Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP


Jon-Erik Kawamoto is a strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer and owner of JKConditioning in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Since taking his first client in 2005, Jon has helped many achieve higher levels of fitness and athletic performance. Although Jon has worked with professional athletes, the bulk of his clients come to him with minimal workout or gym experience. Jon's passion for fitness and helping his clients succeed seems to be contagious as his clients seem to discover their own passion for leading healthier lifestyles.

Jon received his Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. At MUN, Jon was 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.

In addition to coaching and personal training, Jon is an established freelance fitness writer. He has authored over 125 articles in popular fitness magazines and websites such as Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, MuscleMag, Inside Fitness, Oxygen, Runner's World, Canadian Running, Running Times,,,, and Jon has been quoted as a fitness expert on,, and and also serves as a fitness advisor for the

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 endurance athletes, particularly runners of all levels, hence his regular contributions to several running publications.

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