I have news… big news…

Eric accepted a job with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas Nevada, so we are closing Iron Body Studios and moving to Vegas.

Now that I have your attention, no I am not making this up, and no Eric does not have some secret trampoline or trapeze skill that you do not know about. He accepted a position as a Head Therapist (Head Athletic Trainer) and he will support the show Zumanity.

What will I do? Well, at first I thought that I would invest in large quantities of silk robes and pajamas so that I can just lounge around the house taking selfies of myself like a “Housewife of Fitness” BUT instead, since I will not have to spend time running a facility, this change will allow me to focus a lot more on my online training clients, writing, speaking, and I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Workshops & Retreat, which I am VERY excited about!

Eric and I started Iron Body Studios 5 years ago, and it’s been an incredible experience. We have learned a lot about business and a lot about ourselves. Over the past 5 years running Iron Body Studios, although he enjoyed the change to the private sector from the setting of Athletic Training, Eric learned that his passion truly lies in Athletic Training. He is thrilled to get back into his field and to work with some of the best athletes and performers in the world and to continue to learn, grow, and excel as an Athletic Trainer.

Over the past 5 years my career led me to many opportunities outside of the facility, such as teaching workshops, speaking engagements, writing, and online clients. As these opportunities increased, it made it more and more challenging for me to balance these opportunities outside the facility with my duties inside the facility running Iron Body Studios.

A year ago we never thought life would have led us to this present moment today where we are closing up, packing up, and making a complete life change, HOWEVER, life is like that. When you wake up in the morning you never know what opportunity life will present to you that day and if it’s as incredible, and once in a lifetime, as the opportunity that was presented to Eric, you take the leap and see where the adventure will take you because you only live once.


Eric will head out to Vegas the first week of November to start his position on November 10. In the meantime, I will remain in Boston through the end of December packing up and selling the condo and then I will join Eric in Vegas in January.

In my last few months here I will continue to train small groups out of Tony Gentilcore’s facility CORE. SO, if you are interested in getting your kettlebell on and joining one of these groups fill out the contact form below and I will send you all the details.

I will also be increasing my online training client work load. So if you are interested in online training fill out the contact form below and I will send you all the details.

Finally, I will teach one of the last east coast I Am Not Afraid To Lift® workshops, on November 6, 2016 at CORE with Dr. Lisa Lewis, as I expect it will be a good long time before I am back to the east coast to teach a Lift® workshop.

SO, if you live on the east coast and you have been meaning to attend a Lift® workshop, now is the time because I’m not sure when I will schedule another east coast Lift workshop! Registration info is below and THERE ARE ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!

Get ready Vegas, the Iron Bodies are coming!

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® – The Power of Mindset Edition 

with Co-Presenter Dr. Lisa Lewis

Boston, MA

When: Sunday November 6, 2016, 7:30* a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

(Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.)

WhereCORE, 250 Cypress Street, Brookline, MA 02445

(Tony Gentilcore’s facility, formerly known as Run Strong Studio. It may come up in google maps as Run Strong Studio.)


Early Bird through October 9, 2016 – $199.00

Regular Price – $299.00

Register: Register Here! Under “ONLINE STORE”, “EVENTS”


(.8 NASM CEUs approved, I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is a registered trademark.)


I Am Not Afraid ToLift® – The Retreat

With presenters Artemis Scantalides, Dr. Lisa Lewis, and Julia Ladewski!

Phoenix, Arizona

When: May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017

(This is a 2 1/2 Day Strong Body, Strong Mind Retreat Event for Women Only!)

WhereArizona Grand Resort & Spa, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway Phoenix, Arizona 85044


Registration for I Am Not Afraid To Lift® – THE RETREAT with myself, the amazing “Wonder Woman” Julia Ladewski, and mindset Jedi Dr. Lisa Lewis  on May 5-7, 2017  is NOW OPEN!

Read all about this event and register HERE

(.8 NASM CEUs approved, I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is a registered trademark.)