Our Team Kelly Barnes Kelly was raised in Chateaugay, NY where she excelled at soccer, basketball, and softball. She played Division I NJCAA soccer and basketball at Mater Dei College and finished her collegiate basketball career at SUNY Utica. She worked for several years as an Adventure Based Counselor, utilizing team building skills and high and low ropes courses with at-risk adolescents. That experience sparked her interest in Sports Psychology, connecting her therapy experience with her love of sports.   Kelly came to Arizona to pursue her graduate degree at ASU in Kinesiology/Sports Psychology. She was introduced to exercise physiology while interning at the Kronos Institute of Longevity and found that her passion for exercise physiology is the perfect blend with sports psychology. Kelly has an extensive clinical background. She has completed research on how exercise affects cognitive function across the lifespan, published research on combating obesity and diabetes with exercise in children on the Gila Indian Reservation, and spent three years as the executive director and exercise physiologist at an elite training facility. Kelly taught Sport Psychology at Arizona State University in the Professional Golf Management Program and is currently teaching Fitness and Nutrition at Mesa Community College. From teaching to coaching elite athletes and working with clients to break through that next weight loss plateau, Kelly's methods have brought significant success for her students and clients. She believes that addressing the psychological component coupled with helping people set proper goals moves people to success. Kelly completed Ironman Arizona and is a two-time finisher of Ironman Lake Placid. She is also learning to play the ukulele in her spare time. Ben Hook Ben Hook was born in Indianapolis, Indiana but has lived in Arizona for 12 years. He is currently attending the Barrett Honors College at ASU Majoring in Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Medical Studies. When he's not studying for his MCAT or regular classes, Ben enjoys playing volleyball, weightlifting and singing. In high school, Ben ran Cross-Country for 4 years and played Volleyball for 3 years winning a State Championship his senior year. Ben has been a part of the Tri2BFit team for 2 years. He enjoys working with all different ranges of clients to help them achieve their goals - anything from being pain-free, to losing weight, or even becoming stronger and more athletic. Ben has aspirations to become a Pediatric Cardiologist and enjoys studying anything that involves Biology or Health Sciences. Ben is also currently training to ride his bicycle across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to Washington DC in June of 2015 for a philanthropic organization known as The Ability Experience. He will be riding on average 100 miles a day for two months and working with people with disabilities during the time he is not on the bike. Drew Cring © 2013 Tri 2 B Fit, LLC Call Us: 480.606.8462                        625 S Smith Road #12 Tempe, AZ 85281  Email us: kelly@tri2bfitaz.com     Blog Fitness Classes Corrective Exercise Home Weight Loss & Fitness Contact Us Sport Specific Training Our Team Sport Psychology
Drew Cring is from Tucson, Arizona and is attending Arizona State University majoring in Exercise and Wellness. In his free time he enjoys working out, running in mud runs, and playing sports. Growing up he played baseball for 15 years, soccer for 8 years and received a black belt in karate after 6 years of training. He coached the McClintock High School freshmen baseball team his first year of college. He is planning to continue onto graduate school and pursue a career in physical therapy. Drew is excited to be a part of the Tri2BFit team and help everyone achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Alex Karr Alex Karr has lived in Arizona for the past nine years and is currently a junior studying Nutrition and minoring in Business at Barrett, the Honors College at ASU. She is also involved in the Nutritional Health Awareness Club, an organization on campus that visits local elementary schools to educate students on the importance of a healthy diet. Alex has a variety of interests, including cooking, running, and indulging in the weekly food truck visits in Downtown Phoenix. After finishing her undergraduate education, Alex hopes to attend graduate school for her Masters in Human Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. Alex is thrilled to be a part of the Tri2BFit team, and hopes to contribute her knowledge of what makes a healthy, balanced diet to motivate clients make progress both in and out of the gym.