Ken Johnson

  • M.S. in Exercise Science, with specialization in Health and Wellness Promotion
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Wellcoaches Certified Fitness Coach
  • Wellcoaches Certified Wellness Coach

Ken Johnson’s greatest satisfaction is guiding people to accomplish what they never thought possible. His many years of experience as both an athlete and trainer have honed his ability to help others reach their personal training, wellness, and fitness goals.  He became a USA Triathlon Level I certified coach in 2003 and began coaching triathletes at the RecPlex in 2004. He is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Wellcoaches Certified Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches Certified Fitness Coach, and American Swimming Coaches Association Level 1 Coach. He has a M.S. Degree in Exercise Science, with specialization in Health and Wellness Promotion, and a M.B.A. in marketing.

At the RecPlex, Coach Ken provides individual and group triathlon training (focusing particularly on the Pleasant Prairie & Danskin races), run training, and open water swim workouts. He presents the two annual free Triathlon Clinics, in February and April, which are designed for those thinking about doing their first triathlon. Coach Ken also manages the RecPlex’s Indoor Triathlon series, as well as the RecPlex Run & Tri Club.

Education & Certification

  • MS in Exercise Science and Health and Wellness Promotion, California University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA: University of Illinois
  • BA: Florida State University
  • Fitness Coach Certification – WellCoaches Corporation
  • Wellness Coach Certification – WellCoaches Coproration
  • Wellness Coach Certificate – Lake County College
  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Triathlon Coach – level 1
  • American Swim Coach – level 1
  • NASE Specialist in Speed and Explosion for Sports Competition Certification
  • American Sports Education Program (ASEP) Coaching Certificate

Areas of expertise

  • Heart Rate Zone Training
  • Open Water Swim Training
  • Triathlon Training
  • 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon Training
  • Indoor Cycling
  • TRX Training
  • Wellness Coaching

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