John Kenny

profilephoto01-001370000076Xj1AAEMy name is John T. Kenny or JT. I'm a professional Firefighter and a Paramedic and I also own and run Access Health & Fitness which is a private training facility in Raheny, Dublin 5, Ireland.

Im a Certified StrongFirst Team Leader and Elite Instructor and my aim is to educate people on Sustainable Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle choices.

What I love about the StrongFirst method is the effectiveness of simplicity.

My own views on “exercising” or strength training is all based on how we move our body.

I educate people to Practice, Train and Strengthen movements.

To do this we first address the Mobility, Flexibility and Stability of muscles and joints.

The aim then is to master the movements by consistency of practice.

Finally we strengthen the movements using tools like Kettlebells, Barbells or Bodyweight progressions and regressions.

Sound simple?
It is but it’s not necessarily easy.

StrongFirst Certifications:

StrongFirst Team Leader April ‘19

Elite Instructor January ‘19

May 2014 with Dan John and Mark Toomey
Re-certifications - June ‘16, June ‘18, April ‘19

December 2015 with Dr Michael Hartle
Re-certifications - Nov ‘17, Nov ‘18

June 2016 with Master Jon Engum
Re-certifications - June ‘18, April ‘19

June 2017 with Karen Smith

Flexible Steel:
June 2016 with Master Jon Engum

June 2018 with Master Fabio Zonin

June 2019 with Pavel Tsatsouline

If you would like to find out more please visit my website or contact me through the means below.

Facebook: Access Health & Fitness
Instagram: John T Kenny
Twitter: @FitnessDublin


Niamh Pitts
I've been training with John for almost 4yrs now. John demonstrates and talks you through every exercise so you not only know how to do it, you know why you're doing it.

He keeps training fun & interesting & makes training with kettlebells so enjoyable i even bought my own kettlebells for using at home.

Candace Slyne
I had done kettlebells previously with other trainers and thought I had them mastered... until I met John!!
John strips it right back to the basic movements and teaches you techniques to ensure you are using your whole body to power through with those movements efficiently.

John's passion for kettlebells was evident from day 1 in his class and I knew I had to get onboard with some 1-2-1 training to see what it was all about. I can honestly say I wouldn't train with anyone else now.
Not only do you get a full on killer workout, he also throws in some life coaching chats and giggles along the way.
The guy is a hero.

Ciara White
I’ve been training with John for 4yrs now and have to say that he has extensive knowledge, expertise and passion for nutrition and training.

At the beginning of each kettlebell session, John would break down and demonstrate the fundamental movements used for each exercise. Some of the exercises I do during training range from single/double handed swings, squats, clean, press, snatch and get ups. John will constantly monitor my movement/technique, giving me advice along the way, so I could make corrections as required.
By using kettlebells in my training, it has enabled me to develop my core stability, increase my strength & endurance and mobility.

Many thanks John for all your help over the last few years.

Martin Kiernan
I have been working with John for over 2 years now, originally to lose some weight but with Johns guidance and support I love my strength training. Always look forward to my deadlifts and kettlebell training. Has been a complete change in my lifestyle since I started training with John.

Sinead Watters
I first worked with John over 4 years ago after having my first child. Through his down to earth approach and consistently going above & beyond to help his clients, I have learned so much and progressed in my strength journey. Initially I was pretty apprehensive for a 'kettlebell' rookie like myself, but with John's coaching and motivation my confidence and my strength have grown. Not sure I will make an Iron Maiden but who knows with John's knowledge and ability to encourage people to challenge themselves......

Sean O’ Cionnaigh
I began training with John in January 2017 when I was recovering from surgery having suffered a serious rota cuff injury in 2015. I had physio and recovery for 2 years and instructed by doctors not to exceed weights of 10 kgs.

With Johns I was doing one on one personal training three times a week. With somewhat simple and very controlled exercises I have achieved goals way beyond my expectations.

I now can complete multiple sets of 10 pull-ups and regularly deadlift 115 kgs (5sets of 5)

Having taken all the nutrition and lifestyle advise offered by John, I now weigh 78 kgs, feel healthy and happy and at 65 years of age I don’t think that’s too bad at all.

Bren Fanning
John is a loving soul who pretends he’s a hardass. He is very convincing. This extends to us having absolute confidence in him. Sessions are hard and rewarding and we laugh a lot, which is important. He is absolutely on top of his game

Myles Creane
John is very knowledgeable and a great coach. Would highly recommend.

Mark Deevy
I first went to John over a year and a half ago for help with the Simple & Sinister Proramme. I thought a few sessions and I would happily be on my way, however, I am still regularly seeing John for help with all things strength and mobility related. I find his knowledge invaluable in my journey to become stronger.

Many thanks John for all your help!

Paul Dolan
Im currently working with John to prep for my StrongFirst level 1 cert. The amount of knowledge John has is incredible. I would have comsidered myself fairly good when it comes to using kettlebells but what ive learnt with john so far has really been amazing....

John has taken me right back to the basics and shown me that you need to master the basics first above all.

What a COACH ??

Shane Lunney
I have trained and worked with John over the last year and a half and can safely say this guy knows his stuff when it comes to Kettlebells and Barbell work

If you are looking for some flashy, faddy method or secret I'm sad to say John won't provide it

But if you want to learn how to work and develop some serious strength and conditioning or just drop some of that extra body fat and move and feel better then John can provide you with the theory and more importantly the practical knowledge to get you were you need and want to be

Shane Lunney PT


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StrongFirst Certified Team Leader
StrongFirst Elite
Kettlebell Instructor SFG II
Barbell Instructor SFL
Bodyweight Instructor SFB


City: Raheny
Zip code: 5
State: Dublin
Country: Ireland


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