Professional Basketball Player
Certified Personal Trainer
Masters Student in Nutrition Education
My name is Adam Kemp and I am a Professional Basketball player, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, and a graduate student at American University where I am working on my Master of Science in Nutrition Education.
I was born and raised in Upstate New York, but the game of basketball has taken me all over the world, to places I only dreamed of being able to go.
It has also brought me a beautiful, amazing wife and an incredible baby boy. I met my wife Anna Targoniy (now Anna Kemp) while playing basketball professionally in Kazakhstan, and on November 17, 2019, she gave birth to our baby boy Addison Kemp!
On my website, you can find a wide variety of health and fitness tips. The health and fitness tips on my website come from my personal experiences, education, and additional scientific research. Along with the research skills and knowledge I am currently obtaining in my Masters of Nutrition Education program, I graduated from Marist College in 2014 with a B.A. in Communication so I have extensive training in researching and analyzing information to determine what is factual and what is not.
I love helping people with their health and fitness goals, whether it is building muscle mass, losing weight, improving as an athlete, or simply becoming healthier.
I have personal experience with many different aspects of health and fitness including choosing the right workout supplements, planning workout programs, determining the most effective exercises, conducting truthful and non-bias fitness product reviews, and more!
Although I am not a Doctor and cannot advise you on specific medical issues, due to my experiences and knowledge in the worlds of sports, health, and fitness, I believe my website should be your go-to for trusted health and fitness advice!
Currently, I am in my 7th Year of professional basketball.
Before my time as a professional basketball player, I attended The Winchendon School where I played in the historic NEPSAC ( New England Preparatory School Athletic Council), and then Marist College, where I started on my NCAA Division 1 college basketball team for all four years.
After finishing my career at Marist College, I have played for the following professional basketball teams:
My love for learning about health and fitness and improving my mental and physical health has been a key factor to the length and success of my basketball career.
One of my proudest accomplishments as a basketball player and as an athlete was in the summer of 2015, when I measured 6’10”, 257lbs, and 7.5% body fat, with a 37-inch vertical jump at the Detroit Pistons Free Agent Mini-Camp. Due to these measurements and my skill as a basketball player, I was invited to the 2015 NBA Summer League with the Detroit Pistons!
However, I wasn’t always a good athlete.
Anyone who ever saw me play High School basketball would not believe that I would currently be in my 7th year of professional basketball, and especially that I would be able to do this:
Growing up, I was never the naturally strongest or best athlete, which is why I am confident that the knowledge I have of health and fitness can be effective for nearly anybody. I was always tall and overweight, yet, I refused to accept the fact that this would limit me to being slow-footed, non-athletic, and unhealthy.
Unlike other professional basketball players who were able to run fast and jump high from a young age, I wasn’t able to dunk a basketball until my Sophomore year in High School, when I was already 6’7”. At this point, I had not yet scratched the surface of what I was capable of physically. As my high school career progressed and eventually passed by, I continued to develop but was not yet satisfied with the results of the work I was putting in as an athlete.
It wasn’t until I attended The Winchendon School in Winchendon, Massachusetts, that I began to truly investigate how to become a better athlete and how to live a healthier lifestyle overall.
After that turning point in my life, I dedicated myself to learning as much as possible about the best supplements, best workout programs, best exercises, and best dietary strategies to become the best athlete I could be.
Along with my professional basketball career, two key aspects of my life which have led me to becoming knowledgeable about health and fitness are my struggles with exercise-induced asthma and Tourette Syndrome.
I developed exercise-induced asthma and Tourette’s Syndrome at nearly the same time. When I was about 10 years old, I had my first bout of asthma and my life was never the same since. I have used nearly every asthma medication known to man at one point or the other, and I have literally had my lungs tested at the efficiency of an 80+ year old!
Although I have severe asthma, I have never let it stop me from doing what I love (playing basketball). To play basketball at the professional level, I have researched supplements, breathing techniques, and diet strategies that help to control my asthma naturally for hours, and I exercise nearly 365 days per year.
At this point in time I rarely even use my regular inhaler (Xopenex), although I do take Zyrtec on a nightly basis.
Additionally, I have developed many different strategies to limit the motor tics I have due to Tourette Syndrome, and I can normally control them to a mild point for months on end.
These two health issues have played an enormous role in how I have developed my overall health and fitness strategy, and they have helped me see the world in a completely different way than most people!
Adam Kemp Fitness is not just a place for health and fitness advice, it is a theory of life that truly believes you can achieve what you want with your body.
After years of working on my body and researching the intricate details of health and fitness, I have developed a unique perspective that I developed into “Adam Kemp Fitness.”
The health and fitness information that I provide on my website is what I consider to be the safest, most effective scientifically backed health and fitness advice that offers the quickest way to becoming healthier and more fit.
The health and fitness tips on my website can help you decide which diet you should use, what workout programs or exercises you should do, and what supplements you should use.
I also offer online fitness consultant services if you would like to personally work with me to make these decisions.
Together, we’ll work to bring you the results you want to see in your overall health and body image!