||Ken Preminger founded Fitness Power, Inc in 1983, one of the first personal fitness training companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. It quickly became known as a high quality organization that provides comprehensive personal fitness training. Ken and his highly qualified and experienced trainers, customize programs for each individual, based on their goals, medical history and present fitness level. Additionally, Ken consults to organizations and individuals in the design, equipment acquisition and implementation of corporate & home gyms.
Fitness Power clients range from the individual who wants to get in better shape and feel great, to elite athletes and high powered corporate executives. Ken’s clients have included some notable people in the past 36 years: a former Vice President of the United States and his wife, arguable the greatest quarterback who ever played in the NFL, a CEO who consistency ranks in the top 10 on the Forbes 400 wealth list, the person who started the personal computer revolution, many of the venture capitalists who helped start Silicon Valley and some of the top leaders of Stanford University.
Ken’s professional experience included the fulfillment of a childhood dream when he served as the fitness coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL in 1977, and the San Francisco Giants of MLB in 1986. Both jobs involved getting the players ready to perform at an optimal level against the best competition in the world. Areas of focus included developing programs for: strength, flexibility, speed, cardiovascular conditioning, rehabilitation of minor injuries and nutritional counseling. The San Francisco Giants in 1986 had one of their best records from the previous year in franchise history; this was partly credited to the superior conditioning and fewer injuries from the previous year.
Ken was personally selected by President Bill Clinton to be one of twenty people on the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports in 2000. He was the first personal trainer to be awarded this honor, and he served with distinction in promoting the benefits of exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.
Education has been one of the highlights of Ken’s life experience. He has a proud and strong connection with Stanford University that goes back four generations. He received both his undergraduate degree and his Masters in Education there. Both his parents also received degrees in the early 1940’s, and his grandfather was a professor in Botany for over thirty years. The forerunner of this path was his great grandfather, Eugene Schell, who was commissioned by Mrs. Leland Stanford in 1898 to help design and build Stanford Memorial Church.
Ken Preminger’s Experience:
Fitness Power, Inc - Founder and Manager 1983-Present
President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 2000 - 2002
San Francisco Giants - Fitness Coach 1986
Cable Television - Exercise Host 1984-1985
Foothill College - Coach and Fitness instructor 1976 - 1983
Kansas City Chiefs - Strength and Conditioning Coach 1977
Education and Certifications:
Stanford University - Bachelor of Arts - Political Science 1975
Stanford University - Master of Arts - Education 1976
California Community College Certification - Physical Education 1976
ACE - Personal Trainer Certification