Ronnie Kenyatta, RK Strength Training (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 553)
Ronnie Kenyatta, owner and strength coach at RK Strength Training, joined this episode of North Fulton Business Radio with host John Ray. Ronnie shared his story of working as a strength and conditioning trainer with the New York Mets and having to quit after a diagnosis of kidney disease. After Ronnie received a donated kidney transplant from a longtime friend, he adapted to become a strength and conditioning coach in his own business. He and John discussed speed training, how he assesses an athlete, mindset, what coaches and scouts are looking for in high school and college athletes, and much more.
RK Strength Training
RK Strength Training utilizes cutting-edge exercises, drills, and concepts to enhance players’ physical and mental capabilities.
By creating age and skill-level-appropriate programming for travel, high school, college, and pro sports organizations, they are striving to advance the field of performance enhancement. However, in order for this to occur it is imperative that each athlete wholeheartedly commits to the player development program.
Performance Training: regimented exercise program with progressive intensities aiming to maximize athleticism for any given sport and encompassing:
Joint Maintenance/Injury Prevention
Sports-Specific Weight Training
The RK fitness program is designed to accommodate all demographics. Clients receive customized strength, cardiovascular, flexibility/mobility programs. These programs are designed with the following goals in mind.
To develop metabolic training. programs directed toward the client’s goal BMI/ Body fat composition.
To safely and efficiently develop appropriate muscle mass.
To enable our clients to look and feel absolutely amazing
To enhance our client’s movement quality.
Ronnie Kenyatta MS,CSCS,PES,CES, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Owner, RK Strength Training
Ronnie is originally from Cheverly, Maryland. He moved to Atlanta in 1998. His Strength and Conditioning career began as an intern at Georgia Tech for Men’s Basketball during the Bobby Cremins era.
As a lifelong baseball fan, Ronnie moved to professional baseball. He worked for the NY Mets for 12 years as the Assistant Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from 2001-2013. During this time, he worked with players such as Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Jose Reyes, current San Diego Padres Manager Andy Green, Justin Turner, and Daniel Murphy.
Based out of Alpharetta, Georgia Ronnie now trains athletes of all sports from middle school to the professional level. He graduated from Radford University and has A Masters in Exercise Science.
Questions and Topics in the Interview:
- How do I improve my athlete’s speed?
- What EXACTLY are college and professional scouts/coaches looking for in today’s athlete?
- What’s the best way to stand out as an athlete?
- How do I minimize injuries?
- What is your “make up”?
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