BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore fitness instructor isn’t letting the coronavirus or leukemia stop her from helping her clients stay healthy amid the pandemic.

Krista Michael has a form of leukemia that leaves her immunocompromised, but she’s using her story to motivate herself and her clients.

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“If I can do it, anybody can do it,” she said with a laugh.


She and partner Dani Singer run Fit2Go Personal Training. While she’s become a whiz at teaching virtually, on Monday, she set up outside with client Keri Phillips.

Phillips’ job spans multiple time zones, so she’s on calls from before dawn until after sunset.

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She admits she needs someone to motivate her.

“Because I’ll get sucked into work… and I’ll do other things and I’ll not prioritize this so I need a schedule, like (to) be accountable to a time and a class,” Phillips said.

Michael agrees that accountability is important in keeping a routine.

“I think the workout is more productive, people look forward to them more,” she said.

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