I first met Jason Kilderry more than 16 years ago when he was my trainer at the gym that I belonged to. Jason was one of the few people I knew who was skinnier than me. Jason had an incredible base of knowledge regarding fitness and how to train. Jason was one of those people who was always moving, he was a perpetual motion machine. He was known to assist everyone who asked him for advice or suggestions on how to improve their fitness regiment.
He worked with athletes of all stripes and all ages; runners, cyclists, and triathletes. His mantra was always sharing his knowledge base with his clients who became his friends. Jason worked with Team Evesham and various other local organizations. He was also a coach at Drexel University. Ten years ago Jason was a recipient of a kidney transplant and he became ever more engaged as he spoke to others about transplants.
Jason had an enormous impact on those he met. For those of us on Team Evesham he was always speaking about eating, and training for endurance events. He hosted cycling clinics in the basement of D&Q, and talked about power as a means of measuring cycling performance. His seminars were always well attended.
Jason Kilderry was a friend, a trainer, and an inspiration to many of us. His passing from leukemia is sad not only for his family but for the thousands of athletes who he helped mentor and train. I know I will miss him. Below is a link to a short story about Jason and his kidney transplant.
A memorial will be held for Jason Kilderry this coming Saturday, December 30, at 10:00am at Sovereign Grace Church, 111 Greentree Road in Marlton, NJ. May he rest in peace.