Dig deep enough to find yourself.© 



Kay published "The Body Bible" in 1995 and has published over 60 articles in IDEA Trainer Success, IDEA Source, and NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal. She has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Seattle Times, The Lansing State Journal, Cosmopolitan, Cooking Light, Teen Voque, Delta Sky Magazine, Fitness, Strong, The Journal of Strength & Conditioning, Smart Homeowner, Shape, Upscale and IDEA Source. Her IDEA articles can be accessed by clicking the tab at the top of the page, "Kay Cross Articles."

About Kay Cross

Kay's Background

Kay is a professional artist and life coach. You can purchase her original artwork directly through her at www.kaycrossart.com  Kay's art can now be viewed and purchased at "Fill Your Nest" Seasonal and Home Decor store at 7709 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills, Texas 76182. "Fill Your Nest" is the exclusive show room and gallery for Kay Cross Art!

Kay earned her Master's Degree in Secondary Education and taught math in the public school system for 2 years during which time she also started a personal training business. She began her career in wellness in 1988 when she launched her personal training business near UNT in Denton, Texas. After several years of training literally hundreds of men and women, she realized that many of them were not reaching their physical fitness goals because the rest of their lives were “getting in the way”. Because of her desire to dig deeper and help clients with all aspects of their lives, Kay embarked on professional training in the field of life coaching in 2001 and received the ACC credential from the ICF. Throughout her career as a personal trainer and wellness coach, she has spoken at national conferences in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Palm Springs and DFW, and has published over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals and national newspapers. Kay has retired from her personal training business to focus on personal coaching, painting, and dance. She seeks to continually balance her mind, body, and spirit, follow her passions, travel, expand her skills, and enjoy life.

Degrees and Credentials

Kay has a Master's Degree in Education from the University of North Texas. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a graduate of CoachU's 200-hour Coach Training Program. She has spoken at national personal training conferences and has taught and written course work for the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research (CIAR) continuing education department. She possesses 15 certifications in coaching, personal training, martial arts, nutrition, and behavioral change. Her certifications include: 

  • Tai chi, brown belt

  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

  • CoachU fully accredited Coach Training Program graduate

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • ACSM Health Fitness Instructor

  • ACSM Advanced Personal Trainer

  • ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant

  • CIAR Nutrition Specialty Certification

  • CIAR Coaching Healthy Behaviors

  • CIAR Biomechanics of Resistance Training

  • CIAR Fitness Specialist for Older Adults

  • AAHFP Medical Exercise Specialist

  • AAHFP Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist

  • Pilates training (matwork and reformer) through Balanced Body