Our Trainers

Meet Your Kick & Fit Trainers

Paulie Baio

Paulie is not only an owner and general manager, he’s also our master trainer!

Paulie is a personal trainer and brings more than 20 years of health and fitness experience, including 15-years of service in the United States Marine Corps. He is also as a 1st Degree Black Belt instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and studied various forms of martial arts all over the world.

Claire Plunkett

Claire is an occupational therapist by trade who recently moved to the Knoxville area and made Kick & Fit her second home! With two years of kickboxing experience, she creates a functional, creative, and energetic workout during her classes! 

Lacresha "Cre"McKinney

Coach Cre is a trainer with a passion for helping others!  Her journey into health began with her own 100 lb weight loss and led her to found Coach Cre’s Just Juice fresh juice bar in Marble City Market.  She’s a NCSF nationally certified fitness professional with over eight years of experience.  She’s also a NASM women’s fitness specialist, ACE certified group fitness instructor and a certified plant-based nutrition coach.

Wendy Blair

Wendy is a dedicated fitness enthusiast on a mission to inspire and empower others on their wellness journey.  Wendy blends expertise with motivation, creating a dynamic approach to fitness that goes beyond just physical transformation.

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