Meet the fitness rebels: Kenneth Ferrer

The PROJECT trainer on his favorite workout songs, regeneration routine, and more

Whether it’s aside hustleor some othercreative pursuit, every high performer needs a passion—and a project. That’s the idea behind the newPROJECT by Equinox. It’s a “creative space for fitness rebels” in downtown Manhattan where breakthrough fitness talent creates innovative workouts ranging from The Sculpt Society (a total-body cardio workout that incorporates light weights and sliders) to The Ultimate Runner’s Workout (drills and unilateral exercises to improve speed, agility, and balance). Over the course of six weeks, Furthermore is introducing you to several of PROJECT’s top trainers who are challenging you to move differently. This week we’re featuring Kenneth Ferrer.

“My goal is to empower others around me to be their best,” says Kenneth Ferrer, who teaches Power & Strength at PROJECT. The Pleasantville, New York, native knows a good deal about the power of the mind thanks to his BA in psychology from Elon University. In between graduating and becoming a trainer, Ferrer played Minor League baseball for the Washington Nationals. But trying new things is his real passion, which is why being able to design classes based on a wide variety of training methods at PROJECT is his perfect creative outlet.

What’s your signature exercise?

“My signature exercise move is the dumbbell snatch.”

What was the inspiration behind your class at PROJECT?

<style> </style><p>“My class was formatted using specific kinds of HIIT, strength, and power training to be an extremely effective, stress-relieving, and empowering experience. My goal is always to make people feel awesome about themselves when they leave the room. I know that the confidence one can gain from my class can directly correlate to other areas of life: I aim to make someone their best both inside and out.”

What are the top three songs on your workout playlist?

<style> </style><p>“Move Bitch (Defreakz Bootleg)” by Ludacris<p>“Everybody Needs a Man (Michael Truitt Video Edit)” by Offer Nissim<p>“Let Me Love You (Filipe Guerra Remix)” by DJ Filipe Guerra

What’s your go-to pre- and post-workout snack?

<style> </style><p>“Rarely anything pre-workout (I like to do fasted training). Post-workout, I'll grab a smoothie from Juice Press.”

How do you regenerate?

<style> </style><p>“I take Sundays off and try to do something physically or mentally restorative, like getting a massage.”