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Our Mission

   At Kenmore Barbell & Fitness, our mission is to help our members and clients improve their strength and enhance their lives by providing a high-quality training environment.

 

   For many of our members this has become a second home or “third place” environment: a safe space to pursue new challenges and interests. We value the diversity of our community and will continue to foster a supportive, energizing, and inclusive environment. In order to maintain this “third place” environment that makes Kenmore Barbell so special, we have developed the following Code of Conduct to ensure we operate at the highest standard of professionalism and ethical conduct as we continue to grow. All members, clients, and staff will be expected to commit to and uphold this Code of Conduct. 

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coaching & personal training

   We've got a diverse team here at Kenmore Barbell certified and equipped to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're looking to try strength training, learn or compete in powerlifting, or learn Olympic weightlifting, we've got someone who can help you.

   Feel free to meet our team below - each coaches rate and hours are up to their discretion which is why they are not listed. If you are interested in working with someone, please reach out to the via the contact provided!

Our team

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vincent mangione

Owner of KBAF, Strength Coach

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Vin opened KBAF and began his journey as a strength coach in 2015. Since then he has expanded the physical gym and his team of powerlifters - much due to his hardworking and charismatic attitude. Vin works with strength athletes of all levels: from novice to internationally competitive. 

Education:

  • BA, Nutrition and Health

Certifications:

  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

  • ISSA Certified Sports Nutritionist 

  • USA Powerlifting Club Coach

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ALICE LIU

Personal Trainer and DPT

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Alice is a friendly face ready to help you reach new heights, whether that be in Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, functional fitness, or return-to-activity from a procedure or injury. Alice's programming and training is complimented by her completion of her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Whether you are a novice looking to move better, or an experienced athlete that wants to gain a competitive edge, Alice is a great fit for you.

Education:

  • BS, Exercise Science

  • University of Buffalo DPT Program  

Certifications:

  • USAW Level 1

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ADAM SAGUN

Personal Trainer, Strength Coach

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Adam is a down to earth guy who knows his stuff. Having dabbled in everything from CrossFit, to Olympic weightlifting, to powerlifting, Adam's personal experience spans just as far as his schooling. As a future DPT Adam is well equipped to help individuals of all experience levels. 

Education:

  • BS, Exercise Science

  • UB Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Class of 2023

Certifications:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • USAW Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach

  • USAPL Powerlifting Club Coach

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EVAN WALKER

Strength Coach

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Evan is forging his way into coaching with his humor making session memorable. He has almost a decade of training experience under his belt, and roughly five years of coaching experience. Evan specializes in weightlifting, but also coaches general strength training and powerlifting clients.

Education:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Certifications:

  • USAW Level 1 Coach Certification 

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devyn pioli

Personal Trainer and Strength Coach

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Devyn has been strength training for over a decade, and knows what it’s like to be frustrated due to aches or pains, or a lack of progress. He takes pride in helping others simplify an approach to training to make it an enjoyable, and lifelong endeavor. His service is well-suited for those of any experience level looking to become proficient with a barbell. Devyn offers online and in person coaching, so no matter where you are you can get stronger and move better.

Education:

  • BS Exercise Science

  • NECHS Doctor of Chiropractic Candidate, Class of 2023

  • Competitive Powerlifter Since 2013

Certifications:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Pre-Script Level 1

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jordan marwin

Personal Trainer, Strength Coach

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Jordan's resume is nothing short of impressive - in addition to being incredibly qualified, Jordan coaches two fold: specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and working as a strength coach to athletes of all stripes – including members of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. Jordan spends his time at KBAF with clients that are looking to improve their quality of life - and become harder to kill.

Education:

  • BS, Biochemistry Pre-Med

  • MS Exercise Science

Certifications:

  • NSCA CSCS

  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

  • Functional Movement Screening

  • FRC Movement Specialist

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CHAD FORD

Personal Trainer, Triathlon Coach

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Chad is a jack of all trades. A former rugby player and professional firefighter, and now a "multi-sport" athlete: Chad has competed in strongman, powerlifting, Crossfit, and even triathlons. Chad works with all kinds of athletes from Division 1 to "advanced age" individuals. If you're interested in working with Chad click the envelope above!

Education:

  • BS, Biology

  • MS, Health and Human Performance 

Certifications:

  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

  • USA Swimming Adult Learn to Swim Instructor

  • ISSA CPT

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Dr. Christopher Kendall

PT, DPT, TPI, PPSC

Our first ever in house DPT! Chris spent his first 3 years out of school traveling the country working as a Traveling Physical Therapist. This experience provided him a wide array of settings and patient populations throughout multiple states, with a majority of his career spent in outpatient orthopedic clinics. Bringing this experience back to Buffalo, Chris wants to focus on helping the community stay healthy and fit. 

Education:

  • DPT, Daemen College

  • Traveling Physical Therapist (3 years)

Certifications:
 

  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)

  • Pain-free Performance Specialist (PPSC)

  • McKenzie Method (A and B)

  • Active Release Techniques (ART)

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