoken
English
Gender
Male
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Client Reviews/Comments

14 reviews
kristy lee
On Dec 07, 2014
I found Ray on this website when I finally got desperate enough to start shopping for a trainer, I was unimpressed when I talked to several other trainers. Ray was the only one who wanted to meet me first and talk about my goals! I could tell from the very beginning that my progress was important to him, he really cares and not just while we are at the gym. He checks in with me on my non gym days to make sure I am sticking to the diet plan and that I am staying active.
So far it has only been a month but I am already seeing some big changes. I have 50 pounds to lose and at 46 years old it had previously been impossible for me to lose weight or put on any muscle tone even though I was working out 4x a week for 2 hours at a time using machines, in fact I actually got fatter!
Ray's methods and workout philosophy are amazing and I find I enjoy the exercises, even if they aren't "easy", my mind is active while we do them and I find that hour passes very quickly. He pushes me without being a drill sergeant and he is very aware if an exercise is possibly something that might aggravate my lower back. Ray is NEVER preoccupied by anything else or anyone else in the gym. YOU are his focus for that hour and nothing else.
I am taking progress pictures at 4 week intervals and will post them after my next 4 weeks. I am pretty excited to compare them.
This guy is amazing and I wish I had found him sooner! I know with his help and guidance I WILL reach my goals.
Ray's Response on Dec 07, 2014:
Kristy, you are a hard worker. See you soon!
Dana Vossman
On Dec 02, 2014
I am a 49 year old woman who over the past couple of years had put on 10 pounds that I could not seem to shake. While I had been pretty good about going to the gym 3-4 times a week, I was no longer pushing myself and was not being as good with my diet. One day, I took a class with Ray and I immediately liked him and his workout philosophy...and decided to train with him. I have now been training with him for a month and can already tell a difference. Most importantly, I feel stronger and have more endurance. Ray has also helped me with my diet, although it's not a "diet"...just smaller meals more often with the correct mix of protein, carbs an fats. Ray makes working out so much fun and he is very motivational. He really wants to see you succeed. Also, Ray is very personable and outside of training...everyone loves him as an instructor! If you want to see and feel results, give him a try. I have a feeling that by the time I turn 50 next year...I will look and feel better than I did at 30. Thanks, Ray!
Kat R.
On Feb 27, 2014
I am a mother of two youngsters,(3 and 1), in my 30's and was in a peculiar, yet common predicament...I didn't realize my butt had gotten to a size 8/10 and I had a similar body habitus to my adorably chubby toddler! Cute as heck on a little kiddo, not so much on a grown woman. :) I guess you could say I had stopped minding what was going on with my body. I could fondly remember the days when I had a really nice body without doing anything, but I was just skinny fat, which is even worse if you ask me. So, once I got sick enough of feeling like I was in a place where I was either going to get really big or DO something, I decided to ask Ray to train me. I knew he was good because I saw the progress his clients made and the next obstacle for me was paying for a service. Let me say, this has been without a doubt, money well spent! I have changed so much, my weight is down to 130 from 158 and I am 5'5 with small bones, so the difference is huge! I have muscle definition everywhere without looking bulky, which many of us gals worry about. My waist is back!!! Holy cow, where have you been? Good to see you again! I feel like this next point is one of the most important. When you look better, you feel better. Many of us forget to take care of ourselves, and when you realize that you need new pants because the old ones just fall down, you're gonna be stoked. When you realize that you are improving your health and it's making you look good, it's going to make you smile so big! Lastly, I must say that having worked with a trainer before who mostly put me on machines and didn't have great knowledge of form, it is amazing to work with someone who has so much knowledge and provides variety. It is really fun to go train with Ray and he is completely exemplary of the word professionalism. Just remember to take your before photos or "selfies" because you will want them to compare with the changes you will make.
Kim Aaron
On Feb 25, 2014
I'm a little over 50 Female . I've been
Training with Ray a little over a year .
