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.

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

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

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.

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.

Kettlebell classAnthony Brown – Kettlebells

Anthony has been traning using kettlebell for over 5 years. His workouts, combine full-body strength and conditioning routines, all within a 1/2 hour. Fast and powerful. Anthony pays special attention to form is specialized to the kettlebell movements, with the goal of improving strength, cardiovascular capacity, and avoiding injury.