TK (aka Ha'aheo Terukina) hails from Kamuela, Hawaii. He grew up extremely overweight. During high school, when baby fat seemed to remove itself from other students, TK seemed to gain even more weight. In Hawaii, where staple foods consist of white rice, pork, processed canned foods, corned beef hash, and spam, eating other than what was on the kitchen table was not an option. He found himself unhappy, unhealthy and unmotivated.
When TK began college in 1999 he was surrounded by positive, healthy people and was able to find the desire and passion to not only look better but to feel better doing it. This new way of life helped him realize the benefits of healthy eating and regular exercise. TK worked in sales for a few years after earning his Bachelor's Degree but soon became unsatisfied. Once again the weight returned.
As he worked hard one summer to get rid of the excess weight, he realized two important things: he loved working out and he loved helping other people. The strong desire to be a Health and Fitness Professional was born. He soon became a Certified Personal Trainer at a Hollywood Gym. A year later he went out on his own and started TK Fitness LA. Throughout his 11 year career he has helped numerous clients find the desire and passion to not only look better but to feel better doing it.