Christen Kirkwood

Christen Kirkwood

Christen Kirkwood is a Certified Exercise Instructor through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). Unsatisfied with her previous career in the design field that involved long hours and sedentary work, she decided to leave the business world and follow her passion for fitness and healthy living. She returned to college and earned a second degree in Health Promotion, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Previous to becoming a trainer with Dumbell Fitness, she was a Group Exercise Instructor at Boston University.

Christen has been a submariner’s wife for 9 years, which has involved 6 moves and 5 different locations. Growing up, she was not very athletic and thought that fitness just wasn’t for her. Her passion for fitness was ignited during her first tour in Hawaii, where she discovered her love for running. Returning to Hawaii for a second tour with an infant son meant life would be much different this time around, and she knew she not only needed accountability, but a supportive group to help her navigate being a military wife and mother. Combined with her desire to share her passion for fitness with others, discovering Dumbell Fitness was a dream come true. She is elated to be able to share the unique Dumbell experience of fitness and camaraderie with her fellow military spouses!


AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor #526825

CPR, First Aid, and AED through American Heart Association