Spotlight on Strength and Beauty: Happy Birthday Kim!

Today is a very special day… It is Kim Kestner’s birthday!

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I am a believer that people come into your life for a reason.  In 2011, I was looking for a personal trainer after one was a no-show for our first appointment.  I began the search, came across her profile, and there began the era of Kim.  Her enthusiasm and positivity were what struck me at first.  As a trainer, she pushed me to the next level.. both in training and my eating.  That alone would have made her special.. she was the one who reached me where no one else had yet.. my eating habits.  BUT.. who she is and what she has meant in my life, goes FAR beyond training and eating.

Kim has since become my closest friend. This girl knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about me.. she has seen me at my worst; yet she treats me like a rock star.

This is part of what makes Kim so amazingly special.. she is able to not only see the good, but to focus on the good.. and not just with me, but others as well.  Her attitude and her positivity are contagious!

Kim has been one of my biggest cheerleaders and she has been unwavering in her support during my not-so-great times.  I could tell so many stories of when she was there to pick me up when I thought I was absolutely falling apart. I could tell even more stories of how she would make me see the world and myself without limits as only she can.. and how she has pushed me to be more than I ever thought possible.

I have witnessed her impact on so many others as well.  There is a saying.. “those qualities in which you admire in someone else, you too possess”.  I can only hope to possess the qualities that I admire in Kim!!

Her ability to influence people positively, her enthusiasm, her way of looking a the world without boundaries, her gutsy approach to life, her drive and desire to make a difference and give back, and her ability to unconditionally love the people in her life.

I have watched her juggle everything in life. She is a busy woman with multiple jobs and multiple responsibilities.. but what I also know above all else, is she will never let the ones she loves drop.. and that includes me.  I love this strong girl who has such a huge heart!  She ends up on my gratitude list more than you can imagine.

Wishing you the happiest of happy birthdays, Kim!!!  You are special.. you are loved.  Maribeth

Another beautiful and special strong girl has some birthday wishes for Kim as well!

Kim Kestner has been a wonderful trainer and has become one of my best friends.  Always pushing, always making sure that no matter how much I thought I couldn’t do, that I could (in fitness or in life).

No matter what is going on in her life she is always there to lend advice or a hand, which I will forever be grateful for. I am so lucky to call her a friend.

Happy Birthday Kim!  Love you!!!  Shenna



  2 comments for “Spotlight on Strength and Beauty: Happy Birthday Kim!

  1. Kerri Walters
    November 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry I missed getting in on the party! Happy Birthday, Kim! You know what you’ve done for me and I take great pride in telling everyone that I had an AMAZING trainer who made me the badass that I am. Wishing you many happy returns of the day! Please continue to be the inspiration for transformation (and badassery). Love you!

  2. Anonymous
    November 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Happy Belated birthday Kim 🙂

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