Celebrity Trainer Tells Chancery Franchise Owes Legal Fees

By Leslie Pappas (November 19, 2021, 9:26 PM EST) -- A New York celebrity fitness trainer embroiled in lawsuits with the California company that bought her franchise argued at a half-day trial in Delaware's Chancery Court Friday that it should pay her legal fees to cover the disputes.

Anna Kaiser, who developed the dance-based cardio workout AKT and boasts Shakira and Kelly Ripa as among her celebrity clients, said that AKT Franchise LLC, the franchise company that Irvine-based Xponential Fitness LLC created to buy her brand in March 2018, owed her the legal fees because she was a manager of the company's board.

AKT Franchise acknowledged that Kaiser was a manager...

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