Kenneth Johnson , NASM Elite Trainer


My certainty is greater than your doubt.

Ken Johnson’s greatest satisfaction is inspiring people to become what they never thought possible – athletes. Using his own personal journey,  comprehensive fitness and wellness training, and years of experience as a professional trainer and triathlon coach, Ken has guided many individuals to reach their personal training and fitness goals.

His clientele includes new exercisers, master athletes, heavier individuals, older returning athletes, and novice triathletes, with specialty classes geared toward the Chicagoland women-only triathlons. Ken has been triathlon coach and personal trainer at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin since 2004. The RecPlex is the site of the Chicagoland Trek Women’s Triathlon, the Chicagoland Danskin Women’s Triathlon, and the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon and Junior Triathlon. Ken’s positive, motivational approach and extensive experience developing programs for various fitness levels are key reasons his athletes continue to work with him year after year.

Ken is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, with certificates in cardiorespiratory training for weight management, fitness goals, and performance goals. An avid triathlete since 1987,  he became a certified coach with USA Triathlon in 2003. He is also a Wellcoaches certified Wellness Coach and certified Fitness Coach. Ken also writes an online column as Chicago Wellness Examiner at (

Other educational and professional achievements include an M.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Illinois, and certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from 2006 through 2010. For further information on Ken’s personal training, triathlon training, and wellness coaching activities, visit his web site at



  • Kenosha, WI