Julie Kenney


Julie’s career as a pediatric nurse practitioner has fostered her interest in healthy living throughout the lifespan. She has been an active runner for nearly 2 decades and has completed many marathons. Her love of running continues, and when she was introduced to the unlimited potential of strength and conditioning several years ago, she found the benefits to be immeasurable.

Julie started the first 10 years of her career at Children’s in general pediatrics and then made a change to Diabetes and Endocrinology. While in the diabetes clinic, she worked closely with children and families struggling with weight and were developing Type II diabetes at too early of an age. After starting CrossFit herself, she learned of CrossFit Kids. The hope of finding another tool to help kids be healthy motivated her to become a CrossFit Level 1 Certified and CrossFit Kids Certified in just two short months. She finds true joy in empowering others to find their successes, whatever they might be.

Julie now works in the Emergency Department at Children’s. Julie lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, three kids, two cats and one dog.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)


  • Master’s Degree as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner