Emily Straub


Emily is a is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. A New Orleans native, Emily attended Marquette University, where she received a BA in Spanish Language & Literature and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. After graduation, she moved to NYC and currently works as a physical therapist in an acute care cancer hospital. Emily started taking Kettlebell Kickboxing in the summer of 2011 and quickly became addicted, attending 3-4 classes per week. “I love Kettlebell Kickboxing because it is the most effective hour of exercise. The combination of strength, balance and cardiovascular training always leaves your body guessing, so there’s never an exercise plateau. Plus it’s fun; I am constantly challenged and never bored!” when Dasha met Emily, she could not ignore her level of commitment and her physical capability ‘smart, hardworking and so fast’ but more importantly, Emily’s personality was what immediately fit the Kettlebell Kickboxing ™ brand. After sometime Dasha approached Emily and asked her to to the KBIA certification… soon after Em had a class (and it’s always packed!) Emily brings her PT perspective and passion for fitness to each class, motivating her students to push themselves.