Larry Kinnard '09

Major: Sport Business
Job Title: Head Trainer and Owner

Major While at Mount Union: Sport Business

Minor: Sociology

Job Title: Head Trainer and Owner of S.O.L.I.D. Fitness, LLC.

As owner of S.O.L.I.D. Fitness, I tend to clients’ specific health and fitness needs and handle all day-to-day operations of the business – accounting, marketing, paying bills, handling trainers’ compensation, maintenance and cleanliness of training area, client billing, client correspondence, fielding specific health and fitness questions and promoting the business on all social media outlets.


Favorite Part of Job
I enjoy assisting individuals in conquering physical, mental and spiritual hurdles. In other words, I like helping them to become stronger on the inside as well as the outside.

Proudest Accomplishment
Being chosen as a Local Favorite in the 2012 edition of Stark County’s About Magazine was amazing, as the business had only been open for a year at that point.

Previous Job
I previously worked at Brookside Country Club as the fitness director.

Career Preparation
Mount Union helped with time management and an overall drive to do more and get better every day.

Favorite Professor
Dr. James Thoma – he never gave up on me. He also forced me to always do more and to think outside the box. 

Championship Mindset
Being a former football player at Mount Union, I have never been able to accept anything less than the best. I always carry a championship mindset into every day.

Advice to Students
Set a goal and go after it, never give up on what you truly want in life and do not be afraid to think outside the box!

Mount Union helped with time management and an overall drive to do more and get better every day.

Fun Facts

Who is your hero?
My hero is my father, Larry Kinnard Sr.
What is your favorite movie?
"Rocky IV"
What occupation did you wanted to be when you were a kid?
What's your favorite quote or motto?
“Your attitude determines Your altitude” – Zig Ziglar
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you choose, and why?
I would have dinner with my father. I lost him in 2003. As a matured young man, there would be many of life’s questions that I would want to ask him.
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