Thomas King, MSc, CK, CSCS, is a Certified Kinesiologist (Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association), and JKConditioning’s (JKC) first full-time strength coach.
Thomas has been training clients since completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2014. While working as a trainer, Thomas pursued his Master of Science in Kinesiology at Memorial with a focus on human performance in harsh environments graduating in May 2016. In July of that year, he began working with JKC and has been with the team ever since.
While working with JKC, Thomas has co-authored fitness articles with Jon-Erik Kawamoto for publications such as Bodybuilding.com and Muscle and Fitness magazine. He has also been quoted as a fitness expert in Men’s Journal and has co-authored one peer-reviewed publication titled: “How does load and impulse influence the success of jettisoning a simulated S-92 push-out window”.
During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Thomas began to feel that his own workouts and pandemic “routine” had become stale. To remedy this, he completely shifted his personal programming and began training for Strongman competitions. To date he has competed in numerous local shows with his best finish being second place at the 2023 NL’s Strongest competition. Nationally, Thomas was one of two athletes to represent the province at the Canadian Hercules contest in Calgary in September 2023 finishing in tenth place.