Awesome course today!!! My leadership skills are taken to an all new level now thanks to SGT Ken! I am super motivated. Thanks for being such a huge motivator and inspiration.
- Kelly G.

Start Fitness


Welcome to our Boot Camp Fitness Instructor Training Series!

Are you interested in creating a long-lasting functional fitness program?

We can help!

Learn from 20 years of experience.

You know how you're always thinking about ways to offer a great client experience and further your career? Imagine you had information at your fingertips that would help you refine your brand strategy, narrow down your target market and enhance your leadership and resilience skills so that you can develop a profitable program and take your career to the next level!

START Fitness® teaches instructors all over the world how to create and brand their program in a way that creates value so that people will pay top dollar to take their classes. We are now offering these same courses online! Our courses are a complete solution for the fitness instructor who wants to begin or further develop their profitable program. Throughout each course, we share information that you can implement immediately!

Included in our Boot Camp Fitness Instructor Training Series is all of the information you need to create or add value to your own fee-based program! We've used these courses to help participants around the world launch highly successful programs.

Discover why SGT Ken® has been asked to train instructors in Canada, Dubai, Singapore, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Guatemala. Find out why he's also been asked to train the U.S. Military and elite military forces abroad!

The training works.

SGT Ken's proprietary method of teaching is steeped in exercise science and Fitness Theater—its interesting, engaging and inspiring. We're going to show you how to teach classes like he teaches them. Most importantly, these courses will give you credibility you need to establish yourself as a leader.

About the founder, SGT KenĀ®

Ken Weichert (SGT Ken®) USA-MFT, USA-MRT, ACE-GFI

Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®) is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and decorated combat veteran. Ken is a CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional), a member of the National Speakers Association, and a graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course. Ken has trained over one million Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and family fitness kits for the Air National Guard. Ken was awarded the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year, the EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year, the IDEA WORLD 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year, the EMPOWER Fitness 2017 Inspiration Award of the Year, the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2017 International Presenter of the Year, has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox news, and continues to serve as a host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel. Ken was awarded a Letter of Appointment by the Chinese Government, naming him the Ambassador of Health and Fitness for the city of Changsha. Ken was awarded his tenth Army Commendation Medal for creating the Warrior Fit Camp program for the Tennessee Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Task Force, helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical and emotional resiliency coaching and leadership training.

The Strategic Director, Stephanie Weichert

Stephanie Weichert, MBA, ACC, CPT

Stephanie Weichert is a certified Life and Executive Coach, Strategic Interventionist, published author, speaker, strategic director for START Fitness® and business consultant. She has performed life coaching workshops for the Tennessee Army National Guard Warrior Fit Camp program, the Kentucky Army National Guard Operation Immersion course, Tennessee Army National Guard′s Children Attitude Motivation Program (CAMP), canfitpro, in Taiwan and China, and Empower Fitness Conferences. In addition to being a life coach, Stephanie is certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), has a B.A. from San Francisco State University, and an MBA from King University. She has written for,, Foundations, Hooah, Military Spouse and GX®: The National Guard Experience.