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Kacy Duke: Movement is a Privilege

November 27, 2019

Kacy Duke is a renowned celebrity personal trainer who’s been called New York City’s “best trainer” and “top workout guru.” Known for her insightful training techniques for the body and soul, trainer-to-the stars Kacy’s worked with many of the entertainment world’s most high profile names, including Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Johnson, Bebe Rexha, Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Bruce Willis, Iman, Josh Brolin, Julianne Moore, Denzel Washington, Maxwell, Kiefer Sutherland and Rachel Weitz, to name a few.

Her philosophy? No matter who you are, big-name celebrity or civilian, “I always say it starts with love. As in love the body you have, to get the body you want,” says Duke, “the goal is to train your body to do what needs to be done to keep it healthy and strong, so skip the negative self-talk and focus instead on your mindset, the motivation and the movement.”

With a client list that reads like red carpet who’s who, Kacy Duke is also one of the industry’s most sought-after personal trainers and fitness consultants, and one of the founding Creative Directors of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Using her insightful training techniques for body and soul, she has developed numerous innovative fitness programs for Equinox and for corporations in North America, Japan, and throughout Europe.

Most recently, Kacy served as the fitness spokesperson for Simple Skincare and was a member of their prestigious Advisory Board. She has served as a spokesperson for Dove Deodorant, Kellogg's, Nike and LifeFitness vitamins. Kacy has appeared on national programs including Today, The Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America Health, CBS Morning News, Good Housekeeping TV and countless local news programs.

Kacy is a frequent contributor to a number of high- profile publications including Elle, Essence, Fitness, In Style, Shape and Vogue and is the author of The Show It Love Workout (McGraw- Hill).

“Movement is a privilege. If you can move, you must!” – Kacy Duke, Celebrity Trainer