Karen Kennedy joins JP Australia International Team
By admin Jan 25 th, 2018 Categories: Fitness , SUP Races , SUP Training

Author: http://jp-australia.com

Karen “KK” Kennedy is the newest team rider of the JP-Australia and the first woman to join the International Team! She’s been part of the JP National Team in the USA since 2016 and started competing in Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) racing in 2015. Karen is also a certified personal trainer and a PaddleFit Coach based in Miami, Florida.

 

JP Australia Stand Up Paddle Team Member KK

Born: 6, August, 1974, USA, Ohio
Weight: 64 kg
Size: 177 cm
Marital Status: Married
Education: Master’s Business and Health Care Administration – National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer – PaddleFit Pro Level Coach
SUP since: 2015
JP since: 2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FearlesslyFit1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenkennedyfit/ and https://www.instagram.com/fc2sup/

JP Australia Team member Karen Kennedy

Q&A

  • HOBBIES: Anything involving movement towards better Health, Fitness, and sharing the love of seeing the world from a stand-up paddleboard.
  • BEST DAY IN MY LIFE: The day my horse didn’t buck me off.
  • BEST DAY POSSIBLE: AM Workout involving the sunrise and the ocean, followed by breakfast, coaching others toward their new personal best, a few laughs and remembering to be grateful for being so blessed while watching the sunset.
  • BEST ‘VACATION’: Italy, Hawaii and Bali
  • FAVORITE MUSIC: The Killers, Snow Patrol, Bruno Mars, Mary Mary, J-Lo, Pit Bull, Norah Jones, Enigma, Surge Devant, DJ mixes and podcasts
  • FAVORITE BOOK: The Leader without a title, Robin Sharma
  • BOOK I READ NOW: Traction
  • FAVORITE VEHICLE: Volvo XC-90
  • FAVORITE SPOT: Coronado Bay, Morrow Bay, Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach
  • FAVORITE JP SUPS: 12’6” x 24” Allwater, 14’ x 23” Flatwater and the Hybrids
  • PERSONAL MADNESS & OBSESSIONS: Exploring the world by Paddleboard and building muscle in the body and mind (not just mine, but others)!
  • INSPIRED BY: The sunrise and sunset.
  • PROUD ABOUT: Being a Special Olympics Coach and being an Athlete Ambassador for the Wings for Life, World Run.
  • SPORTS TARGET: Winning Chattajack31, evolving as a Kiteboarder & more SUP Surfing
  • THE FUTURE: International!!!
  • SPONSORS: JP Austraila-SUP, Adventure Sports, Neil Pryde, MG Surfline & The Good Inside
  • MY SLOGAN (WORD I LIVE BY): Take the road less traveled. Be Dynamic, Live Kinetic & Stay Fearless.
  • ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I prefer to let those things develop on their own. Just believe you can, then get moving!

CAREER

SUP Racing highlights:

2017

  • 1st place at the Florida Winter Nationals;
  • 1st  place at the Queen of the Bay, Key Largo, USA;
  • 2nd place at the Chattajack31, Tennessee, USA;
  • 3rd fastest racer in Florida per SUPRacer ranking.

2016 

  • 1st Carolina Cup, Rec, Wrightsville Beach, USA
  • 3rd Chattajack31, Tennessee, USA

2015

  • 1st Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Miami, USA
  • 2018 SUP Selection
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