A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step?, that step was the first day I walked through Ken?s door. Over the next few years, my experience at Achieve placed me upon a path that would of previously been considered unconceivable.
When I first walked through the door, I was an overweight middle-schooler with a speech impediment. I was having a tough time in school, and was lacking some much needed self-confidence. Over the next year, the results I saw and felt were impressive. I had acquired so much self-confidence, that my speech impediment had vanished. The transition from going to the class ?zero?, to being the big confident guy was so sweet.
Over the course of my high school career, I was able to accomplish all of my goals because of the foundation I had built at Achieve. I went from being a back-up on the freshman football team to being a decorated varsity captain my senior year. I was able to set American and State USAPL powerlifting records, and capture USAPL championship titles. The assumption that most people have about such successful programs is that they assume that they require working out 4 to 5 times a week. As the old saying goes, ?quality over quantity?. I was able to accomplish all of this by only lifting twice a week, this style allowed me to remain fresh and to ensure maximum performance. The results speak for themself, I entered high-school weighing 178lbs and graduated weighing 264lb. My older brother John and I set a new precedent in our high school?s weight room by shattering previous school records.
Lifting with Ken has also produced significant intangibles, I have learned to set goals for myself and to strive to meet those goals. I learned a lot about myself by having that dark cloud of insecurity removed. I also learned that success is contagious, by taking some of the lessons I have learned at Achieve and implementing them into different aspects of my life. When I first walked through the door, Ken gave me the dream of a possible future, ?If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; If you can dream it, you can become it.
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