I don't think I could had found a better
Trainer , he keeps it interesting , as he calls it
Shocking the body ! I would have never thought
I could look this good and feel good about what
I have accomplished ! Thanks Ray !
I would highly recommend him as the trainer for
anyone at any age !
Amelia O.
On Nov 13, 2013
Wow, there are so many wonderful things I have to say about this man! First of all, Hello!! My name is Amelia :-) I approached Ray in early 2013 at Gold's in Fort Myers so I could further my knowledge of exercises & also gain more muscle and strength. I had already lost 20 pounds on my own, so when I started training with Ray I weighed in around 115 pounds. I thought I was stronger than I really was, because I had been a ballerina for 12 years. But Ray definitely proved me wrong! After performing multiple posture and endurance tests, he knew exactly what my needs were to reach my goals. He put together a very fun, interesting, and motivating training program for me. I very quickly felt stronger and saw a huge difference in my body (especially my stomach.. which I dreaded at the time) in about only a month. Ray helped my balance and my posture immensely.. To add to that, I've gained 10 pounds of muscle since January 2013! As far as my cardio goes, I remember not being able to handle the StairMaster for more than 10 minutes.. now I'm teaching 1 hour spin classes twice a week! I have never felt more confident and happy with myself as I am now, and I can thank him a great deal for that. I am so glad I decided to hire Ray as my trainer.
Chase G
On Nov 13, 2013
Hello,
My name is Chase, and I have had the pleasure of training with Ray O'Kelly for just under nine months now. What originally brought me to Mr. O'Kelly was my desire to apply for an ROTC Scholarship, which requires a fitness test for eligibility. When I first started training I weighed in at 298 Lbs, and had little muscular stamina. Obviously, I was in no shape to take on any kind of fitness test; especially not one commissioned by the United States Army. However, after my training experience with Ray I am currently down to 235 Lbs, (averaging a weight loss of about 7 Lbs per month), and doing things in the world of weight lifting that I thought I may never do; such as free-hang pull ups. Also, my level of cardio has drastically been improved, allowing me to shorten my mile run time from 13:50 to 11:00. This being said, it is easy to see that Mr. O'Kelly's methods are unique and versatile. Unlike a lot of trainers, Mr. O'Kelly not only keeps track of your improvement with monthly fitness tests, but also provides you with a personalized diet plan, and makes sure to stay in contact with you to ensure that you are not slacking! In short, if you are looking for a trainer who is fun, unique, and gets you the results you need, then Ray O'Kelly is the trainer for you!
Natalia Harvey
On Sep 17, 2012
Ray is such an asset to Gold's Gym. I have been a member of a number of gyms in my lifetime,( I'm in my mid 40's) and have never truly loved and wanted to go on a daily basis. Now I can't wait and look forward to it for a change. It is because of Ray who is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, creative and fun. He has been my trainer since June 2012. My mission when I hired him was to fix my posture, lose weight and improve my health and endurance. I lost 25 lbs to date, went from a size 12 to a 4 and am officially off blood pressure medication. Yes!! For the first time in my life I have enough core strength to hold myself straight and hold my head high. I have learned a lot from him and highly recommend him to everyone who is serious about getting healthy and being fit.
M K
On Sep 11, 2012
Ray, where to start, what more can I say??? Guess I'll just tell everyone, what you already know. I'm an over 50 woman, who's always wanted to be physically fit. I met Ray in October of 2011, at Gold's Gym. We talked, went over past trainer experiences & nutrition, as both work together. He worked out an exercise program for me that I never thought possible for me to attain. He motivated me, encouraged, & challenge me. Above all the praised me for every accomplishment. Ray with his knowlege, experience & desire to help people achieve their goals, has me in the best shape EVER!!! I'm in better physical & nutritional health than I have been my entire life. If you're looking for a trainer that truly has it all, Ray is your man!!! Thanks Ray for everything, looking forward to many more challenges with you!!
Melanie
Brandon Ray
On Sep 10, 2012
Ray is awesome. You should use him. I can't think of any trainer that ever made me an inch taller with his corrective exercises.

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