Kip has spent his entire lifetime pursing excellence in the health and fitness arena. He was a three-time All-State and All-Met football player and in his senior year voted All-American at Georgetown Preparatory High School. He was elected to Prep’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009, an honor that has been bestowed on only a handful of athletes in the school’s 220 year storied, sports history. He was honored again in the 2010 Hall of Fame Class as part of the record setting 1976 Track Team.
After graduation, Kip went on to the University of Maryland on a full scholarship and played linebacker for the Terrapins. He started playing right from his freshman year which culminated in playing in the inaugural Hall of Fame Bowl vs. the University of Minnesota. After football, in the early 80’s, Kip turned his sights towards triathlons and running races and competed in events all over the U.S. and even overseas. He has completed in well over 20 marathons and Ultra distance races, including the 80 mile Canadian Death Run in the Canadian Rockies. A race with over 17,000′ of elevation changes, where you not only compete against the elements but the wildlife as well. Only 40% finished the race and Kip was one of them.
He also was an 11 hour finisher in his first Ironman at the 2000 Florida Ironman (two-time finisher, 2000 and 2009), which is a 2.4 mile Swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. He has also competed in Ironman Brazil, Ironman Arizona, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Ironman Chattanooga, Ironman Texas, as well as Ironman Monaco 70.3. He is a two-time finisher of the 4.4 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim and a National Champion Master’s Clydesdale Triathlete. In 2009 he won the Virginia Triathlon Series award for Master’s Clydesdales.
All of this experience gives Kip a unique perspective and diversity in training his clients.
Kip has appeared in several fitness videos (www.spinervals.com), co-authored a weight-loss and fitness book, written articles and columns for local publications and he gives speeches and lectures on health and fitness throughout the area.
California University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Sport Management
Graduated Summa cum laude
University of Maryland, Business Administration
HKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor
TRX Certified Trainer
The Egoscue Method- Postural Alignment Specialist
NASM- Personal Trainer
ACE- Personal Trainer
AAI/ISMA- Personal Trainer
AAI/ISMA- Sports Nutritional Consultant
AAI/ISMA- Slide Board Instructor
Reebok Spin Training Instructor
Red Cross CPR, first aid and AED
2016 Frederick Magazine
Personal Trainer of the
2015 Frederick News-Post
“Best of the Best” Winner
2015 Frederick Magazine
Frederick’s Top Trainer
2014 Frederick Magazine
Personal Trainer of the Year!
2009 winner at EagleMan Ironman 70.3 in the Master’s Clydesdale division
2009 and 2010 Virginia Triathlon Series
Master Clydesdale Champion