Vitality With Kelly

kellyvitalitypersonaltrainerVitality With Kelly is the Tillamook County Pioneer’s wellness and fitness column. Kelly Benson, author, is an ACE-certified personal trainer, member of the National Physique Committee, certified Spinning instructor, certified Tai Chi:Moving for Better Balance instructor and Pioneer co-owner. She is also Healthy Living Director at the Tillamook County Family YMCA.

Her column touches on well-being and frequently features local health practitioners and others who contribute to the community’s longevity. Scan further down this page for a list of her columns as well as other Pioneer wellness coverage.

Kelly encourages residents of, and visitors to Tillamook County to take advantage of the region’s superb hiking opportunities, both for the exercise and the gorgeous scenery. Learn more here.

She also welcomes your local wellness-related news. To share, email her at

Kelly offers customized personal training services for people of all ages and fitness levels. You can sign up by clicking the “Buy Now” Paypal button below. Once you purchase your training session package, Kelly will contact you to schedule your first appointment.


Learn more by calling 503-741-7695 or emailing

You Must be Present to Win

Wilson River School student takes on business of essential oils, natural skin care products for senior project

Conversation on death and dying to be held March 15 in Manzanita

YMCA to host ‘Hour of Power’ as part of Support Our Y fundraising campaign

Free Walk With Ease program to kick off in March

Heart health focus for Year of Wellness in February: Wear red Feb. 5 and Visit YOW Monthly Movers to win

Rinehart Clinic leads Year of Wellness Team Challenge with OSU Extension, Near Space, YMCA, Tillamook School District in hot pursuit

Getting our brains in shape: ‘Know thyself’

Food Roots founder to share personal knowledge of ALS through ‘A Community Gathering Around Living and Dying’

Getting our brains in shape: What’s the frontal lobe got to do with it?

Tillamook County-wide, free Early Childhood Screening Fair slated for March 2-4

Getting our brains in shape: When focusing on fitness, remember to include your brain

Take charge of your emotional, mental health with free weekend seminar series; join other Tillamook County residents in the Year of Wellness Challenge

Tillamook High School grad earns Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with high honors

Vitality With Kelly: Start 2016 off right on New Year’s Day, and the day after, with help from Year of Wellness organizers and the great outdoors