“Nana korobi, ya oki” – a Japanese proverb that means “Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.”
He might be small, but Ken’s powerful. If you’re looking for a strength and power coach, this Olympic Weightlifting specialist is for you.
Ken Nguyen, aka Kenny Power, is the Power Coach of Fitness Playground. If you’re looking for a Personal Trainer with a strength and power training background, you can stop looking, he reckons 😉
As an Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 1 Sports Power Coach (soon to be Level 2), Ken’s biggest passion is understanding Olympic Weightlifting. Despite the technicality of these sports, Ken is able to make your training fun and enjoyable for his clients.
In his own words: “I used to hate myself for not being talented enough to play a musical instrument. But I found my instrument… It’s long, round and heavy. Oh, it also weighs 20KG. Can you guess what it is?”
Ken says he’s aware his body comes in a “fun” size but he sure knows how to pack a punch! He is always up for any challenge. Anytime, anywhere, anything.
- Power & Strength Training
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Postural Correction
If you take away the superficial component of exercise, you are left with training for life. It’s a lifestyle. Training for life means that you are OK with being uncomfortable with the weights on your shoulder; it means that you are going to get up every time life pushes you down; it means that you are going to be resilient for those obstacles in life. Training for life is more than just weight loss and fad diets. I’d hate for you to go through life without truly understanding what it feels like to be strong.
education, experience & achievements
- Certificates III & IV in Fitness
- Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 1
- Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 2 (Currently Completing)
- ASCA Strength & Conditioning Level 1 (Currently Completing)
3 fun facts
- I may look snobby at the gym, but if you smile at me, I’ll smile back. I promise.
- I’m also a certified scuba diver. Yet every time I dive, I panic.
- I am extremely scared of heights, however, sky diving was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced.
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PT Client Reviews
“Honestly, as nice as it is to hit a new personal best or try out a new skill, I’ve just enjoyed doing it all with someone like Ken who’s easy to chat to and get along with. Being very personal is just as important as any other skills as a Personal Trainer, and Ken is a great example of someone who feels just as much like a friend as my Personal Trainer.”
“When I started our journey into powerlifting I struggled with form and mobility, but Ken’s patience and knowledge made it fun and helped me come a long way in a short time. I used to look at powerlifters at the gym when I was younger and wish I was able to lift like them – with Ken’s guidance, that wish is now a reality. I believe I will compete at Nationals and do well, and I look forward to having Ken by my side when that time comes.”
“[Ken gives] the most helpful Personal Training sessions I’ve ever had. I appreciate his commitment to his clients and their fitness goals. Help with form, most of all. I appreciate the in-depth explanation and what I should be able to feel with the workout if my form is correct. Checking in constantly to make sure I’m getting the most out of my programs.”
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