Jamie Ness is not your typical trainer. He holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky. He taught several health and fitness related courses at colleges and universities. He has published articles in NSCA Coach and NSCA Personal Training Quarterly and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jamie began in the field as an athletics (track & field) coach. Over the past 12 years he has coached nearly every event in athletics. Jamie also coaches powerlifters and helps athletes over a wide range of sports with their strength and conditioning. Whether it’s been middle schoolers, masters, or collegiate athletes, Jamie has consistently helped them achieve personal bests and far beyond, including 3 state, and 2 national record holders in powerlifting.
While Jamie truly loves coaching, his calling has been personal training. Jamie has worked with all ages from children to seniors in their 80's. He has helped many folks get healthier and fitter in fun and sustainable ways. His training is based on good science but applied to real life in practical ways that have consistently yielded great results. Seeing people improve their quality of life is the reward that keeps Jamie in the field.
Jamie does practice what he preaches. He has been a competitive middle and long-distance runner most of his life and earned high honors in high school and college, highlighted by twice competing at the national cross country championships in college. While running was his first love he enjoys many different sports and is a well-rounded athlete. His current focus is on shot put, discus, hammer and powerlifting. He has deadlifted more than three times his own body weight and holds 3 USPA Kentucky state records in powerlifting.