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Director, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer

Jamie Kennedy

Background

Jamie has worked as a PT and S&C coach for over 10 years. He specialises in weight loss and performance.

Jamie started his career in 2007 at Burnley FC’s stadium fitness where he was first introduced to the elite side of sport and performance development. Jamie’s role was Fitness and Health manager and he started to work on a private basis with some of the players for the academy through to the first team. Alongside this, Jamie’s roles included establishing programmes for teams, colleges, schools, as well as leading the fitness/health programmes within the centre. Jamie continued private work with athletes and personal training clients alongside a new role of Fitness Manager at Roefield Leisure in Clitheroe. It was in this role Jamie first came up with the concept of Fitness Experience after seeing the need for a bespoke facility dedicated to welcoming all levels to achieve their goals and, as they say, the rest is history.

Since opening FX in 2011 with his late father John Kennedy as a mentor in business, Jamie has delivered thousands of sessions to a range of clients, from international athletes to rehabilitation clients. To say Jamie has a vast amount of experience would be an understatement. Some of Jamie’s proudest moments as a trainer has come through his charity work helping people raise money for local charities by training them for fitness events including one client losing 6 stone in 5 months to complete a 10K road run. He has also helped a number of professional/international footballers with pre-season fitness camps each year since opening in 2011. Rehabilitation and complex programmes including clients recovering from heart attacks, broken bones, open chest surgery, muscle and ligament damage and obesity have been a large part of Jamie’s role. Body compensation plans are something that has also seen success not only in the gym but also on stage taking clients through bikini camps and placing 1st in 2 shows.

Jamie is a father of 2 wonderful children, Charlie and Archie, and puts his experience trying to juggle family life and running a business as one of his greatest achievements. He has competed in a number of fitness based events, including Tough Mudder, numerous half marathons, the Yorkshire three peaks and 10k road runs as well as having played football at a decent standard as a youth and throughout sixth form.

Qualifications

  • UKSCA Member, Olympic lifting, Periodised programming, developing speed and agility.
  • Level 3 Personal trainer
  • GP Referral
  • British weightlifting level 1 and 2

Best in the world! Amazing coach, who can make goals a reality, whatever they are! A winner!

Joanne Commons

I went to preseason with Jamie for a couple years some in season training. We worked specifically on strength development speed and also an agility to get me ready to re-join my club at full fitness after the brakes including before and after my wedding/honeymoon. The results are I got when working with Jamie were 2nd to non-helping me improve all my target areas and also drop body fat and gain lean muscle at the same time. I put the work I did with Jamie down as one of the biggest contributing factors to the successful and injury free seasons we have had.

Oliver Norwood
Fulham and Northern Ireland

I started to work with Jamie at the end of the 2012/13 season after speaking to Kieran Tripper who played at Burnley with me. Trips told me that he worked with Jamie at Fitness Experience in the previous pre season and knew a few other players that trained with him and they all highly recommended him.

Danny Ings
Burnley Football Club - October 2014

Following a short break I started to work with Jamie and we trained for about 5 weeks. The first week Jamie did a few sessions to help me get back used to working at a high intensity at which point then started to target the specific areas I wanted to improve. These included speed, power and strength. The programme was structured around my precise needs and I even had to do a couple of sessions over face time during a short break in Marbella.

Danny Ings
Burnley Football Club - October 2014

During the training we focussed initially on technique and then moved onto power and strength work, this is an area that we don’t really work on during the season, with the aim of enhancing my personal body performance . We did a balance of sessions in the gym, running and sprint work along with plyometric sessions and Pilates.

Danny Ings
Burnley Football Club - October 2014

People ask me if I improved because of this and all I need to do is show my results. I increased my weights capacity (squats, dead lift etc) overall by around 20% each and as for speed work and speed endurance I improved on my ‘Yoyo’ test when I got back to the club by 6 levels on last season. The fitness coaches and the manager commented on my high fitness levels when I got back and asked what I had been doing to build this over summer. They were very impressed with my improvement in all areas.

Danny Ings
Burnley Football Club - October 2014
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