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You know that guy from your high school reunion? The one that everyone just shakes their head in amazement that he’s gone on to such great heights in the one area he seemed destined for failure? Well that guy is Kevin Kearns and he’s bringing his intensity, industry leading research and passion for strength and conditioning to MMATraining.com as a featured personality on our site. His impact can be seen in the career paths of MMA stars Kenny Florian, Stephan Bonnar, Alberto Crane, and Kurt Pellegrino.
He calls “Bawston” home but travels worldwide in an effort to reach as many people as possible who are willing to sign up for his grueling but effective training sessions. Watch for Kevin’s blog, training tips, videos and articles on mmatraining.com and check out his DVD’s and FitPack in the mmatraining.com store.
Kevin Kearns, 41, was born in June 1966 and grew up outside of Boston in the city of Everett. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Kevin has been professionally involved in the fitness industry for over twenty years. He is certified by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and is a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified Specialist. Recently, he was certified as a FreeMotion Master Trainer.
His commitment to fitness is both unique and compelling. If you looked up “last pick” in the dictionary you would have found a picture of a young Kevin Kearns. He was the last one picked on the field, in gym classes and at recess. Simply put, he was the neighborhood punching bag. When Kevin was twelve his father died of liver failure and his world was completely turned upside down.
An uncle turned father figure talked Kevin into taking karate classes. This was a turning point in Kevin’s life as it instilled within him confidence and discipline. Most importantly, Kevin learned to compete against himself. He learned that if he practiced he became better. From the love of martial arts grew the love of exercise and at the age of 19 he was able to join the first Gold’s Gym in Massachusetts. At that time he did not know what he wanted to do in life and personal fitness training was not well known back then.
After earning his degree from University he started his first fitness job at the Boston Athletic Club. Kevin began experimenting with new concepts of fitness based on what he was learning at school. People at his gym become intrigued by his “creative” approaches, which emphasized functional conditioning. Soon he started helping others and his career as a personal fitness trainer began.
A True Business Man
Kevin established and managed The Fitness Connection gym and personal training center in Brookline Massachusetts, which he operated for ten years.
In 2006, Kevin founded a new company called Be Physically Fit, providing fitness programs and services to corporations and organizations and is actively involved in combating obesity by developing innovative products and services in conjunction with the medical community. In addition, the company develops general fitness and wellness content. Be Physically Fit produced Kevin’s first DVD – Burn with Kearns’ 30 Minute Core Strength Workout. The DVD is distributed in the United States and internationally.
Kevin is the strength and conditioning coach for several professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters including UFC fighters Stephan Bonnar, Alberto Crane, Kenny Florian and Kurt Pellegrino. He also serves as the strength and conditioning coach for WEC fighter Alex Karalexis.
Kevin is the publisher of the Be Physically Fitness Wellness newsletter and also contributes to Insidefighting.com and writes a monthly column for Ultimate Grappling Magazine. Kevin has published articles in magazines including Maxim Magazine, Inside Kung Fu and Men’s Fitness.
Martial Arts Studied
- Kenpo Karate: received Black Belt
- Shotokan Karate: received Green Belt
- Jujitsu: apprentice to Shihan Bob Dickey
- Muay Thai: studied under John Frankl
- Pekiti-tirsia Kali: studied under Guro Willam Schultz
- Western Boxing: studied under John Obrien
Current Martial Arts Study
- Brazilian Jujitsu, Straight Blast Gym: studying under Coach Steve Whitter
- Muay Thai: studying under Kru Mark DellaGrotte
- BBJ: studying under Kenny Florian