About Me


My name is Kelly and I am a CERTIFIED Personal Trainer, Girls Gone Strong Certified Pre/Post-Natal Coach, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my husband Brian and our dog Cooper. I love to eat what I call a “paleo-primal” lifestyle. Whole unprocessed foods, clean proteins and veggies and nutritious carbs constitute the bulk of my diet. I avoid refined sugar and refined grains including gluten as much as possible, because I feel the best that way. I call my lifestyle paleo-primal because I do allow flexibility for a variety of carbohydrates including oatmeal, rice, some corn on occasion and some dairy products. 

I was a ballet dancer for many years – growing up I attended PRESTIGIOUS summer programs such as Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Orlando Ballet and CPYB (Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet). Ballet was my life. I chose to attend college instead of going right into professional dancing, and was a Dance Major at the University of Alabama where I also obtained a Masters degree. After sustaining an injury during my junior year I decided to stop dancing for a bit and from there began my love (and obsession) for fitness and wellness. Fast forward a bit…January 2021 I got back into ballet and was regularly taking classes 2-4x weekly until July 2022 when I was diagnosed with a frayed hip labrum. I had to stop dancing altogether to allow time for healing. Sadly, I will not be able to do ballet again because of this injury but I am still able to lift weights and keep my body strong in more ways than one!

I feel the best I ever have and I love being able to fuel my body properly. My goal is to influence others to change their eating habits and realize it’s not a diet – it is a way of life. The results are worth it and sustainable as long as you believe it’s a priority. My method is so sustainable because I don’t eliminate total food groups – and I allow flexibility with my diet. I realized during my 3 months of physical therapy for my hip that I was able to maintain my physique and muscle mass due to my diet and lots of walking and general daily movement!

Read more in my blog section to learn how I have adjusted my workouts over the years, going from lifting 5-6 days a week for 60-90 minutes a session to working out with weights 3-4x weekly for 45 mins-75 minutes per session.

I do meal plan guides and workout plans individually or in group settings. Email me at Kellyahayman@gmail.com for more information on how I can help you achieve your goals. Train with me!

My garage gym

12 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hey there! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give
    you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to say keep up
    the fantastic job!

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  2. Hi Kelly I am interested in eating clean and fight aging. I’m interested in all the information that you have. I’ve been following you through Brian’s Facebook page. Brian and I use to work together at Usm clinic

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  3. Hi Kelly ! Not sure you remember me but I just saw you on the JCC Facebook page. I worked the front desk when you would come so early in the morning ! But I had no idea how extraordinarily fit you are! If you need an overweight 60 something unfit lady as a Guinea pig for your certification, let me know!!!

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