Khalid Birch

Years of Participation

Khalid Birch has been in the fitness industry since he was 16 years old. Born and raised in Charleston, SC, he found his love for fitness while attending Palmetto Scholars Academy where he took his first Zumba® class. He instantly fell in love with the format and became a licensed instructor during his senior year of high school. He then attended Georgia Southern University for two years where he was able to grow as a group fitness instructor learning both boxing and aerobics.

During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Khalid moved back to Charleston to continue his education but to find new opportunities to grow even more as a fitness professional. In the fall of 2020, he completed The Works Cycle instructor training and joined the team in December of 2020.

Khalid continues to teach weekly at The Works Cycle and teaches Zumba® around the Charleston area any chance he gets. Khalid loves a good sweat, but his all time favorite hobby is dancing. He believes that movement doesn’t need to be perfect or look a certain way, but movement should feel real, powerful, and personal. It’s an opportunity to get out of your head and become present with your body.