Bridgit Kin-Charlton, CPT
CEO, Certified Personal Trainer
Bdefined, Personal Fitness & Wellness Defined
Bridgit is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has lived in Williamsburg since 1999. She is the owner and operator of Bdefined, Personal Fitness & Wellness Defined, which she opened in 2005. Bridgit holds a Masters of Education in Exercise Science and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Management. She is an American Council on Exercise certified Personal Trainer and an Aerobic and Fitness Association of America certified Group Fitness Instructor. Bridgit is a Level I USA Weightlifting Coach, a Level I Precision Nutrition Coach, and a certified Functional Aging Specialist. She is also a member of the American College of Sport Medicine and has worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years.
Bridgit is actively involved in the Williamsburg community. She has engaged in charitable efforts for FISH, Here for the Girls, Relay for Life, Alzheimer’s Association, Lackey Free Clinic, CDR, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Arthritis Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Literacy for Life, and has also contributed her fitness and health expertise to local area schools.
Bridgit is a published author who has been featured in the Tribune Newspapers and is a regular contributor to the Health Journal. She has also presented at professional conferences, most recently at the Women’s Quest: Wellness Symposium at Kingsmill Resort.
Bridgit is married to her husband, Ralph and they have a nine year old son, Bryce. Together, they enjoy swimming, running, bike riding, playing sports, traveling, playing games and being active outdoors. Bridgit enjoys competition and accomplishing new fitness challenges. She competes in triathlons, road races and most recently won fourth in her class at a regional fitness competition.
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