History of Coach Kev

   Coach Kev stepped foot in a weight room at the age of 12 and it was then he decided fitness wouldn't be just a hobby and instead, it became a passion.  He asked his mother to take him to Barnes and Noble, to start building his 'library', and bought The Complete Book of Arms and Shoulders by Keith and Mike Brunghart. 

  Then, he took the book home, and along with the 110-pound weight set his Uncle Mike got him for Christmas, flipped through the pages of the book and did the exercises one by one. 

  One set, to failure, of every exercise in the book.  Done for 2-3 times a week, this helped him start to excel in football and basketball at the high school level.  In addition, he started Speed and Agility Workouts with his mentor, Dan Fichter, in West Irondequoit, NY, and his high school athletic career continued to flourish until a season-altering injury his senior year.

   Then, Coach Kev went to Canisius College, in Buffalo, New York, where he studied Athletic Training. One day however, a friend of his passed away, while playing the sport he loved, basketball, at the age of 21.

  He died of basically an enlarged heart, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  It was something that could have possibly been prevented, had the proper screening and testing protocols been the accepted norm/practice at the time.

This event changed his life, and from that day forward, he vowed to do everything in his power to PREVENT injury, illness and disability in those around me, including:
  • became proactive, rather than reactive
  • Built his library with books, DVD’s and information products from the top fitness coaches in the country
  • Trained with other trainers
  • Went to workshops
  • Trained other trainers
  • Presented at workshops
To this day, Coach Kev remains a seasoned fitness consultant in the metro NYC area, and has exercise (both learning and teaching) experience spanning 15 years, including coaching high school and Division I athletes, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and managing other trainers.

His studio, under the name Structure Personal Fitness, is located on the Upper East Side, 65th and Lexington.  Pictures of the studio can be found HERE.