Keith grew up as an obese child. He was working for a large telecommunications company as an
Information Technology professional in 2008, at nearly 300lbs; he was frustrated with his weight and
his health. Bored with the diets, books and the gym, Keith found no success in any of those
approaches to weight loss. Until one day Keith attended a step class at a local gym and loved it.
Keith had finally found a program that worked for him and ultimately lost over 70 lbs.
Keith’s natural contagious energy and positive attitude in the step classes were so infectious that his instructor noticed that people were coming to her class because of Keith. After learning of Keith’s story of determination in his own life, watching him warm up the class one day and subsequently teaching it, his instructor decided to provide a scholarship for Keith to receive his group fitness certification so that he could become an instructor. He took the scholarship and found more than success. He found his passion.
In 2009, he became certified as a group fitness instructor with the AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness
Association of America) and started teaching step and cycle classes at a nationwide gym. Due to the
high demand, his classes were offered in 3 different locations in less than a year. While the local
gym was fond of Keith, management became concerned with his approach to teaching as it was
untraditional and like nothing else that they had experienced. Soon thereafter they amicably parted
ways. With a passion for helping to transform lives with an untraditional approach and his love for
step and cycling, KTX Fitness was birthed.
With membership growing daily, classes at capacity and long lines waiting, KTX Fitness has become
very popular for its unique approach to health and fitness. Not only has KTX Fitness become a hit in
class but outside of class as well with over 1Million+ shares on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and
other various social media sites. People from all over the world are watching Keith’s high energy
leadership over hip-hop and rhythm and blues base lines. In fact people from as far as California and
Texas have come to Atlanta, Georgia to meet Keith Thompson and experience one of his classes.
KTX’s Cycle, Step, and Zumba are uniquely different and literally an exercise party as it provides a
fun and challenging workout that is sure to have participants working every muscle. With seasoned
riders typically on the front row, the remainder of class moves in tandem while riding the stationary
bikes. The best thing about KTX’s technique is that no matter what a participant’s fitness level is, if
they get on the bike, pedal and dance at their own pace, they are sure to get a great workout.
The same experience is true for KTX’s explosive step classes, which are near and dear to Keith’s heart based on the fact that step classes were the beginning of his fitness journey. Best of all, the classes are enjoyed by a broad spectrum of people. Keith has developed programs for children as young as 5 years old to seniors. It is truly a program that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Keith is also the Founder of the Fit for Life Foundation a 501c3 entity with a mission to encourage
the communities we serve through