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).
Larger than Life
“ “Motivation; the key thing that guided me. Your class also taught me about fitness and how it can improve not only my body but also the way I think. I also was taught the meaning of resilience. Optimism was a huge concept you got through my head. Strength of character was the main thing I focused on.”- Deschun, age 17