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About Coach Ken Johnson

3-Fitness & Wellness is owned by Ken Johnson, a USAT Certified Coach and NASM Certified Personal Trainer based in southeastern Wisconsin. For 10 years he was a triathlon coach and the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, the largest municipal fitness center in the United States. In addition to providing individual and group triathlon training, he created and directed the RecPlex Indoor Triathlon series, which as been running since 2005. He also conceived, implemented, and led a summer-long program of open water swims.

Since 2014 Coach Ken has worked in the Wellness field as a consultant and coach, helping clients meet their health goals and priorities. He also writes frequently on health, fitness, performance, and local events for a variety of online publishers.

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3-Fitness & Wellness Coaching Philosophy

I am detail orientated in my life and training, and believe in bringing the same to athletes in their training. This means providing complete information about training, why we are doing what we are doing, and what exactly we are supposed to be doing.

A coach should also be organized and understand the importance of communications. Each athlete should understand what is expected of them in each workout. Communications should be both ways, not just the coach talking at the athlete. Feedback also goes both ways, to make you a better athlete and me a better coach.

Finally, it has to be fun. This isn't brain surgery. There is no reason for doing it unless you are having a good time, and that has to come through all the time. Having been involved with Masters & Clydesdales running their first marathons and first triathlons, I know the joy there is accomplishing something people never thought they'd be able to do. As a coach, I want my athletes to feel that joy.

Coach Ken

The swimming clinic on Sunday was great! I am enjoying the training and am so glad I am taking your class. It is extremely valuable! Thank you for all that you do for us beginning triathletes!

USAT Articles by Coach Ken

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The Secrets to a Successful Race Simulation
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, July 10, 2017
The 5 Biggest Transition Mistakes
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, June 9, 2017
Your Guide to a Transition Walk-through
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, May 9, 2017
The Vegan Triathlete
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, August 8, 2016
How to Calculate Your Training Zones
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, February 22, 2016
USAT HR Calculations spreadsheet
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, February 22, 2016