“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. His favorite CrossFit workout is “Amanda,” and if you take his class, get ready for a mix between body-rollin’ hip hop and dirty deep house.

Serving his athletes as a coach at CrossFit Fifth Avenue, OrangeTheory Fitness, and WillyB CrossFit is extremely fulfilling. He gets to help people become stronger, faster, and healthier. 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) to name a few.

Noteworthy Credits

  • CrossFit Kids Trainers Course
  • Reebok Floatride Energy 2019 Ad Campaign
  • OrangeTheory Fitness Coach Certification
  • Lululemon Fall/Winter 2018 Ad Campaign
  • American Council On Exercise Personal Training Certification
  • CPR/AED for adults/children/infants
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainers Course
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainers Course
  • CrossFit Judges Prep Course
  • Reebok CrossFit Spring/Summer 2017 & 2014 Ad Campaign
  • 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo certified by the World Martial Arts Union
  • 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo certified by the America-Korea Taekwondo Friendship Association & Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters
  • Olympic Trials for Team Taekwondo with Korean Martial Arts Center, San Francisco


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!