Kennedy has over 10 years experience working as a personal trainer, fitness manager and a master trainer. Kennedy has advanced degrees in Exercise and Sports Management and is currently working on his Masters Degree in Sports Nutrition.
He holds the following certifications:
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certified
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) Certified
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified
- Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) Certified
- M.A. – Exercise Science
- A.A. – Sports Management
I was born and raised in Kenya where I attended Nairobi University and earned a bachelor of science in human physiology. During this time, I played soccer for both his local team and the Kenya national team.
In order to further my studies in the field of sport and exercise science, I moved to the UK and studied at Aberystwyth University while also playing soccer professionally. After graduating and receiving my master’s degree in exercise physiology, I moved to France and continued to play soccer for a number of years until moving to the United States.
Upon my arrival in the U.S. over ten years ago, I joined the team at 24 hour fitness as master trainer and was quickly promoted to fitness manager.
I enjoy designing nutrition and training programs for both individuals and group training. With an exceptionally versatile approach to personal and group training, my programs are designed to utilize the entire musculature which helps burn calories and build a good strong core foundation for the long run.
My soccer background adds value to clients who have sports-specific goals in mind. Whether in a gym, on the field or just out in the park, I encourage my clients to challenge their physical and mental boundaries in order to achieve their health and wellness.
I enjoy traveling, reading, volunteering, soccer and sometimes just having a quiet moment.
The term fitness means so much, to me – its not just having big muscles, running fast and all those spectacular things people do out there in the name of fitness. I believe being fit involves more than just the physical outlook of an individual. Yes, it’s more than that; it’s your heart, mind and general well being.
How do we handle stress and come out of it? We should have the mental capacity and will power to overcome whatever we encounter in life. Now, that is fitness – real mental fitness!
Can we control our cravings and what makes us scream when we jump on a scale? That is will-power and being fit in that area.
So when I hear fitness, I think of many things – not just physically, but mentally, and our entire well being.
If you are happy, your resting heart rate is fantastic, and you have outstanding core strength, then you are fit!