Robert and Kristin Kennedy founded Kennedy Fitness on September 27, 2007. But the story of Kennedy Fitness actually began in the summer of 2004. At that time, Robert was living in Dallas, working as a Porsche Premier Technician, but had just completed the Physical Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics of Resistance Training courses at The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. At the same time, Kristin was studying pre-med biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she was enrolled on a softball scholarship.
The two happened to meet in Denver, instantly clicked, and within a matter of weeks, Robert moved to Nebraska! Initially Kristin continued to attend UNK, while Robert began training at 24 Hour Fitness in Omaha. Following the completion of that school year, Kristin transferred to UNO, switched her major to exercise science, and began training at 24 Hour Fitness too. Robert proposed on Valentine’s Day, and the two were married in August, 2006.
By that time Robert had achieved Master Trainer status at 24 Hour Fitness, held multiple specialist certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and was consistently one of the top producing trainers in the mid-west. Then in the fall of 2007, as they were starting Kennedy Fitness, Robert was invited by 24 Hour Fitness and the United States Olympic Committee to serve as a Fitness Ambassador at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing! It was an honor, but one that Robert ultimately elected to forego, in order to aggressively pursue the launch of Kennedy Fitness.
Robert has competed as a natural bodybuilder in the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF). Kristin has competed as a powerlifter in the Independent Bodybuilding and Powerlifting Association (IBPA), placing first in all three events, to become the 2011 IBPA Women’s Powerlifting National Champion! Both have run the Lincoln Marathon, been featured on local radio, TV news, and authored several articles pertaining to health and fitness in local magazines.
Today Kennedy Fitness continues to provide personal training services, and has expanded to offer on-site group exercise classes at businesses across the Omaha metro and beyond! Robert and Kristin Kennedy continue to change lives,* and have assembled a truly outstanding team of caring and knowledgeable Certified Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors, with more than 70 years of combined experience.
*While Robert and Kristin do still actively train clients, their time is extremely limited. If you wish to train with them (as opposed to their staff), premium rates may apply. Call (402) 871-7935 for details.