10 years ago, when I left a well paying consulting job with a steady salary, annual bonus, health benefits, vacation time, sick leave, predictable hours, and relative job security to pursue a career in the fitness industry full-time with a starting salary of basically zero dollars, no health benefits, no sick leave, no vacation time, (if you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid), insane hours, and that was not just physically demanding, but also mentally taxing, I received a lot of resistance.

Fortunately the people who were closest to me, i.e. my parents, siblings, close friends, etc., were extremely supportive as they knew how miserable I was waking up every morning to go to a job that I loathed, that I was not passionate about, that made me feel like I was treading water in life until I died rather than living life on purpose, thought it was inspiring and definitely the right thing to do. However, I often encountered people who would say to me, “Wow, you’re brave… I wouldn’t have the courage to do something like that…” , which translated to me as, “Um, you’re pretty stupid to do this…” or “Are you sure you want to leave a stable job and a steady paycheck to work as a personal trainer?”, again translated to me as, “Um, you’re pretty stupid to do this…” The naysayers made me doubt myself and my decision and trust me, in the months leading up to this change I had MANY MANY tear filled meltdowns overanalyzing if I was making the right decision; but in the end, I decided that the worst thing that could happen would be that I would fail and if I failed then I would just dust myself off and go back to working as a consultant… or, I would simply succeed.

The fact is, what these naysayers had to say to me had nothing to do with me and everything to do with their own selves and the fear that they held inside themselves. Many people fear blasting out of their comfort zone to pursue their dream, passion, or the great unknown, that which is the extraordinary outside of their ordinary.

As Jen Sincero writes in her book “You Are A Badass”,

“Watching someone else totally go for it can be incredibly upsetting to the person who’s spent a lifetime building a solid case for why they themselves can’t.”

If you are planning on making a drastic change in your life, silence the naysayers who may come at you because you are not crazy, but rather courageous, and we should all be living a life that is a reflection of who we are authentically from our core.

“Live life on purpose.” ~Jen Sincero

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I will be teaching my first Las Vegas workshop at Inferno Hot Pilates from 2 – 6 p.m. on June 11, 2017. Early bird ends on June 4, 2017. Details and registration link below… I hope to see you there!

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Hardstyle Kettlebell Fundamentals & Programming Workshop

When

Sunday, June 11, 2017

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where

Inferno Hot Pilates

9130 W Rus­sell Rd. Suite 110
Las Vegas NV 89148

702.262.5557 (phone)

Details: 

The Hardstyle Kettlebell Fundamentals & Programming Workshop is appropriate for both Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructors and Non-Instructors and most specifically for the boutique studio kettlebell and bootcamp instructor and enthusiast.

The workshop will cover Hardstyle kettlebell technique of the fundamental movements listed below, in addition to exercise variations and programming considerations that are specific to boutique studio kettlebell and bootcamp classes.

Pre-Requisites

Some kettlebell experience is helpful but not necessary. This workshop is appropriate for all levels.

This workshop will teach the following kettlebell fundamentals:

  • Kettlebell Deadlift
  • Kettlebell Swing – Two Hand and One Hand
  • Single Kettlebell Clean – Two Hand and One Hand
  • Goblet Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Military Press
  • Push Press
  • Turkish get-up floor press and lunge variations for boutique studio kettlebell and bootcamp classes.
  • Kettlebell Core
  • Bootcamp/Kettlebell Class drills and programming – Includes kettlebell complexes and chains.

This workshop is structured as a learn and lift type workshop in that there will be a brief lecture on the movement, followed by a practice application (“workout”).

The workshop is from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Check in is at 1:45 PM. The workshop will begin promptly at 2:00 PM.

Pricing

  • Early Bird through 11:59 PM PDT June 4, 2017: $99.00
  • Regular Price after June 4, 2017: $149.00

Cancellation Policy

NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS. However, registrations may be transferrable to another workshop of equal value or registrant may pay the difference if registrant transfers to a workshop of a greater value.

Register

Register via Iron Body Training Systems MindBodyOnline site by following these step by step instructions:

  1. Go to Iron Body Training Systems MindBodyOnline site HERE.
  2. Click on the “SERVICES” tab.
  3. Select “Workshops & Retreats” from the drop down menu.
  4. Select “Hardstyle Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop”.
  5. Follow the prompts to purchase.
  6. If you have never created an Iron Body Training Systems MindBodyOnline account, then you will need to create a new account specific to the Iron Body Training Systems MindBodyOnline business site.
  7. If purchasing before the early bird expiration on June 4, 2017, $50 will be deducted at check-out.

Summary Workshop Schedule* (*subject to change)

1:45 PM Check-in

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Introductions
  • Warm-up
  • Hardstyle Breathing

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Kettlebell Deadlift
    • Hip Hinge
    • Kettlebell Deadlift
  • Kettlebell Swing
    • Two Hand
    • One Hand
    • Hand-to-Hand
  • Bootcamp/Kettlebell Class Drills and Programming

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Kettlebell Clean
    • One Hand
    • Two Hand
  • Goblet Squat
  • Front Squat
  • Kettlebell Military Press
    • One Hand
    • Two Hand
  • Hardstyle Push Press
  • Bootcamp/Kettlebell Class Drills and Programming

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Turkish get-up
    • Focus on specific floor press and lunge variations for boutique studio kettlebell and bootcamp members.
  • Bootcamp/Kettlebell Class Drills and Programming

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM

  • Kettlebell Core
  • Bootcamp/Kettlebell Class Drills and Programming

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Additional Program Discussion, Questions, & Wrap-up