Kenneth (Ken) Johnson MS, MBA, is a freelance writer who has written on topics ranging from dreams of Ugandan college students, shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, MS-DOS tricks and tips, legal technology, triathlons and marathons, and Milwaukee/Kenosha/Chicago local events. His recent works have focused primarily on health, wellness, endurance sports, and local events for a variety of online content providers.
Johnson was the Chicago Wellness Examiner, Milwaukee Triathlon Examiner, and National Endurance Sports Examiner at Examiner.com for six years, before the site went offline in the summer of 2016. His work has also appeared in the the USA Triathlon Multisport Zone, Houston Chronical Online, CBS Chicago Local, LIVESTRONG.COM, and AXS.com. He has also authored internal research and content articles for a population health management services organization, as well as training materials for a variety of companies.
Johnson holds a M.S. in Exercise Science with a specialization in Health and Wellness Promotion, a M.B.A. with Marketing emphasis, and certificate in Wellness Coaching. He has been a USA Triathlon certified coach and National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer since 2003, and for ten years was a triathlon coach at the largest municipal fitness facility in the United States.
Johnson's writing makes complicated health and wellness information understandable to the everyday reader, and scientific training information accessible to the novice to intermediate athlete.
It's summer, and who wants to go to the gym (or down to the basement) and do a strength workout on a gorgeous day? With a bit of imagination, you can do most any gym exercise outside, using your own body weight. And as an added bonus, research has shown that compared with exercising indoors, exercising outdoors is associated with greater feelings of revitalization, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and in
Here’s a strength workout that will take you through Downtown Kenosha. For all exercises, try to do 8 to 15 repetitions (reps), starting at one set and building to 3 sets. Take about a minute rest between each set.