The Team

Ken Weichert

SGT Ken is our Tactical Director and Program Founder.

Sgt. Ken Weichert: Ken Weichert (a.k.a. "SGT Ken") is a Six-time Soldier of the Year, Army Master Fitness and Master Resilience Trainer and veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. Ken founded START Fitness® in 1998 in San Francisco, CA. He has led thousands of Soldiers to better health through Operation Fit to Fight, a tactical fitness instructor training program designed to prepare Soldiers for Basic Combat Training, deployments, leadership schools and post-deployment reintegration. Some of Sergeant Weichert′s most recent awards are a Letter of Commendation from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Military Cross from the California State National Guard Commander, and the Life Saving Medal from the California Highway Patrol. He is certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

The Team

Larger than Life

The Team

SGT Ken reminded us the power we hold as instructors to not just help others become more physically fit, but to really CONNECT with other people out there and use exercise as a way of EMPOWERING others to handle mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of their lives too. Thank you SGT Ken for inspiring me to be, not just a better instructor, but a better person as well.
- Kin Ho