Kwami Shorter, better known as “Q The Trainer” (a.k.a. Q) has been named Director of Fitness for Georgia Kings Basketball. In his new position, Coach Q will be responsible for working with all players in the Georgia Kings program to prepare them physically for the high demands of AAU/YBOA basketball. Coach Q will coordinate closely with Glen Davis, President, General Manager, Tim Williams, Director of Team Operations and Trey Stevenson, Director of Player Skills Development to develop individual fitness programs, fitness camps and clinics to suit the needs of our players.
Coach Q is originally from Greensboro, GA where he attended high school and was a standout athlete in basketball, football and track. Q received a four-year college basketball scholarship at Carver Bible College and excelled during his time there. While still in college, he played two summers for a semi-pro developmental traveling team from Europe. Q graduated from Carver Bible College with a B. A. degree in Biblical Counseling Studies in 2007.
Coach Q has been employed full-time for the past six years with Just Fitness 4U where he is currently Lead Fitness Trainer, Coach and Motivator. He has also worked as a Personal Trainer at LA Fitness and Bally’s Total Fitness where he is a two-time winner of the “Trainer of the Year” Award.
In addition to his full-time job at Just Fitness 4U, in 2010 Q began competing as an “all-natural” professional bodybuilder with the National Gym Association (NGA) and several other all-natural pro federations. Q turned pro in 2013 and to date he has participated in 14 competitions (including 5 professional shows). He is extremely proud of his overall record including six (6) 1st place finishes, three (3) 2nd place finishes, three (3) 3rd place finishes and two (2) 4th place—all Top 4 finishes.
Coach Q loves basketball! His favorite basketball player of all time is Kobe Bryant (with Michael Jordan being a close second). His favorite bodybuilder is Dexter Jackson. And his favorite basketball team is the San Antonio Spurs!!! Coach Q is extremely excited to join the Georgia Kings Basketball Program as Director of Fitness and is looking forward to using his knowledge of the game and his experience in fitness as a way to motivate players and give back to the community.