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K.I.S.S. Fitness Cafe & Spa is a studio dedicated to helping people like you live stronger, sexier and healthier lives. Created by power couple Kem and Orlando Smith, K.I.S.S. wants you to join our empowering movement and un-gym yourself.
We offer a unique alternative to the traditional gym experience. From our pole and dance studio classes, to our indoor cycling and weight training equipment, K.I.S.S. is a complete lifestyle center designed to get you excited about your health!
My name is Kem Smith and I am the founder and owner of Keep It Sexy Sistas Fitness also known as K.I.S.S. Fitness Studio. Around the age of 15, my mother and I signed up for a heart pumping aerobics class. The ladies wore leotards, tights, leg warmers and hooted and hollered along to the beat. At first my mother and I wore heavy, gray sweats and clung to the wall in the back of the room. I found the energy of class contagious. It wasn’t long before I traded in my sweats for biking shorts and moved up to the front of the room grooving to 8 counts and partying my way to a fitter me.
I loved the way exercise made me feel. But, I especially liked the way fitness keep my curves and check and made my clothes fit better. So, I continued my love for aerobics and fitness through high school, college, and grade school. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Education, my mother, who was my best friend, died from struggles due to obesity.
I decided to honor my mother’s memory and share fitness with as many people as possible. Over the years, I worked with so many women who did not want to lose weight they simply wanted to “tone up.” They were already ‘sexy’ they just wanted help knowing how to keep it that way. My mother died not knowing she was the sexiest woman alive all she needed to do was find a place, a community who supported her and her fitness goals. I created Keep It Sexy Sistas Fitness to be that place, a safe place were working out is fun. Don’t shrink back! Let today be the day that you TAKE YOUR SEXY BACK!