“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

- Mahatma Ghandi

Kai Braden is all about fresh Cali vibes with that New York swag. Growing up with Taekwondo and tennis, Kai’s fitness career has evolved simultaneously with his acting and modeling career. If you take his group fitness class, get ready for a mix between strength, gymnastics, and conditioning accompanied by body-rollin’ hip hop and dirty deep house.

Kai enjoys helping people become stronger, faster, and healthier, both in-person and through virtual platforms. Whether the goal is general health & fitness or competitive & professional level training, Kai adapts to the needs of his athletes to best guide them— Ike Taylor (during NFL off season), DJ Vice (for Nike trail runs), and Zac Efron (for “Baywatch,” “The Greatest Showman”) to name a few.

Noteworthy Experience

  • Certified CrossFit Level 3, Kids, and Gymnastics Trainer
  • 2nd Dan Blackbelt Taekwondo
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • Water Rower Coach Professional Level 1
  • CPR/AED for Adults, Children, Infants
  • Vibes & Flow Mobility, Vinyasa, and Meditation Instructor
  • Adaptive athlete instructor at Cedars-Sinai


  • Favorite Workout: “Amanda”
    Three Rounds for Time of: 9-7-5
    Ring Muscle Ups
    Squat Snatch (135#)
  • Least Favorite Workout: “Arnie”
    With a single 2 pood kettlebell:
    21 Turkish get-ups, Right arm
    50 American Swings
    21 Overhead squats, Left arm
    50 American Swings
    21 Overhead squats, Right arm
    50 American Swings
    21 Turkish get-ups, Left arm
  • Favorite Movement:
    Ring Muscle Up (because he feels like a ninja!)