The Fitness Program of the Future—Now!

July 5, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’ve been in the fitness industry for almost 18 years. Most of that time has been spent looking for answers to age old questions: How can I best help my clients reach their goals? How can I get my clients to workout more consistently? What are the best tools and exercises to get them […]

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How to Replace Expensive Equipment with Kettlebells

June 21, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I started my boot camp business in 2005 on a little patch of grass in front of a gymnastics gym. I didn’t have much money and spent what little I had on a few bands. Our workouts were mostly bodyweight with a few exercises done on the picnic table in front of the gym. […]

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Why I Like Hardstyle Kettlebell Training

June 14, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Whenever I use the phrase “Hardstyle kettlebell”, I find it funny that it is very descriptive if you know the style of training, but at the same time it’s very confusing for someone new to kettlebell training. An outsider might infer that Hardstyle is a very harsh and intense style of kettlebell training. But, […]

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Swinging Through Pregnancy, Prenatal Kettlebell Training – Part 2

June 7, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter This is the second part of a two-part series about top tips for trainers working with expecting mamas. In part one, we covered the first 3 tips for training pregnant women, and today we take a look at three more important points of advice for coaching women during pregnancy.     While each client’s […]

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11 Specialized Variety Methods For Blasting Through Overhead Pressing Plateaus

May 31, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter A heavy kettlebell press—or any overhead press for that matter—will always be a super impressive feat of whole-body strength. For some, getting heavy things overhead is the meaning of life, and I can understand why! There are few better feelings than locking out a heavy overhead grind. You have probably heard the phrase, “To […]

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How to Build Muscle Mass with Kettlebells

May 24, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter The number one rule for lifting—since lifting is life, it’s also the rule number one for life—is always look cool. This accounts for every variable of the workout and all the choices which come with it. Looking cool requires flawless technique, accounting for all safety points, and training with intention. Training with purpose is […]

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How to Use RKC Level-II Skills with Everyday Clients

May 17, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’m writing this blog while on a train back to DC from New York where I had the privilege of assisting Steve “Coach Fury” Holiner at the RKC-II at Catalyst Sport. The weekend before, I had just recertified as an RKC-II in Atlanta with Andrea Du Cane. This has been a whirlwind “East Coast […]

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RKC: The Community of Fitness

May 10, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I recently assisted at an RKC Level Two certification in New York at Catalyst Sport with Master RKC Steve “Coach Fury” Holiner. This was a unique event—of the ten candidates in attendance, Steve knew all but three of them. Seven had attended the previous RKC with Steve or had worked with him in the […]

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Swinging Through Pregnancy, Prenatal Kettlebell Training – Part 1

April 26, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter “You need to avoid any high-impact exercises, running, and lifting heavy anything heavier than about 10-15 pounds.” As an avid CrossFitter, Boston Marathon-qualifier and finisher, triathlete and fitness enthusiast, these words from my doctor were difficult to digest. But having just confirmed I was pregnant at nearly 43 years of age, and with multiple […]

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How Well Do You Move?

April 19, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter How well do we—as humans—move? When we move are we trying to avoid or minimize pain? There seem to be three major areas of pain, have you wondered why these areas are so afflicted, even with people who are “in shape”? The low back (lumbar region), the knees (distal femur, proximal tibia, fibula and […]

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