Kevin Cunningham, Owner

Kevin Cunningham – Owner, Boxing Coach

has been involved in the fitness industry since 1986.  He began his martial arts training in 1982. He received his BA in History and East Asian studies from SUNY Buffalo in 1986 and did his graduate work there before starting KC’s Fitness in 1992. He holds a black belt in Aikido-No-Kokryu and has done extensive training in several martial arts over the last twenty-four years, including western boxing. In addition to his work in the fitness industry, Kevin has cross-trained a number of local professional, college, and high school athletes. Most of his work with athletes has centered on the use of martial arts as a cross-training modality.

Kevin speaking to Empire State College

General Manager, Boxing Coach, Personal Training Coach

Pietro Muscato first walked through the doors of KC’s Fitness when he was ten years old. He grew up under the tutelage of Kevin and within the gym; and over the last seventeen years, Pietro has become as much a part of KC’s as it has been a part of him. Pietro has explored the number of martial disciplines that KC’s has featured over the years, however, his primary focus has always been Boxing. In addition to the classes that he teaches each week, Pietro does Personal Training in both weight lifting and boxing. Pietro has also recently revitalized the Teen program at KC’s and is always taking new students.


Personal trainingDoug Scheider – Personal Training Coach

Doug is a life long athlete who is curious about anything that involves sweating and lifting heavy objects. His previous employment was teaching English, and while that was fun, he found teaching people how to lift heavy things more inspiring than his stint in academia. He has been with KC’s since 2012, and folks enjoy his training style very much. Doug approaches each client as he would an athlete with unique needs and goals. His own training focuses on Olympic Lifting and he readily shares what he knows with anyone who is curious.

Corey NormanCorey Norman – MMA Coach

Corey has trained in several martial arts for over the last twenty years, and taught at KC’s since 2007. His training in Greco and catch wrestling began when he was a teenager. Corey is an outstanding grappling coach and won the state championship in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

David HooperDavid Hooper – Boxing Coach, Spartan Training

David has been with KC’s Fitness since 2010. He teaches our Women’s Boxing and Spartan classes, and his unparalleled enthusiasm for life and self improvement is totally infectious. His personal journey in health and wellness began a decade ago after losing 85 pounds. Whether it is boxing, running marathons, fifty mile races, or helping people achieve their goals, David always believes you can do a little more than you thought you could. He trains himself and others with a spirit that soars.

Marisa LicataMarisa Licata – Boxing Coach

Marisa has been a boxing instructor at KC’s Fitness since 2005 and has trained exclusively at KC’s Fitness since 2000. In 2011, she trained to participate in the New York State Golden Gloves tournament. Marisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her MSW from the University of Buffalo in 2002. She is a clinical consultant for an evidenced-based family therapy program.

SebSeb Battaglia – Muay Thai Coach

Sebastiano is our Muay Thai instructor. Seb began his study of Muay Thai in Italy and received his 10th kan with the Phraya Pichai Muay Thai Training School while living in the UK. Seb started his martial arts training in Italy as a teenager and obtained a brown belt in Ju Jitsu (Vega System) and over the years has trained in other arts including kali, jeet kune do, boxing and kickboxing.

Scott SlocumScott Slocum – Massage Therapy

Scott Slocum has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2003; he is a graduate of the New York Institute of Massage. He studies harmony in music, dance, and human anatomy.

Massage Therapy at KC’s Fitness
Massage therapy is a useful tool for both the resolution of a wide range of problems and the pursuit of greater physical capacity. The following services are available:

Medical Massage
In a case of injury, appointments can be scheduled quite closely together over the period of just a few weeks. During the first appointment, clients are interviewed and assessed; a plan is agreed upon. Following appointments involve the execution and re-assessment of this plan. Manual techniques are supplemented by stretching and strengthening techniques practiced both with the assistance of the therapist and individually by the client.

General Massage
This can be thought of as massage for the ambitious: those who want to run faster, jump higher, or even relax more completely. The body is the tool with which you do everything, and the place where you spend all of your time: massage therapy is another technique (among the many at KC’s Fitness) through which the body can become more useful and comfortable — and a person can gain an improved sense of capacity and ease.

Scott Slocum Massage

Graeme Gowland KC's Fitness Personal training coachGraeme Gowland – Personal Training Coach, Strength and Conditioning

Graeme Gowland holds a BS Degree in Exercise Science and is now working on his  Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University at Buffalo.  He brings his expertise in both fields to his goal-focused training sessions.

Kettlebell classAnthony Brown – Kettlebells

Anthony has been practicing kettlebell work for 5 years. His workouts, combine a full strength and conditioning workout within a 1/2 hour. His will focus on form and movements that are specialized to the kettlebell work.