Coming on board to Rhapsody Fitness in August 2020, Kerry Kirsch invested two years (and counting) mastering The Rhapsody Way, wrangling all you misfits + mavens, and honing his expertise as a premier coach. Much deserved and well earned, Rhapsody Fitness is proud for Kirsch to take the helm as the Head Coach where he will drive programming, member care, coaching standards and facility management.

“From day one, we saw Kerry’s potential,” says Rhapsody Co-Founder Alan Shaw. “When he asked for upward momentum, we set the task and he rose to the occasion allowing us to grow as both a business and individuals.”


In his new role as Head Coach, Kirsch is developing and executing a specific vision for Rhapsody’s programming balancing fun, engaging challenges for its members that are equally interesting to coach. Alongside delivering distinguished programming, he is also honing the class experience with streamlined logistics and monthly/weekly overviews. 

“My goal is to introduce tasks and challenges that are cohesive and complimentary with a bit of new, different and spontaneous thrown in,” says Kirsch. “I want our members to understand the why behind the workouts and buy into how they intentionally build off each other.”   

Alongside enhancing programming, running backup on Team Rhapsody and being the go-to for facility management, Kirsch is expanding the Rhapsody Athletic Department with the intention of providing more robust support for its athletes, generating interest in the local competition circuit and, ultimately, showing a tour de force on game day.

He also promises members will see 1:1 Skill Sessions back on the calendar, more outlets for Sweat & Serve and enhanced continued education opportunities for Rhapsody coaches. 


With a community-first approach, Kirsch is doubling down on classic Rhapsody and aims to enhance energy and encourage excitement throughout the membership. 

And what about our beloved Coach Alan? Worry not, you won’t be seeing less of him. With this transition, he will focus more on leading business and community development inside and outside the four walls of our gym in Charleston.

Join all of us at Rhapsody Fitness in congratulating Coach Kerry! Ready to let some Rhapsody into your life? Schedule your first free class today.