My passion was birthed for fitness through personal hard work, dedication and physical training as a high school and collegiate athlete in both football and track. That led me to pursue a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Business, graduating in 2003 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  There I earned a two-time title as the Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year as well as, record holder of the 40-yard dash which still stands today!

Born from my personal successes, I decided to use my passion and platform to assist others in achieving their goals of living a healthier lifestyle.

My professional training career began at the Tom Shaw Sports Performance Center located in New Orleans Louisiana where I trained high school, collegiate and professional athletes. When a once in a lifetime opportunity arose in 2004, I became a Speed and Conditioning Strength Coach for the New Orleans Saints. During my three and a half year stint i worked along side future Hall of Fame’r Drew Brees and Heisman trophy winner Reggie Bush as well as many other professional athletes.

After the NFL, I became the Director of the Performance Institute at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. It was there I trained world-class soccer, tennis and golf athletes from across the world! During that same time, I instructed at Wide World of Sports in Orlando, training top draft picks and future NFL stars for their NFL career.

In 2008, I was given an opportunity to come back home as a Fitness consultant, working with business professionals looking to achieve a healthier more productive lifestyle and young athletes looking to get an edge in Lafayette. I used tools from each stop and experience to create my own fitness philosophy! From this opportunity, I formed H.I.T., LLC, the FIRST, FASTEST growing and LONGEST standing high-intensity class in Acadiana. After continuing growth and to accommodate clientele,

In October 2018, I opened my own facility located at 1319 Verot School Road. This facility has enabled me to take my clients to a whole new level in their fitness endeavors.

I have two mottos:

1) Changing Lafayette one workout at a time

2) Use my passion and my platform for HIS purpose

Playing and Coaching Career

Rummel High School, Metairie, LA

University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA 

New Orleans Saints – NFL

New Orleans Voodoo – Arena Football League

IMG Academies – Bradenton, FL


HIT with HJ Kiersten

Kiersten Landry is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and Fitness Studies. Her love for fitness began in high school when she competed in dance competitions at her local dance studio. She began taking interest in group fitness classes and living a healthier lifestyle. Kiersten now works at her local dance studio, Dance Warehouse, and also has been working in the Pro Shop since 2021, as well as the gym since 2022.