Jon-Erik Kawamoto, MSc, CSCS, CEP is a strength and conditioning specialist, managing director and founder of JKConditioning, located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Since taking his first client in 2005, Jon has inspired many to achieve higher levels of fitness and athletic performance. Jon has worked with numerous clients of all levels ranging from professional and amateur athletes to those with minimal gym experience.
Jon received his Master’s Degree in Human Kinetics with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jon served as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses and also taught an introduction to strength and conditioning course as a sessional instructor in his first semester. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
In addition to coaching and personal training, Jon is an established freelance fitness writer. He has authored over 150 articles in popular fitness magazines and websites such as Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Oxygen, Runner’s World, Canadian Running, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal blog. Jon has been quoted as a fitness expert on menshealth.com, womenshealth.com and shape.com and also serves as a fitness advisor for the greatist.com.
Jon’s athletic background includes competing in track & field, cross-country and road running. He competed for a total of 9 years and has 15:13 and 32:15 bests in the road 5km and 10km respectively. With his experience as a distance runner, Jon gravitates toward strength training runners of all levels.
Recently, Jon was selected as St. John’s first community ambassador for the newly opened lululemon store (Avalon Mall). Jon and JKConditioning were selected for this honour because of the alignment of the brands’ values and high quality service and results JKConditioning gets for its clients.