MY PASSION for fitness began at an early age while growing up in Brazil. Like most of my friends I played soccer or "futebol" as we like to call it. Having the desire to look more like my soccer heroes, I began strength training at age 8 as I would finish up the day with sets of pushups and crunches. Shortly upon moving to the US at age 11, I took up running and fell in love with it. I got a chance to run cross country and track in both High School and College for a Division I program. I received my degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University. I'm currently finishing up my Master's degree in Nutrition and Health Education from Hawthorn University.
While in College I began personal training and I have enjoyed every moment and aspect of it. I was also fortunate to serve as one of ING Miami Marathon spokesmodels. As a promoter of the event, I got a chance to travel to major cities all across North America including Chicago, New York, LA, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Toronto, Ottawa, to attend fitness and marathon expos where I learned valuable lessons from the industries leading fitness experts and runners.
My experience extends to over 10,000 one-on-one training sessions in various locations such as Maine, Florida, Kansas, California, Canada and Brazil. I am fortunate to have trained and continue to train a diverse and unique clientele ranging from a 5 year old child with autism to a 76 year old individual with osteoporosis and major vertigo. Professional clients include professional runner Kirby Davis and professional triathlete Manny Huerta. In addition I am a published fitness author and continuously seek further education within the exercise science world to bring my clients the most efficient, up to date and safest ways to train the human body.
In 2010 I was selected as the Official National Running coach for the "Run like a Diva" Running series, the "Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon" and the "North Carolina Half Marathon." It really is the dream job to work in an area in which I love; running...and the locations where I get to to travel and present my seminars are not too bad either-- Honolulu, Vail, San Francisco, Long Island, Myrtle Beach and Puerto Rico. You can follow my journey and receive tons of free advice and fat loss tricks by following me on facebook: Kendrick Fitness.
Trick of the Trade:
Many people don't achieve their fitness goals for the simple reason that they are not taught what to do when they are done with a workout. The time in between workouts is 70% of achieving your ultimate fitness goal. That includes a proper and strict diet, sufficient sleep, motivation and most of all consistency and persistency.
Best part of being a Fitness Professional:
The gift of health and wellness is the best gift that a person can give themselves. I am fortunate to be able to play a unique and significant role in people's life. Often times we get caught up in the everyday rush of life and forget to take care of ourselves. Thats where I come in -- inspire, motivate and coach each individual to help them achieve optimum results in their fitness so that they can ultimately achieve even more in their life.
Experience & Qualifications:
- Over 10 years of experience in the field
- Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Education (2012)
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion (2007)
- NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- ACE-Personal Trainer
- Core Training Specialist
- ACTION-CPT Certified
- Spinning Certified
- Co-Owner of Fit Limit "Learn, Set, Push your Limits"
- Official Running and Conditioning coach of "Run like a Diva" national running series
- Official Running and Conditioning coach of "Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon"
- Official Running and Conditioning coach of "North Carolina Half Marathon"
- Published Fitness author
- Spokesmodel for ING Miami Marathon 2003-2007
- Board of Directors and Instructor for ACTION certification
- Worked at renowned Institute of Human Performance under Juan Carlos Santana
- Former NCAA Division 1 cross country and track athlete at Florida Atlantic University
- Avid Athlete