Meet Our Team
Growing up in Boise, James enjoyed all the outdoor sports the wonderful state of Idaho had to offer. Witnessing people that couldn't enjoy those sports due to poor health and fitness motivated James to never let fitness be a reason he couldn't enjoy life. When he and Christine first met, one of the first activities they did was workout together. Once they were married, it was an early dream of theirs to work as trainers together and help people through fitness.
Don't be mistaken by his easy going, and carefree personality. He is incredibly dedicated and pushes himself to his limits physically and mentally. He is extremely goal driven and most enjoys helping people accomplish short term and long term fitness goals that seem out of reach. He doesn't believe the word "can't" should be in the dictionary, but believes anything can be accomplished through perseverance and dedication. One of his favorite quotes is, "The proof of desire is in the pursuit."
Christine Kling is co-owner of Body Basics and privileged to share the business with her husband, James. Her passion for health and fitness began as a teen playing sports (basketball and tennis) and dancing, which led her to become a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at the age of 17. Struggling with a thyroid disorder and adrenal fatigue from an auto-immune disorder (Hashimoto's), also increased her love for helping people in the area of nutrition. She's experienced first-hand how diet and exercise can beat the odds! Youth Fitness, Pre-natal/Post-natal Fitness, Senior Fitness, Mat Sciences, and Indoor Cycling have been her areas of continued study and experience. A favorite quote of hers is "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you"!
Joy has been a Personal Trainer with Body Basics since 1999. Before that, she came to Body Basics as a client needing help with the 30 extra lbs. she'd gained from her desk job. She could hardly recognize herself in the mirror. Joy was used to being in shape from playing sports and keeping up with her brothers. Something needed to be done. Not only did Joy lose all the weight working alongside a personal trainer, but she was stronger and healthier than ever before. This motivated and inspired her to help others in the same way. As a Personal Trainer for over 16 years, she says the best part about her job is the enjoyment from giving her clients a great workout experience while providing them with the tools and drive to achieve the goals they want to reach and beyond!
Leah is a Personal Trainer and Group Class Instructor at Body Basics. She originally became a personal trainer because of her love for fitness, weight lifting and athletics. All her life she's struggled with being chubby and found working out to be the way to increase her confidence, increase her energy and maintain a healthy, lean body. She grew to love being in gyms and thought it would be awesome to be in one all day long! Now after years of training, she's still loving her role, but has also grown to love helping people achieve their goals and overcome unhealthy habits. Some of her favorite exercises are bodyweight exercises or anything with a kettlebell (Certified Kettlebell Instructor). She specializes in Functional Movement Screening assessments and instructing mobility classes and fast paced, fun bootcamps. Her personal hobbies are hiking, basketball, volleyball, camping, serving in her local church, and her own health and fitness.