About Ken Hartley
ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist, StrongBoard Balance Master Trainer, TRX Qualified STC, TriggerPoint FRPP
Sports Conditioning Specialist, MMA Training, Weight Loss, and Functional Living
My origins in the fitness industry:
Growing up I played every sport I possibly could. I loved football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, martial arts, and weight training. In my early teens I began to research, study, and implement knowledge of the body to reach peak physical condition. I was able to get bigger, faster, stronger, and quicker with this new information. I would later wrestle at San Diego State University and compete professionally in MMA under Ken Shamrock's World Famous Lion's Den Submission Academy. After retirement I sunk my teeth back into the Fitness industry and have never left since.
Favorite StrongBoard Exercise:
Bulgarian Lunges with a Hop AND Mountain Climbers (Feet on Board - NOT hands)!
Favorite StrongBoard Experience:
Every single time a person gets on a StrongBoard Balance Board for the first time you can guarantee two things: 1) Your legs will shake and 2) You will smile while your legs are shaking.
Favorite StrongBoard Color:
Red, White and Blue... USA through and through.
Favorite Workout Music:
Depends on the workout... heavy weights I'll dial up Metallica or Rage Against the Machine. While kickboxing nothing beats rap - Snoop, Ice Cube, DMX, Tupac, Cypress Hill. Functional Training I might even throw in some funk like James Brown or Galactic and while doing Yoga.... nothing beats Bob Marley!
Travel, Camping, Hiking, Reading to name a few
My Personal Vice:
I can't say no to Cinnamon Rolls - especially my Mom's or Cinnabon!
Travel Memories and Aspirations:
Favorite travel place: Costa Rica... Pura Vida!