Kelly Starrett, DPT, is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife, Dr. Starrett co-founded The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has revolutionized the field of performance therapy and self-care. Dr. Starrett received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California.
Dr. Starrett’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record-holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes.
Dr. Starrett is the author of the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Bestsellers “Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run.” He is also co-author (with his wife) of The Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Deskbound.” His latest book, “Waterman 2.0,” offers water sport athletes a comprehensive guide to optimized movement and pain-free performance.
Dr. Starrett and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The View, The Joe Rogan Experience, CBS Sports, “Outside Magazine,” “Men’s Health,” “Men’s Journal,” and dozens of other books, magazines, and podcasts, including Tim Ferriss “The 4-Hour Body and Tools of Titans.”
On top of co-founding The Ready State, the couple also started San Francisco CrossFit and StandUpKids together.
Founded in 2005, San Francisco CrossFit was the 21st CrossFit affiliate in the world. StandUpKids is a nonprofit dedicated to combating kids’ sedentary lifestyles by bringing standing/moving desks to low-income public schools. To date, StandUpKids has converted 95,000 kids from sitting to standing. Earlier in their careers, the couple also co-founded a kayaking camp for children with HIV called “Liquid.”
Dr. Starrett paddled a whitewater slalom canoe on the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Teams in his athletic career. He led the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competed in two World Championships. In his free time, “KStar” likes to spend time with his wife, Juliet, and two daughters, Georgia and Caroline. He also loves to mountain bike, paddle, and sauna.