Celia Kibler is the founder of Pumped Up Parenting and co-founder of Funfit® Family Fitness.
Celia's childhood included 2 loving parents, 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother. Although there was lots of love to go around, communication consisted of a lot of yelling, intimidation, criticism and anger. Celia learned early on that the way to avoid conflict and avoid creating more conflict was to become the peace-maker of the family, whose job was to make everyone else happy. Always knowing she was very much loved, but never thinking she was good enough, Celia always felt that she was the dumbest in the family and destined to always be mediocre. This family life filled with yelling was initially what set Celia on a path to living her life so that as many kids as she could reach, would be able to experience peaceful, encouraging and happy childhoods.
Celia has become a pioneer in childhood & family wellness, starting her professional work in 1987 and her personal family in 1982. Her mission is to empower the next generation through empowering their parents, and giving as many children as she can touch, a childhood that they don’t have to recover from and can in fact blossom from!
Celia is a very proud Mom of 5 grown children; 2 she gave birth to, 3 she gained through marriage; & she is a grandmother of 9.
This family has given Celia over 39 years of real-life experience
in all aspects of parenting, including separation/divorce, step-parenting, early-education through college, drug/alcohol abuse, incarceration, empty-nesting, grand-parenting, extended family boundaries and extensive experience raising and working with toddlers.
As a Family Empowerment Coach and Consultant, her specialty is in the Parenting of Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers, including behavior, health, wellness and overall love of life. In addition to raising 5 kids, Celia has spent over 40 years coaching, teaching and counseling parents and children. Often referred to as the baby whisperer, her love & passion for children is evident in every aspect of her life.
As Co-founder of Funfit® Family Fitness, Celia is an internationally recognized expert in Childhood Obesity, featured on various media including FOX News/NY & DC, CBS Affiliate WUSA/DC, published in articles by the Associated Press, The Washington Post & more.
Along with being a Childhood Behavior Expert, Celia also holds a BS/Human Ecology and is Certified in Nutrition; Sleep Science; Brain Fitness; Personal Training/Kids; Lifestyle Weight Management; Radiant Child Yoga & Laughter Yoga.