Trainer Spotlight: Travis Kennedy

Bailey’s Bodies is run by a team of expert personal trainers, each with their own experience, areas of expertise, and unique training philosophies. I thought it would be interesting to hammer them with a few questions so we can all learn a little more about them.

Today’s spotlight is on Travis, a certified Master Trainer who has been a personal trainer for 4 years. Since an early age, he’s been sports crazy and is heading up our new running program, The Extra Mile.

Why did you decide you wanted to be a personal trainer?
I decided that I wanted to be a trainer because I felt I was the type of person who had themselves gone through a transformation that I would know how people feel and are experiencing and that I would know what’s best to advise them and guide them through their fitness transformations. I have always had a love of fitness and working hard. Being a PT allows me to see both of these assets in our clients. 🙂

When did you start your career as a personal trainer?
I started personal training back January of 2012 when I was just starting my year 12 studies. I was also studying to become a personal trainer on nights and weekends. I became a qualified personal trainer in mid July and haven’t looked back!

What certifications and qualifications do you have?
I am a certified Master Trainer with Fitness III & IV certificates and senior first aid. I was in the process of getting my degree in Exercise Sports Science until I got roped into the family business. I’ll be continuing my studies as soon as I’ve got some spare time.

What’s your training philosophy?
I believe in hard training but even harder nutrition — all results stem from food! The right nutrition is hard, but achievable! Good food, in correlation with hard training is unbeatable for getting results!

What’s your typical fitness training like? Do you play sports?
My personal routine involves a large amount of gym work usually 6 days a week with each body part broken up into its own day. For example, quads and calves, back and rear delt, biceps and triceps, etc. I also enjoy running and boxing for cardio… and anything that’s competitive I’ll have a go haha

What sports and training did you do when you were younger?
From my youth football and cricket have been my chosen sports. I’m lucky enough to have played representative level at both sports but my highest honour goes to continuing my family’s tradition of winning the state Judo championship in 2004.

Have you ever suffered any major injuries? How did they affect you training?
Luckily so far (and touch wood), I have never suffered any injuries. My understanding and knowledge of the body composition, and range of motion of muscle groups has helped keep in injury free.

What’s some advice you’d give to anyone first starting out with fitness training?
I would recommended finding something that motivates you and that you enjoy! Something you can have a laugh with, because at the end of the day if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing it’s only going to be hard to stay with it long term.

What’s a common mistake you see people making too often?
The most common mistake I see people making is not understanding their bodies and nutritional needs. People believe that training will give them abs instead of the food that’s fuelling their body.

What’s something you have learnt as a personal trainer?
I learnt to smile and have a laugh early on, life’s just one big game and I know I’m winning if I’m smiling.

What’s your favourite source of protein?
My most common source of protein would be chicken. It’s lean but tasty meat and usually most cost effective.

More importantly, what’s your favourite cheat meal?
Cheat meals revolve around pizza burgers and donuts. 🙂 I’m more of a savoury man that a dessert queen 🙂

If you’ve got any additional questions you might want answered, hit us up on Facebook. If you’re interested in joining our new running programme, join soon! Sign up on line for The Extra Mile before Sunday!