Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy

Personal Trainer & Fitness Coaching

Conor has worked in the field of strength and fitness coaching full time for 8 years, and has single-handedly coached over 8,000 sessions (both group sessions, and one-on-one).

He began his coaching career while practicing martial arts in his early twenties, most notably kickboxing. He achieved his black belt and was involved in coaching at several clubs, while also competing. After a couple of injuries, he stepped back from martial arts and began to spend more time strength training, eventually taking part in several Powerlifting competitions. He has also run several half-marathons over the years and the Belfast City Marathon too. In addition, he has always been a keen cyclist and has completed six of the IDGB Mizen-to-Malin 700km charity cycles.

He began his coaching career as a trainer in a high-end personal training clinic in Dublin in 2007 and worked there for 3 years before going out on his own. He invested a lot of time and money in his continuing personal development in what was then still a relatively unknown field; strength and conditioning.

Conor’s passion is making people better…feel better, look better, move better, and perform better.

He has worked with a range of clients over the years, from people in their eighties to World Champion athletes. He currently divides his time between coaching competitive athletes and recreational trainees.

In addition to his private coaching work, Conor is Strength and Conditioning Coach of Sundrive Track Cycle team and trains several competitive athletes in disciplines including running, cycling and boxing.

Some of his qualifications and experience are included below;
BSc Strength and Conditioning 2017.
Higher Certificate in Strength and Conditioning 2016.
Certificate in Physical Fitness and Conditioning for Sport 2015
Certified Practitioner of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) 2014
UK Strength & Conditioning Association Level 2 Coach 2012
Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP) Coach 2012
Agatsu Certified Kettlebell Instructor 2011
International Rugby Board Strength & Conditioning Cert 2011
Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics for Children in Sport Cert 2009
NCEHS / NTC Qualified 2004
Mugendo Kickboxing Black belt

  • Completed five half marathons and the Belfast City Marathon
  • Seminars attended include Jim Wendler, Andy Bolton, Jason Kelly, Dan John, Brandon Lilly, Ed Coan, and Chad Wesley Smith.
  • Coach of the Irish kickboxing Squad for the WKA European Championships, 2006
  • Completed six Annual Mizen to Malin 700km Charity Cycles for The Irish Guide Dogs for The Blind.
  • Competed at a national level in full contact kickboxing, was nationally ranked at no. 3 at L/HW.