Humble and all-star aren’t always complementary traits, but they describe Kenny Santucci to a T. As an NYC and N.J.-based fitness coach at SOLACE CrossFit gym, he encourages his clients to reach their own peak performance from all perspectives: mental, physical, and emotional. He’ll be the first to admit that the path isn’t easy because it means pushing to find your limits and discovering what your body is capable of, but it’s so worthwhile.
Santucci’s story is particularly inspiring because he’s not a former dancer, gymnast, or sportsman. He was the "chubby kid" and knows firsthand how it feels to be ashamed of your body, to be teased, and to feel an itch to change.
Ultimately, he subscribes to a fitness lifestyle because he believes physical challenges have the power to change you mentally and emotionally. Watch this video to find out what drives him, how he finds the stamina to keep going, and why the gym is his church.