Mario Accumanno

In May 2011, I made the best decision of my life; to contact Ken. Shortly after meeting him and realizing his depth of knowledge, I decided to begin my training program. I started at 290 lbs, had pretty significant breathing problems, poor eating habits, was fighting depression and had an extreme amount of joint pain in both of my knees due to the amount of weight I was carrying for my height.

 I worked with Ken over the course of a year up until May 2012 and lost 20 pounds. I became stronger and more confident in myself as well as my journey. However, I knew something was off with myself. Even with my weight loss and our progress together, Ken and I agreed that I should see a physician concerning my weight and my issues with my knees. Around this time, per request of the doctor as well as other issues, I had to unfortunately step out of the gym.

 Due to this, in October 2012, I made the decision to go for Bariatric surgery. However, I had a long waiting period before the surgery could commence. During that time, I had reached a whopping 306 pounds. Finally, in April 2013, I had the Gastric Sleeve Surgery and within 10 months, I lost 100 pounds. I am now down to around 200 pounds!

 I now feel great, my breathing issues have gone away, and I am able to move around better. I still have minor joint pain in my knees, but I am now currently back and working with Ken to address and first correct my malalignments, while improving my stability/balance, as well as improving my overall strength and endurance. Our plan is to tackle this first before progressing to any advancements in order to correct my deficits. Once this happens, we have already discussed our plan of action of tackling the weight once I am feeling better with my joints, stability, and strength.

 Ken has always been a great trainer! He takes the time to sit down with his clients and do a proper evaluation so you will have a fitness program specifically designed for you. He is tough when he needs to be, but is also a great friend!