Jim Kirwan, the founder and former CEO of TrySports and creator of Get America Moving

Jim Kirwan came to the United States from Ireland in 2003 to set up TrySports, a specialty retail business focused on the aerobic activities of walking, running, swimming, cycling, fitness and triathlon. He stepped down as CEO of TrySports at the end of 2012; he is so concerned about the many health problems facing America that he is now on a mission to “Get America Moving”.

At the start of 2014, he created www.getamericamoving.com and Jim is so passionate about his new mission, that he has been on many television and radio shows including Fox News, Kron 4 and a 5 part series on ABC.

His first book “The eXercise Factor” is now available and it shows you how to “Ease into the best shape of your life regardless of your age, weight or current fitness level.”

Jim graduated from University College Dublin with a Business Degree and he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [UK and Ireland]. He worked for eighteen years with Ireland’s leading bank – Bank of Ireland, in a wide range of personnel management roles.

After three years in London, he left the bank in 1990 to set up his first business, a successful personnel management consultancy, based in Dublin. He did this for twelve years before moving to America to set up TrySports

He has completed four marathons, many triathlons and has many years coaching running, cross-country, track and field and triathlon.


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