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Voyage LA Article: Meet La Crescenta Fitness Trainer: Ankeen Tashdjian


Today we’d like to introduce you to Ankeen Tashdjian.  Below you’ll find edited excerpts of our interview with Ankeen.


Can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.

Growing up, I was very involved in sports and loved to be active. TV was never for me. I was a waitress at Hot Wings cafe for many years and throughout the years customers would ask me for advice on health, what to eat and how to exercise. It came to a point where they were literally asking me to start a fitness camp, so I did just that. I left my comfort zone and rented out some space at a kickboxing gym that I attended. I started off with a group of 10 women 3 days a week for a few hours. A year later and over a 100 women later I had no choice but to expand. This is how Keenfitness came about. Truly a blessing! We just celebrated our 3 year Anniversary and looking forward to celebrating many more! Keen Fitness is an all women’s gym located in Montrose, CA. Our classes are one of a kind, just come see for yourself.


Has it been a smooth road?

Absolutely NOT! There have been countless battles and struggles along the road…..


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2.3 Million Pounds Later…

Wow, so I can’t believe 3 years has already passed since I opened the doors to KEEN. I absolutely LOVE what I do, and instead of ramble on about it, I wanted to show all of our supporters, members, friends, followers, etc. a visual depiction of 3 years of hard work, sweat, love, and a whole lot of profanity!

All of the calculations were based on a average of 100 members per year, attending class on an average of 3 days per week… of course for 3 years!

This graphic was the mastermind of our very own Ani (KEEN member), who runs all of the creative, marketing, and digital projects for KEEN (checkout ONE Strategy ). It has been printed on a beautiful gallery-wrapped canvas, and will be on display at KEEN on the hot pink wall in the office. Can’t wait for y’all to see it and enjoy it everyday when you walk into the gym.

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night, May 21st, at Eden on Brand @ 8:30 PM for drinks and food, to celebrate KEEN’s 3-year birthday!


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Stay on Track! A gift from KEEN

Stay on Track! A gift from KEEN

Hey Ladies – so you’ve probably heard me say in class that I need to workout so I can sign-off on my “sheet”.  So what the hell am I talking about?  Well, I literally have a “homework” sheet that is stuck to my fridge door, and since I’ve committed to working out 6 days a week – everyday I have to sign-off as a confirmation that I’ve worked out that day.

Now I know that sounds corny or useless, but trust me ladies it’s not.  Once you commit something to writing, subconsciously you take it to another level.  You can google it!  Researchers have found that people who commit their goals to writing have a higher likelihood of reaching them. Here’s a link to the official KEEN Workout / Goal Tracker!

Please make sure to come back to this blog post and comment below what you think, or how you’re using the tracker =).





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Happy One Month Anniversary to Keen Fitness!

It’s been one month since our awesome grand opening! We broke in our new home with the Keen fitness family and have been making ourselves at home ever since. Our stylish fitness studio has been filled with hard work, high energy, a lot of serotonin and happy clients! If the walls at Keen Fitness could talk, they would tell you how the amazing members have been pushing themselves to increase their fitness levels while having a blast! Those that came in hesitant and doubtful of their abilities are now strong, confident, and able to take on any challenge. Ankeen makes sure things never get too comfortable by adding a new and challenging surprise every day. Here is what some of our Keen Fitness members are saying:

“For all those who simply can’t stand to work out, there is a light at the end of that tunnel and it’s called Keen Fitness. Ankeen, who is the owner of this beautiful exercise studio takes the exercise concept to a completely different level. Everyday it’s a different experience. All the girls there are awesome. As for Ankeen, well, she simply is Heaven sent. Rock on, Keen Fitness!”

“I’ve been working out with Ankeen for over six months and I have never felt stronger and better! I had a gym membership for three years prior to working out with her and I definitely didn’t get the results that I got with her! I’ve lost an overall of a little over six inches and I could not be happier! No more gym for me….EVER!”

Last but not least… In celebration of one month of strength, Keen Fitness is giving away a ONE MONTH membership to one lucky winner. New and existing clients can apply by sending an email with their name, last name, and one or two lines about why they would like to win. The last day to enter this giveaway is Tuesday, June 18th. We will select a winner on Wednesday June 19th by entering the names on Stay tuned and check back in with us to hear “The Latest” on our celebratory giveaway!

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