IMG_0348Kenneth S. Nitta


  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California
  • Masters of Science in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton

Private Training/Strength Coach Certifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Functional Movement System Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1

More Information:

He currently trains athletes, executives, and people of all ages.  In his free time he enjoys being with good friends and family, volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico, learning esoteric fun facts and teaching people to surf.

DVDs Watched in 2013

  • Muscle Attitudes, by Guimeberteau, J.C.
  • Interior Architectures, by Guimeberteau, J.C.
  • The Skin Excursions, by Guimeberteau, J.C. 
  • Strolling Under the Skin, by Guimeberteau, J.C. 
  • Healing: fungal and parasite infections (4 dvds), by Chek, P
  • Key Functional Exercises You Should Know, by Cook, G
  • The Ultimate Back, McGill
  • Exploring Functional Movement, Le Corre & Cook
  • Anatomy Trains, myofascial meridians, by Myers, T

Books Read in 2013

  • Easy Strength, by John and Pavel
  • The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, by Andrews and Berardi
  • Five Love Languages, by Chapman, G
  • Hypothyroidism, by Starr, M
  • The Permanent Pain Cure, by Chew, M
  • Getting Past Your Past, by Shapiro, F
  • The Mirror Effect, by Pinsky and Young
  • How We Love, by Yerkovich
  • Tattoos on the Heart, by Boyle, G
  • Formation, Evolution and Transformation of Rockwell,  by Beall, D
  • Anatomy of Movement, by Calais-Germain, B

DVDs Watched in 2012

  • Intervention, (3 lectures), by John, D
  • Super Joints, by Tsatsouline, P
  • Secrets of the Shoulder, by Cook, G
  • Functional Movement Systems: applying the model, by Cook, G
  • 7 Clinics With Buck Brannaman

Books Read in 2012

  • Attached, by Levinem & Heller
  • Relax Into Stretching, by Tsatsouline, P
  • A Million Miles In A Thousand Years, by Miller, D
  • Convict Conditioning, by Wade, P
  • Anatomy Of Breathing, by Calais-Germain, B
  • Man’s Search For Meaning, by Frankl, V
  • Elite Warrior, by Couch, D
  • The End of Illness, by Agus, D
  • The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Millman, D
  • The Enneagram, by Rohr & Ebert
  • Movement, by Cook, G
  • The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White
  • Bonhoeffer: pastor, martyr, prophet, spy, by Metax, E
  • The Way To Love, by De Mello, A
  • Motivational Interviewing, Miller & Rollnick
  • In The Name Of Jesus, Nouwen, H
  • Assessment And Treatment Of Muscle Imbalance: the Janda approach, by Page, Frank and Lardner
  • Scrawny To Brawny by Mejia & Berardi
  • The Responsible Company: what we have learned from Patagonia’s first 40 years, by Chouinard & Stanley
  • The Four Agreements, by Ruiz, D.M.

DVDs Watched in 2011

  • Stress and Your Body: 24 lectures, by Sapolsky, R
  • Secrets of the Core Training; Primitive Patterns, (3 DVDs) by Cook, G
  • A Philosophy of Strength Training: 4 lectures,by John, D
  • Healthy Aging, Weil, A

Books Read in 2011

  • The China Study: startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health, by Campbell, T.C.
  • Sabbath: finding rest, renewal and delight in our busy lives, by Muller, W
  • Nourishing Traditions, by Fallon, S
  • Never Let Go: a philosophy of lifting, living and learning, by John, D
  • The Sleepwatchers, by Dement, W
  • The Long Haul: an autobiography, by Horton, M
  • Propaganda: the formation of men’s attitudes, by Ellul, J
  • Total Body Breakthroughs, by Cosgrove, A
  • The Happiness Advantage: 7 principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work, by Achor, S
  • Continental Philosophy, by Critchley, S
  • Mindset, by Dweck, C
  • On the Genealogy of Morals, by Nietzsche, F
  • The Life Plan, by Life, J
  • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Price, W
  • The Millionaire Messenger, by Burchard, B
  • Total Money Makeover, by Ramsey, C
  • Crucial Conversations, by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler
  • Unbroken, by Hillenbrand, L
  • The End of Overeating, by Kessler, D
  • The Results Fitness Ultimate Fat Loss, by Cosgrove, A
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, by Sahrmann, S
  • Movement Systems Impairment Syndromes, by Sahrmann, S
  • Switch, by Heath & Heath
  • Drive, by Pink, D

Books Read in 2010

  • Power Sleep, by Mass, J.B.
  • Food Rules, by Pollan, M
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom, by Remen, R.N.
  • The Power of Less, by Babauta, L
  • Hungry, by Skinner, J.E.
  • You: Having a Baby, by Roizen & Oz
  • Inner Game of Tennis, by Gallwey, W.T.
  • Eat Mor Chikin: inspire more people, by Cathy, S.T.
  • Diversity & Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics & Theoloy, by Van Houtan & Northcott
  • Three Feet from Gold, by Lechner & Reid
  • Eat That Frog, by Tracy, B
  • Winston Spencer Churchill: The Last Lion, by Manchester, W
  • Getting to Plan “B”, by Mullins & Komisar
  • Mindless EATING, by Wansink, B
  • Whale Done, by Blanchard, K
  • A Whole New Mind, by Pink, D
  • The Sabbath, by Heschel, A.J.
  • The Irresistible Revolution, by Claiborne, S
  • Tribes, by Godin, S