From the moment that I first walked through the doors at Achieve, as a 380 lb. junior on the Mendham High School Football team, I could tell that Ken was different from the previous trainers who I had worked with in the past. Coming off my junior year season of football, which had ended early due to a knee injury stemming from my weight, I knew that serious changes in my life were needed. But at that time, I didn’t have the right knowledge and drive to get there. After seeing the great results from my teammates working with Ken, I decided to join Achieve. Ken provided the knowledge and taught me the drive, which I have used to lose over 100 lbs. and change my life.
Even from the first meeting with Ken, he stood out from the other trainers that I had worked with before because he didn’t just tell me what I could and couldn’t eat. Instead, Ken actually explained how my body worked and helped me to be more aware of what I was putting into my body. By providing me with this knowledge behind a structure, I was able to understand; making decisions on what to eat became much simpler. Although I nearly weighed 400 lbs, I could only bench press 185 lbs and do box squat reps at 95 lbs. Following the first 8 months of training with Ken, I saw impressive results after I had lost 50 lbs and was benching 245 lbs while squatting 315 lbs. These results, which I had never come close to before, can be credited to the drive to achieve the goals. Ken instilled this drive and determination in me, something that I could not have done without his constant motivation and support.
After that first 8 months of training with Ken, he helped turn me into a true athlete and I was able to accomplish a lifetime goal of mine, which was to play football at the collegiate level, which I still currently do at Muhlenberg College four years later. Whenever I am home from college, I continue my training at Achieve. To this day, I still take the lessons which I have learned from Ken and apply them to my everyday life. Losing the weight to where I currently weigh at 275 lbs wasn’t easy to accomplish, but it has been the most rewarding experience which I have to thank Ken and his attitude of nothing great in life happens without hard work, something that he lives by every day. He brings this attitude and hard work to the table for the benefit of each individual client. Ken sincerely cares about his client’s health and successes, which sets his service above the competition. Without Ken’s help over the years, I wouldn’t be the healthier and more driven person, and college athlete that I am today. I am also glad to call Ken a lifelong friend.
100+ Weight Loss | College Football Player