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ALL ABOUT CHELS

Behind the gorilla brand

Build With Chels, LLC's founder is Chelsi Kottwitz. Chelsi, an entrepreneur, resides in Omaha, Nebraska. She once upon a time was a sales and finance manager working 70 hour work weeks, now a business owner, operating with a flexible schedule, helping women all around the world get the bodies and mindsets they desire while not sacrificing the time it takes to run their careers and families.

Having to go through pain and sufferings herself, Chels has a raw grit and humorous way on teaching others how to stay positive and energetic through life's curve-balls, balancing being a mother, wife to a USMC veteran, while running a business and many projects - still is able to make time for self-care. She trains her clients on how to save time while losing weight and balancing work, children and relationships.


When Chels is not in her gym training clients or behind her laptop cheering on her online fitness community, she enjoys time with her husband, Brandon and son, Kingston. She was born and raised in Iowa with a sports background playing competitive softball, volleyball, dance and cheerleading teams. After suffering from a major car accident at the age of 16, she was left with a broken back, elbow, wrist, knee and much more. All her dreams of playing college ball were gone in a matter of seconds. She was challenged both mentally and physically to recover from major injuries in order to carry on with life. It was through faith and weights (and lots of protein shakes) she found herself enjoying life again and her dreams weren't gone after all but merely a change in direction. Her multi-passions don't stop in the gym, she and her family spread awareness for veteran suicide through supporting the 22 Too Many foundation and 22 Too Many Midwest Mens Comp Slowpitch Softball team. Her adult men and coed competitive slow-pitch softball teams represent so much more than playing a sport. They represent the relentless men and women we love and persevere for. 


What started as working out in her garage, training a couple of clients to finding a gym space with more equipment, launching her own fitness and nutrition app, to designing sportswear collections for her online shop-with a relentless, undeterred mindset anything is possible.

Some of Chels's credentials include:


CERTIFIED CPR/AED

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

ISSA CERTIFIED BODYBUILDING SPEACIALIST

CERTIFIED ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFIED TURN UP DANCE FITNESS INTRUCTOR

AS DEGREE IN BUSINESS