Ever since Kandi Burruss joined Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2009, her daughter Riley has grown up right before our eyes. Now 15, she’s making moves without her mom, and that includes taking control of her health and wellness.
Riley has been working with a popular trainer in Atlanta named Kory, known as the “Revenge Body Expert.” He’s worked with a number of stars, including rapper Kashdoll, Tiny and daughter Zonnique, Toya Wright and daughter Reginae Carter, as well as Kandi. Kory shared that the teen has managed to lose 52 pounds since they’ve started working together, and it appears their sessions commenced back in October. About nine months later, that’s quite the weight loss.
“All of our sessions have not always been good,” he wrote. “We’ve went through all the fussing, crying, catching attitudes, and even down to her passing the hell out (😳)but still managing to lose over 50 POUNDS.”
As with Reginae, Riley has focused on boxing workouts with Kory, and she’s definitely quick with her hands:
And it also helps that Riley has cleaned up her diet, which Kory also applauded. Because without healthy eating (and a caloric deficit), progress can’t be made.
“I’m so proud of you!! It’s not easy trying to lose weight when you have the option to eat whatever you want whenever you want,” he wrote. “So to watch her count calories & say no to things I KNOW she craves is AMAZING & the results are showing!”
Even though Riley is only 15, it’s never too early for a young person to make being physically fit and healthy a priority, as long as it’s in moderation and not obsessive.
Riley looks great — and is happy.
“I just really want to send a big shoutout to @iamthekingoffitness because having an amazing trainer was very helpful throughout this journey and motivated me to keep going,” she wrote on Instagram. “I also want to thank my friends @jake.vett & @olivervett for keeping me motivated as well. My journey is not over. I have larger goals I am trying to reach and I hope everybody follows me throughout my journey. I’ve been seeing peoples comments about them struggling with weight loss. I know the struggle & its real. But it can be done. Roll with me and lets do it together! & i just want to thank every one for your supportive comments!”
But no one is happier than her famous mom: